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Jubilee District Hospital in Pretoria, South Africa. Photo by Felix Dlangamandla/Daily Maverick/Gallo Images via Getty Images)

South Africa’s healthcare system: eight steps that would get it on the right track

Much needs to be done to improve governance of South Africa’s health system. Eight recommendations provide a guide to what needs to be prioritised.
South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa arrives for a special executive committee meeting of the African Natoinal Congress to discuss coalition arrangements. Photo by Per-Anders Pettersson/Getty Images

South Africa’s coalition government – making the case for hope

In the wake of South Africa’s electoral surprises and their aftermath, a new dawn of hope may just be possible.
Students erect ‘shantytowns’ at Johns Hopkins University in 1986 to call for divestment from South Africa. JHU Sheridan Libraries/Gado via Getty Images

Calls for divestment from apartheid South Africa gave today’s pro-Palestinian student activists a blueprint to follow

In the 1980s, university administrators called the police on anti-apartheid protesters, threatened to revoke their scholarships and ordered staff to demolish encampments.

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