ANALYSIS: What works to stop gender-based violence and what doesn’t
There are a number of effective interventions to prevent gender-based violence among adult women and men at risk of HIV infection. But little is known about the effectiveness of these in young people.
ANALYSIS: Xenophobia: Time for cool heads to prevail in Nigeria and SA
South Africa and Nigeria need to lead policy debates on long term measures to address migration in Africa.
ANALYSIS: What research reveals about drivers of anti-immigrant hate crime in SA
Beliefs about the role played by foreign nationals in South Africa clearly influence how people think about anti-immigrant hate crime.
Here's why young Eritreans are risking death to migrate
The UN refugee agency calculates that at the end of 2018 there were over 500,000 Eritrean refugees worldwide – a high number for a country of around 5 million people.
Why age gives West African women more autonomy and power
In some West African communities, age and magico-religious beliefs have a huge role to play in a woman's independence.
ANALYSIS: The white people who spied during apartheid
South Africans seem to be fascinated with the way in which spying is entwined in the country’s politics.
ANALYSIS: Repression & dialogue in Zimbabwe: twin strategies that aren’t working
The Mnangagwa regime's coercive acts are a continuation of the violence and brutality of the Mugabe era, while he seeks global re-engagement and selective national dialogue.
ANALYSIS: Why SA’s plans for universal healthcare are pie in the sky
South Africa's planned NHI has no equivalent in any setting in the world. It's deeply flawed on a number of fronts.
ANALYSIS: Disconnect between business & state contributed to Marikana massacre
A lesson from the 2012 massacre of mineworkers is the need for government to retain its role as primary governance agent, enforcing clear rules and ensuring the provision of public goods and services.
ANALYSIS: Captive lion breeding in SA: the case for a total ban
South Africa has the biggest captive big cat industry in the world and it is largely unregulated.
ANALYSIS: Mediterranean migration: why it’s time to put EU leaders on trial
The International Criminal Court may be the only institution capable of breaking the current legal impasse by threatening to bring Europe’s leaders to criminal account.
ANALYSIS: The internet is rotting – let’s embrace it
Every year, some thousands of sites – including ones with unique information – go offline.
ANALYSIS: ARV breakthrough: SA trial confirms effectiveness of new drug
A study conducted by a Johannesburg-based research group from the University of the Witwatersrand confirms that dolutegravir is an effective and well-tolerated antiretroviral.
ANALYSIS: Zuma’s high-risk cat and mouse with corruption inquiry
The dilemma for Jacob Zuma and his legal team is this: by putting him on the witness stand, there is a risk that he would be found wanting, especially in terms of the detail of any matter.
ANALYSIS: Zondo probe into corruption awaits a star witness – Jacob Zuma
South Africans may well be seduced by the prospect of Jacob Zuma appearing at the Zondo commission, but he was not alone in driving the state capture project.
ANALYSIS: Five reasons English speakers struggle to learn foreign languages
So, what are the difficulties Britons face when learning other languages? Here are a few of the basics.
OPINION: Ramaphosa has evoked either fear or cynicism: both are off the mark
The cynics don’t believe Cyril Ramaphosa is a cure for the ills Jacob Zuma brought, writes UJ professor Steven Friedman.
ANALYSIS: SA should learn from Brazil about how to tackle ‘hidden hunger’
The interplay of poverty, inequality, urbanisation and the industrial food system leaves low-income families with limited access to fresh, healthy foods.