The Cane Toad has caused irreversible change to cultural practices of certain communities in Australia.
In richer countries, the socio-economic impact of invasive species can be tackled through technology or adaptive behaviour. But this isn't the case in poor countries.
Cape Town’s Muizenburg beach. Water shortages in the city hasn’t deterred tourists.
A drought levy is being proposed for water scarce Cape Town. The levy is facing wide opposition and there are claims it's punitive and punishes those trying to save water.
Global faith organisations are working to end violence against children.
A groundbreaking High Court ruling outlawing the spanking of children in South Africa has outraged some Christian bodies that claim parents are entitled to hit their children in a "godly way".
Ron Eland, at far left, in Great Britain’s 1948 Olympic team. The stories of Eland and other black athletes must be told.
Pic taken from Haliday, J. (1950). Olympic Weight-lifting with Body Building for all. London: Pullum & Sons
Writing and rewriting black sporting history is a means of redressing exclusion.
Children must be taught to read for comprehension, not just to parrot what they hear.
The problem in learners' reading performance lies in how reading is taught in most South African schools. Learners are not taught to understand the written word and make sense of it for themselves.
As 90-year-old Thumekile Mthiyane proves, you’re never too old to learn or try new things.
It's common knowledge that children are voracious learners but the famous cliche suggests that you can't teach an old dog new tricks. This simply isn't true.
South Africans eat too little fruit and vegetables. Food gardens in urban and rural communities could help.
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South Africa has problems with hunger and obesity and both are linked to malnutrition. But solutions like taxes, education, regulating food advertising and labelling can help the problem.
Dr Chris Barnard remains the only South African scientist who ever achieved global celebrity status.
Heart of Cape Town Museum
The unprecedented media interest in the first human heart transplant 50 years ago transformed many of the rules that governed the relationships between medicine and the media.
South Africa’s sport facilities are sorely lacking.
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Sport participation in South Africa remains rooted in the dilemmas of colonial society. It necessitates an ongoing need for discourse, debate and dialogue on decolonisation in sport history.
Citizen scientists collecting soil and fine-roots from under unhealthy plants.
Cape Citizen Science
Humans - the very "carriers" who can spread dangerous microbes unthinkingly from their equipment and shoes - can instead become the first line of defence against a possible microscopic invasion.
The presence of US troops in Africa must be questioned by governments and citizens.
The deaths of four American soldiers in Niger last month highlighted the nature and implications of US military presence in Africa.
An activist during Jacob Zuma’s rape trial in 2006. He was acquitted and went on to become South Africa’s president.
The #Metoo campaign shows that we should not think of Harvey Weinstein as an isolated case, or just one bad apple. There are thousands more like him. Globally, sexual harassment has become normalised.
In Africa, many patients with kidney failure either incur catastrophic out of pocket medical bills or die.
Chronic kidney disease is a global problem with about 10% of the world's population suffering from the disease.
Egyptian athlete Manal Rostom wearing the Nike Pro Hijab.
With its "Pro hijab" Nike has mainstreamed what is generally considered as an oppressive and marginalised garment.
Archbishop Desmond Tutu celebrated his 86th birthday and the unveiling of an arch in his honour outside St George’s Cathedral in Cape Town.
Emeritus Archbishop Desmond Tutu embraces everything noble in Aristotelian virtue ethics and African philosophical systems alike.
Demo menolak pemerkosaan di Yogyakarta tahun 2012.
Aliansi Laki Laki Baru
Laki-laki menganggap 'membuktikan' kejantanan mereka itu normal, tapi menurut riset tidak demikian. Memerangi salah paham ini dapat mengurangi kekerasan.
National science academies must do more to draw women in.
Mitchell Maher/International Food Policy Research Institute/Flickr
Academies simply don't know how they're doing when it comes to the representation of women compared to their counterparts within the science-policy environment.
Leaders use translators during the inauguration of President Mr João Manuel Gonçalves Lourenço of Angola.
Raising the status of the African languages to that of official languages in South Africa post-1994 led to an explosion of translation and interpreting work in local and foreign languages.
Andile Gumbi beats down his opponent Given Mkhize in the King Kong musical.
The returned musical "King Kong" embodies the germinating seeds of two potential and mutually exclusive South Africas.
Researchers are getting closer to understanding how some people are more susceptible to posttraumatic stress disorder.