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.
There are many different ways to approach the thorny issue of decolonising knowledge.
Critical decolonisation means accepting risk of error. It means considering whether indigenous knowledge systems might contain truths that western science hasn't accessed.
Cycle lanes work in Florence, Italy. That doesn’t mean they’ll work everywhere.
Successful policy interventions, especially those in the social realm influenced by the vagaries of human behaviour, don’t seem to travel well.
When academics are pushed to publish and to compete, teaching and research can take a back seat.
More must be done to develop mechanisms based on intrinsic motivations of committed, quality academics. It's important to limit the harms currently being caused by rent seeking.
The best sort of life would include both happiness and meaningfulness. Although one sometimes has to choose between these two values, one ought to strive for a life in which there's plenty of both.
Manifestations antigouvernementales à Pretoria début avril 2017.
Si le gouvernement sud-africain n’entend pas renoncer au déploiement du nucléaire dans le pays, ses chances d’y parvenir sont sérieusement diminuées.
A woman leaves a polling station after casting her vote during the 2013 Kenyan elections.
Kenya's progressive 2010 Constitution brought improved women's representation in Parliament and public life. But historical prejudices remain, always more intensely apparent during elections.
South Africa’s power utility, Eskom, desperately needs a tariff hike.
South Africa's power utility Eskom wants regulatory reporting requirements waived. The country's regulator faces possible court action if it agrees.
Protests in South Africa are about more than just service delivery of basic services such as water and electricity. They reflect a wider crisis about the failure to build a more equitable society.
Enrolling children in in pre-school is essential for their development.
Child support grants are an income resource that enables caregivers to make healthier food choices and provide the means to send their children to school earlier.
For the decolonisation of knowledge to be successful, it must be driven by critical thinking.
Phrases like “knowledge production” conceal the fact that knowledge answers to something beyond itself and beyond us. To produce knowledge is to find out about something.
Eskom CEO Brian Molefe addressing the media.
Alon Skuy/The Times
A closer look at the supposed successes of Brian Molefe at South Africa’s power utility, Eskom, shows that they are not what they have been made out to be. They are paper thin.
Energy Minister Mmamoloko Nkhensani Kubayi (R) being sworn in.
The South African government is not giving up on its push for a controversial nuclear power plan. But it's chances of succeeding have been greatly reduced.
South African Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa’s apology for Marikana has ignited controversy.
South African Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa's apology for his role in the 2012 Marikana massacre has no credibility, as there wasn't full disclosure.
In Maboneng, bikes and bistros abound. In adjacent inner-city Johannesburg, people struggle to survive.
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Maboneng in Johannesburg represents one strand of the type of urban “development” that's advocated for by the proponents of “global cities”.
University lecturers must keep learning new ways to teach.
It takes a combination of formal and informal learning to equip academics to become better teachers. Universities need to encourage both approaches.
Africa needs to improve governance, build infrastructure, and reduce trade barriers to achieve inclusive growth.
REUTERS/Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah
The need to connect African markets to aid development will once again be discussed at the World Economic Forum. The debate needs to move beyond the usual rhetoric.
Recent protests against President Jacob Zuma outside parliament in Cape Town.
A ruling by a South African court makes it unlikely that the country will see any nuclear development in the foreseeable future.
Johannesburg’s night sky with its most densely-populated suburb of Hillbrow in the foreground.
Accra and Johannesburg have some way to go before making it onto anyone's top 20. Both cities have a desperate gap between rich and poor but inequality is not a uniquely African problem.
The face and character of protests in South Africa seems to be changing.
Protests in South Africa have largely been confined to black working class townships and informal settlements. Is this beginning to change?