The city’s government wanted the wealthy and overwhelmingly white areas of the city to subsidise the development of the poor and overwhelmingly black areas.
Major international donors, including the US, China and UK, are pledging to stop funding fossil fuel projects overseas, but they aren’t making the equivalent cuts at home.
Across the country, South Africans were stepping up to support one another in ways we have rarely seen.
Most farmers experienced reduced demand and lower prices for their produce. There were also disruptions to production.
While inequality is a global problem, its growth is most pronounced and the political, social and economic challenges it poses are most complex and pronounced in the global South.
Covid-19 has raised important questions about the many different ways of belonging to a country: where does the boundary between insiders and outsiders lie and who should be in or out?
It’s the World Health Organization’s first update of global air quality guidelines since 2005. We know far more today about the serious risks these pollutants pose to human health.
Scientists debate the medical benefits of booster shots. But there’s another aspect to consider: bioethics.
More and more students want their universities to lead the way on sustainability issues. But are institutions doing enough to produce industry leaders who can meet that challenge?
If a vaccination certificate becomes mandatory for work and other activities, does that mean vaccination is effectively mandatory too?
Recent developments in the organisation of production have led to the decline of wage employment across much of the world.
While the pandemic undoubtedly sped up the uptake of educational technology in higher education, it doesn’t point to an entirely online future.
While the food insecurity rate held steady in 2020, the racial hunger gap increased.
Two urban policy experts explain why taking down highways that have isolated low-income and minority neighborhoods for decades is an important part of the pending infrastructure bill.
Inequality within developing countries continues to rise.
A new book explores physical culture in a social and historical context, focusing on colonial settings.
Much of the commentary on the July riots, which cost over 300 lives and billions of rands in damage to the economy, has neglected the long history of violent protests in the country.
The investor has already given half of his $100 billion fortune to charity and he has pledged to disburse nearly all of the rest.
In his new book, Nigeria Democracy Without Development: How To Fix It, international political economist Omano Edigheji explains why democracy has not led to development in Nigeria.
The cost of decarbonising the UK’s energy system is falling disproportionately on the poorest.