Getting access to a university doesn’t necessarily mean feeling comfortable in that space.
Students experience intense feelings of discomfort, confusion and even embarrassment at being classified as “different” and an “anomaly” alongside the norm of white academic success.
Private security guards secure Uber offices in Parktown, a suburb of Johannesburg. Its drivers are constantly under attack.
The future of private security is beset by many challenges and what forms of regulation would be required to align it with the public interest.
Kayentapus ambrokholohali footprints belong to an animal of about 26 feet long, dwarfing all the life around it.
Theropod image adapted by Lara Sciscio, with permission, from an illustration by Scott Hartman
Until this discovery, theropod dinosaurs were thought to be considerably smaller, at three to five metres in body length, during the Early Jurassic.
Data shows gender disparities in networking.
The low share of women revealed in this data is problematic for two reasons: a lack of diversity, and what it shows about women's participation in the social network of informal collaboration.
Most South African police officers view their job as primarily just that -
a job and a means to survive.
Born and raised in poor circumstances, many South African police officers find themselves in the job after original aspirations slipped beyond reach.
The National Research Foundation doesn’t have enough money for the growing number of researchers who qualify for “incentive” funding.
South Africa's National Research Foundation will dramatically scale back “incentive” funding to rated researchers, both those who already have a rating and those who will be rated in the future.
Cape Town’s drought and associated water shortage has escalated disaster level.
Cape Town promised alternative water sources with the ongoing drought being declared a disaster. Its main strategy is water rationing but climate models are also being used.
Forty years after the apartheid regime clamped down on the free press, South Africa's media continues to face threats, albeit in more subtle forms than in the past.
Barkly Pass, the stratotype for the Elliot Formation. These beautiful rocks hold ancient secrets.
The earth's own magnetic field offers a useful way to measure the age of rocks - information that can help unpack ancient events and aid our understanding of the present.
South Africa’s Supreme Court of Appeal has upheld a High Court Decision to reinstate almost 800 criminal charges against President Zuma.
The Supreme Court of Appeal judgment means that South Africa's president must be prosecuted - unless the national director of public prosecutions decides again to drop the charges against him.
Research of ancient DNA has tended to ignore previous studies about the bones themselves.
A rush of ancient DNA projects in Africa has presented the curators of archaeological skeletons with ethical issues because research requires the destruction of human bone.
Archbishop Desmond Tutu ‘s deep spirituality drove him to fight for freedom and justice.
Archbishop Desmond Tutu is first and foremost, a spiritual leader, a man of deep prayer. This motivated his participation in supporting South Africa's liberation struggle.
KPMG South Africa stands accused of advancing state capture and has come under immense pressure.
KPMG South Africa sets a potential example of how shareholders can attack the soft underbelly of private sector state capture enablers.
Medical mediation has become a buzzword in health departments across the world as an alternative to taking legal action to solve disputes.
Lessons learnt from a flooding in the Indian state of Odisha has helped reduce casualties.
There is increasing evidence from across many African and South Asian countries that contextual, timely climate information, helps farmers manage the risks they face.
Local communities across Africa need to be drawn into conservation decisions to fight wildlife crime.
Local and indigenous communities remain mostly excluded from real benefits, and conservation often comes at a huge cost to them.
Interventions piloted in the North to help meet the SDGs may not be as efficacious in the Global South.
Leaving no-one behind is a catchphrase that seeks to ensure that all people benefit from the global development agenda set in the sustainable development goals.
In South Africa one of the biggest barriers to suicide prevention is that psychiatric and substance use services are often not integrated.
The 17 Sustainable Development Goals have distinct functions but are interrelated and requires an integrated approach from both scientists and policymakers.
In the Democratic Republic of Congo, HIV is still highly stigmatised.
HIV remains a synonym for death in Kinshasa and many leave testing and treatment until it's too late. It's not common knowledge that an infected person can live a normal and healthy life.