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African elephants in literature – lessons in exploitation and compassion

About 15 years ago I was in a Minneapolis conference centre, about to deliver a paper on elephants in Southern African fiction, when I encountered a curious local in an elevator.

South Africa’s jobs summit failed to tackle the hard issues

South Africa recently hosted a Jobs Summit that brought key stakeholders –government, business and labour – under one roof to find better ways of tackling the country’s stubbornly high unemployment rate.

South African journalism’s problems are bigger than ethics: they’re about ethos

When the editor of the Sunday Times in South Africa, Bongani Siqoko, published an apology in the newspaper earlier this month he surely set a new precedent in the country’s journalism.

Informal economies are diverse: South African policies need to recognise this

South Africa is currently mulling over ideas and agreements that recently came out of a two-day jobs summit.

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