Grasslands can store carbon reliably under increasingly hot and dry climates.
Large areas targeted for forest restoration in Africa are covered by savanna and grassland, which provide important ecosystem services that would be lost should they be converted to forests.
Nigerian pop star D'banj performing on stage in London.
When pop star D'banj signed up to help get Goodluck Jonathan elected president, fans turned on him. But a hit song turned things around.
Bosasa’s former chief operations officer Angelo Agrizzi is co-accused in a case of corruption relating to government tenders.
The draft public procurement bill makes room for confidentiality without defining it and limiting its use to narrow circumstances. This leaves the door wide open to abuse.
Journalists need to be sensitised to the need for gender representation in media content.
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The media's muting of women’s voices when reporting the COVID-19 crisis keeps women on the margins.
South African neighbour law also requires property owners to tolerate a degree of nuisance from their neighbours.
Julius Malema, leader of South Africa’s Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF), arrives at Parliament wearing a hard hat and overall to show solidarity with coal mine workers.
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From red berets to full-on cosplaying, leaders across the continent have a robust relationship with fashion.
This pandemic has taken the familiar, collaborative classroom and predictable timetables from teachers and replaced it with uncertainty.
Most educators have no experience nor did they receive preparation during their training on how to deal with teaching in a crisis.
Academic publishing is often linked to promotions and bonuses.
Universities that pay academics to publish their research should do so with caution.
Our set of best practice principles should help adults to teach the principles to children in an age-appropriate way.
Guidance on strong passwords has changed and children need to learn about it in a way that suits their stage of development.
Land reform strategies portray the land as uniform, static and independent from its social-environmental context.
South Africa's that current land reform strategies focus too narrowly on agricultural outcomes and transferred ownership - this undermines equitable and sustainable land reform.
Academics should speak out against a ranking process that positions all universities across the world as striving to be identical and competing for the greatest share of the market.
Slave memorial in Zanzibar.
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Black Lives Matter brings the slavery story into the present in America – but it leaves Africa stuck in the past.
Universities hold valuable information but are large and porous communities, with legacy IT systems often adding to the risks. But following a few basic rules can help counter cyber attacks.
The cast of Fela! performs during the 64th Annual Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall in 2010 in New York City.
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How do elements of Fela Kuti's music get reproduced by today's pop musicians?
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Informal workers, in particular women, took a big hit from the COVID-19 lockdown measures. A multi-faceted support package, informed by the gendered nature of work, is urgently called for.
For decades experts have puzzled over why most people claim to have privacy concerns, but few actually do enough about it.
Student protests dubbed #FeesMustFall in 2016 in Pretoria.
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An African literature lecturer shares how embodied teaching can help students feel that their lives and stories matter.
La escritora Akwaeke Emezi.
La literatura africana ha sido testigo de la proliferación de obras autobiográficas y de ficción que tratan las sexualidades queer.
Police officers are expected to take statements without any real training in the process.
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Police officers are also not, and are not expected to be, sworn translators or interpreters. This has serious implications for justice.
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Political and economic power-holders will strive for a return to pre-pandemic ‘normality’.