Opinion & Analysis

Mar 06, 2019
A close race was predicted between Muhammadu Buhari and his main rival Atiku Abubakar. In the end the incumbent won the Nigerian presidential election with almost four million votes. After…
Feb 28, 2019
The world is making remarkable progress in combating poverty. From 2000 to 2013, the portion of the world’s population living on less than the international poverty line of US$1.90 a…
Feb 14, 2019
Nigeria is preparing for its general election. But will it be credible? Nigerian voters are well aware that the elections will not be won solely by votes or popular consensus.…
Feb 11, 2019
An early 2019 meme called #10yearchallenge, that involved someone sharing an image from 2008 or 2009 next to one from 2018 or 2019, gained tremendous popular traction and within days…
Feb 08, 2019
It has become an accepted premise among some South Africans that the current government is responsible for the troubles facing Eskom, whether it is the financial position of the utility…
Feb 07, 2019
Much has been made about China’s role and profile in Africa and the factors underlying its activities on the continent. Less debated is the spread and depth of Russia’s contemporary…
Feb 06, 2019
The complex relationship between Africa and China has become even more complicated this year. Initially, 2018 was set to reaffirm the bond through the latest Forum on China-Africa Cooperation summit…
Feb 04, 2019
Curious Kids is a series for children in which we ask experts to answer questions from kids. Should I be scared of lightning? (Callan, 10, Johannesburg) Big storms can be…
Feb 04, 2019
Introduction Fraudulent investments always promise higher rate of return which is mostly above the industry prevailing rate to sweeten the pot. The high rate of return is used as bait…
Feb 02, 2019
Producing graduates for the world of finance is an expensive, specialised and time-consuming business. Can universities keep pace with the requirements of a rapidly changing industry? Financial services needs a…
Jan 28, 2019
Muhammadu Buhari’s election four years ago as Nigerian president was greeted with great enthusiasm, and expectation. US President Barack Obama invited him to the White House less than two months…
Jan 27, 2019
Policy debates in SA’s energy sector are becoming increasingly polarised, but it is critical to ensure broad participation if we want to re-imagine the energy sector and solve SA’s energy…
Jan 25, 2019
Musician Oliver Mtukudzi, who died at the age of 66, was a great cultural ambassador for Zimbabwe. Known to his fans as Tuku, he was a cultural icon for the…
Jan 23, 2019
Doing business in Africa presents multiple opportunities and challenges. To achieve business excellence on the continent, it is essential that we understand consumers in Africa and their changing needs. For…
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