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Let them eat macaroons
Let them eat macaroons
The world’s super-rich swanned around a luxury ski resort in the charming Swiss town of Davos. They sipped champagne and nibbled on macaroons...
Distraught Davos finds globalisation saviour in China's Xi
Distraught Davos finds globalisation saviour in China's Xi
With Donald Trump about to get the keys to the White House and the political winds blowing a populist gale through Europe, the world's elite have...
Young Africans brush up on the ‘language’ of coding
Young Africans brush up on the ‘language’ of coding
You know you are witnessing something special when targets and goals are given as multiples of earlier figures: double this, quadruple that. This...
Davos 'snub' angers black business
Davos 'snub' angers black business
South Africa has travelled to the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos with a “unity of purpose” and is “very clear about what we are coming...
Davos must focus on political risks
Davos must focus on political risks
More than 2 500 leaders from business, government, international organisations, civil society, academia, media and the arts have gathered in...
African countries will need to 'step up their game'
African countries will need to 'step up their game'
While Africa has benefited from increasing investor inflows from abroad, it’s now contending with a commodity downturn, power shortages,...
'African Davos' to focus on continent's upbeat economic future
'African Davos' to focus on continent's upbeat economic future
Growing optimism over Africa's economic future is set to draw more than 1 250 delegates from governments and international corporations...
Eskom withdraws top bosses from costly WEF junket
Eskom withdraws top bosses from costly WEF junket
Eskom has withdrawn its participation at the World Economic Forum (WEF) 2015 event in Davos, Switzerland, it said in a statement on Monday. ...
Education rankings: There's madness in WEF methods
Education rankings: There's madness in WEF methods
In the past two weeks the South African media has had a field day lamenting the state of maths and science education in the country. This is...
Education dept rejects WEF education report
Education dept rejects WEF education report
The department of basic education on Monday rejected a World Economic Forum report about the state of the country's maths and science education....
Nigeria kidnapping marks 'beginning of the end of terror'
Nigeria kidnapping marks 'beginning of the end of terror'
Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan on Thursday said the kidnapping of more than 200...

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