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Elucidating the reality of human trafficking in South Africa


 

Whereas most crimes are generally reported to the police, trafficking is not, mainly because victims fear retaliation. Thus, exact statistics on human trafficking are not available anywhere in the world. But one thing is for sure; trafficking is an indisputable and systemic reality in South Africa. This is according to Prof Beatri Kruger, Research Fellow in the […]

The trauma of violence on communities


 

On a daily basis, South Africans read of murders that happened in their communities. Any South African citizen can become a victim of a brutal crime. According to the Global Peace Index of 2020, South Africa is ranked as the 24th most unsafe country in the world, with the cost of violence being 13% of […]

The future of our cities


 

In Singapore, there are automated meter readers and drones to detect infectious diseases, autonomous cars, assistive robots in healthcare; and one can travel with ease through the city’s train and bus system with contactless payments. In fact, Singapore has a Digital Government Blueprint, which outlines how the government will better deliver public services through the […]

INNOVATION

Is 2020 the year Africa takes charge of its destiny?

Does 2020 mark the year Africa steps into its stride and takes charge of its destiny in the 21st century? While we’re still dealing with...

EDUCATION

The impact of veld fires

About 200 000 hectares of agricultural land have been burnt down in veld fires that raged in the western parts of the Free State...

ECONOMICS

Why SME’s, fair competition must go hand-in-hand

South Africa’s economy is reeling amid the pandemic, and the year 2020 has prompted many discussions around why now is the time for the...