Ellen Fungisai Chipango, University of Johannesburg Zimbabwe’s economic challenges are numerous, but one of the most pressing is electricity scarcity. Around 40% of the country’s population has access to electricity. The country has access to vast and diverse possible energy resources. These include about 12 billion metric tonnes of coal, hydro power potential concentrated along […]
Political analyst, Ralph Mathekga, says he does not believe the African National Congress' January 8 statement delivered any breakthroughs in political direction.
Ten years ago, Haiti was devastated by an earthquake that killed over 200 000 people and destroyed 250 000 homes.
African National Congress celebrates 108 years since its formation. Read ANC president January 8 Statement...
The composition and leadership of both Cricket South Africa and the national cricket team, the Proteas, has been under much scrutiny in recent weeks.
Russia's first plan to adapt to climate change is a tardy but much-needed acknowledgement of the risks and opportunities presented by global warming, although it lacks concrete action to address the increasingly evident threats, analysts said.
Political analyst, Angelo Fick says ANC President Cyril Ramaphosa has his work cut out when he addresses the party at its 108th birthday celebrations this weekend in the Northern Cape.
Refugees in this country who admire the ANC’s fight in exile against apartheid, beware. If you try the same thing here, a government run by the ANC may throw you out, writes Steven Friedman.
Early modern humans cooked starchy food in South Africa 170 000 years ago. The discovery also points to food being shared and the use of wooden digging sticks to extract the plants from the ground, reveals Wits University's study.
Mauritius has held 11 general elections since independence. But the recent general elections highlighted one serious political failure that the country continues to grapple with: poor female representation, writes Ramola Ramtohul.
After evangelical publication Christianity Today published a blistering editorial on what it called Donald Trump's "grossly immoral character", some church leaders and the US president himself denounced the criticism as elitist and out-of-touch.
Helicopter cash, climate crises, smart cities and the space economy -- investors have all those possibilities ahead as they enter the third decade of the 21st century.
It's been a tumultuous year, to say the least, for South African cricket both on the playing field and in the boardroom and corridors of Cricket South Africa (CSA).
Biodiversity – the variation in all living organisms – is one of Africa’s richest assets. As a result, its genetic material is coveted by scientists, biotechnology companies and research institutes globally.
South Africa’s national carrier, South African Airways, has been placed in voluntary business rescue. It’s an historic moment as it’s the first business rescue attempt of a state owned entity.
Penny Heyns, the celebrated South African two-time Olympic gold medalist, remains a highly regarded authority in the world of athletics.
In his weekly letter to the Nation, President Cyril Ramaphosa writes about Reconciliation. The President will deliver the keynote address at the main Reconciliation day event in KwaZulu Natal on Monday.
Just my own opinion on how the Nazareth Baptist Church litigation matter was won in the winner-takes-all Shembe vs Shembe in the Pietermaritzburg High Court, writes Vusi Khumalo.
South Africa entered the world of coalition politics in earnest three years ago. In the local election in 2016 three major cities found themselves without a majority party in charge.
The current load shedding will likely push the economy in to a recession with companies unable to operate at full capacity.
Energy expert, Adil Nchabeleng has disputed the reasons given by Eskom for the current spate of loadshedding which started last week.
When I visited Medupi power station for the first time two weeks ago, I was struck by how massive it is. It is one thing to be told in a briefing that, when completed, Medupi will be the fourth largest power stations of its kind in the world; but it is quite another thing to stand below its towering turbines.
People who directly depend on the natural world for their livelihoods, like farmers and fishers, will be among the greatest victims of the climate crisis.
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has taken the decision to put South African Airways, the cash-strapped national flag carrier, into voluntary business rescue. Caroline Southey from the Conversation Africa asked Professor Marius Pretorius to explain how the process works.
During my visit to the Waterberg last week to launch the District Development Model, I spent time talking to people in the villages around Lephalale, at the Medupi power station and to business people in the town.
Ensuring that people and communities have the power to choose, to know, to thrive and to demand is the key to ending AIDS
Princess had a rough start in life. She was born HIV-infected. Her mother was often sick, and there was little family support for her own struggles with HIV. But Princess’ mother had recently started HIV treatment and planned to stay on it. She wanted to do everything possible for her daughter, so she made a […]
Parents or guardians have the primary responsibility for the education of their children, and have the right to be consulted by state authorities with respect to the form that education should take and to take part in its governance.
University of South Africa's Professor Lesiba Teffo says politicians in Africa are more concerned about their own well-being than that of the people who voted them into power.
By enhancing production and streamlining resource management, African countries can finally have the capital to invest in industrialization and in the diversification of their economies, writes João Marques.