South Africa's independent regulators have failed. Instead of introducing new ones, alternatives need to be found.
The writing and adoption of a constitution is merely the start point, not the end of constitutional literacy
Monitoring the timing of recurring biological events is key to understanding the effects of climate change.
There is no specific policy guiding the prevention and management of foetal alcohol spectrum disorder in South Africa.
There are three important issues to consider when thinking about quakes: what causes them; how to prepare and plan for them; and, how to move on after a damaging quake.
Midlevel health workers can provide diagnostic and therapeutic services with lower entry qualification requirements and shorter training periods than doctors.
The informal sector represents an opportunity to improve the lives of a large part of the workforce. Government should desist from harming livelihoods and broaden the scope of policy measures.
Top-down reforms like those proposed in the NHI Bill need to be complemented by a bottom-up process of health system strengthening.
There are a number of effective interventions to prevent gender-based violence among adult women and men at risk of HIV infection. But little is known about the effectiveness of these in young people.
Sanders was not afraid to challenge and speak out about sensitive and difficult issues, to people in senior positions of power - and when he did, they sat up and listened.
Beliefs about the role played by foreign nationals in South Africa clearly influence how people think about anti-immigrant hate crime.
These trackways preserve an incredibly brief moment in time. More importantly, they tell us about ancient climates, and how turtle breeding ranges have changed over the millenia
Central banks are expected to act without fear or favour. But to deal with climate change, they may have to encourage financial institutions to favour certain types of activities over others.
Developments in mitochondrial DNA sequencing are returning South Africa's slavery heritage to view.
In large ecosystems, managing elephant populations so they don't exceed a certain threshold number is arbitrary.
As the ultimate custodians, it is urgent that African countries with elephants take
ownership of the processes at CITES.
South Africa's planned NHI has no equivalent in any setting in the world. It's deeply flawed on a number of fronts.
A lesson from the 2012 massacre of mineworkers is the need for government to retain its role as primary governance agent, enforcing clear rules and ensuring the provision of public goods and services.
There's no uniformity around health and safety management programmes and practices within the construction industry.
South Africa’s data collection is constantly improving. That's especially true when it comes to metrics that weren't collected or were distorted for political purposes during apartheid.