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WHY AFRICAN GENOMIC STUDIES CAN SOLVE THE CONTINENT’S HEALTH ISSUES

WHY AFRICAN GENOMIC STUDIES CAN SOLVE THE CONTINENT’S HEALTH ISSUES

Genomic research in Africa will help explain the genetic risk factors of diseases that affect…

WHY THE WORLD BANK’S EFFORTS TO MARSHAL PRIVATE CAPITAL WON’T REDUCE POVERTY

WHY THE WORLD BANK’S EFFORTS TO MARSHAL PRIVATE CAPITAL WON’T REDUCE POVERTY

World Bank President Jim Yong Kim is thinking about reinventing the organisation model. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas…

HOW TO STOP THE SCALES OF JUSTICE BEING LOADED AGAINST WOMEN AND GIRLS IN AFRICA

HOW TO STOP THE SCALES OF JUSTICE BEING LOADED AGAINST WOMEN AND GIRLS IN AFRICA

Court proceedings are rarely sensitive to the inequalities faced by women and girls in Africa.…

WHY MALAWI AND TANZANIA SHOULD STICK TO MEDIATION TO SETTLE LAKE BOUNDARY DISPUTE

WHY MALAWI AND TANZANIA SHOULD STICK TO MEDIATION TO SETTLE LAKE BOUNDARY DISPUTE

A fisherman prepares his boat on Lake Malawi about 100 kilometres east of the capital…

WHY AFRICAN FANS LOVE EUROPEAN FOOTBALL – A SENEGALESE PERSPECTIVE

WHY AFRICAN FANS LOVE EUROPEAN FOOTBALL – A SENEGALESE PERSPECTIVE

The local game in Senegal is underdeveloped. Mark Hann/GLOBAL SPORT Mark Hann, University of Amsterdam…

JULIUS NYERERE: THE PROCESS OF LIBERATION

JULIUS NYERERE: THE PROCESS OF LIBERATION

This is an extract from Julius Nyerere's book titled Freedom and Liberation. In this particular…

Top 10 GREATEST GOALKEEPERS

Top 10 GREATEST GOALKEEPERS

We continue with our nostalgic trip down memory lane, featuring some of Africa’s greatest footballers.…

MY JOBURG SPECIAL WITH MIRANDA NTSHANGASE

MY JOBURG SPECIAL WITH MIRANDA NTSHANGASE

Miranda Mokhele Ntshangase is on a meteoric rise to the top taking the acting and…

JOBURG POST INTERVIEW WITH LENTSWE BHENGU

JOBURG POST INTERVIEW WITH LENTSWE BHENGU

What was your childhood ambition? I always wanted to become an entertainer of sorts. Who…

GREATEST AFRICANS: MIRIAM MAKEBA

GREATEST AFRICANS: MIRIAM MAKEBA

"I kept my culture. I kept the music of my roots. Through my music I…

SMALL TALK WITH STYLIST AND FOUNDER OF GRADWELL COUTURE – BONGANI NDLELA 

SMALL TALK WITH STYLIST AND FOUNDER OF GRADWELL COUTURE – BONGANI NDLELA 

Bongani Ndlela known as Bongani Gradwell, was born in Soweto, Rockville; with a generational talent…

AFRICA’S GREATEST LEADER: LÉOPOLD SÉDAR SENGHOR

AFRICA’S GREATEST LEADER: LÉOPOLD SÉDAR SENGHOR

Leopold Senghor was an intellectual, and a negritude writer. He attended Lycee Louis le-Grand in…

POWER OF WORDS: JEAN-JACQUES ROUSSEAU – ON THE LIMITS OF THE SOVEREIGN POWER

POWER OF WORDS: JEAN-JACQUES ROUSSEAU – ON THE LIMITS OF THE SOVEREIGN POWER

If the state or the city were merely a moral person whose life comes from…

REVIEW: ROOTED JAZZ SOUNDZ FESTIVAL

REVIEW: ROOTED JAZZ SOUNDZ FESTIVAL

It is to quite rare, at any point in time, to publicly enjoy a black…

BEST XI: MICHAEL NKAMBULE

BEST XI: MICHAEL NKAMBULE

Subs: Senzo Meyiwa Mkhanyiseli Siwahla David Mathebula Diamond Thopola Xola Mlambo Lerato Chabangu Phakamani Mahlambi…

DESPITE BREXIT, THE EU STILL HOLDS VALUABLE LESSONS FOR AFRICAN INTEGRATION

DESPITE BREXIT, THE EU STILL HOLDS VALUABLE LESSONS FOR AFRICAN INTEGRATION

Unlike the European Parliament, the Pan African Parliament does not have supranational law-making powers. REUTERS/Juda…

POLITICAL POWER, ECONOMIC EMANCIPATION AND SERIAL SPECTATORS

POLITICAL POWER, ECONOMIC EMANCIPATION AND SERIAL SPECTATORS

"The blacks are tired of standing at the touchlines to witness a game that they…

THE SECURITY COUNCIL’S 5 PERMANENT SEATS……. AN UNATTAINABLE PRIVILEGE?

THE SECURITY COUNCIL’S 5 PERMANENT SEATS……. AN UNATTAINABLE PRIVILEGE?

In a number of traditional and progressive societies around the world, the habit of asking…

SOUTH AFRICA’S ECONOMIC SLUMP: OUR CAUSE AND EFFECT NARRATIVE IS WRONG!

SOUTH AFRICA’S ECONOMIC SLUMP: OUR CAUSE AND EFFECT NARRATIVE IS WRONG!

South Africa’s economy, post-2010 World Cup has been in immense pressure, with the so-called economic…

SOUTH AFRICA’S CENTRAL BANK ROW POINTS TO DANGEROUS LEVELS OF INTOLERANCE

SOUTH AFRICA’S CENTRAL BANK ROW POINTS TO DANGEROUS LEVELS OF INTOLERANCE

Reserve Bank Governor Lesetja Kganyago. The role of South Africa's central bank is at the…

THE DRC CAN LEARN FROM LUMUMBA AS ITS INTERNAL CRISIS DEEPENS

THE DRC CAN LEARN FROM LUMUMBA AS ITS INTERNAL CRISIS DEEPENS

Patrice Lumumba: 1925 - 1961. Shutterstock Cristiano D'Orsi, University of Johannesburg The Democratic Republic of…

IT’S TIME TO LIFT THE IDEOLOGICAL HAZE IN DEBATES ABOUT AFRICA’S MIDDLE CLASS

IT’S TIME TO LIFT THE IDEOLOGICAL HAZE IN DEBATES ABOUT AFRICA’S MIDDLE CLASS

Shutterstock Henning Melber, University of Pretoria The middle classes in the Global South gained growing…

EUROPE’S WALL AGAINST AFRICAN MIGRANTS IS ALMOST COMPLETE

EUROPE’S WALL AGAINST AFRICAN MIGRANTS IS ALMOST COMPLETE

Martin Plaut, School of Advanced Study A deal signed in Italy with tribes operating in…

HOW POLITICAL INTERFERENCE KEEPS HURTING AFRICA’S UNIVERSITIES

HOW POLITICAL INTERFERENCE KEEPS HURTING AFRICA’S UNIVERSITIES

When politics interferes in universities  overtly or discreetly  it makes higher education less autonomous. Thomas…