Martin Plaut

Martin Plaut works from London. South Africa, the Horn of Africa. Fellow, Institute of Commonwealth Studies Martin Plaut has over 20246 followers on Twitter.

How the glow of the historic accord between Ethiopia and Eritrea has faded

A year ago Eritreans could hardly contain their joy as Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed touched down in Asmara. The city had seen...

How foreign backing is keeping Sudan’s Omar al-Bashir in power

Given the range of support for President Omar al-Bashir, it isn't surprising that he's managed to resist pressure to step down

Revealed: Margaret Thatcher’s ‘Marshall Plan for southern Africa’

To get Nelson Mandela released and save Namibia's independence elections, Thatcher proposed a massive aid programme.

As pressure mounts, President Zuma blames an old enemy: Western intelligence agencies

President Jacob Zuma has survived an attempt to remove him, and argued that it was a conspiracy.

Clerics on a peace mission in CAR

Christian and Muslim leaders have joined forces on a European peace mission to put a stop to the killings in Central African Republic.

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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

Security and Compliance Evolution in the Data Revolution

Organisations must adopt a risk-based approach to compliance and rely on technology to mitigate that risk and on people and process controls as well

Covid-19 vs Child Nutrition

Children are being impacted severely across the world because of things such as reduced immunisation as health services prioritise treating Covid-19 cases

MTN’s network innovation sees 5G launched at 100 sites countrywide

MTN South Africa has launched its widely accessible 5G network – the first of MTN’s 21 operations across Africa and the Middle East

Economic ramifications of Covid-19

There is an opportunity for business and government in collaboration to galvanise and work together, and present ourselves as a viable destination for investment

BCX empowers its finance staff with professional accounting qualifications

'For the finance function to go beyond the numbers we need to be professional and we cannot leave out the financial control experts'

Ensuring no prospective CA(SA) is left behind

Sizwe Nxasana talks about the macro-economic impact our country will suffer if the accountancy profession fails to transform its pipeline in the pandemic

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