A young man wearing an African National Congress shirt joins in student protests in South Africa. Party politics and student politics shouldn’t mix.
It's time to change how student representatives are elected at South Africa's universities. The existing process gives far too much space and power to political parties.
A lone cow stands next to a dried up river in South Africa.
The water crisis in South Africa could have been avoided through better planning.
President Jacob Zuma took over as leader of the ANC with a promise to reconnect the party with the people. His legacy suggests otherwise.
Judged by general citizen sentiment expressed at the grassroots, Jacob Zuma has failed to bring the ANC closer to the people. Research shows substantial alienation between the ANC and communities.
Producing brilliant graduates is one thing – developing and nurturing those who want to remain in academia is quite another.
Universities in South Africa have tried to "grow their own timber" in a bid to diversify staff bodies. These programs haven't been wildly successful. Why, and what can be done differently?
Ejuba, the drone that was used to research the effectiveness of the cargo-carrying drones, is now being used to transport medical supplies.
Drones could provide an essential cargo-carrying service in rural areas where there are fewer clinics, less healthcare workers and limited transport services.
Mine workers walking outside a hostel in Rustenburg. A national minimum wage could help narrow the income gap.
International experiences indicate that South Africa could reduce income inequality by introducing a national minimun wage.
South African fans got into the World Cup spirit in more ways than one.
More male babies were born in South Africa nine months after the country hosted the 2010 World Cup. There's science behind it.
A Kenyan woman does a financial transaction using her mobile phone.
Financial inclusion has so far focused on enhancing a poor person’s cash flow. But it needs to involve more. Not enough consideration is given to encouraging poor people to build assets.
South Africa is heavily dependent on burning coal to generate electricity.
Environmental racism remains a reality in South Africa. It is poor, black citizens who live on the most damaged land and in the most polluted neighbourhoods.
For the first time in a long time, South Africans are hearing stories about those who have been silenced.
Student protests in South Africa, as well as an unrelated clash between lawyers, have offered a chance for the country to hear voices that are usually marginalised.
The Angolan government failed to use revenues when the oil price was high to tackle massive social and economic challenges.
As the oil price crisis deepens, Angolans are beginning to ask what actually happened to the glut of oil dollars. Very little has come from the oil boom of 2004-14.
Protesting students make their way through South Africa’s capital city, Pretoria.
Don't let the name fool you: the #feesmustfall protests at South Africa's universities are about far more than a single issue. A student who has been deeply involved in the protests explains.
Vumani Oedipus being staged at the Market Theatre in Johannesburg.
Is there value in reviving Western classics in post-colonial (South) Africa? Is this not perpetuating Western cultural imperialism?
Thousands of students from the University of the Witwatersrand demonstrate during protests against fee increases which have spread to other major universities in the country.
Innovative new forms of funding must be pursued to address the higher education challenges in South Africa.
South African students clash with police during violent protests in the parliament precinct in Cape Town.
Students need to get off campus and convince society that free education is a goal worth fighting for.
Manifestations d'étudiants à Johannesburg.
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Frais de scolarité élevés, baisse significative des financements publics … les universités sud-africaines sont en crise, alors que les étudiants sont descendus dans la rue.
Ivory Coast’s President Alassane Ouattara at an election campaign rally.
Ivory Coast’s democratic election in 2015 may be another example of good news out of Africa that is ignored by the global media.
The fight for lower or no university fees should be taken beyond campuses to places where South Africa’s financial elite rule.
The next step in South African students' fight against high university fees could be taken beyond campuses. The final battle will be fought at the country's National Treasury and Reserve Bank.
A student at Johannesburg’s University of the Witwatersrand sums up the motive for ongoing campus protests.
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South Africa's higher education sector is dramatically underfunded. Polite conversations between vice-chancellors and the government have failed. It's time the voices of student activists was heard.
Journalists Thami Mazwai, left, and Jon Qwelane before the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s special hearing on the media. They accused the white-owned press of colluding with apartheid.
South Africa seems more divided than ever on the media, as the governing ANC revives plans for a dreaded tribunal many fear would muzzle the press.