Men who had to take responsibility for younger siblings growing up were not concerned about conforming to dominant ideas about manhood.
About 60% of children in South Africa under 10 years don't live with their biological fathers. But research sheds light on those who despite the pressures remain involved in their children’s lives.
South Africa’s Finance Minister, Malusi Gigaba, needs more than the 14-point plan to revive the economy.
South Africa needs to restore trust and effective bargaining mechanisms between key stakeholders to revive the ailing economy.
Supporters of President Jacob Zuma reacting to the vote of no confidence proceedings in parliament.
Unless parliament passes a motion of no confidence in him, which is not on the cards any time soon, Zuma's future depends on whether he's weakened in the African National Congress, not parliament.
The opposition is determined to get rid of President Jacob Zuma even if it means overriding democracy.
What South Africa's opposition parties want Parliament and the courts to do would damage the country's democracy.
Marble statue of Roman Ceres or Greek Demeter.
The Romans inherited their idea of human nature from the Greeks.
The Greco-Roman society believed that people weren't born human, they became human. But how can humanity be defined?That's what the project of decolonising the humanities could be dedicated to.
South Africa’s previous finance minister, Pravin Gordhan, delivering his medium term budget last October.
The amendments to South Africa's Money Bills Act don't go far enough - for one, they do not address incoherence in Parliament's oversight of taxes.
Presidents of Kenya, Guinea, US and Nigeria’s Vice President at the G7 Summit.
Under the Trump administration Africa is only likely to matter in the fight against terrorism and in providing American companies with economic opportunities.
World Bank President Jim Yong Kim speaks during the Milken Institute Global Conference in the US.
The World Bank has changed direction. It won't be giving up on public funding, but it will increasingly be trying to attract private investors to developing countries.
Kenya abolished primary school fees in January 2003.
Kenyans should be demanding to know if the country is ready or able to offer free secondary education given past failures.
Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown citing cost as a reason to stop the last phase of renewables.
Eskom's stand threatens the viability of the entire renewable energy sector in South Africa, something which plays into the hands of those pro coal and nuclear.
Reserve Bank Governor Lesetja Kganyago. The role of South Africa’s central bank is at the centre of a heated debate.
A financial system that is sure to collapse if the central bank cares about people’s well-being goes against democratic principle.
Sometimes people like poetic justice because the law is not in a position to mete out what is deserved.
Patrice Lumumba: 1925 - 1961.
Patrice Lumumba had a vision for the DRC. He believed that a lasting peace could be achieved through good will, not rifles and bayonets. The great man's vision now lies in tatters.
Children marching on the
anniversary of the Soweto uprising.
It's time South Africa stopped stereotyping its young people as being disinterested and morally bankrupt and started engaging them.
Women make up a large portion of South Africa’s public works programme.
South Africa's public works programme is a laudable idea. But it must be closely monitored to make sure it doesn't lead to unintended consequences, especially for women.
A protester calling for President Jacob Zuma’s removal.
The misfortunes experienced by Brian Molefe, the CEO of South Africa's power utility Eskom, shows that the battle for the country's public purse is not a one way bet.
The southern African region can benefit from beneficiating produce like sugar.
The Southern African Development Community (SADC) roadmap towards greater regional trade integration and development is a good start but lacks detail.
Ancient Greek philosopher Socrates is famous for having been called wise in part because he wouldn’t label himself wise.
It is a tall order to try to become wise. And the bad news is that it appears harder than many philosophers have thought.
Protests over housing at, an informal settlement near Johannesburg.
Recent events suggest that South Africa's government may be resorting to short-term measures to pacify anger over lack of housing. But what's needed is a major overhaul of the housing policy.
People with albinism often isolate themselves to avoid discrimination.
People with albinism tend to identify with the black rather than the white community. Their physical differences, though, mean they don't fit into either race group.