ANALYSIS: SA must up its game and produce more teachers
What South Africa needs to do to recruit the number of teachers needed to offer quality education.
ANALYSIS: Fresh drive to close gaps on health issues facing women, girls
The aim is to reduce maternal deaths, address the unmet need for family planning and end gender-based violence across Africa by 2030.
ANALYSIS: DA’s woes signify historical dilemma of SA’s liberals
The Democratic Alliance’s problems can be traced back to the politicisation of race, which has persisted even after the dawn of democracy in 1994.
ANALYSIS: Mid-term Budget underscores bad state of SA economy
A major concern is that the government’s resolve is strongest on policies that are actually quite suspect.
ANALYSIS: The DA showing signs of serious strain
All signs point to the Democratic Alliance being in deep turmoil which will affect its strength as South Africa's official opposition.
ANALYSIS: A turbulent transition: The DA faces a rocky future
Because it's a blend of political influences, the transition it is facing has, inevitably, had an existential effect on the Democratic Alliance.
ANALYSIS: World Cup reminds South Africans that sport is still divided
South Africa needs a new progressive sports movement that works for equality and peace based on mass participation and social justice.
ANALYSIS: South Africans prefer their children to be taught in English
South African parents want their children be taught in English despite the fact that research shows that academic progress is hindered if a child is taught in a language they aren't proficient in.
ANALYSIS: Greta Thunberg’s voice speaks just as loud as her words
The human voice is a sonic fingerprint - and Greta Thunberg's tells a powerful story.
ANALYSIS: Why some nations want to take control of people’s data from Big Tech
Countries such as India, Indonesia and South Africa boycotted the so-called Osaka Track was because they had no opportunity to put their own interests about data into the document.
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.