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Why South Africa will find it hard to break free from...

Academic outcomes can be accomplished by high teaching quality. Shutterstock Natasha Robinson, University of Oxford Half of all South African pupils who attended school for five years...

Zimbabweans stock up in SA to beat inflation at home

By Bernard Chiguvare, GroundUp As Christmas approaches, Zimbabweans in South Africa are preparing to send groceries to families battling inflation at home. Inflation in Zimbabwe is...

Why South African community’s win against mining company matters

Sonwabile Mnwana, University of Fort Hare A South African High Court has passed an important judgment putting a stop to the pervasive practice by companies...

South Africa: Children with HIV not prioritised by pharmaceutical industry

By Elsabé Brits, GroundUp A vast number of children living with HIV are not receiving the treatment they desperately need. Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has...

Here’s how much kids need to move, play and sleep in...

It’s important for kids to move and play. Monkey Business Images/Shutterstock Catherine Draper, University of the Witwatersrand Most of us would agree that we want to encourage...

South African court resets power balance between villagers, mines and chiefs

Communities in South Africa’s North West Province are embroiled in battles with chiefs over land. EPA/Jon Hrusa Sonwabile Mnwana, University of Fort Hare South Africa’s Constitutional Court...

South Africa investigates sterilising mosquitoes in anti-malaria drive

A close-up of a female Anopheles arabiensis feeding. Author supplied Givemore Munhenga, National Institute for Communicable Diseases South Africa is one of four southern African countries aiming...

South Africa is set on fixing its economy. But will poor...

A large number of poor South Africans live in informal settlements. EPA/Nic Bothma Danny Bradlow, University of Pretoria President Cyril Ramaphosa has been working hard to improve...

University student creates bricks using human urine

A university student in South Africa has created bricks from human urine. Under a project, University of Cape Town's master’s student Suzanne Lambert created the bio-bricks...

Why it’s good news that Swahili is coming to South African...

Dr Peter Mose, Rhodes University Kiswahili will, from 2020, become the latest language to be taught in South Africa’s classrooms. This East African lingua franca,...

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