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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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Madibeng has a ‘blatant disregard for the law’

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Q&A Sessions: ‘I think I was born way before my time’ — Mamodupi Mohlala

The chief executive of the Estate Agency Affairs Board and the deputy chair of the SABC board, shares her take on retrenchments at the public broadcaster and reveals why she hates horror movies

Public protector’s ‘mistakes’ were made to nail the president, court hears

Busisiwe Mkhwebane discarded facts that were inconvenient to her when she investigated the CR17 campaign, Cyril Ramaphosa’s lawyers argued

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National Science and Technology Forum

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Milestones over the NSTF’s 25-year history

The organisation celebrates its Silver Jubilee as an established player in the NSI and as promoter and influencer of SET and innovation in South Africa

Huawei Cloud’s Year-End Sales Carnival

Massive discounts on hot cloud services are on offer along with special coupons and other privileges, but hurry, supplies are limited!

Nurturing expert teachers

There's a shortage of resources in many schools and it's important for teachers to understand that they are the biggest resource in a classroom

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Free data for your bank card spend every month will go that extra mile to help keep South Africans connected to their dreams

Introducing Greening the Future 2020

We highlight the work of those accelerating sustainable living in SA – at a vital moment for the environment

Western Cape SMBs look to technology to get them through pandemic

Many companies have over-capitalised on IT infrastructure in the past, and are looking for ways to access simpler, cheaper technology that cuts their costs

Land reform still a hot potato

The land has got to belong to all the people of South Africa, and many believe that there’s no other mechanism for that except expropriation