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The State Is Failing in Its Duty to Foster Inclusion and Safety of the LGBTIQ+ Community

South Africa’s crime stats do not show the vulnerability of certain sections of our society, including LGBTIQ+ people. By not providing effective reporting and analysis of violence against them, their needs and challenges are again ...

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SANDF Budget Cuts Threaten Hopes of SA Military Intervention in Mozambique's Cabo Delgado

The key question is whether South Africa is well positioned to provide military assistance to Mozambique in light of these cuts, especially with the former expected to play a leading role in the intervention in ...

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Mob Justice Is a Language in South Africa

For residents of Plot 52 in the Zandspruit informal settlement and South Africa at large, the morning of May 19 2021 will not be soon forgotten.Right in front of children and community members, old and ...

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Southern Africa Is in the Climate Crisis Firing Line — We Need Urgent Climate Justice Strategies

Southern Africa is one of the most water-scarce regions in the world. Various weather studies have shown that increases in the global temperature are likely to disrupt the already temperamental rainfall patterns. Now is the ...

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Military Expenditure Foolish When Social Services Are Lacking

SA’s defence capability is in a state of severe decline, a bitter fact for the defence department, the local arms manufacturing industry and the world of defence analysts.Last year, parliament’s defence committee chair went so ...

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Wake-up Call for Schools in South Africa

Looming crisis of normalising violence is having a detrimental effect on SA’s young people. Violence among learners at Mbilwi Secondary School in Limpopo that went viral should be a wake-up call.The Centre for the Study ...

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Peacebuilding and Conflict Resolution in Africa Must Include Impacts of Climate Crisis

When climate change impacts affect people’s access to the natural resources they rely on ­— such as water, timber and land for crops — it strains relations within and across social groups. Social cohesion is ...

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