The Conversation Africa Here are five signs that universities are turning into corporations

It's crucial to ensure that the academic project at universities is vigorously and bravely safeguarded. By SIOUX MCKENNA.

The Conversation Africa SA economy is badly skewed to the big guys: how it can be changed

South Africa needs a robust economic policy agenda to make it more open, productive and inclusive. By SIMON ROBERTS.

Georgina Guedes The week of WTF

Three stories this week have blown the collective mind of South Africans this week. And they didn’t even emerge from the political landscape, writes Georgina Guedes.

The Conversation Africa Can Ramaphosa centre the ANC and quell opposition parties?

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.

The Conversation Africa Land debate is clouded by misrepresentation and lack of data

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.

The Conversation Africa Nudging the city and residents of Cape Town to save water

Cape Town is testing new strategies to nudge domestic users into reducing their water use. By LEILA HARRIS, JIAYING ZHAO and MARTINE VISSER.

The Conversation Africa South Africa returns to apartheid-era censorship with the 'banning' of Inxeba

The decision by South Africa's Film and Publication Board to ban the film "Inxeba" has been widely criticised. By LIANI MAASDORP.

Georgina Guedes Cyril won’t fix everything for white South Africa

White South Africans need to manage their expectations around what Cyril Ramaphosa can - and should - deliver, writes Georgina Guedes.

The Conversation Africa A tiny beetle and its deadly fungus is threatening South Africa's trees

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.

The Conversation Africa Ramaphosa's new cabinet: a team that will help him assert his authority

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.

Angelo Fick Curb your enthusiasm: whose cabinet is it, anyway?

Angelo Fick considers the political significance and consequences of the cabinet reshuffle of 27 February 2018, and what it says about the 'Age of Ramaphosa'.

Raymond Suttner The Ramaphosa presidency: constraints and choices

To what extent will the government's choices be transformatory and to what extent will they set limits on bettering the lives of the poor, asks RAYMOND SUTTNER. would like to send you push notifications.
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