Many women in African countries who are medically required to have caesarean sections aren't able to access them due to weak health systems and a lack of resources.
South Africa’s media landscape has changed fundamentally.
The growth of new, vibrant, independent media sites and projects in South Africa have challenged conceptions of what a newsroom is. On limited budgets, some even fare better than mainstream media.
People are leading more sedentary lifestyles and eating calorie dense foods fuelling obesity.
South Africa has the highest obesity levels in Africa but blaming sugar neglects the many factors at play in this complex health issue.
An artist’s impression of an ancient, 100% African sea cow.
Sea cows (Sirenia) descended from four legged mammals that roamed Africa when this continent was isolated. They belong to the Afrotheria, the 'African beasts'.
ANC military veterans guard the party’s headquarters.
The militant talk and antics by the ANC's ex-soldiers may seem like theatrics, but they are a chilling reminder of how Zimbabwe used armed militia to crash opponents and democracy.
A largely unused cycle lane between Sandton and Alexandra in Johannesburg.
Bike lanes in South Africa were meant to encourage commuter cycling and ease congestion but in Johannesburg the initiative garnered more outrage than support.
Members of the South African Communist Party (SACP) sing and dance with a poster of Chris Hani.
The name of ANC struggle hero Chris Hani, who was assassinated in 1993, is regularly invoked to win political arguments in South Africa.
South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma in Parliament.
South African President Jacob Zuma's follies cost the ANC dearly during last year’s election. Is it too late for the party to save itself come 2019?
South Africa’s new Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba.
An ideological debate is desperately needed to sort out options South Africa could pursue to find a way out of its economic morass.
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En étudiant le sommeil des animaux, nous pouvons comprendre comment améliorer le sommeil chez l’homme, mais aussi ajuster nos stratégies de protection des espèces menacées.
Student protests in South Africa have centred around free tertiary education.
Generational rebellion is an enduring feature of all societies. Indeed, it is the dynamic through which societies renew themselves and move forward.
The San’s arrows may look dainty, but when tipped with poison they are lethal for hunting.
The early use of poison is one more indicator of an advanced repertoire of behavioural and technological traits that have characterised our species from the earliest times.
Demonstrators protest outside South Africa’s Parliament in Cape Town against President Jacob Zuma’s firing of Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan.
Are those ANC members critical of Zuma willing to stand up and be counted? Will Pravin Gordhan, popular hero of the hour, provide one further great service to the nation?
South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma during his State of the Nation Address in February 2017.
South African President Jacob Zuma has replaced the finance minister and his deputy with appointments that would allow looting of the national purse.
William Shakespeare is a sometimes controversial figure in South Africa’s school system.
Most other African countries have a less fractious or problematic relationship to Shakespeare than South Africa does.
Western Cape Premier.
Western Cape Premier Helen Zille 's Twitter rant about colonialism caused an uproar as it brought back memories of a brutal and violent time in South Africa.
Nelson Mandela and Ahmed Kathrada share a moment in South Africa’s Parliament in 1999.
South African struggle stalwart Ahmed Kathrada believed in non-racialism to his core, even as others around him began to argue for an Africanist approach.
Premier of the Western Cape Helen Zille.
For Western Cape Premier Helen Zille to invite black South Africans, in a casual manner, to differentiate the legacies of colonialism is asking a lot.
Scientists have struggled to diagnose TB in people with compromised immune systems because of the low levels of the bacteria in their body.
Could this be the world’s largest Fitbit?
By understanding sleep across animals we can gain insights into improving the quality of human sleep. It can also help to bolster conservation management strategies for the animals in question.