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.
Egyptian-born Australian musician, Joseph Tawadros.
African Australians contribute to all major musical genres - from dance to hip hop and beyond.
South Africans debating the zero rating of certain products for VAT purposes must realise it isn't a panacea for poor people and should be accompanied by other policies.
Groundwater is used extensively in arid regions like South Africa’s Karoo.
Groundwater is often seen as a resource that never runs out. This isn't true.
Bone artefacts from various South African Stone Age archaeological sites have been interpreted as arrowheads.
J. Bradfield (as published in Bradfield, J. & Choyke, A. 2016. Bone technology in Africa. In: H. Selin (ed.), Encyclopaedia of the History of Science, Technology, and Medicine in Non-Western Cultures, pp, 20-27. Springer).
Species-level identification of bone tools has been undertaken for the first time in southern Africa.
With the right investment, the next few years could be extremely exciting for Nigerian neuroscience.
The Vaal River in Gauteng, South Africa’s richest province, is polluted.
South Africa's local governments lack a clear separation of legislative and executive powers.
British Prime Minister Theresa May during her South Africa.
The British prime minister's visit to Africa comes amid increased interest by China and France.
US President Donald Trump is accused of siding with white right wing groups on South Africa’s land reform issue.
The US president's comments about South Africa's land reform stem from his view that whites are under attack from blacks.
The review of South Africa's list of zero rated VAT items faces a tricky challenge of shielding the poor while ensuring that the relief isn't exploited.
A supporter of Uhuru Kenyatta after the Kenyan president’s ICC charges were dropped in December, 2014.
As transitional justice efforts have become more widespread, their mandates have also become increasingly ambitious.
The push to nationalise South Africa's Reserve Bank is informed by the mistaken view that private shareholders affect monetary policy.