Researchers investigate the biggest drivers behind the skills and education crisis in South Africa.
Eskom CEO Andre de Ruyter's exit will do little to change load shedding, as things go from bad to worse at the power utility.
As the ANC prepares to announce its new leadership, academics raise questions about its incumbents.
South Africa’s major cities in the Gauteng Province – the country’s economic heartland – are experiencing major water shortages. In Johannesburg and Tshwane taps have run dry, with numerous areas experiencing intermittent supply while some areas have n...
There’s been outrage from some quarters in South Africa about reports that the power utility Eskom and some municipalities intend to increase the connection fee for electricity users who also generate their own power.
With the first reading of a new bill in parliament today, Aotearoa New Zealand’s plan to be smoke-free by 2025 takes another tangible step forward.
What’s driving the surge in South Africa’s petrol price, and the cost of pumping your own fuel at a self-service station
Increases in the domestic price of fuel are big news in South Africa, with the price of petrol, diesel and paraffin reaching new highs. The underlying reason for the price increases is movements in the international price of crude oil.…
Concerns about rising food prices are making the headlines across the world as pressures mount in the wake of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The war has driven up prices of commodities, including wheat, which is a staple food in many…
The chief operating officer of South Africa’s electricity utility, Eskom, warned in May that the government should urgently start building new generating capacity. He was referring to a new build programme which has existed for at least a decade.
South Africa has changed its strategy on Covid-19 and lockdown restrictions – here’s why it makes sense
In the final days of 2021 the South African government eased its Covid regulations. On December 30th the government scrapped a curfew that had been in place since March 2020.