Category: Development

Water Energy Futures

South Africa is once again walking the knife edge of an energy security crisis. We, again, appear to be two steps short of continuous rolling blackouts in the most extreme scenarios of demand management. Diversification of the solution box is key to a more comfortable…

South Africa is a violent society

There is a terrifying epidemic of all types of violence in South Africa, whether in homes, on the road or in parliament. Everyday disputes between strangers are frequently turning deadly. Domestic violence has spiraled. Violence against women and children has risen. Gang violence has risen…

Immigrants and refugees’ skills and qualifications are being wasted

Released on International Migrants’ Day, a new paper produced by UNESCO’s Global Education Monitoring Report, the Education Above All Foundation and UNHCR, entitled “What a waste: Ensure the recognition of migrants and refugees qualification and prior learning”, shows that over a third of highly educated immigrants are overqualified for their jobs, compared to a quarter…