Opinion & Analysis

Sep 07, 2017
Faced with a growing economic crisis, South Africa’s new Finance Minister, Malusi Gigaba, has come up with a 14 point plan to turn the country’s economic fortunes around. Sibonelo Radebe…
Sep 04, 2017
Piracy off the African coastline has been a headline grabbing phenomenon for more than a decade. For a few years though, Somali pirates appeared to have a quiet spell. Then,…
Aug 31, 2017
At the BRICS summit in Russia two years ago, Chinese Premier Xi Jinping invoked physics when asking fellow leaders “to boost the centripetal (unifying) force of BRICS nations through cooperation…
Aug 30, 2017
The recent Kenyan elections firmly demonstrated the incursion and perhaps even gradual institutionalisation of fake news as an actor in modern politics, particularly during elections. Although the term fake news…
Aug 29, 2017
Today ‘innovation’ is a buzzword: essential to many companies’ proclaimed existence, rather than just their success. But the term is often taken out of context, misunderstood, or held up as…
Aug 28, 2017
More than 300 million people rely on the waters of the River Nile. The Nile river basin contains over 10% of Africa’s landmass, in 11 countries: Ethiopia, Sudan, South Sudan,…
Aug 25, 2017
By barring Kwese TV, the Zimbabwe government has shown a trademark tendency: for political reasons, it will jealously hold on to a business it does not know how to run.…
Aug 25, 2017
There is an African idiom that if a man does not eat at home, he may never give his wife enough money to cook a good pot of soup. This…
Aug 24, 2017
Do South African trade unions still represent the working class? The South African labour landscape has undergone massive changes in the past few years that have left the country’s trade…
Aug 22, 2017
Pirates are notoriously hard to capture. Their actions occur on the shifting, vast expanse of the open oceans. Perpetrators cannot simply be “arrested” by a conventional police force and, even…
Aug 20, 2017
South Africa’s wildlife is thriving. One of the reasons for this is that landowners can profit from animals living on their land. Wildlife can be hunted for meat and trophies…
Aug 17, 2017
Air pollution is a visible problem in Kenya’s capital, Nairobi. The city’s poor air quality is evident in its congested streets where passenger vehicles, trucks and motorcycle taxis jostle for…
Aug 16, 2017
Earlier this year heavy rains and thunderstorms caused havoc in Lagos, Nigeria’s economic nerve centre and one of Africa’s most populous cities. Residents woke up in many parts of the…
Aug 15, 2017
Usain Bolt. Serena Williams. Cristiano Ronaldo. Those at the top of their sporting game put their heart and soul into doing their best, but new research has shed light on…

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