In Cape Town, improved sanitation is vital to improve the lives of slum dwellers.
Without the tail winds of sustained global growth and high commodity prices, African economies need to increase their competitiveness if they are to offer more opportunities to their peo...
On September 10 2001 my wife and I arrived in New York as I was to receive the Candlelight award from then-UN-Secretary-General Kofi Annan. That night we had a very inspiring conversation...
From who can access HIV drugs to how we plan our cities, health challenges frequently overlap with policy. But all too often, we don’t have the right evidence to make informed decisions, ...
Learning from past mass extinctions could help us predict the survival of certain species.
Companies from all sectors across the globe are embracing “Industry 4.0”, or business in the digital age.
Researchers have introduced a new framework to encourage companies to take on the more challenging aspects of sustainability.
Can South Africa turn its fast-growing young population into a dividend rather than a burden?
Tech could advance governance by improving access to public services, as well as enabling people to report issues more easiy.
Anja Smith looks at how South Africa can reduce its high maternal death rate by improving antenatal services.
Schoolchildren who receive two nutritious meals a day are less likely to be obese – but they need to be affordable for the poorest.
South Africa is a country of water insecurity, with consumption greater than supply.
South Africa has one of the highest unemployment rates in the world. But Social Entrepreneur Luvuyo Rani is doing something about that.
Micro-franchising could help some of society's most vulnerable people thrive.
Unless we intervene, tens of millions of people in Southern Africa will be at risk of malnutrition or even starvation.