ANALYSIS: Why it’s important to study coronaviruses in African bats
Evidence points to a possible initial spill over of the coronavirus into humans and other animals in an animal market in Wuhan in China.
ANALYSIS: African countries paying too much for debt, not borrowing too much
African governments are issuing and listing their Eurobonds on established international debt markets – usually London and Irish Stock Exchanges.
ANALYSIS: The politics behind South Africa’s property clause amendment
The proposed amendment to the Constitution represents a critical juncture in South African constitutional politics.
ANALYSIS: What connects Shaka Zulu, decolonisation & mathematical models?
Decolonising mathematical sciences is possible. The answer lies in rediscovering existing African examples of teaching maths and including them in the Western body of knowledge.
ANALYSIS: Why a Wits academic got a radio ad banned
Gender stereotyping might be funny, but it's no joke. A public health professor explains why she took action against everyday sexism when she heard it in a radio advert.
ANALYSIS: Sex education raises questions about the role of the state in SA
Objections raised about the school syllabus by parents, schools and civil society point to a bigger problem with the state.
ANALYSIS: SA needs to get more young people with HIV on treatment
There's an urgent need for interventions to increase uptake of antiretroviral therapy and improve services for adolescents.
ANALYSIS: Why aren’t today’s protests leading to revolutions?
People get angry far more often than they rebel. And rebellions rarely become revolutions. An expert on the French Revolution explains why today's protest movements are different.
ANALYSIS: Quest for unity in SA: a philosophical perspective
Unity for the wrong reasons reduces social cooperation to whatever happens to benefit a particular person or group, making it a zero-sum game.
ANALYSIS: SA’s liberals are failing to wrap their heads around race
The white liberal establishment, both inside and outside the Democratic Alliance, holds on to its race-blindness by distorting the South African idea of “non-racialism”.
ANALYSIS: SA must up its game and produce more teachers
What South Africa needs to do to recruit the number of teachers needed to offer quality education.
ANALYSIS: Fresh drive to close gaps on health issues facing women, girls
The aim is to reduce maternal deaths, address the unmet need for family planning and end gender-based violence across Africa by 2030.
ANALYSIS: DA’s woes signify historical dilemma of SA’s liberals
The Democratic Alliance’s problems can be traced back to the politicisation of race, which has persisted even after the dawn of democracy in 1994.
ANALYSIS: Mid-term Budget underscores bad state of SA economy
A major concern is that the government’s resolve is strongest on policies that are actually quite suspect.
ANALYSIS: The DA showing signs of serious strain
All signs point to the Democratic Alliance being in deep turmoil which will affect its strength as South Africa's official opposition.
ANALYSIS: A turbulent transition: The DA faces a rocky future
Because it's a blend of political influences, the transition it is facing has, inevitably, had an existential effect on the Democratic Alliance.
ANALYSIS: World Cup reminds South Africans that sport is still divided
South Africa needs a new progressive sports movement that works for equality and peace based on mass participation and social justice.
ANALYSIS: South Africans prefer their children to be taught in English
South African parents want their children be taught in English despite the fact that research shows that academic progress is hindered if a child is taught in a language they aren't proficient in.