If the Donald Trumps of the world want to find out how the masters of manufacturing elections work, they had better visit Zimbabwe before their internecine struggles close them down
Koeberg power station, in Cape Town, is the only nuclear power station on the African continent. South Africa is considering a proposal to build more such power stations.
The argument put forward by Eskom that it can handle South Africa's controversial nuclear build programme is fundamentally flawed.
South Africa’s student protests are raising difficult issues, some of which are not being debated openly.
Demands being made by protesting students in South Africa purport to support the poor. But the most marginalised young people in the country will not benefit from free higher education.
South Africa’s Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan is fighting against economic predators.
South Africa's Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan spoke of protecting the economy from predators. This is commendable but not enough to build an inclusive economy.
South Africa’s finance minister Pravin Gordhan in a balancing game
South Africa's finance minister, Pravin Gordhan, had to battle poor growth and falling revenue in preparing the 2016 medium term budget. How did he do?
Emerging retail players struggle to grow.
South Africa's concentrated formal supermarket industry stands as an obstacle against economic transformation and competitive pricing for consumers.
There has been a great deal of research, planning and talking to come up with solutions to South Africa's higher education funding crisis. Some of these plans must now be put into action.
A student tries to stem her bleeding during clashes at the University of the Witwatersrand.
Protest movements become radicalised by two factors: escalating policing and competitive escalation between political adversaries and other protesting groups.
Koeberg is South Africa’s only nuclear power station but that may change in the future.
There are fears that that the nuclear build in South Africa is being driven for the benefit of the politically connected rather than the national good.
University students are fed up that their calls for free education are being ignored.
South Africa's higher education minister has dealt with fee increments for 2017 but sidestepped students' fundamental issue: an ongoing call to make higher education free for all.
Controversy dogs South Africa’s nuclear energy plans.
South Africa's Parliamentary Budget Office had 10 months to prepare its findings about the cost of a nuclear programme. Its final report was little more than a summary of other institutions' work.
Protesters call for the removal of South African President Jacob Zuma. Civil society has a major role to play in South Africa.
South Africa's ruling party has lost its moral and intellectual capacity to claim the mantle of leadership. The country's economy won't recover unless new political alignments emerge.
Somali families on a bus taking them back home to Somalia from Kenya’s Dadaab refugee camp in a voluntary repatriation programme.
Maintaining a large refugee population when the country is struggling to deal with its own challenges is a big ask
Many South African business leaders blame economic exclusion on the government and unionists.
A change of attitude which comes with some deep introspection by South African business leaders can help address some of the country's key socioeconomic challenges.
The financial safety net for South African children is better than in most countries. But other vulnerabilities aren’t taken care of adequately.
The lack of service integration and the paucity of welfare services make poor people's task of caring for their familes much harder. A small monthly cash transfer can’t solve all their challenges.
On the set in Soweto of a makeover television show.
TV talk and makeover shows have a preference for spectacle and conflict. But new collaborative models may be the future.
Bad leaders are bad news – for their followers and for the world as a whole.
There's a widening global crisis in the legitimacy and credibility of leadership. It can be attributed to five sources: unable; unintelligent; immature; immoral and/or destructive leadership.
The decolonisation of South Africa’s university curriculum seems to have fallen off the agenda, overtaken by the push for free higher education.
The decolonisation debate in South Africa's universities raises critical issues about the relationship between power, knowledge and learning.
Hungry children stretch out their hands at a Somalian refugee camp in 2011.
Talking about food is a productive way to understand a complex world. The dinner table is a place where the shame of poverty is most acutely experienced.
Supporters of Zimbabwean Pastor Evan Mawarire outside the Harare Magistrates’ Court during his trial.
The new forms of protest in Zimbabwe raise the possibility that the country's long-simmering crisis may have reached boiling point. The time could indeed be ripe for a unique form of politics.