Why Bitcoin is Often More Expensive in South Africa

Bitcoin pricing on local exchanges can vary significantly from the average exchange rate on international platforms. The price users pay for a Bitcoin can be influenced by numerous factors, including trade volume and market size. Many South Africans have also noticed that the price of Bitcoin on local exchanges is different to that shown by… Read More »

Socio-Economic Rights for All

Socio-Economic Rights for All There are still persistent patriarchal attitudes and practices that negatively impact the socio-economic empowerment of women. This came to light when when the Department of Women briefed Parliament on the country’s Fifth Periodic Report on the Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW). The report provides an overview of… Read More »

Statelessness or The Absence of Nationality

Statelessness or The Absence of Nationality It is a problem affecting at least 10 Million people globally. There is no region on the planet that does not host stateless persons. In addition to the indignity being without nationality, stateless persons are often denied basic right, such as access to education and health care. While statelessness… Read More »

Fees Must Fall

Fees Must Fall SCHOOL READINESS FOR 2016 The cost of tertiary education has been at the forefront of the national debate and the parliamentary agenda following unprecedented protests across the country, which led to the closure of university campuses, the storming of the parliamentary precinct by demonstrators and the eventual decision by the President to freeze… Read More »

Revolutionary New Land for Housing Projects Plan

DHS Reveals New Plans to Acquire More Land for Housing Projects The Department of Human Settlements (DHS) said it was developing a land identification and acquisition framework to acquire more land for housing projects. The lack of a framework was regarded as the main contributing factor in creating unintended consequences and imposing high costs on… Read More »