There are several projects and initiatives that offer hope amid all the bad news about African science.
South Africa needs to review its four years decision to exclusively deliver housing through megaprojects.
Improving livelihoods by exploring alternatives to wildlife trade would help to curb the poaching of threatened species like elephants.
High municipal electricity tariffs pose a serious threat to South Africa's machinery and equipment manufacturing industries.
The Scottish club's move to support women's struggles with menstruation and sport is the first of its kind.
Initiatives to tackle South Africa's reading crisis must take the country's realities into account.
The sustainability of the news media is a precondition for good journalism in the public interest. Thus, economic questions should form part of discussions of press freedom.
The chaos visiting South Africa's North-West province shows that ordinary people in rural areas have got a raw deal from ruling party.
There are hundreds of variations on the basic 'flavour' of bird migration.
South Africa is the eight country in the world to adopt the 'Twin Peaks' model of regulating its financial services sector.
The current debate about land reform in South Africa could open the door to reviewing urban land ownership issues.
South Africa's legal position regarding crime victim compensation is unsatisfactory.
Instead of having a separate regulator just for banks, the new system creates one to prevent financial crises, the other to ensure good market conduct and consumer protection.
A furious Twitter row between a TV personality and South African politician about slavery sheds light on the failings of arguments in 280 characters.
This years' Freedom Day in South Africa can signify a difference: a renewal and return to the values of the 1994 social contract
Data reveals that South Africa's strike action is lower than many other countries, and not as prolonged as politicians claim.
The process of institutionalisation may be patchy and uneven. But one thing is clear: Africa is not without functioning institutions.
Not all African leaders are willing to be swept by the democratic reforms of the early 2000s.
Manufacturing one of the world's most important vaccines will have several benefits for South Africa.
South Africa's land reform programme will fail if it continues to neglect smallholder farming.