Most proposed solutions don’t address the systemic problems facing Eskom, in particular its parlous finances.
The deluge of opinions and proposed solutions to South Africa's energy crisis reflects corporate and political interests.
The rhizomes of this flowering plant, Hypoxis angustifolia, were cooked by early humans.
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The charred remains of root vegetables found at Border Cave help us understand how early humans survived and thrived.
Gender stereotyping might be funny, but it's no joke. A public health professor explains why she took action against everyday sexism when she heard it in a radio advert.
Cyril Ramaphosa, President of South Africa and the governing African National Congress.
The most that may be hoped for from the party's annual statement is evidence of a president who is confident, clear and courageous.
Sasol is in an advantageous position. Will it make the right moves?
There is a golden opportunity for South Africa to transition from being a key contributor to global warming to becoming a key contributor to global emissions reductions.
Detail from a poster for the Codesa talks.
A retrospective exhibition displays the key works from the life and times of activist and artist Judy Seidman. She has used political posters as a galvanising force in the fight against injustice.
Origins Rock Engraving Archive/ Tammy Hodgskiss.
The Origin Centre has added a new wing that's perfect for a holiday visit, the Rock Engraving Archive.
In India, dark skin is often associated with poverty, partially due to the hierarchichal caste system.
For migrants, prejudice can be a life and death matter. Research in India and South Africa shows life is considerably harder if migrants have a darker skin and come from a poorer country.
Platinum diketahui terkonsentrasi di meteorit, jadi ketika banyak platinum ditemukan di satu tempat pada waktu yang bersamaan, ini bisa menjadi pertanda dampak kosmik.
Johannesburg: one of three South African cities in which coalitions have collapsed.
Successful coalition governance ultimately depends on political maturity and the ability to govern across divisions.
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa.
The country's national interest and human rights remain the two topics bedevilling South Africa's foreign policy.
People affected by xenophobic violence queue prior to being transported back to their countries from Johannesburg, South Africa.
The experiences of non-nationals in South Africa’s public health care system are more complex and varied than implied by the dominant discourse on "medical xenophobia"
Nowhere in South Africa is the migrant population as dense as in inner-city Johannesburg.
HIV is a condition that must be managed, not just medically, but also socially, tackling stigma, social anxieties and the risks of disclosure.
A number of factors contribute to the lower rates of uptake of HIV treatment by adolescents.
There's an urgent need for interventions to increase uptake of antiretroviral therapy and improve services for adolescents.
There are different types of drought and how they affect different sectors of society varies.
Not all droughts are the same and South Africa needs to have a targeted approach to each type.
Mobile instant messaging platforms are used by many health professionals to share information and professional experiences.
How Whatsapp supports nurse students in Nigeria and helps them transition into the workplace.
Helen Zille’s return to the top echelons of the Democratic Alliance has been slammed as an attempt to make the party white again.
The Democratic Alliance’s problems can be traced back to the politicisation of race, which has persisted even after the dawn of democracy in 1994.
A cemetery in Phola, a black residential area near Witbank, to which some graves were relocated to make way for coal mining.
Mining companies and some heritage consultants don't understand the sacredness attached to ancestral remains, and the meaning of land in African communities.
The Berlin Wall symbolised the Cold War divide between the capitalist West and communist Soviet Union.
Marking the end of the Cold War offers the chance to reflect on the changes and continuities in African politics and international relations since 1989.
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Lobby group FOR SA is backed by the US Christian right. Its latest target is South Africa's increasingly inclusive sex education lesson plans.