Poverty and unfair expectations can lead women to commit acts of desperate violence.
In a society rife with depravity and inequality it is little wonder TB Joshua and his ilk are thriving.
The post-apartheid experiment has dismally failed the poor’s right to urban redress.
Our universities have become institutions that promote racism and sexism; they have become breeding grounds for racists.
The UN's working group suggests 169 targets for the Sustainable Development Goals. But we have to focus on fewer if the results are to be measurable.
The longer-term approach to ending violence against women and children has to pay attention to the development of our children, writes Catherine Ward.
It is however unlikely that Cabinet will touch the politically hot potato that would make an even larger difference: teaching.
Underground journalists' colourful online version of Zambian politics cannot be silenced.
The chief justice had harsh words for otherwise promising judicial candidates who did not contribute to an expeditious judicial system.
Cars from the minister’s office have been attached to ensure the education department coughs up the R28-million it owes in teacher salaries.
Political assassinations in South Africa have become a feature sustained by corruption, infighting and the "ruling party's hegemony".
The recent police statistics again show how the well-off and business control the crime agenda, while street robberies are a much bigger problem.
The EFF is a product of the ruling party's struggle to balance capitalist interests with ideology.
Maybe it’s no surprise Gauteng has faced water shortages; there's no top-level remuneration for preventing outages, yet there have been mystery hikes.
Growing inequality has left the capitalist dream on its last gasp. And the sooner we all stop fantasising about the American Dream, the better.
Fanon creates a triad with Marx and Lenin, to help the EFF reclaim class from its racist foundations.
South Africa today suffers a confusion between the rule of the people, the rule of law and the rule of property.
Avoidance and refusal have become default settings in government as requests for more information are routinely ignored.
The crimes that are most preventable by police increased sharply last year. And the good news on rape is probably not good news at all.