[ANALYSIS] Why giving title deeds isn’t the panacea for land reform in SA
The main reason land reform in South Africa has been lethargic is not the Constitution, but a flawed approach.
[ANALYSIS] Why Moyane’s removal is key to Ramaphosa’s chances of success
Tom Moyane's axing as the head of the South African Revenue Service ends one of the last vestiges of Jacob Zuma's continued influence in the country's governance.
[ANALYSIS] Crisis proofing South Africa’s water security
South Africa is a water-stressed country, but the crisis point can be avoided.
[ANALYSIS] SA’s commissions of inquiry: What good can they do?
Unrealistic expectations about what commissions can achieve comes from the fact that they're often confused with courts of law.
[ANALYSIS] SA investigates sterilising mosquitoes in anti-malaria drive
South Africa is piloting a new technique as it drives to eliminate malaria.
[OPINION] Can the centre hold, or will South Africa get its own Bolsonaro?
Present indications are that South African voters are not gearing up to “do a Brazil” in the face of a mounting economic crisis and high levels of corruption within the ANC.
[ANALYSIS] Why will it cost $1 billion a year to save Africa’s lions?
A billion dollars a year would secure Africa's lions and its landscapes as well as millions of people living nearby.
[ANALYSIS] Mental health genetics: African solutions for African challenges
There have been significant advances in mental health genetics research, but Africa has largely been excluded.
[EXPLAINER] Lessons from the collapse of a small South African bank
One of the main lessons from the VBS Bank collapse in South Africa is that audit reports need to be treated with a degree of circumspection. In some cases, they will require independent verification.
[OPINION] SA voters are moving beyond party loyalty: they want delivery
South African voters are worried about how their country is being run. Most still support the ANC but in far fewer numbers.
[ANALYSIS] How Africa’s badly built roads can be fixed
Smart roads in Africa could help reduce the impact of flooding and other disasters that affect rural communities.
[ANALYSIS] #MeToo in India is changing how technology is used to fight injustice
The #MeToo movement is rising in India and is largely being played out on social media.
[OPINION] ANC will go to polls with only one major asset: Cyril Ramaphosa
The ANC has lost so much support among its traditional voters it's now forced to look beyond them to retain power.
[OPINION] SA jobs summit failed to tackle the hard issues
South Africa's job summit ignored the great chasms that exist on how to create jobs.
[ANALYSIS] New Finance Minister postpones tough decisions
Tito Mboweni has chosen to walk a tightrope rather than face tough choices about cutting expenditure or raising taxes.
[ANALYSIS] Cartoons an important voice of dissent, but they can also be divisive
Political and editorial cartoons are a key indicator of the democratic health of a country - but they can also be regressive.
[OPINION] Pik Botha: Obits fail to recognise that he protected apartheid
The sympathetic take on Pik Botha as a man of peace and a frustrated democrat is a travesty.
[OPINION] Democratic Alliance plays populist immigration card
Widespread concerns about the levels of immigration in South Africa make the issue appealing to voters across the economic and racial spectrum.