ANALYSIS: SA has excelled in treating HIV - prevention remains a disaster
South Africa currently houses almost one-fifth of the global HIV positive population.
OPINION: Why we all need to keep up with the Kardashians
Meredith Jones says analysis of popular culture is crucial as it influences cultures, politics & knowledge.
OPINION: China-Africa summit: Beyond the hype and hypocrisy
John J Stremlau says this summit may signal China’s deepening special relationship with South Africa.
OPINION: Why SA needs the US for its agricultural trade
Mmatlou Kalaba says the US is still one of the country’s top five main trading partners.
ANALYSIS: Why South Africans need to can soft drinks
Aviva Tugendhaft and Karen Hofman project that SA will have 1.2 million more obese adults by 2017.
EXPLAINER: What is going on in Mali?
Paul Jackson looks at the difficulties in maintaining peace in the country.
OPINION: Why SA can be accused of hating its young women
Susan Goldstein says gender-based violence infringes on women’s rights to freedom.
EXPLAINER: The Syrian war, in five minutes
Julie M Norman says the Syrian war did not begin as a sectarian conflict, but it quickly became one.
OPINION: It can’t be business as usual at SA universities
Kasturi Behari-Leak says students’ conversations emerging from the student protests are provocative.
OPINION: How Islamic law can take on ISIS
Abdullahi Ahmed An-Na’im says Islamic belief & practice is fundamentally individual & voluntary in its nature.
OPINION: SA is failing to rise to its water challenges
Mike Muller looks at what should be done about planning for water security in the face of drought.
OPINION: Why different reactions to Paris & Beirut attacks?
Joleen Steyn Kotze says the world’s marginalised have been taught that their lives matter less than others.
OPINION: Is Jacob Zuma a man of the people?
Susan Booysen says Zuma’s flawed leadership undermines the ANC’s ability to govern competently.
OPINION: Why are we so obsessed with self-obsession?
Zoë Krupka says narcissism is the current favoured scapegoat for our interpersonal and social ills.
OPINION: Leaving ICC won’t absolve SA of obligations
Hennie Strydom says SA’s withdrawal from the ICC could have mere symbolic value.
OPINION: Is the Bok coach just a whipping boy?
Lyn Snodgrass says rugby is under intense scrutiny for its slow pace of institutional change.
EXPLAINER: The role of court interdicts in managing protests
Alan Rycroft explains why universities turned to the extraordinary legal procedure of interdicts.
ANALYSIS: Healthcare for men who have sex with men in Africa
Across Africa, knowledge to guide HIV programming for men who have sex with men is only just developing.