South Africa’s celebrated state prosecutor Gerrie Nel, known as ‘The Bull Dog’, is to lead the country’s first private prosecutions unit.
Even though private prosecutions have been allowed in South African for almost 100 years, they are fairly rare and there has been only one known successful private prosecution.
South Africa lacks a clear definition of disability – and its limited view of who should be regarded as having a disability in the labour market is at odds with international practice.
Reducing the amount of salt one consumes over the summer holidays is important to maintaining long term health.
University “transformation” has a unique meaning in South Africa.
If researchers pose the right questions about transformation, this can lead to better answers, stronger policies and, ultimately, real change.
South Africa has 11 official languages. Why do universities only favour two?
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Universities pay too little attention to the knowledge and experiences that students bring to their institutions from different cultures and backgrounds.
Teaching and learning from music often occurs spontaneously.
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The value of music-inspired play in early childhood should never be underestimated.
Sampling is a powerful scientific tool - when it’s used honestly.
Some water researchers are ignoring the evidence offered by sampling if it doesn't fit their preconceived notions. But science should always be honest and open.
A proposed new law is set to allow surrogate parents in South Africa to also take leave to care for their babies.
South African law requires surrogate mothers to hand infants to their legal parents without undue delay. But it doesn't provide leave for these parents to care for their infants. That is set to change.
Le parc national du Simien en Éthiopie.
Guinée, Cameroun, Cap-Vert, Gambie, Niger, RDC, Éthiopie... Une promenade sauvage sur le continent africain en sept étapes.
Jazz in the classroom not only teaches children to play instruments; they may also learn a range of essential life skills.
Many middle-class parents buy classical CDs because it is supposed to make their kids clever. But a jazz-loving academic has started using her favourite genre in early childhood learning.
Much is expected of South African President Jacob Zuma when he delivers his 2016 State of the Nation Address.
The general loss of faith in the economy is the most important issue President Zuma must address. More radical social and economic transformation, with emphasis on land reform will be most critical.
Until recently, traditional healers in South Africa have operated relatively freely from government interference.
Newly proposed regulations in South Africa that would change the way traditional healers operate have come under fire.
Scuba diving must be done in a sustainable manner to preserve the industry.
Africa has a number of excellent scuba diving sites, but these must be maintained sustainably to keep attracting different divers.
Africa is the go-to destination for tourists seeking animal safari trips.
Safaris are a major tourist attraction for those travelling to Africa - and visitors are spoiled for choice on the continent.
Hunting for game at the Iwamanzi Game Reserve in South Africa.
Hunting remains a controversial pastime. But that hasn't stopped it attracting hunters wanting to track Africa's wide array of wild animals.
The Simien National Park in Ethiopia is home to globally threatened species.
There are several relatively unknown eco-friendly locations in Africa that adventure-seeking tourists would find delightful.
Anse Source d'Argent beach, La Digue island, Seychelles is one of Africa’s finest beaches.
Africa has some wonderful beaches. A serious traveller should visit at least one of them once in a lifetime.
The ANC faces its toughest municipal elections test next year amid falling support.
The annulment of the Tlokwe byelection results is a blow for the governing ANC. It has had a torrid 2015 and faces difficult local government elections early next year.
South African Oscar Pistorius at his trial for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.
The Supreme Court of Appeal found that Oscar Pistorius must have foreseen, when shooting, that whoever was behind the toilet door might die, but reconciled himself with that possibility.
Farmers beat the stalks of sweet wormwood trees to extract the leaves during harvesting in rural China, The plant contains artemisinin, the drug which won the 2015 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine.
The drug partly responsible for more than halving the rate of malaria over the last 30 years and which won this year's Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine has a long history of use.