In South Africa, Cape Town fears "Day Zero", when the city will have to ration water drastically. The phenomenon threatens other cities as well but solutions exist.
Women don't want to be reduced to ceremonial roles; they believe they can add value in making decisions.
The latest World Bank report on South Africa addresses solutions to the country's economic challenges.
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has to show that he's a decisive leader who can take unpopular decisions.
When covering Africa, Bourdain rejected the monolithic way media outlets have historically depicted the continent's diverse cultures and populations.
Africa has a real challenge when it comes to using academic research and evidence to design policies.
Moving people without taking their social and economic concerns into consideration isn't the way to deal with urban slums.
Inclusive innovation processes could be extremely valuable to low-income and disadvantaged communities in South Africa.
African countries should be looking to initiate or host more clinical trials to improve the continent's health systems.
South Africa needs to harness its service sector into an innovative and export orientated way to push back poverty, unemployment and inequality.
In South Africa the preparation of history teachers as well as the teaching of history is in serious need of attention.
Many African elections are less than ideal. But is the rest of the world really that much better?
South Africa's proposed new tobacco laws will tighten the grip on how cigarettes and other tobacco products are sold, marketed and regulated in the country.
The SKA global project could be a driver that contributes to South Africa' economic growth.
South Africa's land reform debate must not lose sight of the real issue: how to provide enough food to feed its people.
Scientists can be powerful influencers and role models. So there's reason for concern when the same names and faces dominate coverage and visibility.
Treatment for drug-resistant TB remains problematic as the painful daily injectable patients receive for at least six months leaves more than 60% deaf.
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.