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Ramaphosa: We want investment pledges to translate into new jobs

To move out of South Africa’s economic funk, Ramaphosa is prioritising the materialisation of pledges made at the previous investment conferences.

No mention of Africa when it comes to US foreign policy

During pre-election debates in the United States, very little has been said on how they view one of the world’s largest markets — which, in turn, is determined to come into its own

How Africa can curb illicit financial flows to strengthen economies post Covid-19

The AfCFTA is set to be implemented at the same time as the globe tackles post-Covid-19 recovery. Deeping continental integration can help to boost economies, particularly if stemming illicit financial flows is prioritised

Africa can build back better after Covid-19

The continent’s interconnectedness is what will be its catalyst for recovery

A new continental free trade agreement is here: But what about the regional economic communities?

The agreement could go beyond economics towards the political unification of Africa

Cyril’s industrial reboot will not drive economy to success

The president disclosed a development U-turn but the Special Economic Zones and China’s carbon intensive interests are likely to prevail

Many Africa ‘experts’ still don’t get the need for African voices and perspectives

Thirteen years after Binyavanga Wainaina’s satirical essay, many 'experts' on Africa continue to fail to comprehend the need for African voices

Africa is weak and vulnerable — but not powerless

Only by working together can the Africa make its voice heard on the international stage

Africans must wake up and act

Only by working together will the countries of the continent make their voices heard on the international stage

As Kagame steps down, Egypt takes helm at African Union

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi will officially take over the post of head of the AU which rotates between the five regions of the continent

‘Don’t take too long’: Ramaphosa dares Nigeria to sign free trade deal

Forty-nine African countries have signed the agreement so far, but not Africa’s largest economy

Ramaphosa floats the idea of an ‘African bitcoin’

President Cyril Ramaphosa says he fully supports calls for a single African currency— and that maybe it should be digital

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ConCourt asked to rule that Zuma must testify for 10 days next year

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Gender-Based Violence

In South Africa, women live in fear. It’s difficult to speak out against the patriarchal system, but many have done so, and continue to do so

POWER Business #OnTheMoney talks to Risenga Maluleke, South African Statistician-General

If Stats SA is to really have timely data that’s accurate and remains relevant then we need to make sure that the institution is strengthened

Dr Sumy Thomas: Deciphering the human puzzle, from the inside out

The Discovery Foundation MGH Fellowship Award recipient for 2020 will focus on internal medicine, particularly the endocrine system of patients affected by HIV

Touching lives through innovation

Africa has a high youth population that adapts to technology quickly, and this phenomenon is something which should be taken advantage of

Festive Reading

In The Whistleblowers, Mandy Wiener talks to a wide range of the people who have revealed corruption and malfeasance in government and business

Centre for Women & Gender Studies

The CWGS aims to resuscitate the histories of African women from all walks of life in an intellectual cleansing/ukuhlambulula of her story