[OPINION] World Bank’s optimism about global poverty misses the point
The global poverty plot is thicker than what the World Bank would have us believe.
[OPINION] Pik Botha and Namibia: Ambiguities and contradictions
Pik Botha defended apartheid and South Africa's occupation of Namibia, but in the end, helped end both.
[OPINION] Understanding complex ties between African countries and China matters
The complex relationship between Africa and China has become even more complicated this year.
[OPINION] SA won’t create jobs unless it settles on a new social compact
South Africa's jobs summit failed to acknowledge fundamental issues in the approach to development and job creation.
[OPINION] Moral courage and decency irrelevant as SA's finance minister resigns
David Everatt says Nhlanhla Nene acknowledged his own mistakes, sought forgiveness and asked to be relieved of the trappings of office for which so many continue to drool and slobber.
[ANALYSIS] SA’s stimulus package shows power is finely balanced in the ANC
Cyril Ramaphosa's stimulus package is more interesting for what it says about the politics of economic decision making than for its likely impact on the economy.
[ANALYSIS] Nobel Peace Prize awarded for campaigns against sexual violence
This year's prize recognises that violence against women has become a weapon of war.
[OPINION] Social media is making it harder to protect the identities of suspects
Social media presents new challenges in sensitive cases but media houses must stick to the law.
[OPINION] SA law needs a zero-tolerance approach to racist utterances
Calls to impose harsh prison sentences for verbal crimen injuria are often premised on the need to deter such behaviour.
[ANALYSIS] Crime in SA may be dropping, yet fear is rising
Data from victim and crime perception surveys help make sense of South Africa's crime statistics.
[ANALYSIS] Why do people work? Respect trumps money in SA case study
While pay and profit are not irrelevant in employees’ work decisions, there are other motivators.
[ANALYSIS] Here’s why we should take fungal infections more seriously
Fungal diseases can be life-threatening for people living with HIV, cancer patients and those admitted to hospital.
[ANALYSIS] Time’s Up in 2018 – or is it?
Is the clock still ticking on Time’s Up and the entertainment industry in 2018? A year into #MeToo, what’s changed and has anything been solved?
[OPINION] The ANC can no longer count on union ally to win elections
Electoral support by trade union federation Cosatu has been a huge asset for South Africa's governing ANC.
[ANALYSIS] Land reform debate: what’s missing according to SA farmers
Some South African landowners feel like the current debate portrays them as being opposed to reform rather than cooperative.
[ANALYSIS] What it will take to complete Cape Town’s unfinished freeways?
Various attempts have been made to complete Cape Town's Foreshore Freeway scheme. A new approach is needed.
[ANALYSIS] Lifting the lid on the black box of informal trade in Africa
Informal trade between African countries is greatly underestimated. A study of patterns across Benin's borders helps fill the knowledge gap.
[OPINION] SA frees cannabis from colonial and apartheid past
The recent Constitutional Court ruling may well undo decades of often racist cannabis law enforcement.