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Opinion & Analysis

Jul 22, 2018
The Nigerian government has announced that USD$322 million (£244 million) stolen by Nigeria’s former military ruler, Sani Abacha, has been returned by the Swiss authorities. Abacha, an army general who…
Jul 21, 2018
I spent part of last month in Cameroon travelling to various communities and listening to ordinary voices about the ongoing Anglophone crisis. I witnessed the devastating impact of the conflict…
Jul 20, 2018
Shoprite's weak sales could indicate that Pick n Pay may be taking market share, an analyst believes.  Shoprite posted turnover growth of only 3.3%, to R145.6 billion, on Wednesday morning.…
Jul 18, 2018
It’s 19th May 2018 and millions of people across the globe are witnessing the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. It was a historical occasion that happened at…
Jul 18, 2018
July 2018 marks Nelson Mandela’s centenary year. Why is he still so revered across the world? The answer simply is that he is widely regarded as the personification of values…
Jul 17, 2018
Several of the projects and companies overseen by Alphabet, the holding company Google created in 2015, have generated news of late.   On Tuesday,  RBC Capital analyst Mark Mahaney issued…
Jul 16, 2018
The term “fake news” has become ubiquitous over the past two years. The Cambridge English dictionary defines it as “false stories that appear to be news, spread on the internet…
Jul 12, 2018
It would take Facebook just 18 minutes to pay off the £500,000 (almost R9 million) fine proposed as a punishment by the UK's data watchdog for the Cambridge Analytica scandal.…
Jul 09, 2018
The 10th BRICS summit to be hosted by South Africa is going to be closely watched. It comes at a time when extraordinary global political and economic challenges are facing…
Jul 07, 2018
In this age of globalisation few events draw more attention than sport as the World Cup in Russia illustrates with billions of people across the globe glued to their screens.…
Jul 03, 2018
The 2019 presidential elections in Nigeria will be the country’s sixth since 1999, when it shifted to democracy after a long period of military rule. Most of these elections have…
Jul 02, 2018
In 2017 56 UN peacekeepers were killed in malicious acts such as when they were deliberately attacked, the most fatalities of that kind since 1994. All but one of the fatalities resulted…
Jun 28, 2018
Labour broking, working hours and minimum wages are hot potatoes in South Africa but the country is not alone in grappling with them. From Angola, Kenya and Nigeria to Tanzania,…
Jun 26, 2018
In 2014, the South African government announced a new direction in housing policy. The aim was to phase out smaller low cost housing projects of a few hundred units and…

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