The fervour over plastic waste is not as informed as it ought to be. It is time to focus on more significant dangers to the environment.
South Africa's economic reforms of the 1990s were overdone, destroying some industries and thus impacting economic growth and job creation. A re-balancing of industrial policy is called for.
Appointing a credible director can be a step in the right direction for South Africa's parliamentary budget office.
What should be done to ensure that the SDGs actually change countries' development trajectories? Here are four practical steps.
Politics is being reduced to personalities in South Africa. The real issue is whether the damage that's been done can be undone.
When the policies and programmes developed in Belo Horizonte were rolled out nationally, Brazil experienced a notable decline in hunger.
Arming young people with financial capabilities does improve their employment prospects, but how exactly is still not clear. One possibility is that financial literacy boosts their confidence
Ramaphosa offered five simple yet bold goals for the next ten years that cut across the social and economic structural constraints that inhibit South Africa’s potential.
Most South Africans think prices are rising much faster than is actually the case. This makes the central bank's job of managing inflation expectations much harder.
Teacher training and support, appropriate localised content, technical support and safety and security must all be prioritised.
Inequality persists in post-apartheid South Africa, reflecting the distribution of power. Reversing this will require changing the social processes and relations that underpin it.
The first truth commission to research lynchings has been established in Maryland. It has the potential to educate the public about and support racial reconciliation. But it also faces obstacles.
If the country is to survive its current crisis, government will need to undertake two difficult tasks simultaneously.
Researchers around the world are working hard to find a vaccine that is safe and effective.
The team found evidence of about 50 lions that had been injured or killed by porcupines since the 17th century.
Most of the reasons people don’t take their medication aren't related to the antiretrovirals themselves, but rather social and systemic issues.
On June 1 1949, black South African church members voted to choose their leaders in an unusual poll.
A study showed that most baby food products have a high sugar content.
To a mathematician the idea of, "voter turnout" is not a very precise term. What exactly does it mean? And how is it calculated?
Those in charge in South Africa following its recent election should focus on improving governance and weeding out corruption.