[ANALYSIS] SA must resist another captured president: this time by the markets
Jacob Zuma was removed by the people's effect, which connected the dots of corruption, a mismanaged state and rapacious capitalism.
[ANALYSIS] How Cape Town’s water crisis could make people sick
When day zero arrives in Cape Town, the routine surveillance systems that monitor disease outbreaks will be enhanced to pick up new diseases.
[OPINION] The 5 priorities SA’s new administration should focus on
South Africa's new administration, under the leadership of Cyril Ramaphosa, can make some quick wins by focusing on fixing a few key areas.
[OPINION] Zuma’s removal was a masterstroke: can it be repeated for the economy?
The politicians who removed Zuma are likely to be running the government for the next five years. Current events were their first test and offered a hint of how the country may be governed.
[ANALYSIS] How we can prevent more Listeria deaths
As the death count in South Africa’s listeriosis outbreak rises, Canadian researchers are isolating bacteria from the microbiome of exotic foods to try to develop a solution.
[ANALYSIS] Cape Town should serve as wake-up call for managing water in SA
The poor management of South Africa's water is affecting the entire country.
[ANALYSIS] ANC power struggle shows that SA is not exceptional (after all)
South Africa, following its peaceful transition in the 1990s, occupied the moral high ground and could influence the agenda of intergovernmental bodies like the United Nations. Not anymore.
[OPINION] SA’s future hinges on Ramaphosa’s strategic skills
President Jacob Zuma shouldn't be allowed to detract from the momentum that Cyril Ramaphosa, the new president of the ruling ANC, has started to build.
[OPINION] Zuma’s reluctance to go offers sound lessons in democracy
President Jacob Zuma's resistance to vacate the top job may be a blessing in disguise as it will stress test the country's political systems.
[OPINION] What southern Africa can learn from others about adapting to drought
The experiences of other countries can provide valuable lessons for Cape Town on how to better cope with its water crisis.
[OPINION] Is South Africa seeing a return to the rule of law?
Steps are being taken to lay charges and seize assets of people and companies allegedly involved in corruption in South Africa.
[ANALYSIS] Free higher education in SA: cutting through the lies and statistics
In many respects, President Jacob Zuma's free higher education proposal in South Africa is the worst kind of populism.
[OPINION] Hugh Masekela: the horn player with a shrewd ear for music of the day
South African trumpeter Hugh Masekela made an impact across the world during his decades-long musical career.
[ANALYSIS] Why it’s taken so long to prosecute state capture cases
Failure by South Africa's prosecuting authority to pursue those identified in the 'Gupta e-mails' points to dereliction of its duty.
[OPINION] How discourse on sexual harassment has changed since Clinton-Lewinsky
While sexual harassment is still all too common, at least we’re having more open conversations about it, and victims are speaking up on their own terms.
[ANALYSIS] Is the net about to close on Zuma and his Gupta patronage network?
After doing nothing for a long time to bring the Gupta family to book in South Africa, the country's prosecuting authority has finally started to act.
[ANALYSIS] Will the weather get worse in 2018? What the experts say
Are we destined to see more and more “unusual” and catastrophic weather events which result in significant devastation?
[OPINION] Africa should respond to Trump by taking moral high ground
The Trump administration's incompetence makes it difficult for African countries to engage Washington in seeking meaningful explanations, much less substantive negotiations.