The country’s biggest city will continue to grow as people seek jobs and a better life. But a ‘resentment’ towards urbanisation has prevented the government from unlocking its economic opportunities
World Science Forum panel of gender experts will explain why intersectionality is key to producing relevant, equitable and just science
A recent survey found that only 40% of South Africans know enough about Marikana massacre to be able to explain it to a friend
The man wants to be reunited with his child, who went to her grandparents after her mother died
The much-awaited state capture report will be handed over to President Cyril Ramaphosa on 4 January
The Human Sciences Research Council will provide a shorter, reader-friendly document
The research council’s study found that 80% of non-voters are dissatisfied with the country’s political system and democracy
July’s violence and looting dealt a blow to business confidence
South Africa’s laws allow the government to implement mandatory Covid vaccinations but, if it chooses this path, it must do so responsibly
Get to know the cleaners, plumbers and therapists who work at the Nasrec field hospital. Plus, find out what happens to newspapers, food and medical equipment used at the Covid-19 facility
While nurses bear the brunt of the most psychologically affected of health workers, most are concerned about access to protective supplies
It is important to note that the phenomena of translocality and circular migration in Africa have often served as a strategy of resilience in tough times
The state is trying to balance containing the virus with fears of hunger amid predictions that 25% to 50% of the population will get Covid-19
Xenophobia, the study shows, is part of a broader problem of prejudice in South African society
A nongovernmental organisation is taking on the problems faced by transgender pupils at schools
While much has been done to end Aids in Africa, more work by governments is necessary to move forward, particularly in SA.
The Human Sciences Research Council says the ANC’s policy of cadre deployment is adversely affecting public services.
Adults’ attitudes to sex education in SA and across the continent are increasing the risk of children falling pregnant and contracting HIV/Aids.
Pravin Gordhan sticks to his guns and gives education the biggest portion of the national budget.
The early childhood development agenda can be accelerated if it heeds findings of new research, writes <b>Shirin Motala</b>.
Most South Africans believe religion and politics should be kept separate, a recent Human Sciences Research Council survey has revealed.
The Western Cape has been singled out by police as having one of the highest incidences of child murder.
Labour and business agreed on Tuesday that Eskom’s proposed 53% tariff increase would have a severe impact on the economy. ”Pricing is not the only solution; effective leadership and strategic appropriation of management is important,” said Business Unity South Africa.
It is estimated that 5,6-million South Africans are infected with HIV/Aids in 2008, said the Actuarial Society of South Africa (ASSA) on Tuesday. The HIV prevalence rates from the ASSA 2003 model are ” roughly consistent” with the national prevalence survey conducted by the Human Sciences Research Council.
South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) chief executive Dali Mpofu has conceded that the public broadcaster is under political pressure, but said it was resisting this pressure, Business Day reported on Thursday. ”The test is if you can withstand political pressure,” he said at a conference on media and electoral democracy held in Pretoria on Wednesday.
Intellectuals, public officials, business and civil-society leaders and political commentators have complained about South African universities’ lack of ”visibility”. For some, universities have not addressed the myriad economic and social-development challenges the country faces.
The Department of Education is to investigate the extent of racism and other forms of discrimination in higher education, it said on Monday. A ministerial committee is expected to look into discrimination based on gender, ethnicity and disability, with a particular focus on university residences, said spokesperson Lunga Ngqengelele in a statement.
HIV/Aids prevalence in the private security industry is at 15,9% and in the legal services industry it is at 13,8%, a study compiled by the Human Sciences Research Council has shown. Research was carried out among 2Â 787 participants from private security services in Gauteng, the Western Cape and KwaZulu-Natal.
There were about 1 000 fewer teachers in North West province at the opening of schools on Wednesday as the provincial education department had not renewed their contracts, a teachers’ union claimed. But an education department spokesperson said no teacher shortages are expected in North West.
Jacob Zuma is hounded by corruption allegations and his rape trial often overshadows his status as a hero of the anti-apartheid struggle. Yet the burly Zulu politician has shrugged off obstacles that would have crippled others to emerge as favourite to lead the ruling African National Congress.
The 2007 Community ÂSurvey conducted by Statistics South Africa gives an impressive account of our developmental progress, concluding that ”today is better than yesterday”. The survey also makes it clear that our society is undergoing massive changes. From the most intimate relations to the most abstract levels of social interaction, communities are in flux.
Hawkers, often the breadwinners of their families, should not be marginalised in the run-up to the 2010 Soccer World Cup, a colloquium on the international soccer spectacle heard in Johannesburg on Wednesday. Stadiums under construction are often far from amenities and hawkers are providing much-needed services to construction workers.