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The possibility of institutional autonomy without oppressive accountability


 

In a rapidly changing, uncertain and complex world, the role that universities are playing as the engines of social mobility, as drivers of the economy and as generators of new ideas, is now more critical than ever. Due to the universal nature of knowledge, universities are global in scope – a space that encourages new […]

Inclusion of rural youth in Sub-Saharan Africa


 

Covid-19 continues its rapid spread around the world, presenting a global health emergency and potential major economic and labour market shocks worldwide. Countries, without exception, are taking unprecedented measures to mitigate the human and economic toll of the disease. While the virus has spread less rapidly in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), countries in the region have […]

Covid-19 is denying us access to education


 

Children make up 35% of the South African population and according to the Child Gauge (2018) in 2017, 11.2 million children between the ages of 7 and 17 were found to have attended some form of an educational facility. This figure constitutes 98% of the country’s children. Given these numbers, our issues as children should […]

INNOVATION

Is 5G transmitting large amounts of data, harmful to human health...

In the midst of the virus SARS-CoV-2 (Covid-19) outbreak, a third of the world’s population currently has limited freedom of movement due to the...

EDUCATION

Civil society needs to lead right now

Covid-19 has removed the veil on real poverty in South Africa, showing us all what we have normalised: rampant unemployment and extreme poverty. It...

ECONOMICS

Payment holidays aren’t the only options in an economic crisis

Covid-19 has hurt the global economy, and a key concern on South Africans’ minds relates to finances, their debt, and how to manage these...