The Battle for Free Education in South Africa

By Ndumiso Daluxolo Ngidi The Youth Uprising South Africa recently witnessed 10 days of student-led protests that shut down tertiary institutes across the country. Only comparable to the 1976 Student Uprising, the #feesmustfall protests have arisen as the biggest act of youth defiance and most influential student movement in the post-apartheid period. The move...
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Emerging Entrepreneurs, Part II

Franco Sacchi is a documentary filmmaker born in Zambia and based in Boston, Mass. This is Sacchi’s second blog in a series for African Angle, in which he documents emerging entrepreneurs in Africa. For part 1 of this series, click the associated link By Franco Sacchi Bridge International Academies (BIA), founded by Dr. Shannon May and her husband Jay Kimmelman in 2008,...
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Investing in Higher Education

By Amini Kajunju As home to seven of the world’s 10 fastest growing economies, the African continent has experienced tremendous socio-economic progress over the years. More African youth are in school than ever before. Africa’s middle class has grown into 300-million strong. Innovation and entrepreneurial hubs are sprouting up in major African metropolitan ...
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