SA Defence Force conscripts return to their base at Ruacana, northern Namibia, in 1988.
The impact that the system of conscription had on the roughly 600,000 white men who became both pawns and agents of the apartheid state has seldom been publicly acknowledged.
Students graduating from the National Academy of Legal Studies and Research, University of Law in Hyderabad.
India has learned valuable lessons about language and bodies of knowledge that could be applied in South Africa's universities.
Nelson Mandela believed education is the most powerful weapon which can change the world.
Nelson Mandela called education "the most powerful weapon with which you can change the world". How can universities bring his words to life?
Young academics need a strong, properly structured support system to climb the ranks and one day become professors.
There are compelling educational reasons to employ more black academics in universities and to give them all the support they'll need to become professors.
Leonardo DiCaprio plays Jay Gatsby in the The Great Gatsby. Jay’s story has been used by economists to explain the combination of unequal distribution of income and less economic mobility.
Evidence on the ability, or lack thereof, of children to rise above the economic status of their parents shines light on the continued persistence of inequality, including in South Africa.
Loopholes in the post-apartheid labour relations framework has created an opening for the re-creation of a cheap labour regime.
Failed by the institutions meant to protect them from exploitation, South African Post Offices workers gave up on the legal system, resorting to illegal means.
Consumption patterns among blacks are complicated by considerations including race, class position and personal relationships.
The black middle class occupies a complex and sometimes precarious position in society, one that requires constant renegotiation.
Widespread protests about poor service delivery have rocked South Africa.
After two decades of democracy, economic inequality in South Africa remains very high. Survey comparability issues make analysing trends tricky, but it is clear that overall income inequality has not fallen…