Collusion between the police, the department of correctional services and the private company, G4S, has made it impossible to enforce accountability.
Le contenu politique de nos flux personnels ne représente pas seulement le monde et la politique à nos yeux. Il crée de nouvelles réalités, parfois “alternatives”.
The political content in our personal feeds not only represents the world and politics to us. It creates new, sometimes “alternative”, realities.
Fossils aren’t just pieces of the past that allow scientists to look backwards. They can play a role in modern policy decision-making, too.
A policy intended to help the majority of South Africans improve their lives has instead been abused to benefit only a few.
Thousands of plant species are used in African traditional medicine. Extracts from some of these plants are part of important pharmaceutical drugs.
South Africa could benefit from having a dedicated institution to oversee whistleblower protection.
Medicinal plants and the associated indigenous knowledge could offer alternatives for women who lack access to modern contraceptives.
Street traders in South Africa play a significant role in the country’s economic and social development and deserve to be protected in terms of the Constitution.
Cities have the authority and duty to consider children’s rights as part of climate change responses.
Urban ecosystem services sustain life but aren’t well protected.
Behind the statistics are real people with real life stories of illness, death, disruption, sorrow and even despair.
Citizens must always be vigilant that the exceptional powers do not become permanent and that the powers are not used to achieve other objectives.
China has been very successful at crime control while South Africa has neglected rehabilitation and failed dismally at resettling ex-offenders.
Afrigen will be a technology transfer and training hub: it shares technology and develops skills specifically around how to produce a safe, effective and affordable mRNA vaccine.
Across the country, South Africans were stepping up to support one another in ways we have rarely seen.
The ‘multiplier effect’ of literacy empowers people by enabling them to meaningfully participate in society and improve their livelihoods.
The right to free and fair elections may be undermined if political parties cannot campaign due to COVID-19 restrictions by the state.
Wider acceptance of indigenous plants could help reduce over-reliance on exotic food varieties.
One way to break the cycles that return offenders to prison is through the way society treats ex-offenders, providing them with basic human needs such as employment.