Opinion & Analysis

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…
Jun 26, 2018
Rosewood is the generic name for several dark-red hardwood species found in tropical regions across the globe. It fetches very high prices because it’s strong, heavy, has a beautiful red…
Jun 25, 2018
Analysts predict further losses on bargain hunting At the end of yesterday’s transactions on the equity sector of the Nigerian Stock Exchange, the NSE All-share index and market capitalization depreciated…
Jun 22, 2018
Big investors turning to online trading In the last couple of years, online trading has become a major attraction for professional and inexperienced investors.   Nowadays, big investors prefer investing…
Jun 22, 2018
The South African National Civic Organisation (Sanco) says the introduction of the National Health Insurance (NHI) and Medical Schemes Amendment bills will "revolutionise" healthcare in South Africa.   On Thursday,…
Jun 21, 2018
State terrorism comes in many forms, but one of its most cruel and revolting expressions is when it is aimed at children. Even though U.S. President Donald Trump backed down…
Jun 19, 2018
Africa has long been considered a continent with growth potential. Although this is the case, the question remains, is the continent developing at a sustainable rate? According to World Bank…
Jun 18, 2018
Eskom's current load shedding due to the impact of protest action by workers will add to the weakness of the South African economy which is already battling, Economist   "Load…
Jun 18, 2018
According to the United Nations, it is estimated that by 2050, two thirds of the world’s population will live in urban areas, the result of a mass rural exodus and…
Jun 14, 2018
Ultra marathon runner Dean Wight is no stranger to crossing the finish line at the Comrades Marathon, in fact he’s done it 27 times.    But this year was extra…
Jun 14, 2018
As a civil engineer I’m fascinated by predictions of who will win the FIFA World Cup finals in Russia, seeing that we use predictions on a regular basis in engineering.…
Jun 13, 2018
Another outfit and the Super Eagles are again the fashion icons of the 2018 FIFA World Cup. The Super Eagles travel outfit has been hailed on social media  (Twitter/NFF) The…

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