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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

Somaliland gets the red carpet

The self-governing territory’s president received a head of state’s welcome in Guinea, much to Somalia’s fury

Guinea’s Condé eyes third term

Even as Algeria and Sudan have rid themselves of their long-standing leaders, Guinea may be about to create a new president-for-life

African Investment Forum has 306 pipelined projects worth $208-billion

Investors discussed 60 projects and deals worth $40-billion with the aim of fast-tracking closure and removing policy and regulatory constraints

Dodgy mine mogul’s new Zim play

Andrew Groves, with his history of suspect African mining deals, is back on the block, boasting of his links with the new president

UN: Libya slave auctions may be crime against humanity

CNN aired footage last week of an apparent live auction in Libya where black men were presented as farmhands and sold off for as little as $400.

Guinea ready to help fight Boko Haram

Guinean President Alpha Condé has said his country is ready to aid its West African neighbours in the regional fight against the Islamist militants.

SA politicians and spies named in Guinea ‘mines-for-votes’ rumpus

A London court is hearing lurid claims of bribery involving the West African country’s 2010 poll.

Guinea government resigns

Guinea's Cabinet and prime minister have resigned as part of a transition to a new government after elections.

Conde promises Guinea elections by end 2012

Guinea's President Alpha Conde has promised much-delayed parliamentary polls would be organised by the end of the year.

Guinea minister charged over 2009 massacre

Colonel Moussa Tiegboro Camara of Guinea has been charged for his role in a 2009 massacre of protesters against the former junta he was part of.

Senegal shuts down flights to and from Guinea

In the latest tit-for-tat move in a feud sparked by claims of an assassination plot, Senegal has banned any planes from travelling to or from Guinea.

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South African tourism to be hit hard by coronavirus

The stream of about 100 000 Chinese tourists to South Africa each year has dried up for now, MPs told

Public transport inequality

The Competition Commission’s market inquiry reveals that South Africa’s public transport system remains skewed by class, advantaging middle- and high-income earners

Court date finally set for death in detention Haffejee inquest

Another apartheid-era death will be investigated after NPA pressured to finally act

Press Releases

South Africa’s education system is broken and unequal, and must be fixed without further delay

The Amnesty International report found that the South African government continues to miss its own education upgrading targets

Business travel industry generates billions

Meetings Africa is ready to take advantage of this lucrative opportunity

Conferences connect people to ideas

The World Expo and Meetings Africa are all about stimulating innovation – and income

SAB Zenzele Kabili B-BBEE share scheme

New scheme to be launched following the biggest B-BBEE FMCG payout in South Africa’s history

TFSAs are the gymnasts of the retirement savings world

The idea is to get South Africans to save, but it's best to do your research first to find out if a TFSA is really suited to your needs

Achieving the litmus test of social relevance

The HSS Awards honours scholarly works based on their social relevance and contribution to the humanities and social sciences

Making sense of tax-free savings and investment

Have you made the most of your tax-free investment contributions?

Response to the report of the independent assessors

VUT welcomes the publishing of the report of the independent assessors to investigate concerns of poor governance, leadership, management, corruption and fraud at the university.