EXPLAINER: Botswana joins list of African countries reviewing gay rights
Botswana’s High Court is considering a challenge to the provisions of the penal code criminalising consensual same-sex relations in the country.
ANALYSIS: Momo hoax prompts parents to help children deal with scary media
While some experts suggest anxious adults are driving fear through their uncritical social media sharing, police and school alerts have emphasised the importance of parents being aware of the impact that technology has on children.
ANALYSIS: Local solutions can boost healthier food choices in South Africa
How should countries like South Africa go about making sure that people – particularly poor people (where the burden of non-communicable diseases is highest) – have access to healthy food?
OPINION: What a failed Joburg project tells us about mega cities in Africa
Modderfontein has faded away from the public consciousness. The story of why it failed has never been adequately told in the media.
OPINION: South Africa is failing the rights of children to education and health
South Africa is violating its own Constitution, and international obligations when it comes to undocumented children.
[OPINION] Why 'money' gospel followers aren’t simply credulous dupes
Christian commentators have called for urgent government intervention to protect poor people duped by the improbable promises made by what they termed as 'scam' churches and 'fake prophets'.
[ANALYSIS] 2019 Oscars may be more remembered for the crises than the ceremony
Ratings for the awards show have been declining for some years, perhaps because people have grown tired of the overt political messaging.
[OPINION] Both democracy & authoritarianism are on the rise in Africa
Nic Cheeseman says democratic and authoritarian countries are moving further away from each other.
[OPINION] Abolition of Angola’s anti-gay laws may pave way for regional reform
Angola's new President João Lourenço has shown some willingness to engage in more inclusive politics.
[OPINION] What mapping Kenya’s child deaths for 50 years revealed
Kenya performed well above average, with a rate of 46 deaths per 1,000 live births compared to an average of 76 across sub-Saharan Africa region.
[OPINION] Ramaphosa’s plans aren’t enough to adequately tackle violent crime
Many of the crime prevention strategies South African President Cyril Ramaphosa proposed have been tried, with few positive results.
[OPINION] Why South Africa’s latest plan for Eskom could work
President Cyril Ramaphosa has committed to structural reforms in the energy sector.
[OPINION] Students are protesting – again. Why it needn’t be this way
South Africa students are protesting and have brought university campuses to a stand still. This could have been avoided.
[ANALYSIS] Why delays to fixing healthcare are bad news for South Africans
South Africa's Competition Commission has delayed the release of the final report of an inquiry into the private healthcare again.
[ANALYSIS] How easy access to alcohol, and adverts, affect women in SA
Easy access to alcohol and exposure to alcohol advertisements affects social and health outcomes.
[ANALYSIS] Ramos’s exit underscores how few SA women hold top jobs
Several locally listed companies still have no female board members while most who do diversify their boards tend to appoint only one female director at a time.
[OPINION] SA diplomacy on Zimbabwe can remain quiet – but it must get tough
South Africa needs to make life as uncomfortable as possible for members of Zimbabwe's government.
[ANALYSIS] SA’s war on graft is picking up speed. But will anyone go to jail?
The state capture inquiry is a remarkable political as well as legal event.