OPINION: Semenya v IAAF: Implications for women’s participation in sport
Arbitration case between athlete Caster Semenya and the IAAF centres on eligibility to compete based on testosterone – but there are other factors in play.
OPINION: How portrayal of protest in SA denigrates poor people
Protests in the townships and shack settlements where most poor people live in Johannesburg, Tshwane and Cape Town are in the news.
OPINION: Rekindling hope is the missing elixir needed to fix SA’s economy
As Keynes explained, in his magisterial analysis of the drivers of private investment, written in the depths of the 1930s great depression.
ANALYSIS: Ramaphosa’s presidency is drawing voters back to the ANC
These findings come from the second nationally representative study conducted by the Centre for Social Development in Africa at the University of Johannesburg.
OPINION: SA doesn’t have enough women in foreign policy. This is why it matters
South Africa is one of at least 17 countries that has a woman foreign minister. Since 1994, all but one of the country’s foreign ministers have been women.
EXPLAINER: Why restructuring Eskom won’t end the blackouts
South Africa isn't having an honest debate about proposals to fix its power utility Eskom, and the role that renewables might play.
EXPLAINER: South Africans go to the polls in May: what you need to know
South Africa's polls have been praised for adhering to international election best practice. But, they are not without problems.
ANALYSIS: Tropical cyclone Idai: The storm that knew no boundaries
The recent storms provide a grim reminder of the prospect of future tropical cyclones in a region under continued threat from climate change.
EXPLAINER: Botswana joins list of African countries reviewing gay rights
Botswana’s High Court is considering a challenge to the provisions of the penal code criminalising consensual same-sex relations in the country.
ANALYSIS: Momo hoax prompts parents to help children deal with scary media
While some experts suggest anxious adults are driving fear through their uncritical social media sharing, police and school alerts have emphasised the importance of parents being aware of the impact that technology has on children.
ANALYSIS: Local solutions can boost healthier food choices in South Africa
How should countries like South Africa go about making sure that people – particularly poor people (where the burden of non-communicable diseases is highest) – have access to healthy food?
OPINION: What a failed Joburg project tells us about mega cities in Africa
Modderfontein has faded away from the public consciousness. The story of why it failed has never been adequately told in the media.
OPINION: South Africa is failing the rights of children to education and health
South Africa is violating its own Constitution, and international obligations when it comes to undocumented children.
[OPINION] Why 'money' gospel followers aren’t simply credulous dupes
Christian commentators have called for urgent government intervention to protect poor people duped by the improbable promises made by what they termed as 'scam' churches and 'fake prophets'.
[ANALYSIS] 2019 Oscars may be more remembered for the crises than the ceremony
Ratings for the awards show have been declining for some years, perhaps because people have grown tired of the overt political messaging.
[OPINION] Both democracy & authoritarianism are on the rise in Africa
Nic Cheeseman says democratic and authoritarian countries are moving further away from each other.
[OPINION] Abolition of Angola’s anti-gay laws may pave way for regional reform
Angola's new President João Lourenço has shown some willingness to engage in more inclusive politics.
[OPINION] What mapping Kenya’s child deaths for 50 years revealed
Kenya performed well above average, with a rate of 46 deaths per 1,000 live births compared to an average of 76 across sub-Saharan Africa region.