[OPINION] African nations must figure out why they’re losing football talent
It's time Africa's top administrators tried to find out why top African players are choosing to represent European countries, so that they can work to rectify the situation.
[ANALYSIS] Donald Trump’s bizarre world tour: embarrassing and shocking
After a week spent trampling the international order, the US president capped his performance by giving Vladimir Putin the benefit of the doubt.
[ANALYSIS] Obama invites the world to find its better angels
Barack Obama was asked to give the Mandela Lecture because he represents what the global liberation struggle icon stood for. He struck the right chord.
[OPINION] Obama & active citizenship: why his Mandela address matters
Barack Obama is delivering the Nelson Mandela lecture in a changing world dominated by the often outrageous utterances of his successor, US President Donald Trump.
[OPINION] What the ANC needs to do to fix internal strife
The problem with South Africa's governing ANC, is that to many of its members, politics is not about public service but about resources.
[ANALYSIS] A big moment for Africa: why the MeerKAT – and astronomy – matter
Astronomy is accessible to anyone with a view of the sky.
[ANALYSIS] #WorldCup: ‘If England gets beaten, so will she’
When England play a match, there's a 26% increase in reports of domestic abuse. When they lose, reports go up 38%.
[OPINION] Obama’s Mandela lecture comes at an auspicious time for democracy
Drawing on Nelson Mandela's legacy, Barack Obama can help the world better understand the nature of threats to democracy.
[ANALYSIS] Eritrea and Ethiopia have made peace. What next
Few believed they would see an end to two decades of hostility between Eritrea and Ethiopia.
[OPINION] Why African teams fell short at the World Cup - again
A great deal of hope was placed on a few outstanding African players whose abilities did not blossom at the World Cup.
[ANALYSIS] Thai cave boys: the psychology of surviving underground
When exposed to the elements, dehydrated, hungry, or suffering from sleep deprivation, the human brain cannot function within its normal operating parameters.
[ANALYSIS] How to judge the success of the BRICS summit
The 10th BRICS Summit will be judged by how it tackles the prevailing global political and structural challenges.
[OPINION] New healthcare plan promises to overhaul SA’s massively skewed system
South Africa's healthcare needs to be reformed so that everyone has access regardless of affordability or location.
[OPINION] DRC faces upsurge of violence unless a deal is done with Kabila
African leaders need to acknowledge the gravity of the Congo crisis and apply pressure on President Joseph Kabila.
[OPINION] Football & religion: two competing domains with much to offer Africa
Africa is a deeply divided continent along ideological, ethnic and territorial lines. Religion and football can produce consensus.
[ANALYSIS] Ramaphosa’s efforts will fail unless corrupt officials prosecuted
President Cyril Ramaphosa needs to display that wrongdoers of the Jacob Zuma era are going to be held accountable through prosecution.
[OPINION] Active citizenship, a social contract, Islam and democracy in Egypt
Since the Arab Spring, Egypt's fledgeling democracy has regressed. Now the country needs a new social contract.
[OPINION] To fix SA’s dysfunctional state, ditch its colonial heritage
South Africa's governance challenge can't simply be fixed by reorganising the structure of government.