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Mamphela Ramphele: Africa Day — a celebration of resilience

We have an abundance of land, sun, wind, and rivers to power up an ecologically sound development process for the 21st century

Tawana Kupe: It takes a continent to raise the Africa we want

Collaborating with other universities will assist in dealing with diseases and other social issues that know no borders

As cyclones and droughts hit Africa, it’s time to demand climate justice

As the continent most affected by climate change, African countries must have a strong interest in limiting the temperature below 1.5° C

Fela in Versace: how popular culture is driving 21st century pan-Africanism

When the AU is making promising strides in realising African integration through the adoption of pop culture, what lessons should be taken from them?

This Africa Day, the continent is at a crossroads

Demographic changes are placing the continent on the brink of what could bring a ‘demographic dividend’ – but only if the right action is taken now.

Terror attacks mar Africa Day celebrations

Human rights and the rights of women are the focus of Africa Day, but increasingly terror attacks are hampering development, writes Webster Zambara.

Don’t Miss This: May 29 – June 4

From the Bushfire music and art festival in Swaziland to the Bassline Africa Day Concert, we've rounded up this week's not-to-be-missed events.

Zuma: AU anthem will encourage patriotism

President Jacob Zuma has stressed that incorporating the African Union anthem in SA schools and churches will help build African unity.

Abena Koomson: life is polyrhythmic

Ghanaian American artist Abena Koomson on life, art and the unifying power of Afrobeat originator Fela Kuti's music.

A day to weigh up the continent

May 25 is Africa Day. It is neither a day for Afropessimists to gloat nor one for Afro-optimists to say the African dream has been achieved.

DON’T MISS THIS: Bassline Africa Day concert

The Bassline Africa Day concert features top South African acts performing alongside some of the continent's most celebrated new talent.

ANC: Africa’s economic independence is still an ideal

In celebrating Africa Day, the ANC has said the quest for economic independence and development in Africa remains an ideal.

Africa Day: Extravagant celebration of 50 years of unity

African leaders have opened celebrations for the 50th jubilee of the continental bloc with Africa's problems set aside for a day to mark progress.

Africa Day: Development, reconciliation and the African Renaissance

Carefully honed and systematically applied reconciliation policies could serve to strengthen cooperation and renewal on the continent.

Hero’s war on mutilation

Bogaletch Gebre was born in rural Ethiopia in the 1950s into circumstances "not much different than most of the girls of my time".

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The small town’s residents, who say they’ve been terrorised by rogue police officers for years, were unsurprised when Reginald Linnerd was found beaten to death in a holding cell

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The Western Cape, which once had the highest number of Covid-19 cases in South Africa, is seeing a steady decline in active cases

Sisulu axes another water board

Umgeni Water’s board in KwaZulu-Natal was appointed irregularly by her predecessor, the water and sanitation minister claims

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Accounting for sustainability: A South African case study

The accountancy profession has been recognised and seen its models replicated as successful models for projects that contribute towards the SDGs

Debt management amid Covid-19 and beyond

This webinar on Debt Management, sponsored by Debt Rescue, had its experts share a practical approach to debt management amid this crisis and beyond

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

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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

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