Each black person and woman may be an individual but, because they are black and women, they face obstacles which whites and men don’t.
The life story of Mandlenkosi Makhoba represents the losers in the new South Africa, showing how inequality is produced and reproduced generationally.
Glaring capacity gaps aside, the failure to curb COVID-19 is not so much due to a lack of technical know-how but to a particular view of the world.
The taxi industry carries 75% of commuters daily, yet, unlike bus and train operators, does not benefit from government subsidies.
Employment programmes cannot replace economic growth in improving youth employability, but they play a crucial role in helping them find work.
Book sheds new light on the evolution of the economic policy of the African National Congress, South Africa's governing party.
It is not hard to see the roots of 20th century apartheid policies in the legacy of the British settlers.
It is rare for a post-authoritarian society to get two chances to reconcile. This may be just that, for white South Africans in particular.
We’d all love to know more about our neighbours – from COVID-19 data, census data and other official data sources – but we shouldn't.
While small businesses will be partially cushioned by government support measures, there's no support for the most vulnerable workers.
Government policies need to acknowledge individual agency as a mechanism for change, while reducing barriers to income-producing activities.
South Africa and Nigeria need to lead policy debates on long term measures to address migration in Africa.
Politicians oppose toll roads on Johannesburg's highways, yet they are textbook example of progressive taxation that favours the poor.
The recent election has shown again that the extremism which worries democrats in much of the world has little traction in South Africa.
In matters of policy-making and governing, understanding the systemic complexity of interrelated forces is crucial to avoiding failure.
The action plan offers no information about budgets, oversight, clear standards for measuring progress or accountability mechanisms.
A national minimum wage could benefit young people who have jobs and stimulate those who have given up trying to find work. But those without work need additional help.
Initiatives to boost South Africa’s economy could reinforce structural weaknesses without addressing the high levels of inequality.
Stories from the ground highlighted the unmet needs of people who are vulnerable and who are left behind.
Inequalities in the nutritional status of poor and rich have been mitigated through various social protection policies, but children in South Africa remain at risk of malnutrition.