Opinion & Analysis

May 05, 2020
In a time of crisis, such as the current COVID-19 pandemic, people’s willingness to donate money increases significantly, however, the beneficiaries of these donations, such as funds and non-profit organisations…
A number of rating agencies have downgraded emerging market economies during the COVID-19 pandemic. Their actions have raised the question: why do so during a crisis? This is not the…
Kenya has started negotiating a withdrawal from Somalia by 2021. The country is set to leave as Ethiopia’s influence continues to rise. Kenya has achieved a lot since it intervened…
The consequences of the COVID-19 lockdown are yet to be fully determined and understood. But one thing we can be fairly certain of – in South Africa its impact will…
Apr 28, 2020
Former President de Klerk's denial that apartheid was a crime against humanity is cause for reflection on Freedom Day. Freedom Day, celebrated every year on April 27, commemorates South Africa's…
Tourism has become an important economic sector for most African countries in the last two decades. There has been increased investments in product development and enhancement, aggressive marketing, coupled with…
We have just witnessed an oil price crash like never before taking prices of West Texas Intermediate into deeply negative territory. The spot price of West Texas, the US benchmark,…
Apr 22, 2020
“Gold is a way of going long on fear,” renowned investor Warren Buffett once said.  The Berkshire Hathaway CEO explained that if people “become more afraid, you make money, if…
Videos showing the recent mistreatment of Africans living in the Chinese city of Guangzhou have ricocheted around African broadcast and social media in recent days. Guangzhou, the capital of Guangdong…
More than half of all African countries have now imposed lockdown measures aimed at flattening the curve of new COVID-19 infections. The reason for taking such drastic measures while infection…
Apr 15, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic, one of the world’s most significant events, has resulted in cessation of economic activities that will lead to a significant decline in GDP, an unprecedented social disruption,…
Tuberculosis (TB) and HIV pose a significant burden on South Africa’s health system. There’s a close relationship between the two. About 60% of TB patients are also HIV-positive. The novel…
The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is spreading across the world. For those who catch it, the vast majority will experience mild symptoms, but for a few it can cause severe disease…
Mar 20, 2020
Many African countries have been recording high economic growth rates for years. However, a recent study showed that poverty on the continent has increased again. How can this be? When…
  1. Opinions and Analysis

Calender

« May 2021 »
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
          1 2
3 4 5 6 7 8 9
10 11 12 13 14 15 16
17 18 19 20 21 22 23
24 25 26 27 28 29 30
31