OPINION: Are ‘extremist’ candidates electable?
Justin Buchler takes a look at the prospects for US presidential candidates Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump.
OPINION: Teaching young scientists the value of being wrong
As much as we’d like to think otherwise, being wrong is something we as humans are inherently very good at.
OPINION: Why southern Africa’s iconic baboon is on the decline
Olivia Stone says we need to raise awareness that baboons are not necessarily problem animals.
OPINION: A possible game-changer in HIV prevention
A new vaginal ring has significant implications for reducing the burden of disease in women in Africa.
OPINION: Budget 2016 lacked urgency and conviction
Faced with complexities, the National Treasury has to make difficult decisions.
OPINION: The dark history of comparing black people to monkeys
The use of simianisation as a racist slur against black people is not yet over.
OPINION: #Budget2016: Nifty political footwork may not be enough
Leon Schreiber asks if the finance minister can allay the fears of credit ratings agencies and investors.
OPINION: How Aids brought global health to the world political stage
Aids forever changed the way we think about health, culture and politics.
OPINION: SA's civil servants are the country's new labour elite
The public sector has been able to transform its labour force at a faster pace than the private sector.
OPINION: Gangs offer a tempting 'home' to frustrated, unhappy youngsters
The problem of school gangs is actually growing, according to research.
OPINION: Rape in SA - Why the system is failing women
Numerous studies have unmasked examples of misogynist stereotyping within police ranks.
OPINION: Why Boko Haram is the world’s deadliest terror group
Members of Boko Haram were directly responsible for the deaths of more than 3,750 people in 2014.
OPINION: Why we can’t feed the world without GM
Tim Benton says we are unsustainably using the planet’s resources to produce the food we demand.
OPINION: Does Zuma have the courage to do the right thing?
Dirk Kotze says the state of the nation address presents an opportunity for confidence building.
ANALYSIS: Giraffe, the long & short of their survival as a species
Francois Deacon says giraffe may no longer exist in the wild if they & their habitat are not conserved.
OPINION: Quality, free university education is necessary, and possible
A group of academics takes a closer look at the context of the Fees Must Fall movement.
ANALYSIS: Where did Zika virus come from & why is it a problem in Brazil?
Amy Y Vittor explains how the formerly obscure virus has ended up causing so much trouble.
OPINION: South Africans must fight for change through the ballot
Leon Schreiber says the language best understood by political parties is the language of voting.