Land disputes arise when the fundamental principles of customary law are breached. The breach can be at the hands of the state or its representatives.
Butterflies are sentinel species – their interactions with landscapes help scientists understand other insects better.
Royal women play important roles in succession disputes, such as the naming of King Goodwill Zwelithini kaBhekuzulu’s heir.
A quarter of South Africans in cities are living in informal settlements.
Women and girls living in poverty face many forms of discrimination and pressure during events like flood disasters.
Flooding is arguably even more problematic in informal settlements because of the lack of planning.
Magema Fuze’s book was a radical act of publishing. It contained histories of chiefdoms and kingdoms - from the Zulu to the Ngcobo.
When judges, legislators, and policymakers neglect the foundational dynamics of indigenous customs, they worsen conflict between indigenous laws and state laws.
The failure of the 2021 post-election deal is a missed opportunity for the African National Congress and Inkatha to work together.
The army may help create a more stable and secure environment in the short term, but this is unlikely to result in sustainable and lasting peace.
The violence wreaked its damage because South Africa’s journey to democracy remains incomplete. It sends a sharp message that the country must look its past far more squarely in the eye.
An uncomfortable reality is that looting is perceived by the looters to be socially acceptable and is often encouraged and endorsed within social and community networks.
The judgment highlights the lack of interest by successive government ministers in curtailing the self-interested actions of rural elites.
Labour migrants from other provinces into Gauteng and the Western Cape are more likely to be employed than the two provinces’ permanent residents.
Before 200,000 years ago, close to the origin of our species, people preferred the use of broad-leaved grasses to build their beds and resting areas using ash layers underneath.
Author shows how politicians intent on settling problems by physically eliminating opponents tap into a ready source of assassins from within the taxi industry.
Empatheatre’s latest production is more than a play about three characters who live near the sea. It’s a model for collective consultation on how to save the ocean.
Joseph Shabalala would grow world famous for his music. But it is shaped by the spiritual aspects of his life as much as it is by the hardships of black life - and by his dreams.
The task team established to investigate political killings in KwaZulu-Natal has had little impact on exposing those behind the violence.
Two interventions proved effective in reducing men’s perpetration, but not women’s experiences of violence.