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Where do Africans study abroad?

China is becoming the preferred destination for countries such as Ghana and Nigeria

Elephants in the room

Science should lead the way in society’s efforts to protect habitats, wildlife and people’s livelihoods

Decriminalising same-sex sex is good for all of us

The entire history of penal codes that outlaw same-sex desire and sex is a history of oppression that can never be justified

Trawling the streets of Asia for food

A docu-series highlights the importance of nutritious and delicious meals provided by pavement vendors

Asian markets plunge as Trump threatens to hike China tariffs

The warning will throw a shadow over the next round of talks, with a delegation from Beijing due in Washington this week

Bigger farms needed to feed nine billion

That’s not the research findings the proponents of small-scale, organic agriculture want to hear

Facebook to build $1bn Singapore data centre, first in Asia

The centre is expected to be operational around 2022, and will host Facebook servers and centralise its IT operations

Zambia’s crackdown on sex dolls provokes fierce rights debate

​No one sells them openly, no one admits to owning one, and no one has been arrested— but Zambia is waging a fierce campaign against sex dolls

Myanmar’s Rohingya: Cornered by poverty, stalked by violence

Rohingya Muslims in a conflict-scarred corner of Rakhine State say fear is one of the few constants in their lives

Economic week ahead: The end of an era

This week is expected to see the end of the Federal Reserve’s daring asset purchase programme.

Economic week ahead: Looking for growth

Investor interest is likely to centre on PMI reports in China and Europe. Both sets of reports may be disappointing. Here is your guide.

Gold swings near three-week high as Asian demand seen increasing

The gold price hovered near a three-week high as investors weighed up Asian demand against overall slowing investment.

Gandhi’s lessons for al-Qaeda

Historian Faisal Devji unearths some unusual and unlikely links in South Asia’s fraught history.

The super-rich swell their ranks and keep getting richer

A million more people joined the ranks of the global super-rich last year, almost a third of them in Asia.

South Africa at core of illicit ape trade

Pet owners in Asia are snapping up 'pocket' primates provided by traders in South Africa. Fiona Macleod reports

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The spate of arrests for corruption continues apace in Gauteng and the Eastern Cape.

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Epic fail: Africa’s Fortnite battle

Forced onto the backfoot by poor ping and overseas servers, African gamers are getting creative in an attempt to play one of the biggest competitive games. In the second instalment of our gaming corner, we chat to some of the innovators

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Disrupt the corrupt

Whistle-blowers should be seen as real heroes in the fight against corruption and we need a change in culture for this to happen

Corporates: A force for good for a sustainable future

In order to see people and nature thrive what is required is a strong focus on partnerships – we cannot act alone anymore

Combatting wildlife crime in Southern Africa activity annual programme statement (APS) No. 04

Concept papers are sought for implementating activities, for a multi-faceted programme that aims to reduce poaching and illegal trade in wildlife

The financial decisions made during your life journey, and their impact on your retirement outcome

The longer you save towards retirement the larger your retirement savings are expected to be due to the effect of compounding interest

In conversation with SA Reserve Bank Governer, Lesetja Kganyago

'Make interest rates zero and inflation goes up and then people save less – we need savings to fund investment in this country'

Secure your business from cyber threats

Many business-grade security systems now have built-in learning systems and AI to help businesses stay up to date with protection

Mental Health

During the pandemic there's been a dramatic increase in depression, anxiety and suicides, according to some of the surveys done

Expert financial advice still recommended – especially in uncertain times

A financial advisor is an expert who will help you to protect your wealth and make a realistic plan when unexpected events threaten your wellbeing

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