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What can be done to tackle the systemic causes of poverty in South Africa

15th October 2021 Despite gains made in the first 15 years of democracy, 55.5% of South Africans lived below the poverty line as of 2015. Coupled with the impact of... 

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Why the African Union’s mediation effort in Tigray is a non-starter

14th October 2021 The United Nations recognises mediation as one of the most effective methods of preventing, managing and above all, resolving conflicts. The UN... 

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Breakthrough malaria vaccine offers to reinvigorate the fight against the disease

8th October 2021 The World Health Organization has announced a historic move: it has recommended the widespread use of the first ever malaria vaccine. The... 

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The impact of Covid-19 on black farmers in South Africa

8th October 2021 The Covid-19 pandemic is continuing to disrupt societies. In South Africa it has caused millions to lose jobs and incomes. At the same time food... 

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Civil society groups can help fix South Africa’s food system if they’re given a seat at the table

8th October 2021 There is a long list of existing global crises made worse by the Covid-19 pandemic, including poverty and inequality. Another is food insecurity.... 

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South Africa’s president needs to show more urgency in stopping rogue spies 

7th October 2021 The parliament of South Africa’s oversight committee on intelligence recently tabled its 2019/2020 annual report. The engrossing and depressing... 

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Scientists sound the alarm over drought in East Africa: what must happen next

5th October 2021 Every few years, it is devastating to watch the same tragedy: a weather cycle that brings debilitating drought and hunger to East Africa,... 

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Is the resource curse hard-baked into African economies? China’s approach hints that it may not be

5th October 2021 Countries with abundant natural resources – gold, diamonds, crude oil– often fail to transform that advantage into favourable development outcomes.... 

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Change what South African men think of women to combat their violent behaviour

5th October 2021 South Africans wish to see men and boys change their violent behaviour towards women and girls to stem the worsening tide of male violence against... 

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Head of UNAIDS unpacks the knock-on effects of COVID-19. And what needs to be done

30th September 2021 The COVID-19 pandemic has deepened global inequities. The world’s poor have bore the brunt of national lockdowns and will struggle to recover and... 

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