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Young Sandi Sile on an abandoned structure in Makhanda, South Africa, in 2013. Questions remain about how the new law will treat abandoned land. Getty Images

South Africa has another go at an expropriation law. What it’s all about

The proposed new law has a long history. The country has been trying for almost 12 years now to come up with expropriation legislation that is in line with the constitution.
A ship in the Lobito harbour seen through an apartment window in 2014. Photo by Jess Auerbach

An unconventional look at life in Lobito: beyond Angolan stereotypes

Angola has a complex history in which war has featured prominently. There is much more to the country than that, and a new book provides insight on beauty, happiness, and everyday life in Benguela.
The Faraday Muti Market, a popular African traditional medicine market in downtown Johannesburg. Hoberman Collection/Universal Images Group via Getty Images

What South Africa is doing to protect and share traditional medicine resources

Communities who are the custodians of the knowledge associated with African traditional medicinal plants must derive a fair economic return from these natural resources.
There’s a body of historical African examples that universities can use to teach a more inclusive mathematical sciences curriculum. GettyImages

What connects Shaka Zulu, decolonisation and mathematical models

Decolonising mathematical sciences is possible. The answer lies in rediscovering existing African examples of teaching maths and including them in the Western body of knowledge.

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