As the ultimate custodians, it is urgent that African countries with elephants take
ownership of the processes at CITES.
South Africa has a skewed healthcare system with an under-funded public sector and an expensive private sector.
South Africa's planned NHI has no equivalent in any setting in the world. It's deeply flawed on a number of fronts.
Ambiguity of the transformation rules made it possible for mining companies to renege on their commitments.
A lesson from the 2012 massacre of mineworkers is the need for government to retain its role as primary governance agent, enforcing clear rules and ensuring the provision of public goods and services.
Construction workers in Cape Town. It’s a dangerous job.
There's no uniformity around health and safety management programmes and practices within the construction industry.
Population data can be examined to make important decisions and plans.
South Africa’s data collection is constantly improving. That's especially true when it comes to metrics that weren't collected or were distorted for political purposes during apartheid.
One of the Klasies River spinning discs and the replica built for the recording studio.
Kumbani et al (2019), Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports
Working with bone artefacts from archaeological sites in South Africa's southern Cape region, we've been able to show that some implements might have been used for sound production in the past.
Retirement can either mean a loss of identity and social relations, or freedom from a dictated schedule.
Attitudes to retirement can influence decisions to save and plan for it. In turn, factors such as stress or lack of interest at work can impact attitudes towards retirement.
South Africa’s labour market is more favourable to men than to women. The 4IR may widen the gap.
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The world of the fourth industrial revolution looks set to be one dominated by forms of knowledge and industries -- like science and technology -- that have long been dominated by men.
African National Congress women’s league members marching to the home of the late Winnie Madikizela-Mandela in 2018.
Women were able to pursue an impressive feminist agenda as South Africa made its transition to democracy. But 25 years later there's not a lot left of the early victories.
Health systems are generally structured around nation-states. Migration, especially across national borders, therefore leads to challenges.
Many South Africans migrate from rural areas to big cities like Johannesburg.
Keeping track of migration and urbanisation is challenging, but it's vital for population health that migration and urbanisation is well understood and planned for.
Women and girls on the move are often framed as victims.
Health responses need to take on board the fact that the number of women and girls migrating across borders as well as within countries is growing.
Musina, a border town in South Africa’s Limpopo province.
It's difficult to keep track of the medical records of patients on the move and some may be lost to follow-up, presenting further public health challenges and population-wide risks.
Activists celebrate outside the High Court in Gaborone, Botswana on June 11, 2019. Botswana became the latest country to decriminalize gay sex.
The recent ruling to decriminalize same sex behaviour in Botswana may have a positive impact on the rest of southern Africa.
A closer look at men in South Africa reveals a very complicated picture.
Poverty, traumatic experiences, and gender inequalities, directly increased HIV-risk behaviours such as having unprotected sex and having multiple sexual partners.
The drug is set to improve HIV treatment.
The study confirms that dolutegravir is an effective and well-tolerated ARV.
Community members in Zandspruit west of Johannesburg block roads after their illegal electricity connections were removed.
A clandestine system of transfer payment, with roots in apartheid-era boycotts, has developed into routine behaviour on which many family budgets now depend.
The demand for free higher education is one of the key factors that have led to competing waves of thinking and organisation in the sector.
South Africa's universities are detached from society because of a waning public and civic sector that once fueled the anti-apartheid struggle. Here's what can be done.
Deploying the army in the Cape Flats constitutes nothing more than simply sticking band aid on a festering wound.
Ground Up - Ashraf Hendricks
Successes by the army and police on the Cape Flats will depend entirely on levels of cooperation established on an ad hoc basis.
Many myths make the rounds during flu season.
When it comes to flu, information can range from confusion about what it actually is, to speculation about how it's transmitted.