Nikki Hamblin of New Zealand stops running during the 5000m race to help Abbey D'Agostino of the USA after D'Agostino suffered a cramp.
Although the Olympics have come to an end, fans will continue to be gripped by the infinite micro-narratives that sports fixtures provide. But are these narratives comparable to literary creativity?
Each can of a sugar sweetened beverage has nine teaspoons of sugar. This is more than the recommended daily limit of six.
South Africa's massive and growing obesity epidemic has much to do with people's excessive daily sugar intake.
A supporter arrives at an ANC rally in July 2016 addressed by President Jacob Zuma.
In this new world where its lost thousands of votes does South Africa's ruling ANC know who it is, how to be in opposition, or how it might fight its way back to winning ways?
Podcasts are emerging as an arguably easy-to-access, affordable mode of creating new spaces for discussion and debate.
The podcast has emerged as a promising medium for facilitating ongoing debate about issues that need more time than mainstream, profit-oriented media or the changing tides of hashtags might allow.
Herman Mashaba, businessman and member of the Democratic Alliance, now mayor of Johannesburg.
Business people who become politicians can bring fresh energy into the public service. They come from an ecosystem that is driven by urgency to produce measurable results.
Protesters decry the decision by the South African Broadcasting Corporation not to air scenes of violent protest.
There were high hopes that the SABC would become a true public broadcaster after the end of apartheid when it was used ruthlessly as a propaganda machine. But those hopes have since been dashed.
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump during a campaign rally in Sunrise, Florida.
Achieving greater freedom and equality for all identity groups is African democrats' primary goal. By contrast, American democrats have traditionally been preoccupied with individual rights.
South African Airways is undoubtedly in crisis.
The costs to South Africa of maintaining the ownership of a national airline are proving to be unbearably expensive. It's time to let the struggling carrier go.
A year on from South Africa’s #feesmustfall protests, funding remains a hot issue.
Academia is being asked to do less for more, and universities are at financial breaking point. This has implications for all South Africans.
South Africa has claimed back its status of the largest economy in Africa, toppling Nigeria, due to the appreciation of the rand. What's prompted the movement?
The poster for ‘Do The Right Thing’
With #BlackLivesMatter and a never-ending list of African Americans being killed by police, the film ‘Do The Right Thing’ is even more relevant now than when it was released 27 years ago.
President Jacob Zuma, Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa and former anti-apartheid activist Sophie de Bruyn at the unveiling of a monument to the 1956 women’s march.
South Africa's past tells us that, under certain conditions, women mobilise in ways that produce significant political results. But the country's present shows how easily these gains can evaporate.
South African President Jacob Zuma reacts during the official announcement of the municipal election results in Pretoria.
Various commentators have wrongly over the last 22 years said that black people voted blindly for ANC governments. There's no better example why the academy needs a dramatic post-colonial overhaul.
South Africa's struggling economy may have played a big role in determining the outcome of the 2016 local government elections, but the future direction of economic policy remains uncertain.
Supporters of South Africa’s governing ANC with a mock coffin of the opposition EFF at the ANC’s Siyanqoba rally ahead of local elections.
The ANC has faced an inexorable, gradual decline in support since 2004. There is no evidence that it has been able to reverse this trend.
South Africa, despite its bold commitments to improve breastfeeding, does not have national data to monitor breastfeeding rates to ensure that its policies are being effective.
A national minimum wage can address South Africa’s inequality.
Establishing a national minimum wage in South Africa will benefit the country by addressing working poverty and high levels of inequality.
Family murder was understood as a sign of larger ills.
During the 1980s, press coverage of South African family murders suggested that something was ‘wrong’ with white society – and with the white Afrikaans men who were usually seen as perpetrators.
A replica of a Homo naledi skull.
New evidence suggests that Homo naledi didn't deliberately deposit their dead in a hidden chamber.
South Africa’s economy isn’t growing. Solutions are within its grasp.
The South African Reserve Bank has forecast zero percent growth for 2016. Some urgent steps are needed to get the country out of this hole.