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Tolerance: a good start but not sufficient
Tolerance: a good start but not sufficient
In 1996, the United Nations invited its member states to observe an International Day for Tolerance annually on November 16, aimed at the promotion...
Refugees allegedly assault religious leaders, human rights officials in Cape Town
Refugees allegedly assault religious leaders, human rights officials in Cape Town
Faith leaders including Anglican Archbishop Thabo Makgoba and South African Human Rights Commissioner (SAHRC) Reverend Chris Nissen have allegedly...
Africa’s path to sustainable prosperity must move in step with environmental action
Africa’s path to sustainable prosperity must move in step with environmental action
A blueprint for environmental action in Africa exists. It’s time we used it to transform the continent
Paddy farmers rise up against Madagascar’s ‘new city’
Paddy farmers rise up against Madagascar’s ‘new city’
Anger is boiling in the hills surrounding Antananarivo over plans to relocate part of Madagascar’s choked capital to emerald-green farmland.
Use Brics to help build a better country
Use Brics to help build a better country
For a platform that represents almost half of the world’s population and about a quarter of its gross domestic product (GDP), Brazil, Russia,...
Bolivia's Morales resigns after losing backing of security forces
Bolivia's Morales resigns after losing backing of security forces
Bolivian President Evo Morales has resigned, caving in following three weeks of sometimes-violent protests over his disputed re-election after the...
Denel’s secret R6.3bn export deal
Denel’s secret R6.3bn export deal
Struggling state-owned military technology and defence company Denel has clinched a R6.3-billion export deal but the details are still being kept...
Even in best case scenario, oceans will rise dramatically
Even in best case scenario, oceans will rise dramatically
Just as an oil tanker steaming ahead at full speed cannot stop immediately, so the dramatic rise in sea levels will continue, even if the world...
Delhi health crisis linked to urbanisation
Delhi health crisis linked to urbanisation
India’s capital city, Delhi, often hits the headlines. The United Nations reckons it is expanding by 100 people an hour, or 3% a year, making it...
‘There is blood in the tea’
‘There is blood in the tea’
Kibore Cheruiyot Ngasura was just a small boy when his family was violently expelled from their ancestral land by British colonisers, and banished...
San and Khoi claim benefits from rooibos
San and Khoi claim benefits from rooibos
Transformation in the rooibos sector has been slow. The genocide of the indigenous San people and the virtual enslavement of the Khoi people in...

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