Gwayi pottery: the resilience of an industry

Mhlomuli Ncube The local economy has a way of scoring big in the unnoticeable. In the corners where many never get to, success stories continue to be written almost in…

Poor nutrition changes the way a body fights infection: this might protect against severe COVID-19

May 13, 2021 8.43am SAST Authors Burtram C. Fielding Professor and Director: Research Development, University of the Western Cape Dewald Schoeman PhD Candidate, Molecular Biology and Virology, University of the…

It’s time to stop ignoring paid childcare in urban Africa

What happens in early years matter for a child’s lifetime. Wendy Stone/Corbis via Getty Images Robert Hughes, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and Patricia Kitsao-Wekulo, African Population and…

WATCH:’High Court ruling on lobola refund within our traditional values’

By ZBC Reporter Chief Seke speaks on The High Court ruling stating that a lobola refund can be demanded in circumstances where a woman cheats on her husband. The other…

‘I can’t forget the desperate sound of people trying to breathe’

Aftabuddin Ahmed is a 37-year-old surgeon at a government hospital in Delhi. During the first wave of the pandemic, he says his hospital would treat more than 5,000 patients –…

Kenya has its first female chief justice: why this matters

Kenya’s Chief Justice-designate Martha Koome responds to questions during her job interview. Judiciary.go.ke Martha Gayoye, University of Warwick If parliament formally approves the nomination of Justice Martha Koome as the…

The #JerusalemaDanceChallenge showed how Pan African styles can be forged

Fenómenos do Semba from Angola. Courtesy Fenómenos do Semba/Facebook Francesca Negro, Universidade de Lisboa A year has passed since an Angolan dance troupe called Fenómenos do Semba released a video…

Vaccinating Africa against COVID-19: riding a roller coaster of poor information

South Africa’s president, Cyril Ramaphosa, receives the COVID-19 vaccine. Leaders have publicly taken the vaccine to encourage others to do the same. Photo by Brenton Geach/Gallo Images via Getty Images…

The story of Sikhanyisiwe Tazvitya : A long-distance female truck driver

  By Mhlomuli Ncube It is not every day that a beautiful girl endures sleepless nights in a long-distance truck not as a passenger but as the driver. The story…

Lobola: Zimbabweans debate repayment ruling

By Memory Chamisa The lobola repayment debate rages on various social media platforms and other public domains after an under-reported 2015 court ruling sprang to life. We explore the debate…