Harvesting rooibos in South Africa’s Suid Bokkeveld.
Good models have been developed to ensure benefit sharing in the biodiversity business. But major challenges prevent developing countries from translating this into social justice.
Gwede Mantashe, general secretary of South Africa’s governing party the African National Congress, holds the key to Jacob Zuma’s future.
For the time being at least, South African President Jacob Zuma is not ready to relinquish power. But perhaps sooner rather than later he may have to face the inevitable.
South Africa’s Constitutional Court has ruled that President Jacob Zuma failed in his duty to ‘uphold, defend and respect’ the Constitution.
The Constitutional Court judgment in the opposition's case against President Jacob Zuma represents the exercise of judicial authority and expertise at the highest level by international standards.
Avec plus de 9 millions de cas par an, la tuberculose est un fléau mondial. Son traitement est compliqué par l’émergence des résistances. Une nouvelle voie s’ouvre : conforter l’immunité des malades.
South Africa has a long way to go to make a fair contribution to the global goals set out under the Paris Agreement.
The Paris Agreement marks an important step towards climate change mitigation – one in which developed and developing countries alike take action.
South Africa’s high unemployment rate is the result of a disconnect between growth in employment and growth in the labour force.
To realise the benefit of the final phase of the demographic transition, South Africa needs to grow employment and improve the labour market prospects for its younger working-age population.
Antiquated methods of treating TB included sunbathing. The modern-day equivalent is vitamin D supplements.
In countries such as South Africa with a high burden of TB and HIV, vitamin D could be an extremely effective and cheap weapon to include in the arsenal against TB and HIV.
A pair of lungs infected with TB.
There is an increasing focus on alternative treatment strategies, developed to treat other diseases and conditions but re-purposed to tackle TB.
Sexting is a co-authored, negotiated experience that can empower young people.
There has been something of a moral panic around sexting – but research suggests that it can create safe, empowering spaces for young people exploring their sexuality.
South African President Jacob Zuma is under siege. But he’s expected to fight to the very end.
A gripping soap opera is unfolding in South Africa. The two protagonists are Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan and the President Jacob Zuma. The jury's out on when the curtain will fall.
Many students don’t consider downloading textbooks to be piracy.
When it comes to accessing online learning materials, university students don't think much about whether their downloads might amount to piracy or copyright infringement.
South Africa has made promises to decarbonise but is hugely reliable on coal - so this is difficult.
The process of decarbonisation is a complex one for South Africa, as most its power supply comes from coal.
One of South Africa’s foremost bow instrument practitioners Dizu Plaatjies (right).
Many musical bow instruments, especially in southern Africa, are disappearing due to the decreasing numbers of players and variations of instruments.
Kenya’s Supreme Court judges file into the chamber during the opening of parliament.
The electorate and those involved in public governance should focus more on how judges are appointed. This is because they need to make sure that individuals of the highest quality get the job.
Les produits frais, plus coûteux que les aliments industriels dont l’offre s’est fortement développée en Afrique.
Pour comprendre et lutter contre les nouveaux phénomènes de l’insécurité alimentaire, obésité en tête, une approche systémique doit être adoptée.
It can’t be business (training) as usual for MBA students any more.
Employers still love a smart MBA graduate, but business schools are increasingly accused of not meeting the needs of a changing market.
A staple daily diet for millions of South Africans is this traditional porridge, known as “pap”, made from mielie-meal (ground maize).
Food insecurity is not only a cause of bad food choices, it is a result of the economics and geographies of the food system.
Sometimes the greatest innovations emerge from times of crisis.
Adopting a genuinely innovative mindset to business can help companies to navigate a tough global economy. It'll involve risks, but can deliver great rewards.
Children are natural scientists. They learn from their mistakes, then try something new.
Scientists being wrong is not a bug or a glitch – it's a feature of science and mistakes can actually lead to new, deeper discoveries.
South Africa’s Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan’s budget fell short on cost-cutting details.
The budget showed some sense of urgency but still fell short on implementation plans. There should have been more, particularly details on cost-cutting initiatives.