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The numbers don’t lie: Tito Mboweni must focus on the long game, experts say

Experts offer their advice about what Finance Minister Tito Mboweni should focus on in next week’s budget speech

America’s Africa policy needs a rethink

When it comes to engagement with Africa, the United States has lost ground to China, Russia, Turkey, and the Gulf States. That’s why the new Biden administration needs new policies for the continent, writes Gregory Meeks, chair of the House Foreign Affairs Committee in the US Congress

Government gets $2bn more in pledges towards infrastructure development

The New Development Bank pledges billions of dollars towards infrastructure development in South Africa. Implementing infrastructure development is one of the measures the country is counting on to recover from the economic effects of Covid-19

Patel: South Africa on target to attract R1.2-trillion in investments

The trade minister says the country is on track to reach more than R1-trillion worth of investments over five years, despite Covid-19 disruptions

How to whitewash colonial pain and trauma

Approval of the River Club development in Cape Town is reminiscent of those bulldozing spatial planners of apartheid

Investing in innovation will reduce unemployment and poverty

South African inventions that have changed the world are all underpinned by research, development and significant financial backing — to lose this would be tragic

A new Cold War is coming. Africa should not pick sides

COMMENT: As the US and China battle for global domination, Africa must stand firm, charting its own course

Thandika Mkandawire: A tree for African intellectuals to lean on and consult

Professor Thandika Mkandawire, the Malawian economist, passed away in late March. Influential African intellectuals, as well as his many admirers and academics the world...

Andrew Makenete joins Africa Agri Tech as an event ambassador

Makenete has a wealth of experience in the agricultural sector

Africa’s Top Employers 2020 Certification Programme overview

More than 200 African organisations achieved Top Employer certifications for 2020

4IR and South Africa’s readiness to embrace it

Most South Africans have little idea about 4IR or it's potential impact

​Winners announced at the Accenture Rising Star Awards

Recognising and developing South Africa’s brightest stars helps to grow the economy

Cape Town private property developers on a ‘civic capture’ crusade, say residents

​Concerns are growing in three Cape Town communities that developers are muscling into local associations to get them to approve development plans

Slice of life: They would die for Bo-Kaap

'It was really so encouraging to see that people are prepared, you know, to sacrifice their lives for this community'

Bo-Kaap divided over developers

Two groups trying to protect the area’s heritage from gentrification are now at loggerheads

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