Young African penguins are following the usual cues to feeding grounds only to find that the sources of food in these places is no longer available. This is devastating for their numbers.
Finance minister Pravin Gordhan, his deputy Mcebisi Jonas, and Reserve Bank Governor Lesetja Kganyago.
The decision to give former Eskom CEO, Brian Molefe, a seat in the country's parliament comes with the potential to cause great economic pain for South Africa.
Julius Malema and his fellow opposition EFF MPs being bundled out of parliament for disrupting President Jacob Zuma’s speech.
Opposition parties in sub-Saharan Africa struggle to prove themselves worthy to skeptical voters who, unlike in Western competitive systems, don't trust them over former liberation movements.
The Ford Kuga brand has been blemished in South Africa by its propensity to burst into flames which has caused a recall of over 4000 cars.
Some considerable damage has been done to the Ford brand as a result of the Kuga fires but Ford South Africa can still make amends.
It may look like a game of Lego, but it’s a serious exercise in innovation.
We're living in a time of rapid transformation in terms of what's required for a country's workforce. Design thinking is one way to prepare graduates for these changing times.
Young rugby players have a higher risk of sustaining a concussion and take longer to recover from the injury.
Parents play a vital role in managing concussions when their children play rugby.
Nigerian former sex worker “Beauty” at a social support centre for trafficked girls near Catania in Italy.
Nigerian women migrating to Europe are increasingly aware that work hidden in the form of menial jobs is actually sex work, even though they cannot imagine the brutality that comes with it.
A significant number of young South Africans struggle to find jobs.
While South Africa's youth unemployment is a structural matter, the country must find ways to alleviate the challenges in the short-term.
Leaders of the BRICS bloc of states in Goa, India where they hatched the plan to launch a new credit rating agency.
The BRICS bloc of states have resolved to establish an alternative credit rating agency to counter western dominance in the financial markets. Will it work?
Fokofpolisiekar’s lead vocalist Francois van Coke.
A pioneering documentary about South African punks, Fokofpolisiekar, doesn't only focus on the band, but also illuminates the evolution of the documentary form.
Family members of the psychiatric patients commemorating their deaths.
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A South African politician under whose watch 94 psychiatric patients died resigned this week. But should she be taken to court to be held properly accountable?
A new understanding of subspecies, such as Reichenow’s Helmeted Guineafowl, can help conserve the birds.
It's difficult to sort out the conservation 'wheat' from the 'chaff' when too many subspecies are defined.
People with a certain gene have an adverse reaction to the antiretroviral efavirenz.
Up to 50% of the people who take the efavirenz antiretroviral react particularly badly to it and need to change drug regimens.
Presidents Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, Muhammadu Buhari, Macky Sall and former Ghanian President John Mahama at a special meeting of Ecowas on The Gambia.
SADC's credibility is at stake. Its lack of political will in acting decisively against despots is at odds with the African Union's goal of promoting legitimate governance on the continent.
Pregnant women in South Africa who live in poor communities are more likely to consider or attempt suicide than the general population.
Depression may lead pregnant women to engage in suicidal behaviour. But the socioeconomic contexts pregnant women are in may also contribute to their suicide risk.
Children need to learn that science is worth getting excited about.
For science to have an impact there must be a genuine will to implement its advances. This requires promoting a greater understanding of science in broader society.
The effects of a sovereign credit rating downgrade would be painful for all South Africans.
Getting input from well-connected academics and researchers is crucial to a paper’s scientific impact.
The scientific impact of a research paper increases with every additional commenter who provides feedback – particularly if the comment came from a well-connected academic.
The bacteria in a mother's breast milk are important because it helps develop a baby's gut. Research shows this bacteria are different depending on where mothers live and what they eat.
Students want things to change at South Africa’s universities.
The push for decolonisation could ironically end up trapping universities in a colonised curriculum.