Decades into democracy, the country's top cricketers still come from fewer than 50 elite schools – mostly boys-only schools.
Keeping the economy open may be hard if the virus spreads uncontrollably.
South Africa's management of the COVID-19 pandemic must now shift from a centrally regulated approach to one that enables participation and compliance by communities, workers and businesses.
South Africa envisages the gradual closure of older coal plants, mostly located in Mpumalanga. Can these coal fields be turned into renewable energy hubs?
La punta de flecha de hueso descubierta en el río Klasies tiene mucho que enseñarnos.
Justin Bradfield and Sarah Wurz
El hallazgo, que procede de depósitos de hace más de 60 000 años, se parece mucho a miles de puntas de flecha de hueso usadas por los cazadores-recolectores indígenas desde el siglo XVIII hasta el XX.
The inequalities in South Africa's education are systematically being exposed at a scale not experienced before.
Workers with face masks seen at The Hat Factory in Cape Town, South Africa. But most employers don’t abide by health and safety regulations.
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Compliance with occupational health and safety requirements is already poor and few inspections of workplaces are being done.
The bone arrowhead (insert) found at Klasies River main site has much to teach us.
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The artefact comes from deposits dated to more than 60,000 years ago. It closely resembles thousands of bone arrowheads used by the indigenous San hunter-gatherers from the 18th to the 20th centuries.
Health workers go door-to-door to screen for COVID-19 in Pretoria, South Africa.
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South Africa’s disaster management plan targets the most vulnerable. But it needs to respond in a more deliberate way when it comes to people with disabilities.
President Donald Trump has been widely slammed for mishandling the COVID-19 crisis, costing the US dearly.
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Some of the worst health performers in recent weeks have been ‘First World’.
In trying to suppress the cannabis market in 1923, the government accidentally helped to form an impressive illegal cannabis economy.
People in need wait for their turn to collect free rations and groceries in Bangalore, India.
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Wildlife markets, where live animals are sold and slaughtered, are an integral part of the global wildlife trade.
Ecological systems are at breaking point and a global economic collapse is under way. It's time to invest in risk mitigation to prevent another COVID-type disaster.
Economic crisis is beginning to bite.
One of the key economic mitigating measures put in place after the country's COVID-19 lockdown has had very little uptake by employers and will leave miillions of workers without any cover.
The first two of 24 new solar and wind farms under construction were completed in February but there’s still a long way to go to boost electricity supply.
When South Africa finally emerges from COVID-19 inadequate electricity supply will be once again rear its head.
Sebuah tengkorak ~2 Ma Homo erectus, disebut juga dengan DNH 134, dari situs fosil Hominin Drimolen.
Matthew V. Caruana
Ini adalah temuan besar yang penting. Salah satu dari nenek moyang kita bisa jadi berasal dari Afrika Selatan.
Justice cannot be served if those before the courts don’t understand proceedings.
Most of the accused in criminal cases in South Africa would not be able to understand the record of their court proceedings.
It’s difficult to enforce social distancing in refugee camp settings.
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The COVID-19 pandemic is a global problem and solutions must also be found for the most vulnerable populations.
COVID-19 is a plague not merely on the happiness that comes with health and wealth, but also on the meaning in our lives.
Police trying to enforce COVID-19 lockdown regulations outside a shop in Yeoville, Johannesburg.
Unlike in wealthy nations, lockdowns are simply impossible in overcrowded conditions with no sanitation and high levels of poverty.
South Korea has been the quickest to bring the pandemic under control.
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It is not all democracies that struggle to deal with the coronavirus; it is those in which the people do not feel the system works for them.