The earth's own magnetic field offers a useful way to measure the age of rocks - information that can help unpack ancient events and aid our understanding of the present.
Africa's broadcasters have a large role to play to ensure that country and western grows to its full potential on the continent.
Archaeology is not only about stones and bones: it is mainly about the people of the past. DNA is one way to get from the stones and the bones to the people and their stories.
South Africa's Competition Commission may be wasting resources in undertaking market inquiries as they are expensive and yield little results.
Khanya College's curriculum was quite different from the one taught at other universities of the time. Its students studied oral African literature and history alongside Western literature.
A rush of ancient DNA projects in Africa has presented the curators of archaeological skeletons with ethical issues because research requires the destruction of human bone.
Academies simply don't know how they're doing when it comes to the representation of women compared to their counterparts within the science-policy environment.
Our fascination with space shows no signs of slowing down, 60 years after the Soviet Union launched the world's first satellite, Sputnik.
Britain's Labour under Corbyn is smelling power, and the making of a new social revolution. In contrast, in South Africa's governing ANC is in disarray, with no moral compass or credible leadership.
Do boys and girls from diverse cultural settings experience their transitions into adolescence? Their cultural differences don't make a difference, but their genders do.
South Africa should review its rural development strategy and land reform policy to win the fight against rising poverty.
The returned musical "King Kong" embodies the germinating seeds of two potential and mutually exclusive South Africas.
KPMG South Africa sets a potential example of how shareholders can attack the soft underbelly of private sector state capture enablers.
"Flipped classrooms" aren't yet common around Africa, but a partial flip that marries technology and collaboration has real potential.
The rapid penetration of internet technologies in Africa provides hope for e-commerce's continued growth. Potential online stores need to understand what draws or pushes customers away.
The promise of BRICS was that it would usher in a new approach to development. But after meeting annually for the last nine years there's no sign that the old order has been challenged.
Two fossils found in South Africa provide direct evidence of parental care in extinct pre-mammalian ancestors.
An upcoming UN meeting on witchcraft and human rights in Geneva is set to focus on the rising attacks on Albinos and the trade of body parts in sub-Saharan African.
Bringing the past into a digital space creates so much more overt space for interpretation and different narratives.
The belief that ancient Egyptians needed help from supernatural beings to built the Giza pyramids relies, unavoidably, on racism and colonial attitudes.