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Cecil the Lion: How the saga of its killing played out on Twitter

A lion in Zimbabwe named Cecil is hunted, shot and beheaded by an American dentist. Then things get really dramatic, real fast.

Nigeria’s Adesina wins battle for AfDB presidency

Akinwumi Adesina pitched phenomenal ideas such as an "African Google", a transnational electricity market and a regional stock exchange.

SA businesses in Africa could feel ‘heat’ of xenophobic attacks

Many around Africa have expressed outrage at the xenophobia in SA, while SA businesses operating in the rest of Africa begin to feel pressured.

China does not support rogue African states, it creates them – report

Africa can expect to witness more incidences of state-sponsored domestic violence, as Chinese aid increases, a new study shows.

African presidents spend millions to spruce up their dented images

African presidents from Goodluck Jonathan to Yoweri Museveni are allegedly spending millions on western PR specialists to fix their tarnished images.

10 things you didn’t know about ‘Mandela’s’ Robben Island

Many notable Africans were imprisoned at Robben Island - Namibians and Malagasy too, writes Christine Mungai.

So you think your African university fees are expensive? Try America

University student protests in Africa are rife with demands for lower fees to cheaper meals. Lee Mwiti looks at the reality of varsity fees globally.

SA 2nd on list of African countries with most female MPs

Despite gains, the overall picture is of an excruciatingly slow pace in increasing women's participation in the African political space, surveys show.

13 facts about slavery in Africa

European slaves were cheaper but Africans readily sold their own. Affecting millions it showed the horrors of forced labour in the 20th century.

Press Releases

NSTF-South32 Awards

All of the awards are made for outstanding contributions to science, engineering, technology and innovation in South Africa

The benefits of being a GEMS member

The scheme offers comprehensive and affordable healthcare options to all public service employees and greater access to better healthcare

The evolution of South Africa’s savings culture

A common misconception is that you need a lot of money to start saving, but this is simply not true – you can start with R50

Tobacco producers welcome new research confirming that cigarette ban has failed

Every day that goes by shows the importance of getting rid of this ban and going back to producing and selling cigarettes as we were before

Cost increases sharing of cigarettes

Many people are questioning whether the ban on tobacco in South Africa is not in fact having the opposite effect of that intended

How to tell if you have a hidden contact centre in your business

The important thing to remember is that a contact centre is defined less by the physical space it occupies and more by the customer experience it delivers

Accessing health and justice in a time of Covid-19

The similarities between the HIV epidemic and the Covid-19 pandemic are hard to ignore – the most obvious is the level of premature deaths caused by both

Position of the African Blood Regulators Forum on the use of Convalescent Plasma in Africa as a potential therapy for Covid-19

A potential treatment for Covid-19 is the transfusion of convalescent plasma collected from those who have recovered from into those who are still affected

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