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Public approval is Ramaphosa's only defence against his enemies in the (...)

Ramaphosa’s detractors are unlikely to succeed in their rumoured bid. And, their failure will not be because they’ve suddenly become weak within the administration.
24/01/2020

When a company falls out with its CEO : lessons from South Africa's Old (...)

The publicity given to the Moyo saga has brought to the forefront some important lessons that should be noted by company directors.
24/01/2020

The digital economy is becoming ordinary. Best we understand it

The digital economy will, soon, become the ordinary economy as the uptake - and application - of digital technologies in every sector in the world grows.
24/01/2020

I asked Tanzanians about studying in China : here's what they said

Over the past 30 years China has turned into a major study-abroad hotspot for thousands of African students.
23/01/2020

How to fix the gap between school and work in South Africa

There are a few things South Africa needs to do to close the gap between what the education system produces and what the job market needs.
23/01/2020

Corruption in South Africa : echoes of leaders who plundered their countries

In South Africa, state corruption has taken hold with utter disregard for ethics and democratic norms in a cynical exploitation of the post-apartheid transformation (...)
23/01/2020

South Africa risks losing rich insights into an ancient farming society

As early as 1500 the Bokoni people created stone-walled settlements that demonstrate their mastery of farming. But today these sites are under threat.
23/01/2020

UK-Africa trade and investment : who benefits ?

Trade and investment can help reduce poverty, promote women’s empowerment, and support children’s rights. It can also do the opposite.
23/01/2020

Why 'too many cooks in the kitchen' could inhibit a peace deal in Libya

Can the key external enablers of Libya's conflict also be peacemakers?
23/01/2020

Ramaphosa's famous negotiating skills have failed him. Here's why

Ramaphosa is constrained by his tenuous control over South Africa's governing party, the ANC.
23/01/2020

Water sachet use in Ghana : how to stop the pollution

Ghana needs to make use of the fact that people are environmentally conscious.
22/01/2020

Heavy rains put Kenya at risk of mosquito-borne diseases

Prolonged rains increase the amount of stagnant water in the environment in which mosquitoes breed. This increases the risk of mosquito-borne diseases.
22/01/2020

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