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South Africa Is Short of Academic Statisticians – Why and What Can Be Done

ICYMI: [The Conversation Africa] Our world is awash with data. A 2019 article published by the World Economic Forum estimated that, by 2025, about
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Stellenbosch University Senate Members Call for Ceasefire in Gaza

[GroundUp] Thuli Madonsela is one of more than 100 signatories
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The truth about hair relaxers: in the US, lawsuits over cancer. In Africa, soaring sales

ICYMI: Despite criticism for the use of potentially harmful chemicals, companies are still selling the products around the world

It was just before Christmas, and eight-year-old Gloria Moraa sat holding a mirror as her aunt painted her curls with chemicals that would straighten every strand. “All the young girls would get matching hairstyles for the holidays, and relaxers were fashionable back then,’’ says Moraa, now 28, who lives in Nairobi, Kenya.

She no longer straightens her hair because she thought it was starting to thin. But over the years, Moraa used almost every relaxer on the market, with one goal: making her coily hair silky. The ingredients didn’t matter. Continue reading…
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Communities Continue to Remain in the Dark As 1 135 Transformers Across the Country Are Not Working

ICYMI: [DA] While thirteen days with no loadshedding is very much a welcome development, the sad reality is that there are many communities across the country that have been left in the dark because transformers in those communities are either not working or are not being replaced fast enough after they have been vandalised or damaged.
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South Africa Is Short of Academic Statisticians – Why and What Can Be Done

[The Conversation Africa] Our world is awash with data. A 2019 article published by the World Economic Forum estimated that, by 2025, about
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