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The List: A peek at the Stevenson library

Stevenson gallery staff took to Instagram to share a small selection of literature guiding their “respective journeys towards listening, learning and confronting bias”

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

​How to write about Binyavanga

Writing about Binyavanga, as is writing about Africa, is about what is left off the page

A life spent rewriting Africa

Binyavanga Wainaina was an exceptional writer, activist and human being

Binyavanga Wainaina dies, aged 48

The Kenyan writer and activist died on Tuesday night after suffering a stroke

Wainaina declares: ‘I am gay, and quite happy’

Binyavanga Wainaina, one of Africa's leading literary figures, has outed himself in response to a wave of homophobic laws across the continent.

Winds of change at the press of a button

Binyavanga Wainaina: two years ago, when we heard that Jacob Zuma was running for president, we were upset.

Woozy in a wobbling world

If faith is the oxygen of a young state, faith in a viable future, there is very little oxygen in Kenya right now.

Africa: Bent out of shape

Binyavanga Wainaina: Nowhere on the planet are there countries as oddly shaped as in Africa.

Beat me Barack!

Information about Obama's grandfather could begin a strange game

The quiet despair of a dying nation

Binyavanga Wainaina: To win an election, our political classes released the beast. This beast is exactly as bestial as something out of Revelations.

If only Ngugi wa Thiong’o knew

Did Ngugi wa Thiong'o read Harold Robbins? Did he know what kind of mind-blowing sex you could have in LA with cocaine rubbed on your genitals?

C’mon everybody let’s do a Kibaki

This whole year a new virus has been spreading to countries where elections are taking place. It is called "Doing a Kibaki".

Throwing fuel on a dying fire

Mugabe's primary source of power becomes the power we give him. The man is bouncing around Zimbabwe with the energy of a five-year-old.

Put your best ideas forward

It is time to effect change through constructive enterprise

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Unions cry foul over SABC dismissal costs and retrenchments

Broadcaster bodies say claims that a recent skills audit is unrelated to retrenchments are ‘irrational’

Finance probe into the Ingonyama Trust Board goes ahead

The threat of legal action from ITB chairperson Jerome Ngwenya fails to halt forensic audit ordered by the land reform minister

Fake trafficking news targets migrants

Exaggerated reports on social media of human trafficking syndicates snatching people in broad daylight legitimate xenophobia while deflecting from the real problems in society

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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

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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

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Mental Health

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Expert financial advice still recommended – especially in uncertain times

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