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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 14 Mar 2018 06:41 am
It's crucial to ensure that the academic project at universities is vigorously and bravely safeguarded. By SIOUX MCKENNA.
Opinion 14 Mar 2018 06:35 am
South Africa needs a robust economic policy agenda to make it more open, productive and inclusive. By SIMON ROBERTS.
Opinion 09 Mar 2018 06:06 am
Meeting the challenges from the opposition will strengthen the ANC's dominance. How well its new leadership copes will become clearer over the next few months. By RAN GREENSTEIN.
Opinion 09 Mar 2018 06:01 am
South Africa's land policy is flailing around in the dark, with the haziest of understandings of how well or how badly land reform is doing. By BEN COUSINS.
Opinion 06 Mar 2018 08:16 am
Cape Town is testing new strategies to nudge domestic users into reducing their water use. By LEILA HARRIS, JIAYING ZHAO and MARTINE VISSER.
Opinion 06 Mar 2018 06:03 am
The decision by South Africa's Film and Publication Board to ban the film "Inxeba" has been widely criticised. By LIANI MAASDORP.
Opinion 28 Feb 2018 07:53 am
The beetle and the fungus have devastated trees in California in the US as well as in Israel. Now they're in South Africa. By WILHELM DE BEER.
Opinion 28 Feb 2018 07:20 am
Overall South Africa's new president has a cabinet that forms a team with whom he can work. Politics and Society editor Thabo Leshilo asked Keith Gottschalk for his perspective.
Technology 25 Feb 2018 08:14 am
The Y chromosome has degenerated rapidly, leaving females with two perfectly normal X chromosomes, but males with an X and a shrivelled Y.
Opinion 23 Feb 2018 07:10 am
Setting up 24 hour clinics in a busy metropole such as Johannesburg would help those who need health care most. By LAETITIA RISPEL.