Verbal and physical abuse appeared to be an expression of both helplessness and an exercise of power.
Understanding the drivers of early childbearing in specific contexts is important for effective policy making.
The system is well-resourced for urban and well-off families, but leaves the poor and mostly rural youth inadequately prepared.
More countries on the African continent must urgently get involved in clinical trials so that the data collected will accurately represent the continent at a genetic level.
A readable and important new book on the struggle for justice in South Africa's Oukasie township does not go far enough to question the feasibility of grassroots resistance.
Empatheatre's latest production is more than a play about three characters who live near the sea. It's a model for collective consultation on how to save the ocean.
Prison life is about routine: each day like the one before; each week like the one before it, so that the months and years blend into each other.
Because low-income settlements are unplanned, crowded and without sanitation, there are many viral infections that cause health problems.
South Africa won't flatten the COVID-19 pandemic curve unless all citizens have the means to stay at home. But for many, it's either they stay at home and starving, or go out to make a living.
While small businesses will be partially cushioned by government support measures, there's no support for the most vulnerable workers.
The rising demand on the world market for cocoa has put pressure on Ghana's forests.
Protected areas in Nigeria are generally hampered by limited funds and resources.
This is a hugely important find. It means that one of our earlier ancestors possibly originated in southern Africa.
Her commitment to the communities she was serving was unwavering. She ensured that research results were disseminated to communities before presenting at conferences.
A lockdown by itself is not a magic wand for fighting coronavirus.
COVID-19 has brought to the fore the interdependency of business and society. It's time for amendments to the social contract that underlies societal support for business.
In any national health disaster calling individuals to voluntarily restrict their movements and interactions, the conflict between public interest and personal autonomy is bound to become messy.
Crowdsourcing is a promising approach to biomedical research and development (R&D) and could produce solutions to pandemics like this one.
Lagos is vulnerable to heavy storms but the impact can be mitigated with better preparation.
The South African National Defence Force has suffered from terrible neglect over the past 25 years of democracy.
Densely populated urban areas are great drivers of economic development and innovation, but that also makes them a fertile ground for the spread of pandemics.
How are tests developed for a specific virus and how does a country get the test kits it needs?
Nigerian society has drilled into everyone that certain top roles are reserved for men.
The clock is ticking: in the absence of government support, not being able to work means waste reclaimers don't have money to buy food.
His life's work was asserting the humanity and history of the Bantu people, while proposing that the soul was able to bring knowledge of the past and of the future into the present.