South Africans want actual change as the dust of elections settles, but will it come? Especially for those who live far from metropolitan cities where a perpetual state of “Day Zero” has become the norm.
Many South African women and queer people may find themselves in a conundrum about which political party to give your “X” to on May 8. Here’s a quick cheat sheet to help you make a pro-women, pro-queer choice.
Drugs continue to devastate many lives and the people who use them are caught in a tug-of-war between morality and research. Do the country’s prominent political parties offer policies based on evidence, ideology or simply a lack of understanding?
How ‘universal’ is the universal health coverage envisaged by the National Health Insurance scheme? The draft law contains xenophobic rhetoric, but the country’s main political parties offer very few alternatives in the manifestos.
The tax on sugary drinks has raised almost R3 billion. Coca-Cola says it has reduced the sugar levels of its drinks range by more than a quarter, irritating those who said the levy wouldn’t cut sugar consumption. But is the profit being used for health promotion? Could political parties rally against it after the election?