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The Conversation Africa launched as a pilot project in May 2015. It is an independent source of news and views from the academic and research community, delivered direct to the public.

Technology 23 Mar 2017 12:03 pm
Heart disease is the world’s number one killer. In sub-Saharan Africa heart diseases such as heart muscle disease are a close second as a cause of death.
Technology 23 Mar 2017 11:52 am
Research has already shown that larger mammals tend to sleep less than smaller mammals. So African elephants shouldn’t sleep much.
Opinion 22 Mar 2017 07:16 am
What is needed is systemic intervention to address the knowledge and skills gap between school and university, writes AHMED ESSOP.
Opinion 21 Mar 2017 09:09 am
A good place to begin this reassessment is the G20 which in 2009 called itself the premier forum for international economic cooperation. By DANNY BRADLOW.
Opinion 20 Mar 2017 08:40 am
Biodiversity keeps declining despite lots of accumulated knowledge and numerous international and national commitments to act. By MAUD BORIE and ALEKSANDAR RANKOVIC.
Opinion 17 Mar 2017 07:12 am
South Africa hasn’t been proactive or effective enough in achieving a more just redistribution of resources. By SANDRA LIEBENBERG.
Money 16 Mar 2017 15:10 pm
The leadership crisis experienced at Prasa reveals deep seated corporate governance failures in the management of the country's state-owned enterprises. CONVERSATION AFRICA.
Technology 16 Mar 2017 14:41 pm
The world's biggest desert used to be green, lush and full of hippos. A new theory suggests humans could have tipped the environment over the edge. CONVERSATION AFRICA.
Technology 16 Mar 2017 14:21 pm
Cholera is estimated to infect between 3 to 5 million people globally, every year. By THE CONVERSATION AFRICA.
Opinion 16 Mar 2017 10:56 am
Besides a reminder of a dark period in the country’s history, Human Rights Day also celebrates South Africa’s unique and highly acclaimed constitution. By CHRIS JONES.