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Digitalisation has reduced the costs of doing business in public, private sectors

Technology provides African governments with new, efficient ways to deliver services

Africa: On a human rights mission

A Senegalese activist blames poverty and underdevelopment for Africa's instability.

Court asks ex-Senegal president’s son to explain ‘$1.4bn assets’

The son of former Senegal president Abdoulaye Wade has been asked to explain why he has assets allegedly worth over $1-billion, say judicial sources.

Africa’s PMS approach to democracy

Verashni Pillay hopes Africans can move from a hormonal defence of certain emotive issues to a consistent approach to our democracy.

Ten years on, little justice in Senegal shipwreck disaster

A decade after the worst maritime disaster in recent history, relatives of those killed when a Senegalese ship sank in the Atlantic wait for justice.

Senegal’s Sall eyes parliamentary majority

Senegal has voted for a new Parliament with Macky Sall seeking a majority to put his policies into action after ousting Abdoulaye Wade in March.

Civil society becomes the catalyst for change

Abdoulaye Wade's two decades in power has come to an end, partly because of civil society's impatience with the graft within the Senegal government.

Wade, Ecowas court and the one-man Senegalese state

The Senegalese drama teaches us that we need strongly rooted institutions to help govern African states, not super-centralised monoliths.

Senegal’s Sall: The protege who toppled his mentor

Senegal's Macky Sall, a 50-year-old geologist, ended Abdoulaye Wade's tenacious rule by triumphing over his mentor.

A new chapter for Senegal

Senegal's newly-elected president Macky Sall, a technocrat, has been seen as ideal to begin fixing a variety of pressing problems for the country.

Sall hails new era for Senegal after victory

Senegal's president elect Macky Sall has hailed a new era after triumphing over veteran leader Abdoulaye Wade in Sunday's runoff presidential vote.

Good leadership: Africa’s age-old question

Macky Sall's victory in Senegal's runoff elections has become a beacon of hope for Africa's younger leaders, writes <b>Percy Zvomuya</b>.

Wade admits defeat in Senegal election battle

Senegal leader Abdoulaye Wade has admitted defeat in the West African nation's contentious presidential elections, and congratulated rival Macky Sall.

Senegal’s Macky Sall makes his political comeback

Macky Sall has his first shot at Senegal's presidency this weekend after falling out with his mentor and now opponent, President Abdoulaye Wade.

Challengers join forces to bring down Senegal’s Wade

Senegal's opposition parties have thrown their weight behind presidential challenger Macky Sall to block Abdoulaye Wade from landing a third term.

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Traditional healers need new spaces

Proper facilities supported by well-researched cultural principles will go a long way to improving the image and perception of the practice of traditional medicine

Limpopo big-game farmer accused of constant harassment

A family’s struggle against alleged intimidation and failure to act by the authorities mirrors the daily challenges farm dwellers face

Zondo tightens his grip with criminal complaint against Zuma

The state capture commission’s star witness now faces a criminal complaint and another summons

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Western Cape SMBs look to technology to get them through pandemic

Many companies have over-capitalised on IT infrastructure in the past, and are looking for ways to access simpler, cheaper technology that cuts their costs

Land reform still a hot potato

The land has got to belong to all the people of South Africa, and many believe that there’s no other mechanism for that except expropriation

UP chemical pathology scientists develop ground-breaking nanobodies for Covid-19 detection and therapy

Nanobodies are smaller than conventional antibodies and easier to work with so they are ideal for good cheap sensitive rapid tests for Covid-19

Inclusion as learned experience in higher education

Understanding the complexity of intersections between oppressions relating to race and gender is key to any commitment to creating a culture of inclusion and social justice

Local government in crisis: how it can be fixed

Local governments are supposed to promote non-racial development, in a decentralised manner, but the reality does not match up

Covid-19 accelerates adoption of technology by the African property sector

It’s not the technology itself that is valuable, it’s the opportunities that it creates: this may be the perfect time for reinvention


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