South Africa’s economy was built on strong mining activity which has declined in recent years.
The economic transformation discussion document released by South Africa's governing party, the ANC, fails to be radical.
US President Donald Trump has gained notoriety for his social media posts.
US President Donald Trump often owns the conversation on Twitter for all the wrong reasons. But why use the same tactics we're criticising him for? And what would be an appropriate response?
South Africa’s government is trying to approach student funding differently.
The ministerial task team's report presents a jaundiced view of an important organisation that's opened the doors of higher education to many who would otherwise have been closed out.
Uber has caused waves across the globe and is facing some challenges.
Global ride sharing app Uber, is experiencing different development trajectories in its two major African markets, Kenya and South Africa.
South Africans waiting in line to register for social grants.
South Africa's social grant scandal seems to back up highly regarded views on public governance that Public Private Partnerships aren’t naturally efficient.
Several initiatives have been launched to foster a sporting culture more conducive to the involvement of women in South Africa, including new laws. But evidence shows much still needs to be done.
In an attempt to plug a growing deficit, South Africa is increasing wealth taxes.
In his 2017/18 budget speech, South Africa's finance minister Pravin Gordhan opted to focus on taxing high income earners to find desperately needed money.
President Jacob Zuma and Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan. Gordhan is standing firm against any political pressure.
South Africa's Minister of Finance, Pravin Gordhan, downplayed the topic of energy in his budget speech. There is good that can be taken from this.
Airports Company of South Africa, a majority state owned enterprise, is set to be hit by a regulatory own-goal that puts further pressure on the country's credit rating.
An aerial picture of a section of the Hagadera camp in the Dadaab complex near the Kenya-Somalia border.
A Kenyan court has ruled that the government's closure of Dadaab refugee camp is unconstitutional. This will affect the future of the refugees currently in the camp.
Students march at South Africa’s Stellenbosch University in 2015. They were seeking a legal right to be taught in English rather than Afrikaans.
Next year South Africa’s Stellenbosch University will celebrate its centenary. A recent conference to discuss the anniversary has reminded everyone present that knowledge is a fickle mistress.
South Africa’s Minister of Finance Pravin Gordhan flanked by his deputy Mcebisi Jonas and Director-General Lungisa Fuzile.
A lot more goes into the making of South Africa's final national budget than many people realise. The process involves extensive legalities designed to ensure public oversight.
In his recent state of the nation address South Africa's President Jacob Zuma spoke emphatically of "radical economic transformation" causing nationwide debate. What does it really mean?
A protestor holds a placard during a rally supporting refugees worldwide and in reaction to Trump’s travel ban.
Unfortunately potential solutions to Trump's ban are few. Refugee agencies cannot force the US to take refugees and so they will need to find sanctuary elsewhere.
South Africa’s Temba Bavuma celebrates his century against England in Cape Town, South Africa.
South Africa's cricket is on the rise again, now represented by players of all the country's races. One of them is Temba Bavuma. His first test century in 2015 knocked a few perceptions for a six.
A significant number of young South Africans struggle to find jobs.
While South Africa's youth unemployment is a structural matter, the country must find ways to alleviate the challenges in the short-term.
The domestic deployment of the military is almost always a sign of growing state repression.
A shopper prepares to pay at an informal shop in Soweto, South Africa. Smaller retailers are struggling to grow.
Southern African economies need more organised and sustainable measures to increase the participation of emerging suppliers in supermarket value chains. This will help economic transformation.
South Africans queue to vote in the 2016 municipal elections. The governing ANC is accused of wanting to generate ‘fake news’ to influence voters.
The planting of messages and countering narratives in the media is not new. It's part and parcel of contemporary politics especially during elections. The internet simply makes an old problem worse.
Having good, well-trained teachers in their early lives benefits children enormously.
Many people look down on foundation phase teachers, believing it requires little training or expertise. This couldn't be further from the truth.