Solar power technology has huge potential for Africa. But there are some barriers.
The short term interests of investors could lead to long term problems in sub-Saharan Africa.
A desk is a place to work. But it can also be a symbol of prestige and power, as EPA administrator Scott Pruitt has demonstrated in his choice of expensive and ostentatious desks for his office.
High municipal electricity tariffs pose a serious threat to South Africa's machinery and equipment manufacturing industries.
The music industry, like all other media, can be censored to some extent. So how does this change its output?
A new book on so-called 'new power' can help us understand transformations in journalism like increased collaboration and use of digital technologies for investigative journalism.
Much of American power is built on its position at the heart of the international trade and finance system.
The practice of calling attention to false stories – with actual fakers then levying the charge on their accusers – dates back to battles between progressive reformers and corporate media outlets.
South Africa's obsession with nuclear energy under the leadership of President Zuma, is dangerous.
The urban heat island and summertime blackouts.
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Today, we're asking why some of the most disadvantaged parts of our cities cop the worst of a heatwave and how you -- yes, you! -- can do your bit to reduce the risk of a summer time blackout.
The shake up at South Africa's power utility, Eskom, sends a good signal about where Cyril Ramaphosa is taking the country.
A history of inequality and division in society has reinforced a sense of separation – and it has benefited the far right.
After a month of operation, the Tesla battery at Hornsdale Power Reserve in SA is outperforming expectations - and the model is set to be emulated in Victoria
As the service becomes more professional and diverse, the less it can be influenced by boys' clubs.
A majority of white Americans now believe that white people experience racial discrimination, and memes like #ItsOkayToBeWhite are only fanning the flames.
South Africa's President Jacob Zuma seems to be making a final push to secure the nuclear power deal before his tenure comes to an end. But it won't be easy.
Amid news that solar power capacity will outstrip nuclear by 2018, what do those assertions really mean?
The energy debate in Australia is making daily headlines. This glossary of the energy debate is our attempt to decipher the language behind the debate in simple terms.
In the first study of the relationship between gender and national identity, the authors wonder if the answer might explain why the country still hasn't had a female vice president or president.
The national story of an anonymous Reddit user's post – and the threat to unmask him – raises important questions about the role of online communication in our society.