Informal trading in Fordsburg, Johannesburg.
South Africa needs to rethink the role of the informal economy as it mulls over ideas to beat joblessness.
Technology has a lot to teach kids, especially if it’s available in more than one language.
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Schools should consider offering mobile learning technology in multiple languages to help pupils learn better in subjects like maths and science
A significant number of South Africans can’t find jobs and scrounge for a living on the sidelines of the economy.
South Africa's jobs summit failed to acknowledge fundamental issues in the approach to development and job creation.
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa, left, introduces the country’s new Finance Minister, Tito Mboweni, in Cape Town.
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South Africa's new finance minister comes with considerable skills and political finesse needed to steer the country out of its economic quagmire.
Anti-Apartheid protest in the 1980s are mere snapshots of time in the long journey towards equality, paved by the sweat and blood of those in the African National Congress and beyond.
Understanding the impact of Apartheid requires looking beyond Nelson Mandela's achievements to the bloody struggles of the African National Congress and international forces prolonging the violence.
Torrefaction produces a substance that can be burned like coal.
Biomass that's been through a torrefaction process could do the same duty as coal, with far less water use and less pollution.
Cyril Ramaphosa’s economic stimulus package shows that he and his political allies are in charge of economic policy.
Ramaphosa's stimulus package is more interesting for what it says about the politics of economic decision making than for its likely impact on the economy.
Climate change could affect South Africa’s tourism.
Research says South Africa's picture perfect weather conditions are a tourist's dream.
Fundamental questions of ethics are involved in donor transplant decisions.
Doctors in South Africa performed a liver transplant from an HIV-positive donor to a HIV-negative recipient. Major ethical questions came into play.
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa was recently the subject of a racist video rant.
Calls to impose harsh prison sentences for verbal crimen injuria are often premised on the need to deter such behaviour.
Relationships at work affect employees’ decisions to stay in jobs.
While pay and profit are not irrelevant in employees’ work decisions, there are other motivators.
Land is a contentious and emotive issue.
Some South African land owners feel like the current debate portrays them as being opposed to reform rather than cooperative.
Detail from Father of the Innocents, from the series, Mandela A Life’s Journey, by John Meyer.
The desire to eulogise, as often appears to be the case in this exhibition, does not allow space for questions that might allow for a fuller explication of the nature of Mandela’s legacy and its relevance beyond South Africa.
South Sudanese children playing football in the capital Juba.
Today in South Sudan's political climate, footballing success may wield more symbolic importance than anything else.
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Saving the rhino means tackling demand for its horn.
Lithium batteries offer renewable energy electricity power storage.
High quality Li-ion batteries could help Africa optimise renewable energy.
Swings can be educational tools.
The way science is currently taught in southern African countries ignores the fact that the whole environment is a laboratory for learning.
Foreign spaza shop owners are being accused of selling “fake” food.
Foreign shop-owners in South Africa are accused of selling counterfeit food and food beyond its sell-by date. These claims are driven by politically charged opinions, not evidence.
A small hospital in Wakiso district in the central region of Uganda.
Only 16 out of 48 African countries and islands have access to hospital services within the WHO's two-hour time threshold.
New coal mining operations could threaten
South Africa's Mapungubwe World Heritage Site.