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Angola: President Lourenço’s grace period is over

The country’s economic troubles began in 2014 when global crude oil prices dipped, hampering the government’s ability to generate revenue

Could Mugabe lose his limo?

This includes President Robert Mugabe’s desk and “Zim-One”, his official car, a Mercedes-Benz S600 Pullman Guard armored limousine.

Exploring Africa’s favourite beers

Snapshots of Africa’s most popular beers and the breweries that created them during colonialism and post independence.

‘Kenya is open for business’

The Kenya-South Africa Joint Business Council will help normalise trade between the two countries

Powerhouses can work together

Kenyans in Joburg to stake out their stall

Nigeria votes: What could go terribly wrong, or wonderfully right, with the election?

Nigeria votes today in a closely fought election after a campaign dominated by a slowing economy and a war against Islamist Boko Haram militants.

Think African jets are flying coffins? These numbers will prove you wrong

Carriers in the region have generally taken home a poor safety report card. Don't write them off yet: there is real hope for the $70-billion industry.

Shock as Mozambique top lawyer Cistac shot after backing opposition, dies

Cistac reportedly said calls by Renamo for greater autonomy for the north and centre of the country could be justified under the constitution.

Tanzania cracks down on ‘dirty’ dance

With the explosion of social media, the "new generation" form of the kigodoro dance has gone viral, leading to its blacklisting by the state.

Rape claims threaten to overshadow Ebola response plan

The African Union will have to deal with a crisis of another colour altogether, even as a continental response strategy to illness takes shape.

Africa as we know her might soon be history thanks to rebels, minerals, and drugs

The discovery of new riches in the soil might lead to secession, or encourage regions to cooperate. It’s not yet clear which trend will prevail.

Press Releases

WiMSA shines a light on the future of women in mining

Men in mining must begin to take it upon themselves to support the development of women in the industry

Department of Public Works and Infrastructure reveals second gender-based violence advocacy artwork

The men and boys of South Africa are important role players in this mission to ensure that women are respected, protected and treated equally

Empowering the voice of women in leadership to enable full participation in their roles in leadership and decision making

Sibanye-Stillwater has 13% female representation in its workforce and is actively working to achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls

Surviving the tobacco ban

Nicotine is given as the ‘likely’ reason for lower Covid-19 infection rates but authorities still stress the health risk of smoking

Smokers hold thumbs for cigarette ban to be lifted

SATTA is worried about the impact of the ban on its own members activities and how the ban is helping black marketeers to make millions of rands illegally

Covid-19: Outlook on the economy, politics and labour

Old Mutual had experts unpack the effects of the pandemic and provide practical tips on how to deal with the financial impact of job losses and salary cuts

Opt-in to Popia

All business owners should take note: there is a lot of work ahead to ensure compliance with the POPI Act that has just come into effect

Capital Legacy talks life

The Covid-19 pandemic is revealing how few people actually sort their affairs to the benefit of their loved ones they leave behind when they pass on

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