South Africa’s Constitutional Court embodies values of justice and transformation. How can law schools do the same?
For law faculties, the transformative vision embodied in South Africa's constitution provides a potent driver for change. So what does a transformed law faculty look like?
Julius Malema, leader of the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF), greets supporters at the launch of the party’s local election manifesto in Soweto.
Understandable anger about the excessive inequality in South Africa lies at the heart of the rise of the radical Economic Freedom Fighters. The problem is how the party wants to address these issues.
Research on animals like the Black Sparrowhawk, using biomarkers, can help map how urbanisation affects animals.
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Urbanisation exposes wildlife to new man-made stresses which affect species in a variety of ways.
Movements of insectivorous species that migrate, like the cuckoo, may be influenced by the migration of prey insect groups.
Birds migrating to Africa are threatened by issues like habitat loss. Studying their movement patterns will show the challenges these species encounter on the continent.
Activists outside the European Commission show their disdain for existing measures against tax evasion and money laundering.
In Africa, commercial activities are the largest component of illicit financial flows. This is followed by organised crime and then public sector corruption.
There’s a big gap what between universities teach and what industries need.
Financial institutions in Africa are worried that universities aren't producing graduates with relevant skills for the industry.
Demand is growing for statistical ecologists to research climate change. Rapidly growing mega-cities in Africa, like Lagos, face the highest risks.
Some of the most in-demand ecologists in Africa are specialists in statistics. But this is currently a scarce skill combination in Africa.
There are several ways to defend a defamation claim in South Africa.
Is it defamatory to ‘name and shame’ alleged rapists? Absolutely, according to South African law – and those who share that information on social media are liable too.
As South Africa celebrates 22 years since the end of apartheid this month, a new survey by Afrobarometer suggests the country still has a long way to go in fulfilling the promises of freedom.
Des informations adaptées aux besoins des fermiers permettent de réduire leur vulnérabilité climatique.
De récents travaux menés en Inde et en Afrique montrent que pour s’adapter aux changements climatiques, il convient d’associer connaissances locales et dernières données scientifiques sur le climat.
Food security efforts need to look beyond urban agriculture.
It's important to question whether the promotion of urban agriculture can actually help people, or whether other solutions should be explored.
In semi-arid areas, climate information that is tailored to farmers’ needs can reduce their vulnerability to climate change.
Building on local experience and having access to current and expected climate trends is crucial to adapting to climate change for farmers in semi-arid regions.
An ambulance arrives to evacuate casualties from a fire at the Nakumatt supermarket in Kenya.
Few African emergency centres are able to provide comprehensive emergency care because they are staffed by general practitioners.
Harvesting rooibos in South Africa’s Suid Bokkeveld.
Good models have been developed to ensure benefit sharing in the biodiversity business. But major challenges prevent developing countries from translating this into social justice.
Gwede Mantashe, general secretary of South Africa’s governing party the African National Congress, holds the key to Jacob Zuma’s future.
For the time being at least, South African President Jacob Zuma is not ready to relinquish power. But perhaps sooner rather than later he may have to face the inevitable.
South Africa’s Constitutional Court has ruled that President Jacob Zuma failed in his duty to ‘uphold, defend and respect’ the Constitution.
The Constitutional Court judgment in the opposition's case against President Jacob Zuma represents the exercise of judicial authority and expertise at the highest level by international standards.
Avec plus de 9 millions de cas par an, la tuberculose est un fléau mondial. Son traitement est compliqué par l’émergence des résistances. Une nouvelle voie s’ouvre : conforter l’immunité des malades.
South Africa has a long way to go to make a fair contribution to the global goals set out under the Paris Agreement.
The Paris Agreement marks an important step towards climate change mitigation – one in which developed and developing countries alike take action.
South Africa’s high unemployment rate is the result of a disconnect between growth in employment and growth in the labour force.
To realise the benefit of the final phase of the demographic transition, South Africa needs to grow employment and improve the labour market prospects for its younger working-age population.
Antiquated methods of treating TB included sunbathing. The modern-day equivalent is vitamin D supplements.
In countries such as South Africa with a high burden of TB and HIV, vitamin D could be an extremely effective and cheap weapon to include in the arsenal against TB and HIV.