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.
ANALYSIS: SA’s ‘new dawn’ should be built on evidence-based policy
Cyril Ramaphosa’s ‘new dawn’ will require a rigorous evidence-base of what works to guide high-level policy planning and design.
EXPLAINER: What to expect from biggest ever Afcon tournament
Here is a run-down on everything you need to know ahead of the championships.
OPINION: Cabinet picks show Ramaphosa & allies believe they’re firmly in control
The Cabinet signals to the Zuma faction that the Ramaphosa group believes their star is waning and that they are not strong enough to turn the tide.
ANALYSIS: What we found after testing baby food sugar levels in SA
A study reveals hat most baby food products in South Africa have a high sugar content.
ANALYSIS: The 7 things new leaders need to do to fix South Africa
Those in charge in South Africa following the recent election should focus on improving governance and weeding out corruption.
ANALYSIS: Ramaphosa’s Cabinet: who & what’s needed to end SA’s malaise
President Cyril Ramaphosa has to ensure that reform of critical institutions is placed first. Everything else will be compromised if this fails.
ANALYSIS: Data fails to capture complexity of SA’s unemployment crisis
South Africa’s embrace of international conventions has buttressed the country’s reputation in statistical circles. But these global standards prove a poor fit for the country.
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.