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When education is neglected, there can be no progress

Development cannot be achieved unless we achieve universal access to education

UN: SA recovery only in five years

The latest report shows the South Africa’s women will be the hardest hit demographic of the economic downturn

Energy sector is the new colonial project

Renewable energy funding from the North must take local ownership and participation seriously

Seeds of Europe’s ‘migrant crisis’ are in Europe

The continent’s greedy lending to Africa is driving the migration wave that fuels the European Union’s xenophobic politics

Countries fail to reach gender equality goal — report

A report measuring gender equality across 129 countries has found that none of the countries achieved an ‘excellent’ score of 90 out of 100

Someone is defending SA’s transition

It is an unpopular view, but Fanie du Toit’s evidence and argument shows us a way forward

Troubled North West gets help from UN team

The province saw violent protests in multiple towns after years of mismanagement by former premier Supra Mahumapelo

$290m shortfall in Zimbabwe drought aid

Drought in Southern Africa now affects approximately half of Zimbabwe's population in rural areas.

Illicit financial flows costing Africa billions

Abusive transfer pricing, bribery and tax evasion are contributing to the loss of more than $60-billion from unlawful money flows in Africa.

UN ignored cholera warning in Zim

A recent tribunal hearing has shown that political ties stopped the top UN boss in Zimbabwe from acting on outbreak warning.

African growth set to slow to 3.7%

Growth in African countries will to slow to 3.7% this year owing to upheavals in northern Africa and increased food and fuel prices.

‘People are the real wealth of nations’

UNDP director for democratic governance <strong>Geraldine Fraser-Moleketi</strong> speaks to the <em>M&G</em> about democracy in Africa.

Where are South Africa’s young lionesses?

<b>Verashni Pillay</b> wonders about the dearth of young women leaders in our country's politics.

Concerns raised over press freedom in Niger

Press-freedom groups agree that an increase in arrests, intimidation and harassment of journalists in Niger is impeding development in one of the poorest countries in the world. At least 14 journalists were arrested in Niger in 2007. Four of them are still in prison awaiting sentencing.

The perils of free trade in agriculture

It's the kind of unfair situation that makes poorer nations wonder where the payoff is with free trade: demand for coffee, tea, cocoa, cotton and sugar -- which is what many such countries have to offer the world -- has risen. Prices paid in the supermarket have risen. Yet the share paid to the farmers who grow these basic agricultural commodities has fallen.

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Durban city manager says NPA erred in his bail conditions

The corruption-fraught metro is coming to grips with having a municipal manager who is on bail for graft, yet has returned to work

SA justice delays extradition of paedophile to UK

Efforts to bring Lee Nigel Tucker to justice have spanned 16 years and his alleged victims have waited for 30 years

Johannesburg cannot police its future

South Africa’s biggest city is ground zero for debates about the long-term effectiveness and constitutionality of militarised urban policing and how we imagine the post-Covid city

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Itec serves up high-tech integrated surveillance system for family food company

The system includes facial recognition software and a thermal screening solution that will provide instant temperature screening of all employees

Transport Month

An infrastructure-led recovery will help to stimulate demand in the South African economy, which is vital post the Covid-19 pandemic

Limpopo’s Economic Recovery Plan to fight Covid-19 impact

Billions have been set aside to help farmers and industries get back on their feet as part of the Limpopo Socio-Economic Recovery Plan

Disrupt the corrupt

Whistle-blowers should be seen as real heroes in the fight against corruption and we need a change in culture for this to happen

Corporates: A force for good for a sustainable future

In order to see people and nature thrive what is required is a strong focus on partnerships – we cannot act alone anymore

Combatting wildlife crime in Southern Africa activity annual programme statement (APS) No. 04

Concept papers are sought for implementating activities, for a multi-faceted programme that aims to reduce poaching and illegal trade in wildlife

The financial decisions made during your life journey, and their impact on your retirement outcome

The longer you save towards retirement the larger your retirement savings are expected to be due to the effect of compounding interest

In conversation with SA Reserve Bank Governer, Lesetja Kganyago

'Make interest rates zero and inflation goes up and then people save less – we need savings to fund investment in this country'

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