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The Conversation Africa

The Conversation Africa launched as a pilot project in May 2015. It is an independent source of news and views from the academic and research community, delivered direct to the public.

Opinion 25 Oct 2017 11:50 am
Born and raised in poor circumstances, many South African police officers find themselves in the job after original aspirations slipped beyond reach. By ANDREW FAULL.
Opinion 25 Oct 2017 10:54 am
Unpicking the baffling case of how one of Africa's dictators became the world's top ambassador for non-communicable diseases – at least for a while. By LUKE ALLEN.
South Africa 22 Oct 2017 09:21 am
There’s a great deal hanging on South Africa’s 2017 medium term budget policy statement. The Conversation Africa’s Sibonelo Radebe asked Jannie Rossouw to layout his expectations.
Life 22 Oct 2017 09:08 am
The music video has evolved and embraced online platforms like the undead embrace the apocalypse.
Life 21 Oct 2017 07:44 am
When you picture someone engaged in physical activity, do you conjure an image of someone sweat-drenched, gasping for breath and, well, miserable? If so, we’ve got good news.
Opinion 20 Oct 2017 09:34 am
Cape Town promised alternative water sources with the ongoing drought being declared a disaster. Its main strategy is water rationing but climate models are also being used.
Opinion 20 Oct 2017 09:24 am
Emeritus Archbishop Desmond Tutu embraces everything noble in Aristotelian virtue ethics and African philosophical systems alike. By KEYMANTHRI MOODLEY.
Life 20 Oct 2017 07:10 am
The Orionid meteors will really kick into action this weekend, and should remain close to their peak for most of next week.
Opinion 16 Oct 2017 08:23 am
The Conversation Africa’s Politics and Society Editor Thabo Leshilo spoke to constitutional expert law Pierre de Vos about the latest decision.
Opinion 12 Oct 2017 08:00 am
Initiatives to help women suffering postnatal depression are needed and should be encouraged and integrated as part of routine antenatal and postnatal care. By DIXON CHIBANDA.