Georgina Guedes Wellness naval gazing is a pastime of the affluent

All the media fuss about Gwyneth Paltrow’s recent Goop Conference highlights that an obsession with wellness is a function of privilege, says GEORGINA GUEDES.

Karima Brown The ANC must clean house

Political analyst Karima Brown says the ANC needs to discuss its internal problems at this weekend's National Policy conference or face losing control of the country.

The Conversation Africa South Africa's central bank row points to dangerous levels of intolerance

The idea that the Reserve Bank should have a broader mandate is neither radical nor dangerous. By STEVEN FRIEDMAN.

Angelo Fick The Constitutional Court gives a lesson in civics

The judgment handed down by Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng on the secret ballot in Parliament reminds all of us of our Constitutional duties, says Angelo Fick

The Conversation Africa Julius Caesar in our times

During politically contentious times, it’s befitting that we turn more – rather then less – to Shakespeare, writes JYOTSNA SINGH.

The Conversation Africa Why we welcome poetic justice and despair at poetic injustice

Why can poetic justice sometimes be awesome and poetic injustice awful, writes THADDEUS METZ.

The Conversation Africa Why Lesotho is in such a mess and what can be done about it

Whether Tom Thabane’s latest government has the political capital to tame the army, let alone get rid of it, is questionable, writes ROGER SOUTHALL.

The Conversation Africa How to build the perfect sandcastle, according to science

I began pondering what kind of beach would work best for castle building. To find out, I compared the sand from the ten most popular beaches in the UK, writes MATTHEW BENNETT.

The Conversation Africa Science has the power to boost farming in Africa. But a lot has to change

Where is the disconnect between food production and food security in Africa? By FRANS SWANEPOEL.

The Conversation Africa Dear students, what you post can wreck your life

I’ve seen how social media becomes part of a person’s brand – a brand that can help you or hurt you, writes THAO NELSON.

Angelo Fick Remembering and resemblances on Father's Day 2017

ANGELO FICK thinks about the role his 87-year-old father continues to play in his life.

The Conversation Africa South Africa has failed its young people. What can be done about it?

The end of apartheid should have heralded a new South Africa for the generation born at its demise. But that hasn't happened. would like to send you push notifications.
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