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Are We Entering an Age of Increased Optimism? by Glenn Ashton

Glenn Ashton writes: We live in tough times, often adrift in despondency ... it is a daily miracle we are able to extract ourselves from our beds. In spite of these realities I note a growing tendency toward increasedRead more

 
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South Africa’s Electricity Crisis: Is Power Really Going to the People? by Dr. Dale T McKinley

It seems like ‘the People’ need to shout a lot louder. AMANDLA NGAWETHU!

 
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Glenn Ashton: We must deal with the causes of cancer, not only the symptoms

We are regularly reminded of the growing global blight of cancer by repetitive education drives during cancer awareness months. But surely we should pay more attention to the causes, rather than simply raise awareness? Perhaps we fail to doRead more

 
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Glenn Ashton: The time has come to re-examine some fundamental assumptions about education

"How can we realistically expect to educate our children with vague theories about maths and science and history and geography, without providing any meaningful or practical experience of these things, and then expect them to go out andRead more

 
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Rip Eskom Apart – Glenn Ashton of Ekogaia discusses rolling blackouts and suggests alternatives to Eskom’s power dominance

"In the final analysis, anything would be an improvement on the antediluvian, monopolistic state run Eskom dystopia that has actively prevented the emergence of a vision of a better energy vision for all."

 
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South Africa’s 20 Years of Democracy: Cautioning against the Narrative of Achievement. By Fazila Farouk

Birthdays and anniversaries are treated as milestones for reflection by many people, so it’s no surprise that Freedom Day, 27 April 2014, South Africa’s looming 20th anniversary as a democracy has unleashed a barrage of commentary aimed at reflectingRead more

 
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