Access to water is limited for the 60 million South Africans due to a variety of factors

In South Africa, blue gold can sometimes be a mirage

March 30, 2023

Access to water is limited for the 60 million South Africans due to a variety of factors such as episodes of drought, aging supply and sanitation infrastructure, and polluted rivers and reservoirs. These factors are creating a challenging situation for the citizens. Ayanda Lepheana is fully committed to a citizen science project. As a member […]

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Achille Mbembe, philosopher from Africa

Achille Mbembe, philosopher from Africa, thinker of the world

March 7, 2023

“The Earth Community” (La Découverte), the final book in a trilogy exploring Africa’s position in global discourse, has been published by a Cameroonian scholar. During a brief visit to Paris, a Cameroonian scholar who is currently based in Johannesburg, South Africa, has taken the opportunity to increase his public engagements. His objectives during the visit […]

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How South Africa lived under sports sanctions for 30 years

How South Africa lived under sports sanctions for 30 years. Experience of a large sports country

November 22, 2022

How South African athletes have survived in world sport for decades 31 years ago, on July 9, 1991, the end of the apartheid policy in South Africa was officially announced. Because of it, for three decades the country was under the influence of various kinds of sanctions, including sports ones. Some of them, such as […]

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official coronation of the King of the Zulus

South Africa: official coronation of the King of the Zulus

November 1, 2022

It is in songs and dances in the Moses Mabhidade stadium in Durban that the official enthronement of the new ruler of the Zulu, Misuzulu Zulu, 48 years old, took place on Saturday. He succeeds his father, King Zwelithini, who died in March 2021, after more than 50 years of reign. The event marks the […]

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South Africa's coal-fired power

The Cabinet of Ministers of South Africa approved a plan to phase out coal in the country

October 25, 2022

South Africa’s cabinet has approved an investment plan to help the country move away from coal. The decision is a key step in raising $8.5 billion in funding from the richest countries in the world. The plan calls for the closure and repurposing of coal-fired power plants owned by state-owned energy company Eskom so that […]

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Tourism in South Africa

South Africa’s tourism sector continues to recover

October 18, 2022

Tourism in South Africa has improved significantly in the first six months of this year, with the country receiving more than 2.2 million foreign tourists, up 147 percent from the same period last year, thanks to the recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. Tourism Minister Lindiwe Sisulu released data for January-June last week. Most tourists came […]

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African countries at the bedside of nature

July 19, 2022

Delegates from across the African continent began discussions in Rwanda on Monday at the first African congress on the role of protected areas in the future of the planet. The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) African Protected Areas Congress, ICCA, is taking place a few months ahead of COP15 Biodiversity in December in […]

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Continuation of the war threatens a massive food crisis in Africa

May 30, 2022

Aid and expanded social protection are needed to prevent hunger Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has exacerbated the food availability situation in many African countries, Human Rights Watch notes. Many states in East, West, Central and Southern Africa are covering much of their wheat, fertilizer and vegetable oil import needs at the expense of Russia and […]

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obesity In Africa

In Africa, “obesity is now also reaching rural areas”

April 13, 2022

Kenyan Adelheid W. Onyango, head of WHO Africa, recalls that the urban middle class is still the most affected by the increase in overweight. While the Sahel or the Horn of Africa are fighting against food insecurity, overweight and obesity are taking hold in other regions of the continent, particularly in southern Africa. Botswana, Gabon, […]

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South African classrooms open again

South African classrooms open again, will the missing million students also return?

April 13, 2022

The interruption of classes due to the pandemic has increased school dropout in the African country. A group of researchers quantifies the magnitude of the problem that can translate into fewer opportunities to get a job and poorer health in the future Governments around the world are trying to estimate precisely how many students have […]

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