[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.
[ANALYSIS] Davos: leaders talk about globalisation as though it’s inevitable
The logic of the World Economic Forum’s choice to focus on Globalisation 4.0 is connected to debates in industry and among policy makers about the potential transformation of production and consumption.
[EXPLAINER] SA’s central bank – ownership, mandate and independence
There's an assumption that a change of ownership would automatically mean a change in the role the bank plays.
[OPINION] Why Ramaphosa can’t stop ANC’s decline, even with a win at the polls
Indications are that even an ANC victory at the polls is unlikely to reverse the party's decline in popular support.
[OPINION] Fantasy that Mnangagwa would fix Zimbabwe now fully exposed
The Zimbabwean government's brutal response to protests has dashed hopes for democracy under President Mnangagwa.
[ANALYSIS] Kenya’s security forces did better this time. But there're still gaps
Kenya needs to disseminate and implement intelligence so that it can effectively prevent and counter future terror attempts.
[OPINION] Books paint contrasting pictures of Winnie Madikizela-Mandela
UWC political scientist Keith Gottschalk says writings on Winnie Mandela almost all fall into one of two categories – either hagiography or demonology.
[OPINION] Why al-Shabaab targets Kenya, and what can be done to stop attacks
The Conversation Africa’s Moina Spooner and Julius Maina spoke to Brendon Cannon and Martin Plaut following a deadly attack in Kenya.
[OPINION] Why photographs of dead in Nairobi terror attack failed journalism
Foreign press took away the dignity of victims killed in the Nairobi terror attacks by publishing their pictures, argues academic George Ogola.
[OPINION] Steps Mnangagwa should take instead of fiddling with petrol price
President Emmerson Mnangagwa's decision to double the price of petrol shows very poor judgement and bad leadership.
[OPINION] Cheat sheet for VCs running universities in turbulent times
Jonathan Jansen says that his long tenure in higher education has taught him that there’s additional knowledge that’s useful for a university leader to have, particularly in these turbulent times facing higher education.