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.
Working with bone artefacts from archaeological sites in South Africa's southern Cape region, we've been able to show that some implements might have been used for sound production in the past.
Attitudes to retirement can influence decisions to save and plan for it. In turn, factors such as stress or lack of interest at work can impact attitudes towards retirement.
The world of the fourth industrial revolution looks set to be one dominated by forms of knowledge and industries -- like science and technology -- that have long been dominated by men.
Women were able to pursue an impressive feminist agenda as South Africa made its transition to democracy. But 25 years later there's not a lot left of the early victories.
Health systems are generally structured around nation-states. Migration, especially across national borders, therefore leads to challenges.
Keeping track of migration and urbanisation is challenging, but it's vital for population health that migration and urbanisation is well understood and planned for.