In announcing free higher education, South African President Jacob Zuma, lobbed a populist hot potato at the ANC elective conference but it's ordinary people whose fingers will be burnt.
Developing country governments need to give attention to the risks associated with new technologies and develop context-specific responses.
Interactions between sharks and humans happen in a variety of places. That means reducing conflict needs different interventions.
For some, the mobile phone revolution has produced new work opportunities.
The extent to which mobile phones can support and sustain real improvement in young lives is depressingly finite unless significant interventions occur.
The astronomic rise of the price of bitcoin over the past 12 months raises fears that the cryptocurrency is set to crash which could see many people lose money.
Some homes in Cape Town are now harvesting rainwater from their roofs.
Water is increasingly becoming scarce as the climate changes. There are four changes that cities can make to adapt to water scarcity.
President Jacob Zuma has appointed David Mahlobo, a close ally as energy minister.
Even if the nuclear plan can be massaged in South African President Jacob Zuma’s interests, it won't be enough to ensure the deal goes through.
Jejak kaki Kayentapus ambrokholohali, binatang dengan panjang tubuh sekitar 8-9 meter, mengecilkan seluruh kehidupan di sekitarnya.
Theropod image adapted by Lara Sciscio, with permission, from an illustration by Scott Hartman
Tim kami secara tidak terduga mengungkap bahwa dinosaurus karnivora yang sangat besar dengan perkiraan panjang tubuh 8-9 meter juga hidup di Afrika bagian selatan.
Stigma stops people from getting tested for HIV, and staying on their treatment. Unless it's addressed, the AIDS epidemic will persist.
Data should be open, shareable - but not at the expense of African researchers and communities.
A focus on collaboration among African universities and research institutions is crucial in developing national policies that meet the principles of open data while keeping it safe from exploitation.
Allocution du Président Mugabe, à Harare, le 19 novembre 2017.
Dans ces deux pays, les familles au pouvoir depuis des décennies voient leur position brutalement remise en question. Un espoir pour toute l’Afrique australe.
South African Reserve Bank deputy governor and registrar of banks, Kuben Naidoo, has the tough task of curbing money laundering.
Supplied by SARB
South Africa's Reserve Bank is facing a growing challenge of illicit financial flows and money laundering from gangs and errant businesses hell-bent on tricking regulators.
Carefully tracking the migration habits of birds like the Barn Swallow can help to conserve these species.
If Europe is going to reap the benefits of conservation measures at home, its experts need an understanding of where “their” birds migrate to when they head off to Africa.
Mugabe tried to impose his wife on his party as his chosen successor.
Are we witnessing the end of an era in which dictators stayed in power for decades? If so this must be good not only for Angola and Zimbabwe but for southern Africa as a whole.
Biomedical innovations can work with traditional methods like x-rays to guide doctors’ decisions.
African countries need to start producing and developing their own medical devices. Suitably skilled biomedical engineers are needed for this sort of innovation to take root.
Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa, in Cape Town.
From a heritage perspective, the transformation of Cape Town's grain elevator into an art museum delivers an innovative and creative solution to retaining and reusing industrial heritage sites.
South Africa’s Police Minister Fikile Mbalula’s biggest challenge is to ensure that criminals are brought to book.
Poor leadership in crime intelligence and a struggling detective service are affecting the ability of South Africa - where a murder happens every 28 minutes - to bring down crime.
While many South African police officers, who were born into poverty, grew to appreciate the job, they want more for their children - careers requiring degrees - and work to provide them.
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.