South Africa's democracy is in trouble. But the challenge is less about who should control state institutions, and more about how they can be refashioned to deliver to the poor.
It's time South Africa stopped stereotyping its young people as being disinterested and morally bankrupt and started engaging them.
When given leaked information journalists should check the information, consider alternative explanations, consider the political context and allow the people implicated a proper chance to respond.
Popular protest is on the rise globally, particularly in places with deeply entrenched inequalities.
Many in the US are celebrating LGBTQ rights for Gay Pride Month. But data show that most countries, including the US, need to do much more to protect sexual minorities.
As an intellectual history of the disciplines of paleontology and paleoanthropology, Kuljan’s book is especially adept at narrating the interwoven connections between science and power.
South Africa has recorded two consecutive GDP contractions. What does it mean?
Tackling the challenge of stunting in South Africa needs a convergence of science and policy along with better coordination at all levels of government.
Democracy is in a parlous state in many countries in southern Africa. Autocrats hold onto power, while electorates have little to choose from at the polls.
South African geneticists and international counterparts have traced the origins of a genetic peeling disorder, Oudtshoorn skin, and discovered the mutation that causes it.
The state of democracy isn't looking good in southern Africa – but these countries' Western 'partners' don't really seem to care.
More must be done to develop mechanisms based on intrinsic motivations of committed, quality academics. It's important to limit the harms currently being caused by rent seeking.
For a military battle whose outcome is still hotly contested 30 years later, the impact was so remarkably clear -- independence for Namibia, peace for Angola and the death knell for apartheid.
The drama caused by the return of Brain Molefe into South Africa's power utility, Eskom, signals a failure of accountability and corporate governance within the public sector.
South Africa's ANC and Namibia's SWAPO, governing parties, enter crucial leadership elections this year, with presidents Zuma and Geingob both facing challenges.
The theory that humankind originated in Europe is an old one. It was abandoned in 1924 when the first Australopithecus was discovered in South Africa.
High profile stories of femicide come with a flare up of societal outrage, protest and collective introspection. But nothing ever really changes.
Schools that have supportive strategies in place can offer buffers. They can promote positive outcomes -- for pupils and teachers.
Africa's overall contribution to research might be small, but smart people are undertaking smart and important work on and about the continent.
Many people use religion and culture as explanations for their homophobic attitudes.