Villagers from a community in South Africa's Eastern Cape fought to be consulted and for the power to consent to mining their land.
Land is culturally and historically important to people and often this is ignored when addressing land issues.
Photographs tell the story of Nelson Mandela the humanist and take us into the settings that shaped his childhood.
More than 90% of violent crimes in South Africa fall outside the categories named in the police's new anti-crime strategy.
The analysis of the Kowie River rehearses the warnings provided by the colonial and post-colonial destruction of culture and nature.
Reducing Madikizela’s entire life and legacy to her relationship with Mandela has more to do with patriarchal tropes about powerful women than reality.
South Africa has some of the highest mobile voice and data costs in the world. A project to deliver affordable services and keep money in communities with high unemployment rates could be the answer.
Born and raised in poor circumstances, many South African police officers find themselves in the job after original aspirations slipped beyond reach.
South African learners receiving two meals, despite being from arguably poorer backgrounds, had statistically significantly lower stunting levels than children receiving only one meal.
Poor people with disabilities living in rural South Africa are particularly disadvantaged when it comes to accessing health care.
Mining proposals are often hugely controversial in South Africa and can even lead to violence. Better strategic assessments based on participation and precaution would help.
Plague, one of the deadliest diseases in the world, has been reported in several African countries in the past decade.
Research in the Eastern Cape, South Africa, shows that many young, black and poor people do not recognise themselves or their communities in the stories they see, hear or read in mainstream media.