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Now may be the right time to invest into Africa - Brett Malan

Now may be the right time to invest into…

Apr 19, 2018

Africa has long been considered an attractive alternative asset class for South African institutiona...

African leaders are more constrained by democratic rules than you think

African leaders are more constrained by …

Apr 18, 2018

Africa is often imagined to be a place in which presidents can do whatever they want, unencumbered b...

Obstacles facing a young black farmer in South Africa: a personal story

Obstacles facing a young black farmer in…

Apr 16, 2018

A new sense of urgency has entered South Africa’s land reform process after the country’s parliament...

How Chinese products went from cheap and cheerful to weapons in US trade war

How Chinese products went from cheap and…

Apr 11, 2018

Tensions are escalating between China and the US over trade. The Chinese government has announced re...

Economic integration of Africa is underway, thanks to African and multinational companies

Economic integration of Africa is underw…

Apr 10, 2018

A new report by The Boston Consulting Group, Pioneering One Africa: African Corporations Trail-Blazi...

The missing piece in fighting Africa's malnutrition problems

The missing piece in fighting Africa's m…

Apr 09, 2018

Africa has made great progress in the fight against malnutrition. Between 2000 and 2016 Senegal, Gha...

A year of illusions: five things we learnt about democracy in Africa in 2017

A year of illusions: five things we lear…

Apr 08, 2018

The last twelve months have been a confusing time for African democracy. We have seen coups that did...

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela: revolutionary who kept the spirit of resistance alive

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela: revolutionary…

Apr 04, 2018

No other woman – in life and after – occupies the place that Winnie Madikizela-Mandela does in South...

Claims about Cambridge Analytica's role in Africa should be taken with a pinch of salt

Claims about Cambridge Analytica's role …

Mar 26, 2018

Election manipulation is a hot story. In the last few days, Cambridge Analytica, which claims to use...

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Google releases data saving search app for mobiles

Apr 13, 2018

Google releases data saving search app for mobiles

Technology giant Google has release a lighter version of its search app that uses less data and memory space on mobile p...

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