[OPINION] Why under valuing families is a problem for South Africa’s economy
Importantly, low-income countries that have moved to middle-income status have done so mainly by investing in human capital, particularly, health, education and infrastructure.
[OPINION] Why memories of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission still ache
Twenty years after the final report of South Africa's Truth Commission, dealing with the past will always remain "unfinished business".
[OPINION] SA taxpayers can’t keep bailing out broken airline
South Africa can't afford its national airline anymore -- nor can it afford to close it down. What's the next step?
[OPINION] Lifestyle diseases could scupper Africa’s rising life expectancy
The leading causes of death in sub-Saharan Africa for adults 15 to 49 years were Aids, tuberculosis, malaria, maternal disorders, and road injuries.
[ANALYSIS] Is South Africa’s Constitutional Court protecting democracy?
South Africa’s Constitutional Court has performed remarkably well in protecting democracy since 1995.
[ANALYSIS] Shades of Brazil as anti-corruption drive in S Africa turns nasty
The Economic Freedom Fighters' strategy of painting President Ramaphosa and his allies as corrupt is unlikely to succeed.
[OPINION] Policies in South Africa must stop ignoring families’ daily realities
The diversity of families is one of the important underlying themes of the South African Child Gauge 2018.
[ANALYSIS] Ideas to make toilets fit for purpose in Africa’s cities
Existing toilets aren't a good fit for parts of sub-Saharan Africa because many areas lack water and there's often no proper plumbing.
[ANALYSIS] Why giving title deeds isn’t the panacea for land reform in SA
The main reason land reform in South Africa has been lethargic is not the Constitution, but a flawed approach.
[ANALYSIS] Why Moyane’s removal is key to Ramaphosa’s chances of success
Tom Moyane's axing as the head of the South African Revenue Service ends one of the last vestiges of Jacob Zuma's continued influence in the country's governance.
[ANALYSIS] Crisis proofing South Africa’s water security
South Africa is a water-stressed country, but the crisis point can be avoided.
[ANALYSIS] SA’s commissions of inquiry: What good can they do?
Unrealistic expectations about what commissions can achieve comes from the fact that they're often confused with courts of law.
[ANALYSIS] SA investigates sterilising mosquitoes in anti-malaria drive
South Africa is piloting a new technique as it drives to eliminate malaria.
[OPINION] Can the centre hold, or will South Africa get its own Bolsonaro?
Present indications are that South African voters are not gearing up to “do a Brazil” in the face of a mounting economic crisis and high levels of corruption within the ANC.
[ANALYSIS] Why will it cost $1 billion a year to save Africa’s lions?
A billion dollars a year would secure Africa's lions and its landscapes as well as millions of people living nearby.
[ANALYSIS] Mental health genetics: African solutions for African challenges
There have been significant advances in mental health genetics research, but Africa has largely been excluded.
[EXPLAINER] Lessons from the collapse of a small South African bank
One of the main lessons from the VBS Bank collapse in South Africa is that audit reports need to be treated with a degree of circumspection. In some cases, they will require independent verification.
[OPINION] SA voters are moving beyond party loyalty: they want delivery
South African voters are worried about how their country is being run. Most still support the ANC but in far fewer numbers.