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Brics could pave the way to a new world order
Brics could pave the way to a new world order
The Munich Security Conference is a leading annual forum on international security and strategy. The theme of its recent instalment, 
Is Tito preparing an IMF financial parachute, now a $171bn foreign debt cliff looms?
Is Tito preparing an IMF financial parachute, now a $171bn foreign debt cliff looms?
The reason for the International Monetary Fund’s Christine Lagarde's visit to South Africa is unknown. South Africa desperately needs a...
The United States is shifting its attitude towards Pretoria
The United States is shifting its attitude towards Pretoria
The nomination of South African-born United States citizen Lana Marks as the US ambassador to Pretoria after more than 12 months of the post being...
South Africa’s entrepreneurs remain elusive
South Africa’s entrepreneurs remain elusive
I can still recall a time when wanting to become an entrepreneur was a bit taboo. The common sentiment was for one to study further and get a...
Activists go for weakened mining
Activists go for weakened mining
The World Social Forum’s Thematic Forum on Mining and Extractivist Economy, convened earlier this month in Johannesburg, hot on the heels of the...
Brazil is choosing a new president. Here's what you need to know
Brazil is choosing a new president. Here's what you need to know
Brazil holds presidential and legislative elections on Sunday. A far-right politician promising a hard line on crime and corruption, Jair Bolsonaro, is the frontrunner for the top job....
SA eyes China to bankroll stimulus
SA eyes China to bankroll stimulus
The departments of finance and local government were sent back to the drawing board by President Cyril Ramaphosa, who is demanding more of his...
Editorial: Turkey is a lesson for South Africa
Editorial: Turkey is a lesson for South Africa
On Monday, the Turkish lira reached a historic low of 7.24 against the dollar — a dramatic decline in value that, accompanied by inflation of...
Motsepe: Give corporates a tax 'break'
Motsepe: Give corporates a tax 'break'
Mining magnate Patrice Motsepe has advised government to offer more tax breaks in its bid to make the country a more globally competitive investment destination....
Central Africa can benefit from BRICS partnership
Central Africa can benefit from BRICS partnership
This year’s BRICS summit has a uniquely African flavour, with representatives of the African Union (AU), African Development Bank, New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD) and the continent’s regional economic communities (RECs) all in attendance. Commitments to establish a...
Brazil, weary of corruption, faces bleak poll
Brazil, weary of corruption, faces bleak poll
A few years ago, Brazil seemed poised to finally live up to its potential as the country of the future. Rapid economic growth, combined with...
The Big C is the only game in town
The Big C is the only game in town
The optics of this year’s Brics (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) summit, with its focus on the “C”, makes it easy to forget...

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