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Put the Veuve on ice – the Bold Women Award arrives in SA

Now in its 50th year, the Veuve Clicquot Bold Women Award is launching in South Africa for the first time.

Massmart will not be profitable as long as it keeps Game, analysts say

Walmart bought Massmart in 2011 and over the past 10 years the share price of the group has decreased by 80%.

Cartoon: Are we back in the 20th century?

Carlos Amato asks if there's one last way we can regress as a species

The problem with Stalingrad is the cost, not the law

The tragedy is that few of us could afford to brief fine lawyers to fight all the way to the highest courts, but we are all paying for what is playing out on stage

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As mobile internet speeds rise, Africans are spending more time streaming

The move online due to Covid-19 restrictions further boosted the demand for such services by people on the continent

Playing the market in Zimbabwe. A citizen’s tale

Zimbabwe’s stock market is riding on a digital wave that has given more citizens access to immense wealth opportunities

Experience Africa in Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town

If you had the opportunity to explore South Africa, to really see it, be confused by it, fall in love with the good, bad...

Winter is here: Inflation, debt cools the economy

There is a lot bearing down on South African consumers and, without growth, the economy stands to decline

Explainer: Why it is difficult to mine in South Africa

The Fraser Institute's annual survey of mining companies is not entirely wrong, South Africa is a difficult place to mine, say analysts

Hackers infiltrate SA illicit financial flows conference with porn clip

The conference was attended by state agencies, blue- chip global and local non-governmental agencies and public accountability experts

Can Panyaza Lesufi save the ANC in Gauteng come 2024?

With the Gauteng provincial conference around the corner, West Rand regional secretary Sanele Ngweventsha argues that Lesufi might give them the edge in 2024.

How the ANC wants to re-evaluate cadre deployment during policy conference

The party's decision to relook at the deployment process could result in a broadening of the pool of candidates for positions.

What comes after the ANC?

We need to reimagine South Africa without the ANC and if we do not, we will either live with false hope or the country’s crisis will intensify

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‘Break vicious cycle that deters girls in science’

Ameenah Gurib-Fakim, who served as the first female president of Mauritius from 2015- to 2018, has also had success in higher education, winning top awards in science

Mamokgethi Phakeng Q&A: No one told me maths was ‘hard’

South Africa’s first black female doctor of mathematics , Mamokgethi Phakeng, is now a top British UK university’s first ‘illustrious visiting professor’.

Boehly’s Chelsea takeover puts US tycoon in spotlight

The American has grand ambitions for the west London club as he targets sustained success on the pitch and financial growth off it

Osaka ready to boycott Wimbledon over ranking points row

The ATP and WTA tours last week removed ranking points from Wimbledon after the All England Club banned Russian and Belarusian players.

Premier League: Reliving a ridiculous final day

Sunday saw the top and bottom of the table decided in thrilling fashion.

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine could be firestarter of global economic woes

Developed countries could do much to help counterparts in the developing world weather the current storm

Shireen Abu Akleh’s murder hurts oppressed people

The journalist is among more than 50 reporters who have died at the hands of the Israeli regime and is remembered for bravely giving a voice to Palestinians

Musk says deal to buy Twitter ‘temporarily on hold’

The announcement sent shares in the social media giant plunging. 

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