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Sudan’s government gambles over fuel-subsidy cuts — and people pay the price

Economists question the manner in which the transitional government partially cut fuel subsidies The post Sudan’s government gambles over fuel-subsidy cuts — and people pay the price appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Transportation, Government, Africa, Economy, Transport, Foreign Exchange, Inflation, Petrol, Sudan, Foreign Aid, International Monetary Fund, Cost Of Living, Diesel, Taxation, Openaccess, Donors


Africa study finds three million new genetic variations

The findings have wide relevance, from learning more about African history and migration to specific variants of people’s health The post Africa study finds three million new genetic variations appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Health, Opinion, Africa, Data, Migration, Genome, Disease, Survival, Openaccess, Traits, Ethnolinguistic, Genetic Variation, H3Africa, Human Heredity and Health consortium


Land reform still a hot potato

The land has got to belong to all the people of South Africa, and many believe that there’s no other mechanism for that except expropriation The post Land reform still a hot potato appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: South Africa, Special Reports, Special-Webinars


UP chemical pathology scientists develop ground-breaking nanobodies for Covid-19 detection and therapy

Nanobodies are smaller than conventional antibodies and easier to work with so they are ideal for good cheap sensitive rapid tests for Covid-19 The post UP chemical pathology scientists develop ground-breaking nanobodies for Covid-19 detection and therapy appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Special Reports, Special-Native


Covid-19 vaccines offer hope as world leaders plan for future

Hopes over Covid-19 vaccines have given a boost to virus-weary citizens across the globe, but the disease remains rampant and world leaders are urging people to be patient The post Covid-19 vaccines offer hope as world leaders plan for future appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: France, World, United States, United Kingdom, Qantas, Boris Johnson, World Health Organisation, Openaccess, Top Six, Coronavirus, COVID-19, COVID, Covid-19 Vaccine


Traditional healers need new spaces

Proper facilities supported by well-researched cultural principles will go a long way to improving the image and perception of the practice of traditional medicine The post Traditional healers need new spaces appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Design, Markets, Healing, Regulation, Infrastructure, Architecture, National, Patients, Openaccess, Holistic Medicine, Top Six, Traditional Medicine, Traditional Healers, South Africa (country, Traditional Health Practitioners Act, Traditional Healthcare


Did Botswana execute ‘poachers’ ?

The Botswana Defence Force’s anti-poaching unit has long been accused of a ‘shoot to kill’ policy. Over 20 years the unit has killed 30 Namibians and 22 Zimbabweans The post Did Botswana execute ‘poachers’ ? appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Africa, Elephants, Zimbabwe, Killings, Poaching, Namibia, Botswana, Openaccess, Top Six, Botswana Defence Force anti-poaching unit, Botswana Defence Force


Limpopo big-game farmer accused of constant harassment

A family’s struggle against alleged intimidation and failure to act by the authorities mirrors the daily challenges farm dwellers face The post Limpopo big-game farmer accused of constant harassment appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Harassment, Human Rights, Evictions, National, Botswana, Limpopo, Top Six, SAHRC, Department of Rural Development, South Africa (country, Farm Dwellers, Dora Pukuni, Elias Moatshe, Extension of Security Act, Isaac Pukuni, Johan de Jager


Covid-19 vaccines offer hope as world leaders plan for future

Hopes over Covid-19 vaccines have given a boost to virus-weary citizens across the globe, but the disease remains rampant and world leaders are urging people to be patient The post Covid-19 vaccines offer hope as world leaders plan for future appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: France, World, United States, United Kingdom, Qantas, Boris Johnson, World Health Organisation, Openaccess, Top Six, Coronavirus, COVID-19, COVID, Covid-19 Vaccine


Malawi elections provide a global lesson in democracy

COMMENT: Opposition candidates and party can increase their chances of success at the polls by putting aside minor differences and presenting a united front The post Malawi elections provide a global lesson in democracy appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Elections, Democracy, Zimbabwe, Courts, Judiciary, Tanzania, Donald Trump, Malawi, Democratic Progressive Party, Emmerson Mnangagwa, Chadema, Lazarus Chakwera, Peter Mutharika, CHAMA Cha Mapinduzi, Saulos Chilima, Jane Ansah


Inclusion as learned experience in higher education

Understanding the complexity of intersections between oppressions relating to race and gender is key to any commitment to creating a culture of inclusion and social justice The post Inclusion as learned experience in higher education appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Special Reports, Special-Native


Zondo tightens his grip with criminal complaint against Zuma

The state capture commission’s star witness now faces a criminal complaint and another summons The post Zondo tightens his grip with criminal complaint against Zuma appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Corruption, Accountability, Jacob Zuma, National, Constitutional Court, Zuma, Judicial Service Commission, Top Six, Raymond Zondo, Zondo, Zondo Commission, South Africa (country, State Capture, Muzi Sikhakhane, Recusal Application, Paul Pretorius


South African football has lost a feminist in Anele Ngcongca

The Bafana Bafana defender valued women who loved sport The post South African football has lost a feminist in Anele Ngcongca appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Football, Sport, Feminism, Feminist, Gender Equality, Pay Gap, Openaccess, Banyana Banyana, Bafana Bafana, Patriarchy, Top Six, South Africa (country, Anele Ngcongca


Stop the ‘war on drugs’, it doesn’t work

Punitive measures simply drive drug use underground. A more effective way is to adopt harm reduction interventions The post Stop the ‘war on drugs’, it doesn’t work appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Drugs, Opinion, Hiv, War On Drugs, Openaccess, Hepatitis C, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, Harm Reduction Interventions


The price of violence: R145-billion

The costs include expenditure on security, justice and health rather than on productive efforts, investment is driven away and psychological effects results in lower productivity The post The price of violence: R145-billion appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Business, Gdp, Gross Domestic Product, Crime Statistics, South African Police Service, Violent Crime, Institute for Economics and Peace, Top Six, Global Peace Index, BNP Paribas Group, Lane Garrison, South Africa (country, SAPS


Sharp sting of the Green Scorpions

Crime busters secure a 97% conviction rate and register more criminal dockets for range of crimes The post Sharp sting of the Green Scorpions appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Crime, Environment, Rhino Poaching, Top Six, Pangolins, South Africa (country, Green Scorpions, Byungusu Kim, Young IL Sunwoo


A template for 21st century education

Project-based learning, where learners find solutions in groups, builds sustainable livelihoods The post A template for 21st century education appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: School, Education, Department of Basic Education, South Africa (country, Cynthia Hamen Farrar, Learn to Live School of Skills, Project-based Learning Methodology, Ria de Villiers, The Salesian Institute


Virtual world left out of policy on universities’ international collaboration

The pandemic has underlined the need for effective research, teaching and learning through virtual platforms regardless of travel restrictions The post Virtual world left out of policy on universities’ international collaboration appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Travel, Opinion, Higher Education, Blade Nzimande, ICT, Lockdown, Pandemic, South Africa (country, COVID-19, Information And Communication Technology


Business schools need to mimic new reality

With most corporates effectively having their staff work remotely, educators will need to match and exceed this if they are to do more than just survive The post Business schools need to mimic new reality appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Opinion, Mba, Online Learning, Openaccess, Business Schools, Online Teaching, South Africa (country, COVID-19, Hybrid Learning, Hybrid Teaching


King’s land body stops staff cuts

The Ingonyama Trust Board’s interim leaders won’t retrench employees until the land reform minister confirms new board The post King’s land body stops staff cuts appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: National, King, Top Six, King Goodwill Zwelithini, Ingonyama Trust, Ingonyama Trust Board, Thoko Didiza, South Africa (country, Jerome Ngwenya, Linda Zama, Nzinga Qunta


There is no honour in leaking a matric exam paper

Those involved in the breach must be ‘dealt with swiftly and harshly’ The post There is no honour in leaking a matric exam paper appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Education, Coronavirus, South Africa (country, Matric, COVID-19, Exam Paper Leak, Maths Two Exam Paper, National Senior Certificate


Testing times for grade 12 learners

Strict Covid protocols are in place for the exams, with special provision made for those who test positive The post Testing times for grade 12 learners appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Education, Angie Motshekga, Department of Basic Education, Top Six, Nasrec, Coronavirus, South Africa (country, South African Democratic Teachers Union, Mathanzima Mweli, Basil Manuel, National Senior Certificate, Matric Exams, Nomusa Cembi, Umalusi


Masterclasses in duck-and-dive

You didn’t need to be a genius or a prophet to predict that Bushiri would run or that Zuma would stall The post Masterclasses in duck-and-dive appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Opinion, Jacob Zuma, Donald Trump, Zuma, Shepherd Bushiri, Bushiri, Zondo Commission, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Mary Bushiri, Chipiliro Gama


The president, the preacher and the great escape

Malawi’s new president was furious after Shepherd Bushiri’s dramatic disappearance from South Africa The post The president, the preacher and the great escape appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: South Africa, Diplomacy, National, Bail, Borders, Malawi, Extradition, Cyril Ramaphosa, Shepherd Bushiri, The Hawks, Lazarus Chakwera, Waterkloof Air Force Base, Top Six, Evangelical Movement, South Africa (country, Enlightened Christian Gathering


Collaboration is key for equitable access

Equitable access to Covid-19 vaccines, therapies and diagnostics is a moral duty The post Collaboration is key for equitable access appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Opinion, Therapy, Access, Collaboration, Vaccine, Openaccess, Global Health, Diagnostic, Coronavirus, COVID-19


‘Don’t vote, overthrow the dictators’

Tanzania’s opposition leader, who is again in exile, says ‘instead of telling people to vote, we should be telling them to prepare for popular revolt The post ‘Don’t vote, overthrow the dictators’ appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Africa, Uganda, German, Belgium, Arrest, Tanzania, Openaccess, John Magufuli, Tundu Lissu, Chama Cha Mapinduzi Party, Bobi Wine, Exile, Top Six, Diplomats, Chadema party


Beneath Mashaba’s ‘centrism’ lurks the reactionary

A fanatic of the free market, Herman Mashaba advances extreme economic policies for South Africa. But he needs political power first, so he rides on xenophobic sentiments for votes The post Beneath Mashaba’s ‘centrism’ lurks the reactionary appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Politics, South Africa, Openaccess, Herman Mashaba, Political Parties, Xenophobia, Top Six, South Africa (country, South African Economy, Xenophobic Attacks, ActionSA, Beneath Mashaba


Artificially dimming the sun may reduce the risk of future droughts in Cape Town

But it can't solve the climate crisis, say a team of scientists The post Artificially dimming the sun may reduce the risk of future droughts in Cape Town appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Environment, Cape Town, Geoengineering, University of Cape Town, Top Six, Day Zero, Solar Radiation Management, South Africa (country, African Climate Development Initiative


The solar energy market will grow if innovative business models are developed

Southern African suppliers should consider entering into partnerships with financiers to offer off-grid, hybrid and prepaid solutions to customers The post The solar energy market will grow if innovative business models are developed appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Opinion, Renewable Energy, Solar Energy, Residential, Openaccess, Eskom, Energy Sector, South Africa (country


Covid-19 surges in the Eastern Cape

With people queuing for services, no water, lax enforcement of mask rules and plenty of partying, the virus is flourishing once again, and a quarter of the growth is in the Eastern Cape The post Covid-19 surges in the Eastern Cape appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: National, Municipalities, Water Crisis, Surge, Eastern Cape, Sanco, Nelson Mandela Bay, Pandemic, Zweli Mkhize, Coronavirus, South Africa (country, COVID-19, Subs-only, Gcinile Mabulu, Loyiso Singata, Mbuzeli Jovuka