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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.

Opinion 23 Aug 2017 13:51 pm
The rhino horn auction in South Africa is a serious setback in the fight against poaching and the survival of wild rhinos. By ROSS HARVEY.
Opinion 23 Aug 2017 13:38 pm
Zimbabwe’s first lady Grace Mugabe has been granted diplomatic immunity. Politics and Society Editor Thabo Leshilo asked Professor Hennie Strydom to unpack the issues.
Money 20 Aug 2017 09:38 am
A century ago, international travel was only for the rich. These days, almost anyone from an industrialised country can see a bit of the world on a budget.
Life 20 Aug 2017 09:20 am
Aston Martins have always been the car for dyed-in-the-wool, old-school petrolheads.
Opinion 20 Aug 2017 09:10 am
It is five years since the Marikana massacre in South Africa - a related musical unfortunately contributes to the amnesia about the traumatic incident. By NDUKA MNTAMBO.
Opinion 19 Aug 2017 10:26 am
At first glance, Kelly’s photograph is nearly impossible to make sense of visually or politically. By JENNIFER WENZEL.
Life 18 Aug 2017 08:51 am
The best-before date might have little bearing on the shelf life of some products, only how it looks or tastes.
Opinion 18 Aug 2017 07:54 am
About 60 percent of children in South Africa under 10 years don't live with their biological fathers. By ZOHEB KHAN.
Opinion 15 Aug 2017 09:38 am
The conventional view is that insecurity of land tenure results from the lack of a registered title deed which records the property rights of occupants of land. By BEN COUSINS.
Opinion 15 Aug 2017 09:17 am
Angela Merkel’s comments about weapons as part of development for Africa could have the opposite effect if conditions aren’t strict and democratic processes aren't followed.