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The state of local governance in South Africa

The state of local governance in South Africa

Why effective governance is important beyond the 2021 municipal elections As South Africa prepares for the upcoming Local Government Elections on the 27th of October 2021, the contested nature of local government will...

A desperate battle for water

A desperate battle for water

Photo essay: Somaliland     Over the past 25 years, Somalia has experienced a cycle of protracted droughts. During the most recent drought, between 2016 and 2017, rains failed for three seasons in a row. By March 2017,...

Danger down by the river

Danger down by the river

African women and girls in poor communities, forced to walk long distances to fetch water, run the daily risk of rape, beating and even death. It was a day like any other last December. Hasiya (not her real name) had...

Shadows over Sunshine City

Shadows over Sunshine City

Land invasions and illegal development threaten the source of water to Zimbabwe’s capital. Once referred to as the “Sunshine City” – not only because the sun shines on Harare most days of the year, but because of its...

Taking action from the ground up

Taking action from the ground up

SDG 13: climate change Climate change is forcing African small-scale farmers to find innovative ways of diversifying their crops and managing livestock By Charles Mkoka Malawi’s green and undulating Nyika plateau has...