[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.
[ANALYSIS] Why do so many people fall for fake profiles online?
Almost every online deception, fraud and scam – even propaganda and misinformation campaigns – begins with a fake social media profile. How do fakers get real people to agree to be friends?
[ANALYSIS] Empowering women at centre of controlling population growth in Africa
Empowered women make millions of decisions that add up to a better demographic situation for themselves, their children and for Africa.
[OPINION] The private use of marijuana legalised. Why it’s a good thing
The Constitutional Court judgment is to be applauded for doing away with the assumption that marijuana use by adults in private is always wrong.
[ANALYSIS] How far must people in Africa travel to get to a hospital?
Only 16 out of 48 African countries and islands have access to hospital services within the WHO's two-hour time threshold.
[ANALYSIS] Here’s why ex-offenders in SA should get a resettlement grant
Politicians' kneejerk dismissal of an idea that could help rehabilitate ex-offenders is unhelpful.
[ANALYSIS] Why inquiry into corruption in SA needs to act with urgency
Justice Zondo needs to get under the skin of the politics of state capture in South Africa, to get on record what happened, and why.
[OPINION] Does SA have a microplastics problem? Our research says yes
South Africa needs to strengthen its response to plastic pollution.