Predatory publishers are vultures feeding on academics’ worries about output and incentives.
If there's a general sense that academic publication is about knowledge dissemination rather than meeting performance targets, academics and universities become less vulnerable to predatory journals.
South Africa's finance minister Malusi Gigaba failed to impress when presenting the eagerly awaited 2017 medium term budget.
Red carnations are laid on the Berlin tomb of German communist leader Rosa Luxemburg during a ceremony to commemorate her death.
If Rosa Luxemburg and her comrades had been successful with their German revolution in 1919, history would most probably have taken a very different course, avoiding the rise of fascism in Europe.
When women are remembered as part of the Communist or any other political tradition it's often as an afterthought, or as part of the support system of the revolution.
A man sells bottled water in Lagos Nigeria, a country with abundant water resources but little to drink.
Nigeria is rich in water resources. but poor management has led to water scarcity in the country.
Modern desalination plant on the shores of the Arabian Gulf where the most desalinated water is produced.
Desalination has been proposed as one of many strategies to deal with the water shortages. But the process is known to be expensive and harmful to the environment.
A canoe ride on a flooded street in Ajegunle, a densely populated area in Lagos, Nigeria.
Heavy rains, poor and clogged drainage systems have made many towns and cities in Nigeria susceptible to massive flooding.
Crossing borders have always been tough for Africans.
The introduction of an African passport has the capacity to bring about increased migration of Africans within Africa.
In happier days. Former Eskom CEO (right) shakes hands with President Jacob Zuma.
The scandals surrounding South Africa's power utility, Eskom, was caused by the neglect of corporate governance rules by the board, the executive authority and the public enterprises minister.
A protest in support of Raymond Suttner released from detention in 1988 by apartheid authorities.
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In the new introduction to his prison memoir South African anti-apartheid stalwart Raymond Suttner uses the word 'betrayal' to explain his break from the ANC.
The not-for-profit sector continues to grow in Africa and across the world.
Non-governmental organisations are criticised for pandering to the whims of the donor community at the expense of local populations. The real question is: can they bring about real change?
The leadership crisis experienced at the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa reveals deep seated corporate governance failures in the management of the country's state owned enterprises.
Senzeni Marasela, ‘Covering Sarah IV’, 2011.
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South African Visual Artist Senzeni Marasela's work creates a tension between the narrations of public wounding and her private one.
Microplastics are a major ecological concern causing damage to marine life.
Microfibres and microplastics are a massive problem for marine life. Once ingested, they
severely affect marine animals ability to eat. There's also concerns about their toxicity.
The behavior of Ford South Africa around the fires that have engulfed its 1.6-litre EcoBoost Kugas model is a classic case of how not to handle a corporate crisis.
Sikhumbuzo Makandula’s ‘Ubuzwe II’, 2016, Digital photograph: Inkjet on Epsom Ultrasmooth. The mural kaSebe/Sebe’s Lip (2011) is by artist Buntu Fihla.
In an image-saturated world, it can feel like we are beyond being moved. But five exhibitions in South Africa's Eastern Cape province in 2016 managed to capture memory and ego in exactly the right proportions.
Lack of support for beneficiaries of land reform in South Africa has seen many new farmers fail to live off the land.
South Africa's government makes much of its efforts of putting more land in the hands of the previously disenfranchised black majority. Yet, many beneficiaries continue to wallow in poverty.
Water’s Edge II (2009) - a print related to the ‘Black Smoke Rising’ series.
Hidden underneath painting codes are the violence and bloodshed of colonial exploitation. ‘Lull’ is a daunting reminder of this.
A billboard of US president-elect Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin in Danilovgrad, Montenegro.
The world needs great leaders who thrive on making a positive difference to people’s lives and not on festering fear and war mongering.
South African President Jacob Zuma. What next?
South African President Jacob Zuma's days of spinning out court cases indefinitely and at taxpayers' expense may soon come to an end -- possibly his worst news in a week of bad news.