South Africa’s embrace of international conventions has buttressed the country’s reputation in statistical circles. But these global standards prove a poor fit for the country.
President Cyril Ramaphosa has to ensure that reform of critical institutions is placed first. Everything else will be compromised if this fails.
South African consumers aren't confident that organisations always use their information lawfully and for agreed purposes.
Why do once mighty political parties sometimes collapse? Two reasons that have driven some into obscurity are corruption and conflicts within the party. The ANC suffers from both.
South Africa is ahead of the pack when it comes to research output in Africa. But this ranking is not a celebration.
Over the past few years, heads of department and chief financial officers in South Africa have been placed under enormous pressure by politicians to bend compliance rules.
Sports are segregated by sex. But what happens when athletes don't fit neatly into sport's definition of gender?
Wealth inequality in South Africa is not only intolerably high, its also not reducing.
Nelson Mandela's dream of a great rainbow nation has been badly but not fatally undermined by corruption, violence and inequality.
Sharing expertise and experiences of different health and social care professionals can improve health care.
Half of South Africa's population remain chronically poor, and the quarter in-between struggle to stay out of reach of destitution.
Violence is very common on South Africa's various taxi routes.
South Africa's White Paper doesn't outline how science, innovation and technology can improve ordinary people's lives.
South Africa has the potential to improve primary health care.
South Africa has a long history of women at the helm of its foreign affairs ministry but this hasn't translated into a gender balanced foreign policy environment
The new White Paper can help scientists understand better why public engagement is crucial.
Cities need to pay attention to how extreme weather events effect their resources.
Little is known about how many people transition between the informal and formal sectors, a phenomenon called "churning".
In many African states power is concentrated in the executive branch. That's why women's representation in cabinet matters.
South Africa isn't having an honest debate about proposals to fix its power utility Eskom, and the role that renewables might play.