President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria (left) arriving at Waterkloof Airforce Base Airport in Pretoria. He is welcomed by Minister Naledi Pandor.
South Africa and Nigeria have had a turbulent relationship dating back to the early 1990s.
Less than 1 in 10 people living with a mental health condition in South Africa receive the care that they need.
One of the immediate outcomes of talks between Muhammadu Buhari (left) and Cyril Ramaphosa was the easing of tensions.
Although Nigeria and South Africa are often cast as rivals they have a strong bilateral relationship
Ideas shouldn’t be confined to academic institutions but should aid a country’s development.
Universities, industry and government should work together so that knowledge translates into socio-economic benefits.
New Zealand’s Sonny Bill Williams is tackled by South Africans RG Snyman (right) and Frans Malherbe during a Rugby World Cup 2019 match in Yokohama, south of Tokyo.
South Africa needs a new progressive sports movement that works for equality and peace based on mass participation and social justice.
A view of the General Assembly hall at the start of the 2019 Climate Action Summit.
Africa has already felt the effects of Donald Trump's climate change denialism. Recent events are also raising political issues of keen interest among the continent's democrats.
South Africa’s energy regulator failed to assure a stable pricing path for electricity and is partly to blame for energy provider Eskom’s troubles.
South Africa's independent regulators have failed. Instead of introducing new ones, alternatives need to be found.
South Africa’s Constitution protects the rights of citizens. But that’s not enough. Women demonstrate against very high rates of gender violence.
The writing and adoption of a constitution is merely the start point, not the end of constitutional literacy
The longest phenological record derive from the cherry blossoms in Japan.
Monitoring the timing of recurring biological events is key to understanding the effects of climate change.
Drinking during pregnancy is harmful and can lead to foetal alcohol spectrum disorders.
There is no specific policy guiding the prevention and management of foetal alcohol spectrum disorder in South Africa.
The 1969 earthquake did a huge amount of damage in Tulbagh.
From the archive of Fagan Architects
There are three important issues to consider when thinking about quakes: what causes them; how to prepare and plan for them; and, how to move on after a damaging quake.
Rural healthcare services are best supported by midlevel workers.
Midlevel health workers can provide diagnostic and therapeutic services with lower entry qualification requirements and shorter training periods than doctors.
Working hours in the informal sector are long, and earnings often low.
The informal sector represents an opportunity to improve the lives of a large part of the workforce. Government should desist from harming livelihoods and broaden the scope of policy measures.
A community care worker providing treatment to a TB patient at her home.
Top-down reforms like those proposed in the NHI Bill need to be complemented by a bottom-up process of health system strengthening.
Efforts to stop gender-based violence must include men and women.
Jenny Berg/Frontline AIDS
There are a number of effective interventions to prevent gender-based violence among adult women and men at risk of HIV infection. But little is known about the effectiveness of these in young people.
David Sanders was an inspiring teacher for many students.
University of the Western Cape
Sanders was not afraid to challenge and speak out about sensitive and difficult issues, to people in senior positions of power - and when he did, they sat up and listened.
Violence directed against migrants from elsewhere in Africa flares up frequently in South Africa.
Beliefs about the role played by foreign nationals in South Africa clearly influence how people think about anti-immigrant hate crime.
Baby sea turtles head for their natural habitat.
These trackways preserve an incredibly brief moment in time. More importantly, they tell us about ancient climates, and how turtle breeding ranges have changed over the millenia
Central banks and other financial sector regulators have not always paid adequate attention to the sector’s impact on the environment.
Central banks are expected to act without fear or favour. But to deal with climate change, they may have to encourage financial institutions to favour certain types of activities over others.
Advances in DNA sequencing will help people to learn more about their ancestry.
Developments in mitochondrial DNA sequencing are returning South Africa's slavery heritage to view.