Khartoum at sunset. The city’s architectural heritage is under threat.
Students at the University of Khartoum are protesting about a secretive plan to move the institution from its historic buildings.
Former South African President Thabo Mbeki.
A central goal of Thabo Mbeki’s African Renaissance was the right of African people to determine their own future. But the country he governed struggled to embrace his pan-African vision.
School nutrition programmes help reduce the risk of children developing obesity.
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In-school nutrition programmes can reduce the chances of children suffering from childhood obesity.
South African and ANC President Jacob Zuma and Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa.
South Africa's governing ANC has to respond to public outcry about state capture or run the risk of electoral losses.
The shadows of a mother and child are cast on a shack in a township in South Africa. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko.
Progress in South Africa's welfare system is being hindered by corruption, labour disputes and a lack of research and innovation in the field.
Lecturing is an important, intimidating job and the academic’s role is changing all the time.
Universities stand to benefit enormously if excellent teachers are celebrated and given the chance to share their skills, and if they have the power to really change their institutions.
Women scientists are far more common today than they were in the early 1900s.
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Women have come a long way in science, but plenty of work remains. After all, gender bias in science doesn't happen in a vacuum.
Dance music, with its advanced technology and millions of fans, is the fastest-growing musical genre.
Thanks to technology the DJ has become a musical God of sorts. Under post-capitalism, where we’re looking for a new way of understanding cultural objects, the DJ now plays a pivotal role.
Every student has their own story and their own concerns. Lecturers need to listen.
Coming to understand students' individual stories allows lecturers to guide, mentor and support them.
Finance minister Pravin Gordhan’s budget speech has put the ANC government’s plan to fight poverty and reduce inequality back in the spotlight.
Finance minister Pravin Gordhan would need President Zuma’s undivided support to drive bold economic reforms. But, signs suggest that he does not have such support and is undermined by the president.
Cattle drink water from an almost dry dam in South Africa. The drought in the region is one of a number of troubling issues that remain largely hidden from public sight.
One of the many intriguing ideas of the Austrian philosopher, Ludwig Wittgenstein, was this: the limits of my language means the limits of my world. Does this explain the failure to see the gathering gloom…
President Jacob Zuma delivers his State of the Nation address.
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Jacob Zuma tried to cover everything under the sun in his State of the Nation address. The speech was not pivoted on an anchor. It was a collection of inputs from various government departments.
South Africa hasn’t veered away from nuclear as an energy option, but President Jacob Zuma signalled a slowdown.
President Zuma indicated a welcome slowdown in the South African government's stated intention to invest in nuclear power plants.
Students demand free access for all at the University of Cape Town in South Africa.
Many people dismiss the idea of free, quality public university education out of hand. But there are many ways to make it happen - and it all ties back to the idea of education as a public good.
Refugees walk through a frozen field after crossing the border from Macedonia, near the village of Miratovac, Serbia.
In contrast to what we have been taught - or teach our students - we are living in an increasingly hybrid world.
Les dirigeants toxiques créent des conditions de travail souvent destructrices et dégradantes.
Le management toxique concerne tout autant les leaders que les organisations elles-mêmes. Ces dernières années ce phénomène s'étend. Analyse et typologie des formes de leadership nuisible.
School fee exemptions that are meant to help poor families can actually cause them major problems.
South Africa's fee exemption system is at the heart of a deepening divide in the country's school sector. It's time for a major relook at how this policy is applied.
Bill Gates pioneered the Breakthrough Energy Coalition, an initiative by 28 billionaires to push for more funding for clean energy.
In the age of austerity, governments have limited resources to invest in new areas of research – like clean energy – that have multiple risks. Billionaires like Bill Gates can help plug the gap.
Toxic leaders make for exploitative, destructive, devaluing and demeaning work experiences.
Three in ten leaders across the world are toxic. Toxic leaders destroy individuals as well as organisations, and affect the performance of a society and country.
The Herbert solar plant in the Northern Cape, South Africa. The panels face the sun squarely and constantly.
Solar power is a key piece of South Africa's energy puzzle.