The limited "consultative and advisory powers" of the Pan African Parliament hamper the African Union's ability to achieve a prosperous and peaceful Africa as envisioned in its Agenda 2063.
New South African research supports evidence that urbanisation has a positive impact on people's lives and must be managed appropriately for development.
A focus on collaboration among African universities and research institutions is crucial in developing national policies that meet the principles of open data while keeping it safe from exploitation.
If Europe is going to reap the benefits of conservation measures at home, its experts need an understanding of where “their” birds migrate to when they head off to Africa.
Farm dwellers' conclusion is that the politics associated with land is not about an organised emancipatory movement. Farm dwellers are mainly preoccupied with daily survival strategies.
Policy needs to focus on making the teaching profession stable and more appealing. South Africa must ensure its locally trained teachers have more reason to stay in the country.
South Africa's governing party is invoking concepts and emulating strategies first developed by authoritarian regimes in Eurasia.
Family support, being valued in their own homes and enjoying strong support from their social structures helped instill lesbians in a conservative South African province with a strong sense of self.
The imposition of the fee free higher education proposal on South Africa's National Treasury without due consideration represents an escalation of the state capture led by President Jacob Zuma.
There is very little clarity as to who owns what land in South Africa. A lack of reliable data and statistics doesn't help.
South Africa's President Jacob Zuma seems to be making a final push to secure the nuclear power deal before his tenure comes to an end. But it won't be easy.
A different form of state capture is underway in South Africa's rural areas where traditional leaders are selling off people's land to miners. But communities are fighting back.
If there's a general sense that academic publication is about knowledge dissemination rather than meeting performance targets, academics and universities become less vulnerable to predatory journals.
There are disturbing questions around the complicity - witting or unwitting - of UK global financial institutions in the transnational network set up by President Jacob Zuma and the Gupta family.
South Africa must act to halt the decline and save its universities' well deserved global reputation of excellence.
While many South African police officers, who were born into poverty, grew to appreciate the job, they want more for their children - careers requiring degrees - and work to provide them.
Students experience intense feelings of discomfort, confusion and even embarrassment at being classified as “different” and an “anomaly” alongside the norm of white academic success.
Recent research suggests that humankind's origins lay outside of Africa. This is the nature of science: a paradigm that cannot be questioned on a regular basis becomes a dogma.
South Africa's finance minister's medium term budget speech offered hope of potential economic game changes. But will he be bold enough to make them?
South Africa's finance minister was honest about the problems facing the country. But he made no real suggestions that the government will start doing things differently.