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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.

Africa 04 Nov 2017 09:45 am
Tanzanian President John Magufuli has not brought continuity, but dramatic change.
Opinion 04 Nov 2017 09:29 am
Scholars have started to investigate what it really means to be middle class in Africa. By HENNING MELBER.
Life 30 Oct 2017 07:07 am
Candy sales, costumes, decorations, seasonal theme parks, annual television specials and October horror movie premieres are some of the many ways North Americans spend their money
Opinion 30 Oct 2017 06:59 am
The positive effect of friendship groups also holds when people have to work relatively independently towards a joint goal. By NADIRA FABER.
Opinion 26 Oct 2017 08:14 am
People can be addicted to behaviours like tweeting. Anything that produces pleasure in a person’s brain can lead to addiction. By JAMES A ROBERTS.
Opinion 26 Oct 2017 08:06 am
Malusi Gigabawas honest about the problems facing the country. But he made no real suggestions that the government will start doing things differently. By ROGER SOUTHALL.
Opinion 25 Oct 2017 11:50 am
Born and raised in poor circumstances, many South African police officers find themselves in the job after original aspirations slipped beyond reach. By ANDREW FAULL.
Opinion 25 Oct 2017 10:54 am
Unpicking the baffling case of how one of Africa's dictators became the world's top ambassador for non-communicable diseases – at least for a while. By LUKE ALLEN.
South Africa 22 Oct 2017 09:21 am
There’s a great deal hanging on South Africa’s 2017 medium term budget policy statement. The Conversation Africa’s Sibonelo Radebe asked Jannie Rossouw to layout his expectations.
Life 22 Oct 2017 09:08 am
The music video has evolved and embraced online platforms like the undead embrace the apocalypse.