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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...
As global headwinds batter Brics member states, can it stay the course?
As global headwinds batter Brics member states, can it stay the course?
The priorities and themes of the 10th Brics summit, ranging from peacekeeping to collaboration around the Fourth Industrial Revolution, provide 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...
Putin thinks he’s a superhero, saving Russia from US hegemony
Putin thinks he’s a superhero, saving Russia from US hegemony
According to some Russian observers, Vladimir Putin relishes his international image as “a Bond villain”. But as Joss Whedon, the creator of...
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...
The triumph of tenacity
The triumph of tenacity
The young players were visibly in good spirits, despite their resounding defeat. Some couldn’t resist throwing in a few dance moves as Prince...
Scientific research is SA’s future
Scientific research is SA’s future
The recently published Mail & Guardian’s 200 Young South Africans 2018 line-up offers an interesting revelation, in that at least 40% of...

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