The sub-imperial formation called BRICS, which pretends to be a progressive global force could be divided by a series of crises.
Faced with a massive food production shortfall, Africa can look towards India's Green Revolution to jump start its agricultural output.
South Africa's Public Protector, has been exposed as incompetent after trying to meddle with the constitutional mandate of the country's central bank.
South Africa needs to restore trust and effective bargaining mechanisms between key stakeholders to revive the ailing economy.
How do you prevent urban sprawl? Researchers look to a program in New Mexico for an answer.
South Africa's 14 point plan to achieve economic recovery lacks detail and vision of how the country is going to get itself out the prevailing economic crisis.
Why keep buying and chucking when you can rent and return?
Nearly one-fifth of US GDP is spent on health care. Where does all of that money go?
Data suggests a smart-meter plan to shift electricity use to off-peak hours has had almost no impact.
Research finds higher levels of housing debt among pre-retirees are linked to them working for longer.
The Democratic Republic of the Congo has scheduled its 15-year-old mining code for review. The country must ensure reform that benefits its people.
Understanding what parts of society are susceptible to natural hazards and why, is key for emergency services and risk managers.
Canada's economy faces a radical shift as abundant energy and resources could propel the country toward a Star Trek future.
The prevailing mandate of the South African Reserve Bank is informed by sound economics and the need to protect the institution from the whims of politicians.
A new study finds that giving small loans to very poor people reduces both the incidence and depth of poverty in the developing world.
It was going pretty well until 2017 began.
South Africa's Public Protector, Busisiwe Mkhwebane has touched on two highly contentious issues: the unresolved bailout for a local bank three decades ago. And the role of the country's Reserve Bank.
Even though the shift towards part-time employment has actually been happening for many years, it now appears to be slowing.
It's time South Africa stopped stereotyping its young people as being disinterested and morally bankrupt and started engaging them.
Achievement is largely locked in by the age of 25, so those who do not have a Year 12 qualification by then are unlikely ever to have one.