Today, there are almost a million fewer deaths from HIV/AIDS than when they peaked in the mid 2000s. But there's a shortfall in funding.
Every day more than 800 women die from preventable causes during pregnancy and childbirth. But these needless deaths could ended by 2030, for the cost of 46 military aircraft.
SistaazHood, a group of transgender, homeless, sex workers in South Africa, has become a growing voice on issues from the legalisation of sex work to better access to healthcare.
Cities across the world are increasingly turning to advanced forensic tool systems to tackle rising levels of crime - but is this only pushing crime into poorer areas?
A study in South Africa has highlighted how unhealthy ageing takes its toll on health and income. But strong social policies can promote healthy ageing and protect the economic well-being...
Farmers are trying everything to rid their land of this invasive prickly cactus, which destroys grass and makes animals sick. However, it can be used to make biogas, juice, wines and oils.
A hard-won free-trade deal and a massive youth population - will these factors make this 'Africa's century'? And what about gender-based violence and the gig economy. Key moments from the...
A new breed of digitally literate micro-entrepreneurs will be best placed to take advantage of tech platforms to exploit gaps in the market.
The World Economic Forum on Africa 2019 takes place in Cape Town from 4-6 September.
Protests have erupted across South Africa against gender-based violence in the country. People have taken to the streets to voice their anger that not enough is being done to protect women.
As Britain's EU exit date of 31st October draws closer, what would a no-deal Brexit mean for South Africa?
Climate change means African countries are facing a double storm: an increased risk of extreme weather events and a large shortfall in insurance coverage, which means too much of the fina...
South Africans have a bad case of 'declinism' – the belief that things are going to get worse. It is holding back our huge potential
Mega-solar projects – large-scale installations capable of producing upwards of hundreds of megawatts (MW) of power – are generating much-needed electricity in countries all over the worl...
Cape Town's water crisis was avoided when the community pulled together.