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Hosni Mubarak is dead, but the Egypt he built is alive and well

Despite the efforts of the Arab Spring, Egypt is still led by a military dictatorship made in Mubarak’s image

How China could solve its Hong Kong problem

The way university management handled the #FeesMustFall demonstrations offers some lessons for the Beijing administration

The slow-motion assassination of Mohamed Morsi

Morsi was often kept in solitary confinement, while struggling with both diabetes and high blood pressure

It’s too early to celebrate

People power can break a dictatorship – but what comes next?

Algeria, Sudan, Libya: Revolutions are hard — and unpredictable

While celebrating people power in Algeria and Sudan, remember that revolutions are arduous and unpredictable

Youth is Africa’s prime challenge – but it could be an asset

Africa’s population growth will cause most countries to become younger, a trend that will occur at the same time as the rest of the world ages

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

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

Active citizenship, a social contract, Islam and democracy in Egypt

Since the Arab Spring, Egypt's fledgling democracy has regressed. Now the country needs a new social contract

Tunisians are back on the streets seven years after the Jasmine Revolution

A struggling economy has forced the country to seek a USD$2.9 billion loan from the IMF, on condition that Tunisia lowered public expenditure

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Demolition of hope in Hangberg

The City of Cape Town in June twice knocked down structures on land allocated for other purposes. The city says these were not evictions; residents ask why no police are available for rapes and murders

Corruption allegations: It’s a family affair at Dihlabeng municipality

The mayor, her relatives and their friends keep landing lucrative tenders and using state resources. Yet Lindiwe Makhalema has failed to declare the list of her relationships with people and companies benefiting from the municipality

AG’s report reveals the municipalities where money goes to waste

Municipalities are in complete disarray, with many of them flagged by the auditor-general for deliberate lack of accountability and tolerance for transgressions by political and administrative leadership while billions are squandered.

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Municipal audit outcomes reveal public sector financial management must be professionalised

SAICA calls for a review of the mandatory minimum skills and qualifications required for all key financial management positions within the public sector

Eleven ways to protect yourself against fraud

While financial services firms work continuously to improve security, fraudsters are always devising new plans to circumvent the latest safety measures

Security and Compliance Evolution in the Data Revolution

Organisations must adopt a risk-based approach to compliance and rely on technology to mitigate that risk and on people and process controls as well

Covid-19 vs Child Nutrition

Children are being impacted severely across the world because of things such as reduced immunisation as health services prioritise treating Covid-19 cases

MTN’s network innovation sees 5G launched at 100 sites countrywide

MTN South Africa has launched its widely accessible 5G network – the first of MTN’s 21 operations across Africa and the Middle East

Economic ramifications of Covid-19

There is an opportunity for business and government in collaboration to galvanise and work together, and present ourselves as a viable destination for investment

BCX empowers its finance staff with professional accounting qualifications

'For the finance function to go beyond the numbers we need to be professional and we cannot leave out the financial control experts'

Ensuring no prospective CA(SA) is left behind

Sizwe Nxasana talks about the macro-economic impact our country will suffer if the accountancy profession fails to transform its pipeline in the pandemic

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