[OPINION] Democracy taking root in Africa. But it doesn’t work all the time
As we celebrate Africa Day and reflect on how far the continent has come since the OAU was founded in 1963, it's a good time to assess whether democracy is working.
[ANALYSIS] As bombs return, what can be done to make venues safer?
An attack at Manchester Arena has sent shock waves around the world, and again raised questions about safety in public places.
[OPINION] Eskom is hoping for a tariff hike. It may not get it
South Africa's power utility Eskom wants regulatory reporting requirements waived. The country's regulator faces possible court action if it agrees.
[OPINION] Protesters echo global cry: democracy isn’t making lives better
Protests in South Africa reflect a wider crisis about the failure to build a more equitable society.
[OPINION] Why Brian Molefe's return to Eskom can’t be justified
A closer look at the supposed successes of Brian Molefe at Eskom shows that they are not what they have been made out to be. They are paper thin.
[OPINION] Why working with men could help combat violence against women
Karen Graaff says workshops which specifically focus on men can play a role in lowering the rates of certain forms of violence.
[ANALYSIS] Study aims to unpack mental health issues facing university students
In South Africa, research suggests that as many as 12% of university students experience anything from moderate to severe symptoms of depression.
[OPINION] White monopoly capital: good politics, bad sociology, worse economics
The debate about white monopoly capital in post-apartheid South Africa is good for the country's politics but it tends to come with bad sociology.
[OPINION] Macron victory – now it’s time to unite a divided France
Emmanuel Macron must unite the country after one of the most divisive and polarising elections in recent French history.
[OPINION] Zuma’s attack on capital is digging SA into a deeper hole
The debate around “white monopoly capital” and “radical economic transformation” is about much more than statistics and definitions.
[OPINION] WEF needs to move beyond spin if it’s going to help Africa
The need to connect African markets to aid development will once again be discussed at the World Economic Forum.
[OPINION] SA’s national minimum wage could hurt small firms & rural workers
With its raging unemployment and many low-paying jobs, South Africa faces a dilemma as it introduces a national minimum wage.
[OPINION] South Korea has options for securing peace with its northern neighbour
Since the inauguration of US President Donald Trump, tensions have ramped up on the Korean peninsula, largely due to a series of provocative actions by North Korea.
[OPINION] White people in SA still hold the lion’s share of all forms of capital
A multifaceted enquiry into the state of the South African economy leaves no doubt that white capital continues to dominate the economy.
[OPINION] What Africa still needs to do to eliminate malaria
Malaria parasites have co-evolved – which involves genetic changes and adaptation – with people as their hosts over a period of four thousand years.
[OPINION] Survey sheds light on who marched against President Zuma and why
Thousands of people marched across the country, notably in Pretoria, Durban, Johannesburg and Cape Town, demanding that Zuma resign.
[OPINION] SA must look beyond individuals to solve the current crisis
Good leaders can obviously make a difference, but environments can also exert a profound impact on leaders.
[OPINION] Why the French election is a pivotal test for Europe
A Le Pen victory could lead to France’s withdrawal from the eurozone and even from the European Union, a once-unthinkable prospect.