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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,...

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

The price of populism

The mistakes of the past should inform the politics of the future to ensure transformation, equality and economic growth

R700k wetland fine for luxury developer

​The self-proclaimed leading developer of luxury estates in Southern Africa has paid a R700 000 fine for building illegally

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Zuma maintains his true colours at Zondo commission

The former president’s escapades at the commission of inquiry into state capture are a far cry from Nelson Mandela’s response when summonsed to testify in the high court

Gordhan tells Zondo how Moyane wanted to advance the objectives of state capture

The public enterprises minister is being cross-examined by Tom Moyane’s lawyers at the state capture inquiry, as both men seek to defend their reputations

Shadow of eviction looms over farm dwellers

In part two of a series on the lives of farm dwellers, Tshepiso Mabula ka Ndongeni finds a community haunted by the scourge of eviction

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Touching lives through innovation

Africa has a high youth population that adapts to technology quickly, and this phenomenon is something which should be taken advantage of

Festive Reading

In The Whistleblowers, Mandy Wiener talks to a wide range of the people who have revealed corruption and malfeasance in government and business

Centre for Women & Gender Studies

The CWGS aims to resuscitate the histories of African women from all walks of life in an intellectual cleansing/ukuhlambulula of her story

Greening the Future

The awards are a way of encouraging progress and celebrating those who wake up every day and work to make this country a better more sustainable place

Failing to learn the lessons? The impact of Covid-19 on a Broken and Unequal Education System

If the president was serious about fixing basic education, he would appoint his most competent minister with a powerful mandate to start fixing it

National Science and Technology Forum

It's an independent SETI platform, an essential element of an active democracy and an important part of the collaboration process needed in SETI

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!