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.
Neutrinos, we’re looking for you! Japan’s Super-Kamiokande detector.
Kamioka Observatory, ICRR (Institute for Cosmic Ray Research), The University of Tokyo
The Nobel Prize-winning research on neutrinos is expected to push the boundaries of science and technology.
People throughout Africa can play a part in the work of the Square Kilometre Array even if they are not scientists.
Citizen science will ensure that the skies have no limit when it comes to research, as ordinary people are encouraged to take part in simple acts of exploration.
A billboard campaigning against crude oil theft. Nigeria is under pressure from falling oil prices and China’s economic slowdown.
How should Nigeria weather yet another episode of oil price shock? This time it's likely to be worsened by two events of significant global effect.
Initiates undergoing the traditional passage to manhood in Qunu, in the Eastern Cape, South Africa. Many either die or get maimed during the winter practice.
The practices around the traditional passage to manhood in South Africa are changing and beginning to encompass women as family patterns change. But, there are mixed feelings about the changes.
The tainted VW Group may drag the rest of the car manufacturing industry into the mud.
The VW emissions scandal gives governments every right to increase their supervisory role beyond regulation and to involve themselves to a much larger degree in economic activity.
Girls walk to school in South Africa’s poor Eastern Cape province.
A lot has changed for the better in South Africa's education system - but inequality remains a thorn in the country's side. How can we disrupt educational inequality?
University deans must wear many hats while they try to act as a pivot between academics and management.
Could targeted, specific leadership development help university deans become the kinds of managers South African universities need?
Most African countries record less than 75% of their births and deaths.
In Africa, only four countries record more than 75% of their births and deaths. This creates an unequal system and impacts on how governments plan for these citizens.
A painting from Botha’s Shelter in the Ndedema Gorge in the Drakensburg, said to be home to a rich tapestry of San art and life.
Wits University Press
Formlings are representations of flying termites and their underground nests. They are associated with botantical subjects considered by the San to have great spiritual significance.
Women wait in line to fill buckets from a communal clean tap in Masiphumelele, Cape Town, South Africa. The country has extremely high levels of inequality.
Thomas Piketty's visit reminds us of the need to reconsider South African inequality-fibbery. His inequality critique is vital, but only if it can withstand the neoliberal embrace.
The health workforce crisis is one of the faultlines in the provision of health care in South Africa.
To turn around the performance of South Africa's health system and make it more equal, there are three challenges that need to be addressed.
A view of Alexandra township, a slum overlooking the Sandton skyscrapers in Johannesburg. Addressing inequality has been a major challenge for South Africa.
Will Thomas Piketty's visit to South Africa trigger the rewriting of the country's recent economic history? His analysis and ideas on how to address inequality are hard to ignore.
The Global South is engineering new anti-poverty strategies, leaving traditional left analysts in a quandry.
Could the surge of worker and popular resistance worldwide provide the global trade union movement with an opportunity to take the lead in developing a broad coalition of social forces?
Amendments to South Africa’s competition law provides more scrutiny of pricing practices in oligopolistic markets.
South Africa's tightening up of its competition law enables it to punish collusive conduct by firms, but there are major obstacles to implementing the changes.
The Economic Freedom Fighters’ entry into parliament is the most dramatic example of political realignment in South Africa.
The Marikana massacre of 2012 triggered strikes across South Africa and political realignment. But could this, and the formation of the United Front to rival the ANC, have long-term significance?
French economist and author Thomas Piketty. His book on inequality has lessons for developing economies such as South Africa.
Inequality remains one of South Africa's major problems. Thomas Piketty's visit to the country provides an opportunity to explore ways to deal with this problem.
Africa faces high data costs but it does not deter Africans from using the internet.
For millions of South Africans, access to data for the internet is a luxury.
Africa needs to utilise different kinds of capital to grow its entrepreneurs. Nigeria’s Aliko Dangote relied on family savings to start his businesses.
Innovators and entrepreneurs will ensure that Africa continues to grow. But they need to be nurtured to lead the development.
Dung beetle rolling in the shade.
Dung beetles have been cleaning up the planet for at least 65 million years. The 6000 species across the world have adapted to a life at the back end of the food chain in the most remarkable ways.