The Venice Architecture Biennale has an African curator for the first time this year – and a shift in focus.
In addition to motherhood these girls experience social inequality, chronic stress, violence, and food insecurity. When teenagers become mothers, their adversities are compounded.
Jonny Steinberg talks about his intimate double biography of the famous South African leaders.
Justice Mokgoro’s advocacy for group solidarity and reconciliation is discernible in several of her judgments.
Women who shaped modern Ghana have been erased from history. A children’s book aims to restore them to their rightful place.
The ethnicity outcry says more about today’s preoccupations with race than ancient Egypt’s.
At independence, adults were reading decolonial classics - but children were reading Enid Blyton. A generation of unsung women writers changed that.
A psychologist and a literary scholar analyse Faceless, a powerful novel about homeless children - and their mothers.
Children working on family farms is often mistaken for harmful child labour.
Weiss witnessed atrocities in Germany and South Africa and railed against them, becoming a towering figure as a writer and poet.
Experiencing nature helps people in times of joy and pain. However, inequity of access to green spaces means that South Africans cannot enjoy nature when they need to.
Health extension workers in Ethiopia have had a measurable impact on interconnected challenges such as child marriage, teenage pregnancy, and school dropout.
Cervical cancer is one of the most common cancers in women. Mortality rates in sub-Saharan Africa are three times higher than the global average.
Her exquisite piano compositions drew fans to the Jerusalem monastery where she lived after fleeing Ethiopia.
If you ever found yourself in the same room with Gloria Bosman, you were in for a lesson of a lifetime.
Thirty years ago the World Bank recognised that its position was untenable. It put in place mechanisms to make the bank more accountable to ordinary people.
Gender, climate change and water scarcity together create a difficult challenge.
Composers are keeping bow music alive through electronic music and other experiments.
These columns demonstrate that Noni Jabavu’s concerns from 1970s are still relevant today.
The five Iranian teenagers were arrested and forced to apologise – but the dance challenge continues to go viral.