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Why we must fight to secure places for more women and young people in politics

Too often, governments talk the talk on gender equality, but fail to walk the walk

Some African countries are choosing livelihoods over lockdowns

The methods that work in Western nations rarely translate into African contexts

South Africa’s fumbling response to Covid-19 poses questions

A strict lockdown is not only unenforceable, but the question must be asked: is it necessary at all? The examples of South Korea, Taiwan and Sweden suggest perhaps not

Lockdown or no lockdown: we face hard choices for complex times

There are no available options for containing the spread of Covid-19 that do not have serious economic costs. We need to listen to expertise, not ill-considered opinion

Thandika Mkandawire: An intellectual giant, an pan-Africanist

Thandika Mkandawire, who died in Stockholm, Sweden, on March 27 after a battle with cancer, was a renowned development economist, an institution builder and a pan-Africanist

Covid-19’s silver lining: A taste of a post-development world

The coronavirus epidemic has thrown issues such as gross income and ownership inequality into the spotlight, as we try to find ways to navigate through this crisis

A letter to Ciham Ali, in an Eritrean jail on her birthday

Ciham Ali was born in the United States and moved to Eritrea with her family. When Ciham tried to leave, she was arrested at the border. After eight years, Human Rights Watch have called for her release

Planetary thinking to save humanity

We need to work across all boundaries to make our systems and societies sustainable – and survivable

Swedish prosecutors interview new witnesses in Assange rape case

Swedish prosecutors said a total of seven witnesses had been interviewed over the summer

Swedish prosecutors interview new witnesses in Assange case

The Swedish investigation concerns events which took place in August 2010 when a Swedish woman accused Assange of rape

Poland scraps taxes for young adults to curb emigration

The tax break, which came into effect on August 1, could benefit around two million youths in the country

Industry and campaigners spar over carbon tax

The new tax, the first of its type in Africa, was cautiously introduced last month in the first of several gradual step

#FeesMustFall MPs should continue to embody revolutionary values

Politicians are meant to serve the people, not themselves. Student activists who have won parliamentary seats should practise what they preach

Swedish Assange hearing to decide on extradition request

The decision of whether to extradite him to the United States or Sweden would rest with the UK interior ministry

No perks for Swedish MPs

Everyone, including the prime minister and judges, must live in conditions similar to voters

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FNB dragged into bribery claims

Allegations of bribery against the bank’s chief executive, Jacques Celliers, thrown up in a separate court case

This is how the SIU catches crooks

Athandiwe Saba talked to the Special Investigating Unit’s Andy Mothibi about its caseload, including 1 000 Covid contracts

Tighter Covid restrictions for N. Mandela Bay — other hotspots may follow

With the number of cases spiralling out of control in hotspots in the Eastern Cape and Western Cape, longer curfews and restrictions on alcohol sales are being implemented

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Dr Sumy Thomas: Deciphering the human puzzle, from the inside out

The Discovery Foundation MGH Fellowship Award recipient for 2020 will focus on internal medicine, particularly the endocrine system of patients affected by HIV

Touching lives through innovation

Africa has a high youth population that adapts to technology quickly, and this phenomenon is something which should be taken advantage of

Festive Reading

In The Whistleblowers, Mandy Wiener talks to a wide range of the people who have revealed corruption and malfeasance in government and business

Centre for Women & Gender Studies

The CWGS aims to resuscitate the histories of African women from all walks of life in an intellectual cleansing/ukuhlambulula of her story

Greening the Future

The awards are a way of encouraging progress and celebrating those who wake up every day and work to make this country a better more sustainable place

Failing to learn the lessons? The impact of Covid-19 on a Broken and Unequal Education System

If the president was serious about fixing basic education, he would appoint his most competent minister with a powerful mandate to start fixing it

National Science and Technology Forum

It's an independent SETI platform, an essential element of an active democracy and an important part of the collaboration process needed in SETI

Milestones over the NSTF’s 25-year history

The organisation celebrates its Silver Jubilee as an established player in the NSI and as promoter and influencer of SET and innovation in South Africa