A woman casts her ballot in Victoria, Seychelles in 2016.
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The country has built a fairly good reputation for well-functioning, democratic governance.
A women receives bread at the ‘Hunger Has No Religion’ feeding scheme run by Muslims in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Despite the success of relief efforts by the government and civil society, it’s clear that hunger and food insecurity remain at disturbingly high levels in households.
Businesses all over the country closed their doors for good.
The data concerning both the spread of the virus and the indirect consequences of the lockdown indicates that no similar action is justified moving forward.
A policeman stands guard during a protest by minibus taxi operators against a new bus service for Johannnesburg.
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It is vital that the latest move by government towards restructuring succeeds in making the industry safe, reliable and viable, contributing to the country’s economy.
The Democratic Alliance wants an end to race-based affirmative action policies.
Each black person and woman may be an individual but, because they are black and women, they face obstacles which whites and men don’t.
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In each of his novels, he explored questions that shifted South Africa's cultural debates, especially about memory and race.
Bill Freund at his 70th birthday celebration.
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Economic historian and development scholar Bill Freund was impatient with theoretical fads.
Kyangwali Refugee Settlement and Reception Centre in Uganda.
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The country has been praised for the humane treatment of its vast refugee population. Now questions arise about how it can continue to do so without without assistance from aid workers.
Collective action by the industry and government is key to unlocking opportunities for small and medium-sized citrus growers.
Former South African government minister Nomvula Mokonyane, a leading member of the ruling ANC, at the commission probing grand corruption.
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Corruption has been a constant feature of South African political life for much of the past 350 years; solutions will also take time.
Data on food prices are crucial for political and economic stability but are not easily accessible.
Woman working in field
Poor and inconsistent pricing data makes it hard to assess agricultural markets.
COVID-19 has further emphasised the need for a more diverse food system, in which SMEs play a key role.
South Africa's food system is dominated by big firms, leaving small businesses to supply localised and under-served markets, and provide rural employment. It needs to be inclusive and diverse.
A woman walks past a market stall in Kliptown, Soweto.
We highlight the distressing rise in the prices of essential food products. We call for the urgent expansion of price controls, as well as an inquiry into the price-setting of major retailers.
Children receive biscuits and other foods from the Groundbreakers community feeding programme in Ocean View, Cape Town.
South Africans have experienced significant shocks to their livelihoods, and the threat of hunger presents a major concern for health, political and social stability.
The township of Khayelitsha in Cape Town. South Africa has adopted First World COVID-19 responses for Third World reality.
Glaring capacity gaps aside, the failure to curb COVID-19 is not so much due to a lack of technical know-how but to a particular view of the world.
Government has failed; let the people have a go at managing COVID-19.
The trick is for the chattering classes to stop telling each other what the solution is, and instead to ask those who haven't been heard.
The taxi industry carries 75% of commuters daily, yet, unlike bus and train operators, does not benefit from government subsidies.
Ugandan police officers and members of a paramilitary force patrol the capital Kampala during the curfew.
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The ruling elites in parts of Africa are destabilising efforts to maintain order by living by their own rules
Domesic workers in South Africa continue to be neglected.
The outsourcing of domestic work contributes to the race, class and gender stereotypes of domestic work. It has neither elevated the status nor improved the working conditions of domestic workers.
Zimbabwe's policy makers believe that deforestation is a threat to the economy, but citizens believe environmental degradation is an outcome of the country's dire political and economic situation.