Antonio Cascais

I am a free man, working as a freelance author covering world affairs freely and independently

Will elections in Guinea-Bissau end years of political crisis?

Guineans hope the poll will mark the end of a long period of political crisis in the West African country

Angola: The fall of the Dos Santos clan

One year ago, the Dos Santos family handed the Angolan presidency over to João Lourenço. Now the ex-president's son has been arrested

Mozambique’s debt crisis: Who will pay the bill?

As Mozambique's hidden debt scandal continues, groups are pushing for the secret loans that triggered the financial crisis to be declared illegal

Who is Angola’s next president João Lourenço?

Angola's João Lourenço will be sworn in on Tuesday as the president but who is the man who ran on the ticket of the MPLA?

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Full-time Johannesburg-based CEO required for HI HOPES

An entrepreneurial, business-minded, impact-driven individual is sought to lead the organisation as it looks to scale and grow

Balwin properties and Absa launch South Africa’s first green home loan

Balwin Properties’ Edge registration of over 16 000 units was a global first, covering more homes than any single property developer in the world to date

Young professional gets a career boost from PSETA

SAICA makes ongoing efforts to encourage the professionalisation of financial offices in private and public sector organisations

Colgate-Palmolive South Africa donates one million bars of soap

The combination of limited access to quality soap and a lack of knowledge of how to properly wash hands is a challenge in many vulnerable communities

Cheque value bundles – real value

Most people do not pay much attention to what bank account they have and whether or not it is suited to their daily realities

Absa Rewards puts cash in your pocket

In addition to the cash benefits, you will receive special offers and exclusive deals from selected Absa Rewards partners

Municipal audit outcomes reveal public sector financial management must be professionalised

SAICA calls for a review of the mandatory minimum skills and qualifications required for all key financial management positions within the public sector

Eleven ways to protect yourself against fraud

While financial services firms work continuously to improve security, fraudsters are always devising new plans to circumvent the latest safety measures

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