Category Archives: Property

How black upward mobility fast-tracked racial desegregation in Johannesburg

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article here. Scholars disagree about whether the formerly whites-only neighbourhoods of Johannesburg, South Africa’s largest and most economically important city, have become substantially desegregated since the end of apartheid in 1994. Some argue that racial residential segregation has declined only…

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3 reasons they are an exciting find

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article here. It’s been 27 years since geologist David Roberts identified some of the oldest footprints of our species ever discovered. The trackway of three footprints was found on the surface of a cemented sand dune (called an aeolianite) near…

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Does pork-barrelling actually work? New research suggests it’s not a big vote winner

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article here. Do political rorts deliver extra votes at elections? Politicians seem to think so, judging by the number and frequency of pork-barrelling scandals involving the misuse of public spending. Indeed, according to the former NSW premier, Gladys Berejiklian, such…

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How Brad Pitt’s green housing dream for Hurricane Katrina survivors turned into a nightmare

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article here. Brad Pitt’s Make It Right Foundation built 109 eye-catching and affordable homes in New Orleans for a community where many people were displaced by damage wrought by Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Now this housing development is in disarray….

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How Philadelphia’s Black churches overcame disease, depression and civil strife

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article here. The Black Church is an institution that was forged in crises. Through slavery, Reconstruction, Jim Crow segregation and the civil rights era, the network of places of worship serving traditionally Black congregations has seen its fair share of…

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Four key takeaways from the ‘partygate’ investigation into Boris Johnson’s Downing Street

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article here. Prime Minister Boris Johnson has apologised after a report exposed failings of leadership and behaviour in Downing Street during pandemic lockdowns that was “not appropriate”. While the report was significantly shorter than had been initially expected, four takeaway…

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