[ANALYSIS] SA’s commissions of inquiry: What good can they do?
Unrealistic expectations about what commissions can achieve comes from the fact that they're often confused with courts of law.
[ANALYSIS] SA investigates sterilising mosquitoes in anti-malaria drive
South Africa is piloting a new technique as it drives to eliminate malaria.
[OPINION] Can the centre hold, or will South Africa get its own Bolsonaro?
Present indications are that South African voters are not gearing up to “do a Brazil” in the face of a mounting economic crisis and high levels of corruption within the ANC.
[ANALYSIS] Why will it cost $1 billion a year to save Africa’s lions?
A billion dollars a year would secure Africa's lions and its landscapes as well as millions of people living nearby.
[ANALYSIS] Mental health genetics: African solutions for African challenges
There have been significant advances in mental health genetics research, but Africa has largely been excluded.
[EXPLAINER] Lessons from the collapse of a small South African bank
One of the main lessons from the VBS Bank collapse in South Africa is that audit reports need to be treated with a degree of circumspection. In some cases, they will require independent verification.
[OPINION] SA voters are moving beyond party loyalty: they want delivery
South African voters are worried about how their country is being run. Most still support the ANC but in far fewer numbers.
[ANALYSIS] How Africa’s badly built roads can be fixed
Smart roads in Africa could help reduce the impact of flooding and other disasters that affect rural communities.
[ANALYSIS] #MeToo in India is changing how technology is used to fight injustice
The #MeToo movement is rising in India and is largely being played out on social media.
[OPINION] ANC will go to polls with only one major asset: Cyril Ramaphosa
The ANC has lost so much support among its traditional voters it's now forced to look beyond them to retain power.
[OPINION] SA jobs summit failed to tackle the hard issues
South Africa's job summit ignored the great chasms that exist on how to create jobs.
[ANALYSIS] New Finance Minister postpones tough decisions
Tito Mboweni has chosen to walk a tightrope rather than face tough choices about cutting expenditure or raising taxes.
[ANALYSIS] Cartoons an important voice of dissent, but they can also be divisive
Political and editorial cartoons are a key indicator of the democratic health of a country - but they can also be regressive.
[OPINION] Pik Botha: Obits fail to recognise that he protected apartheid
The sympathetic take on Pik Botha as a man of peace and a frustrated democrat is a travesty.
[OPINION] Democratic Alliance plays populist immigration card
Widespread concerns about the levels of immigration in South Africa make the issue appealing to voters across the economic and racial spectrum.
[OPINION] Why journalists in South Africa should do some self-reflection
South Africans have a right to know why the lapses at 'Sunday Times' occurred and why those that spoke up against them were silenced.
[ANALYSIS] To eliminate TB we need imagination and ambition
Professor Madhukar Pai says the fact that we are still using century-old tools to tackle the biggest killer infection betrays a complete lack of ambition.
[ANALYSIS] Questions academics can ask to decolonise their classrooms
It's vital for academics in South Africa to start asking deep questions that examine what decolonialism could look like in their teaching.