[OPINION] Zimbabwe beware: military is looking after its own interests
Contrary to popular sentiment that the coup in Zimbabwe would usher in a new era of democracy, the military intervention is much more about a succession crisis in the ruling Zanu-PF.
[OPINION] Lessons for Jacob Zuma in Robert Mugabe’s misfortunes
While a country’s president may feel the monarch of all he surveys, it is always possible that the blade of the guillotine is just around the corner.
[ANALYSIS] Options on the table as SA wrestles with funding higher education
Alternative scenarios for tertiary funding in South Africa are set out in a completely separate report from the Davis Tax Committee drawing from work done by the Higher Education Department.
[ANALYSIS) Latin American history suggests Zimbabwe’s coup will turn violent
Some observers think Robert Mugabe's overthrow by the Army might be a good thing for Zimbabwe. An Argentinean expert on Latin America's bloody military dictatorships disagrees.
[OPINION] Mnangagwa & military may mean more bad news for Zimbabwe
The coup has formally stripped away the façade that Zimbabwe is a constitutional state.
[ANALYSIS] What’s next for Zimbabwe?
The protracted political crisis in Zimbabwe has worsened since President Mugabe fired vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa. Now the military has entered the fray, raising fears a coup is imminent.
[ANALYSIS] SA still way behind curve on transforming land ownership
There is very little clarity as to who owns what land in South Africa. A lack of reliable data and statistics doesn't help.
[ANALYSIS] 2017 is set to be among the three hottest years on record
This year is poised to go down as the hottest non-El Niño year ever recorded, with record low polar ice and extreme weather that left many regions battling bushfires and hurricanes.
[OPINION] Jobs and robots: Bracing for technological disruptions to come
Jobs are not created or lost because of a single technology, but because of the business models designed to leverage the power of the technology.
[ANALYSIS] Zuma’s allies are gung-ho about nuclear. Will they get their way?
President Jacob Zuma seems to be making a final push to secure the nuclear power deal before his tenure comes to an end. But it won't be easy.
[ANALYSIS] South Africans in rural areas are saying ‘no more’. Why it matters
A different form of state capture is underway in SA's rural areas where traditional leaders are selling off people's land to miners. But communities are fighting back.
[ANALYSIS] 2 books that tell the unsettling tale of SA’s descent
South Africa's perilous decline under Jacob Zuma's presidency is set out in two non-fiction books that provide unsettling but essential reading.
[ANALYSIS] SA shows why collaboration is key to tackling global crime networks
Lord Peter Hain says there are disturbing questions around the complicity of UK global financial institutions in the transnational network set up by President Jacob Zuma and the Gupta family
[OPINION] Why social media may not be so good for democracy
Social media is actively undermining some of the social conditions that have historically made democratic nation states possible.
[OPINION] How digital technology can help reinvent basic education in Africa
Information and communication technologies offer new opportunities for improving basic education in Africa.
[ANALYSIS] How Nike’s hijab sports gear is taking on Islamophobia and patriarchy
With its ‘Pro hijab’ Nike has mainstreamed what is generally considered as an oppressive and marginalised garment.
[OPINION] What draws ‘lone wolves’ to the Islamic State
The suspect in the Manhattan bike path attack wasn't a devout Muslim. He cursed and came late to prayers. A terrorism expert explains why such a man may want to be a martyr.
[OPINION] SA crime stats show police struggling to close cases
Poor leadership in crime intelligence and a struggling detective service are affecting the ability of South Africa - where a murder happens every 28 minutes - to bring down crime.