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Seminar report-back: The right to life in Africa
Sungani Phiri
Posted on 31 Jul 2014

On 29 July the Department of Political Sciences and the Institute for International and Comparative Law in Africa (ICLA) hosted a discussion on the protection of the right to life in Africa.

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Passing of Professor John Daniel
Department of Political Sciences
Posted on 29 Jul 2014

It was with regret that the Department of Political Sciences learnt of the death of activist, intellectual and academic Professor John Daniel on 25 July.

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Opinion: Time to liberate ourselves from a misleading statistic
Department of Political Sciences
Posted on 28 Jul 2014

Is GDP really helping us measure the state of our economy? Or is it a misleading indicator that contributes to wrong policy decisions, especially at a time of growing unrest and dissatisfaction with the transformation of the economy? Read UP Political Sciences Professor Lorenzo Fioramonti in Business Day.

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Re-thinking development: finding peace on Earth
Louise de Bruin
Posted on 06 Jun 2014

It was fitting, on World Environment Day, for UP to host Dr Vandana Shiva, who has been acclaimed by Time magazine as an "environmental hero". Dr Shiva, speaking on "Re-thinking development in the 21st century', had a full house at the 5 June event.

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