South Africa’s Finance Minister Tito Mboweni must answer several big questions about the country’s economic plans.
The damage done during the preceding decade will have a negative effect on South Africa's public finances and the economy for some time to come.
South African workers protesting against a proposed minimum wage earlier this year.
Proposed changes to South African labour laws threaten to set back workers rights.
South African journalism is in the spotlight.
South African editors and journalists failed in their ethical contract with society.
Rift Valley fever is a disease passed from mosquitoes to animals then to people.
Outbreaks of zoonotic diseases call for a collaborative approach to surveillance.
Tik users’ teeth are often damaged by their habit.
Extensive decay and gum disease are overlooked and under-researched effects of crystal methamphetamine.
Student expectations are influenced by their school experience, family background and communities.
A study finds that there's a gap between the expectation of what university would be like, and the actual experience.
Informal trading in Fordsburg, Johannesburg.
South Africa needs to rethink the role of the informal economy as it mulls over ideas to beat joblessness.
Technology has a lot to teach kids, especially if it’s available in more than one language.
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Schools should consider offering mobile learning technology in multiple languages to help pupils learn better in subjects like maths and science
A significant number of South Africans can’t find jobs and scrounge for a living on the sidelines of the economy.
South Africa's jobs summit failed to acknowledge fundamental issues in the approach to development and job creation.
Anti-Apartheid protest in the 1980s are mere snapshots of time in the long journey towards equality, paved by the sweat and blood of those in the African National Congress and beyond.
Understanding the impact of Apartheid requires looking beyond Nelson Mandela's achievements to the bloody struggles of the African National Congress and international forces prolonging the violence.
Torrefaction produces a substance that can be burned like coal.
Biomass that's been through a torrefaction process could do the same duty as coal, with far less water use and less pollution.
Climate change could affect South Africa’s tourism.
Research says South Africa's picture perfect weather conditions are a tourist's dream.
Fundamental questions of ethics are involved in donor transplant decisions.
Doctors in South Africa performed a liver transplant from an HIV-positive donor to a HIV-negative recipient. Major ethical questions came into play.
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa was recently the subject of a racist video rant.
Calls to impose harsh prison sentences for verbal crimen injuria are often premised on the need to deter such behaviour.
Relationships at work affect employees’ decisions to stay in jobs.
While pay and profit are not irrelevant in employees’ work decisions, there are other motivators.
Land is a contentious and emotive issue.
Some South African land owners feel like the current debate portrays them as being opposed to reform rather than cooperative.
Detail from Father of the Innocents, from the series, Mandela A Life’s Journey, by John Meyer.
The desire to eulogise, as often appears to be the case in this exhibition, does not allow space for questions that might allow for a fuller explication of the nature of Mandela’s legacy and its relevance beyond South Africa.
South Sudanese children playing football in the capital Juba.
Today in South Sudan's political climate, footballing success may wield more symbolic importance than anything else.
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Saving the rhino means tackling demand for its horn.
Lithium batteries offer renewable energy electricity power storage.
High quality Li-ion batteries could help Africa optimise renewable energy.