The city’s government wanted the wealthy and overwhelmingly white areas of the city to subsidise the development of the poor and overwhelmingly black areas.
South Africa is quite capable of delivering world-class healthcare to all its citizens. But this is constantly being hampered by an increasingly unconducive environment.
Climate change is causing jacarandas to flower earlier. If this trend continues, they could be at risk of flowering when it’s too cold and become dormant.
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Gauteng citizens need to know the uncomfortable truth: for the next six years, their water supplies will increasingly have to be restricted.
The rise of the black romantic comedy in South Africa dovetailed perfectly with the advent of streaming services - creating a box office phenomenon.
Africa’s urban challenges are increasingly well known and documented. But the amount of data produced on urban Africa still pales in comparison to other parts of the world.
Despite millions of free homes built since 1994, spatial inequality in South Africa remains high. A study evaluating a programme to boost rentals in well-located areas found mixed results, however.
Labour migrants from other provinces into Gauteng and the Western Cape are more likely to be employed than the two provinces’ permanent residents.
Johannesburg is not the most anxious or dangerous city in the world, but its global reputation, history and architecture make it a valuable site for thinking about how anxiety structures our lives.
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.
Political mistrust is high as the country looks to the next municipal elections in 2021.
Successful coalition governance ultimately depends on political maturity and the ability to govern across divisions.
Late detection of breast cancer means treatment is often drastic and frightening for patients.
South Africa’s Department of Water and Sanitation has plans in place to ensure adequate water supply until 2040 and beyond.
All signs point to the Democratic Alliance being in deep turmoil which will affect its strength as South Africa’s official opposition.
South Africa needs to develop low-cost housing solutions that are inherently comfortable and environmentally sustainable. Green roofs could be part of these solutions.
It's much easier for people to access fatty, salty food than it is to find healthier options.
The election will not change the government, but may change the balance of power between the two factions of the governing ANC, led by Cyril Ramaphosa and Jacob Zuma.
Graffiti contributes to place-making by creating meaningful or identifiable spaces.