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Opinion 09 Feb 2018 06:48 am
Global examples show South Africa that desalination could increase water output. By WERNER VAN ZYL.
Opinion 09 Feb 2018 06:22 am
Arbitration hearings into the deaths of 144 mentally ill patients has brought to light shocking cruelty and neglect on the part of South African officials. By PENELOPE ANDREWS.
Opinion 06 Feb 2018 22:35 pm
South Africa's President Jacob Zuma's resistance to vacate the top job may be a blessing in disguise as it will stress test the country's political systems. By ROGER SOUTHALL.
Opinion 05 Feb 2018 07:40 am
The experiences of other countries can provide valuable lessons for Cape Town on how to better cope with its water crisis. By ANDREW SLAUGHTER and SUKHMANI MANTEL.
Life 01 Feb 2018 07:16 am
This new research offers compelling proof that the naysayers were right. "Mrs" Ples was actually a "Mr".
Opinion 31 Jan 2018 07:11 am
"Critique of Black Reason" offers readers insight into how the construction of race and racism underpins our understanding of modernity. By MANOSA NTHUNYA.
Africa 28 Jan 2018 08:07 am
Social media rumours are putting Nigeria's vaccination campaigns at risk.
Opinion 26 Jan 2018 07:30 am
In many respects, President Jacob Zuma's free higher education proposal in South Africa is the worst kind of populism. By SEAN MFUNDZA MULLER.
Opinion 23 Jan 2018 11:36 am
The jazz legend has made an impact across the world during his decades-long musical career, but not enough attention has been paid to his innovative imagination. By GWEN ANSELL.
Technology 22 Jan 2018 09:45 am
Biofortification – enhancing the micronutrient concentration of staple crops during farming – offers a sustainable solution to hidden hunger.