ANALYSIS: SA has a new presidential advisory unit. Will it improve policy?
President Cyril Ramaphosa has revived a presidential advisory unit shut down by his predecessor. He needs it if he is to use his power effectively to improve his government's policy coherence.
ANALYSIS: Safeguarding women after disasters: some progress, but not enough
Women in disaster zones are frequently targeted by sexual predators who take advantage of their vulnerability.
EXPLAINER: The who, why & what of SA's minority Afrikaner party
The FF+'s constituency is overwhelmingly Afrikaner white Protestants. But it appears to have made inroads among coloured conservatives.
OPINION: Ramaphosa saves the ANC’s bacon. But this could be its last chance
Some have argued that were the ANC to win 60% or more in this election, it would have given the party a blank cheque for further larceny.
Why people in Vietnam use rhino horn
Considerable efforts have been devoted to reducing the demand for rhino horn in Vietnam. In 2015, the Government of Vietnam increased sanctions on the illegal trade and use of rhino horns.
ANALYSIS: Global inequality 25% higher than it would be in climate-stable world
Never mind the future – rich countries have already benefited from climate change, while poor countries have suffered dramatic economic losses.
[ANALYSIS] Freedom Day in SA – a reminder of unfinished business
As South Africa marks 25 years of freedom, many citizens have to contend with the harsh reality that they can't eat democracy.
OPINION: Semenya v IAAF: Implications for women’s participation in sport
Arbitration case between athlete Caster Semenya and the IAAF centres on eligibility to compete based on testosterone – but there are other factors in play.
OPINION: How portrayal of protest in SA denigrates poor people
Protests in the townships and shack settlements where most poor people live in Johannesburg, Tshwane and Cape Town are in the news.
OPINION: Rekindling hope is the missing elixir needed to fix SA’s economy
As Keynes explained, in his magisterial analysis of the drivers of private investment, written in the depths of the 1930s great depression.
ANALYSIS: Ramaphosa’s presidency is drawing voters back to the ANC
These findings come from the second nationally representative study conducted by the Centre for Social Development in Africa at the University of Johannesburg.
OPINION: SA doesn’t have enough women in foreign policy. This is why it matters
South Africa is one of at least 17 countries that has a woman foreign minister. Since 1994, all but one of the country’s foreign ministers have been women.
EXPLAINER: Why restructuring Eskom won’t end the blackouts
South Africa isn't having an honest debate about proposals to fix its power utility Eskom, and the role that renewables might play.
EXPLAINER: South Africans go to the polls in May: what you need to know
South Africa's polls have been praised for adhering to international election best practice. But, they are not without problems.
ANALYSIS: Tropical cyclone Idai: The storm that knew no boundaries
The recent storms provide a grim reminder of the prospect of future tropical cyclones in a region under continued threat from climate change.
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?