Noise-induced hearing loss is an occupational health hazard. It remains a prevalent condition in the South African mining industry.
The term "citizen science" is intended to widen the network of people whose contribution to science is acknowledged. But the word “citizen” can be problematic.
A holistic view of climate change risk considers climate hazards, exposure, vulnerability and the responses to these. It also takes into account how multiple risks interact.
It took black folk unimaginable resources of creativity, humanity, humour and generosity to detoxify the N-word for their own collective sanity.
Ultimately, these studies will help us to make sense of how the pandemic is reshaping higher education.
The government of Ghana needs a more creative solution to the problem of advance rent payment
Following the war, the South African authorities were anxious to charge known war criminals, traitors and collaborators. But nothing came of it.
A survey of the commemorations since 2014 reveals the politicking behind the writing of history and Rwanda's place in the world.
More needs to be done to support South Africa's township communities.
Distrust of the electoral commission runs deep in the opposition, which may well lead to increased tensions ahead of and following the polls.
Since 1999, extreme poverty has declined while rates of young people in education and employment have risen. Without investment though, the impact of the pandemic could see this progress imperilled,
Justice Martha Koome's ascendance to the role of Chief Justice raises hope and expectations among many for a better world for women and children.
The recent spate of military takeovers, most recently in Chad, highlights a developing trend by armed forces in Africa which overtly subvert constitutional governance.
The contributions that women in West Africa's fisheries make to the sector are widely un(der)paid, undervalued and largely invisible.
The equitable participation of women in public life is essential to building and sustaining strong, vibrant democracies.
No matter what tactics are used to muzzle, restrict, limit, or censor information, trustworthy information that serves the public good can still find its way to those who matter most: the citizens.
Government support for farmers, higher rainfall and grain imports have helped sub-Saharan Africa stave off food insecurity, but the region isn't out of the woods yet.
Waste reclaimers save South African municipalities up to R748 million a year in landfill space. Without them, the country's recycling economy would not exist.
The rise of the black romantic comedy in South Africa dovetailed perfectly with the advent of streaming services - creating a box office phenomenon.
Digital media shutdowns in Africa will lead to higher economic costs and greater public outrage.