Here's why young Eritreans are risking death to migrate
The UN refugee agency calculates that at the end of 2018 there were over 500,000 Eritrean refugees worldwide – a high number for a country of around 5 million people.
Why age gives West African women more autonomy and power
In some West African communities, age and magico-religious beliefs have a huge role to play in a woman's independence.
ANALYSIS: The white people who spied during apartheid
South Africans seem to be fascinated with the way in which spying is entwined in the country’s politics.
ANALYSIS: Repression & dialogue in Zimbabwe: twin strategies that aren’t working
The Mnangagwa regime's coercive acts are a continuation of the violence and brutality of the Mugabe era, while he seeks global re-engagement and selective national dialogue.
[OPINION] How corruption is fraying SA’s social & economic fabric
The political cost of corruption is reaching unacceptable levels in South Africa. Reversing the effects of state decay on the poor will take short and long term interventions.
[OPINION] ICC withdrawal a sad day for SA & Africa
The South African government's decision to withdraw from the ICC should not be seen in isolation.
[OPINION] Africa needs a fresh approach to ‘lifestyle’ diseases research
So-called lifestyle diseases have been rising in Africa, adding to the burden of disease in poor countries.
[OPINION] Here’s how to begin decolonising maths
Maths should and does belong to everybody. Everybody deserves access to its beauty and its power.
[OPINION] Prexit: As SA looks over the abyss, who will blink?
Ever since Zuma re-appointed Gordhan, the president has been waging a cold war against his Finance Minister.
[OPINION] Why SA faces train smash if Finance Minister removed
Alan Hirsch says the only way to explain the charges against Pravin Gordhan is malicious intent.
[OPINION] Trump & the rhetoric of portraying people as objects
The history of American political discourse is riddled with the “thingification” of people.
[OPINION] SA is at an inflection point
Sean Gossel asks if South Africa will resist or succumb to state capture.
OPINION: History of SA student protests reflects inequality’s grip
Nuraan Davids and Yusef Waghid says educational leaders must, now more than ever, be bold.
ANALYSIS: Trump vs Clinton: 3 key moments from second debate
Three scholars unpack key moments in the second televised between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.
OPINION: Kinky, curly hair: a tool of resistance across African diaspora
In racially diverse places natural hair inspires responses ranging from fetishisation to confusion & disgust.
OPINION: Why SA is failing mental health patients
Janine Bezuidenhoudt says mental health is still neglected in developing countries.
OPINION: SA economy would take a knock if starved of new graduates
Higher education has never been more important to the process of building human capital.
OPINION: Press freedom: Worrying signs as SA slips in global rankings
South Africa is among the countries with one of the biggest declines in press freedom.