ANALYSIS: What needs to be done to protect South Africans from fake sanitisers
Hand hygiene is a critical part of the response to COVID-19. Washing hands at regular intervals during the day is essential. If water and soap are unavailable, hand sanitisers are an alternative.
ANALYSIS: Why #EndSARS protests are different, and the lessons for Nigeria
Although the Nigerian government has announced the disbanding of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, protesters have not let up. They are now calling for wider reforms.
ANALYSIS: What we must do to avoid a resurgence of COVID-19 infections in SA
As lockdown restrictions are relaxed, it is key to continue high-impact non-pharmaceutical interventions that will not impede economic activity but limit the spread of COVID-19.
ANALYSIS: Lockdown didn’t work in SA: Why it shouldn’t happen again
The data concerning both the spread of the virus and the indirect consequences of the lockdown indicates that no similar action is justified moving forward.
ANALYSIS: Can we actually learn to live with the coronavirus?
Should we allow SARS-CoV-2 to spread through most of the population while shielding all the elderly and those at high risk of serious disease, thus creating some level of underlying immunity in the population?
ANALYSIS: Why an amnesty for grand corruption in SA is a bad idea
The first of a series of fatal flaws in the idea is about where to draw the line.
ANALYSIS: Examining theories for Africa’s low COVID-19 death rates
The gap between predictions of COVID-19 deaths in Africa and what has actually happened is staggering.
ANALYSIS: Zuma’s attack on a judge is without merit, but it’s dangerous for SA
Claiming a right to determine reality by mere say-so is becoming increasingly commonplace, but we should never get used to it.
ANALYSIS: How social security could make life better in SA after COVID-19
Emergency relief measures were operational for six months and are due to end soon. But the impacts of COVID-19 will be felt long after.
Suspension of aid to Ethiopia is another example of Trump’s disregard for Africa
By suspending some aid, the US has reopened the debate on whether developing countries should depend on foreign aid to realise their economic goals.
ANALYSIS: Case law suggests SA must do more about disrupted schooling
The country's Constitution, as well as several court rulings, offer clear guidelines for how children's best interests should be managed and prioritised.
ANALYSIS: Why the DA’s policy on racial inequality is out of sync with reality
The party resolved at a recent policy conference to oppose policy that uses race and gender as a criterion in a bid to set it apart from the governing African National Congress.
ANALYSIS: What the tourism sector can learn from Cape Town’s drought
In the event of future droughts, the use of terms and alarmist messages that may scare away investors and tourists should be avoided.
ANALYSIS: Has the skin lightener industry learned from Black Lives Matter?
Cosmetics companies have agreed to remove racially offensive language from their skin products - but history, in Kenya and South Africa, shows they've done the same before.
Undressing for redress: the significance of Nigerian women’s naked protests
Naked protests are not new in Nigeria. In some cases, it signifies women's willingness to die for a cause.
Reframing women in Namibia’s early history of photography
Women photographers in Namibia have languished in obscurity, and scholarship that embraces this neglected history is only just emerging.
Are lockdown live streams working for South Africa’s musicians?
Commentators worldwide initially hailed live streaming as a salvation. South African survey data presents a more complex and nuanced picture.
Remembering Achmat Dangor, the South African novelist who redefined identity
In many ways, Dangor’s fiction represented the shifts that SA literature and culture underwent in the early days of the transition to democracy.