[ANALYSIS] Remembering SA’s catastrophe: the 1948 poll that heralded apartheid
Apartheid has been removed from the statute books for almost three decades. But a de facto apartheid endures both economically and socially.
[ANALYSIS] Changing the African narrative through social media platforms
Social media presents a powerful platform for creating multiple stories about Africa.
[ANALYSIS] Small, local solutions can crack water crises
Small solutions done properly can play a huge role in dealing with water scarcity.
[OPINION] SA’s municipal electricity tariffs are hurting the economy
High municipal electricity tariffs pose a serious threat to South Africa's machinery and equipment manufacturing industries.
[OPINION] Ramaphosa’s new dawn: much better, but not nearly enough
ANC renewal and the war on corruption is one thing. But transforming the character of the South African political economy is quite another.
[OPINION] How a deal with provincial strongmen is haunting the ANC
The ANC deal seems set to condemn people living where apartheid’s Bantustans once reigned to much the same sort of governance as they endured then.
[OPINION] SA needs to box clever in its David versus Goliath duel with Trump
South Africa has a lot to lose. As the only liberal democracy on the State Department’s list of ten UN members most critical of US policies, it is also the only one that benefits substantially from extensive trade and assistance agreements with the US.
[ANALYSIS] SA is learning the ropes of coalition politics
South African parties are recognising that coalition politics is now part of the political landscape and is here to stay.
[OPINION] Sexism isn’t just unfair, it makes women sick
A sociologist and a social epidemiologist teamed up to find out the effects sexism has on people’s health.
[OPINION] Why it’s wrong to blame SA’s woes on Mandela’s compromises
Nelson Mandela’s reconciliation message may have partly reflected his view of the world. But it was also a product of his party, the ANC.
[OPINION] SA’s historic silicosis class action: why the settlement matters
Class action is a newish feature within South Africa's legal landscape. Cases such as the silicosis matter are likely to influence many more.
[ANALYSIS] How SA should tackle redistribution of land in urban areas
The current debate about land reform in South Africa could open the door to reviewing urban land ownership issues.
[OPINION] Here’s why North West communities are getting angrier
Corruption has become one of the biggest concerns for South Africans living in a province that has erupted in violence.
[OPINION] SA’s print media is failing to empower citizens on corruption
Both the media and civil society need to rethink the way they understand their roles when it comes to social accountability.
[OPINION] South Africa should create a fund to compensate victims of crime
South Africa's legal position regarding crime victim compensation is unsatisfactory.
[ANALYSIS] Korean peace process depends on the US and China
The astonishing sight of two Korean leaders crossing the border that divides them is just a first step.
[OPINION] Dare we dream again as we celebrate our 23rd Freedom Day?
President Cyril Ramaphosa’s term in office so far makes it seem that South Africa can hope and dream again. That’s quite a gift for Freedom Day.
[ANALYSIS] SA’s strike rate isn’t as bad as it’s made out to be
Data reveals that South Africa's strike action is lower than many other countries, and not as prolonged as politicians claim.