Scientists debate the medical benefits of booster shots. But there’s another aspect to consider: bioethics.
More and more students want their universities to lead the way on sustainability issues. But are institutions doing enough to produce industry leaders who can meet that challenge?
If a vaccination certificate becomes mandatory for work and other activities, does that mean vaccination is effectively mandatory too?
Recent developments in the organisation of production have led to the decline of wage employment across much of the world.
While the pandemic undoubtedly sped up the uptake of educational technology in higher education, it doesn’t point to an entirely online future.
While the food insecurity rate held steady in 2020, the racial hunger gap increased.
Two urban policy experts explain why taking down highways that have isolated low-income and minority neighborhoods for decades is an important part of the pending infrastructure bill.
Inequality within developing countries continues to rise.
A new book explores physical culture in a social and historical context, focusing on colonial settings.
Much of the commentary on the July riots, which cost over 300 lives and billions of rands in damage to the economy, has neglected the long history of violent protests in the country.
The investor has already given half of his $100 billion fortune to charity and he has pledged to disburse nearly all of the rest.
In his new book, Nigeria Democracy Without Development: How To Fix It, international political economist Omano Edigheji explains why democracy has not led to development in Nigeria.
The cost of decarbonising the UK’s energy system is falling disproportionately on the poorest.
In this moment of crisis, South Africa urgently needs decisive action. But all too often South Africans of all political stripes seem trapped in stale discourses.
In the formal real estate industry, there is an emerging narrative that affordable housing deficits in African cities represent a vast untapped market
Universities shouldn’t only attend to the knowledge and skills graduates need for work but also the factors that give graduates a better chance of earning a living and participating in society.
Teaching kids better budgeting won’t fix post-pandemic inequalities. A more robust social safety net, less hoarding and squandering of wealth and more equitable tax policies might.
Hunger is not the cause of the current social upheaval. But, taken along with other deep-rooted structural inequalities, it provides additional fuel for socio-political conflagration.
In 1970, Gil Scott-Heron penned a spoken word song called ‘Whitey on the Moon’ that criticized the 1969 Moon landing. A hip-hop scholar explains why the song still reverberates today.
Frelimo, which governs Mozambique, has squandered the enormous political capital it enjoyed at independence. It now remains in power through violence, intimidation, harassment, and threats.