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Achille Mbembe: The universal right to breathe

‘Modernity has been an interminable war on life. And it is far from over.’ We need to start anew; reclaim the oxygen that belongs to all on Earth

The Portfolio: ByLwansta

Hip-hop artist ByLwansta adopts a multidisciplinary approach to story-telling by making use of visual cues to reinforce the ideas that he puts forward sonically

Journalism in the era of influencers

The proliferation of sponsored content is streamlining ethics on social media platforms

France passes law taxing digital giants in defiance of US anger

The new law aims at plugging a taxation gap that has seen some internet heavyweights paying next to nothing in countries where they make huge profits.

Prepare for tax in digital economy

Foreign digital services and products have skirted taxation in SA — but that’s all about to change

Online site a new model for journalism

The Africa Is a Country website offers a rich mix of  news, comment and analysis about the continent

What does blue-ticking mean for building trust?

How has our digital communication affected our relationship to the concept of seeing each other’s humanity?

Soundscapes of a war zone

Multimedia internet artist centres black, queer and trans youth in our post-apartheid imagination

Black? A woman? Read why you’re more likely to be a victim of online trolls

Are social media algorithms designed to prey the mental health of women and people of colour?

Ramaphosa floats the idea of an ‘African bitcoin’

President Cyril Ramaphosa says he fully supports calls for a single African currency— and that maybe it should be digital

How kids in a low-income country use laptop —lessons from Madagascar

Laptops have introduced the children of Nosy Komba in Madagascar to previously inaccessible tools

African governments leave women out of digital revolution

Despite governments having collected over $400-million to provide universal connectivity, women remain unconnected from the internet.

Letters to the editor: November 24 to 30

Readers write in about racism and digital education

@Noksangoma explains the five types of spirits you may not have known about

Sangoma Nokulinda Mkhize analyses the ancestors found in Southern African bloodlines.

YouTube sees its future driven by small screens

YouTube was, for the first half of its history, a service for watching online videos on your computer. What's in store for the next 10 years?

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Hawks swoop down with more arrests in R1.4-billion corruption blitz

The spate of arrests for corruption continues apace in Gauteng and the Eastern Cape.

SANDF hid R200m expenditure on ‘Covid’ drug it can’t use

Military health officials are puzzled by the defence department importing a drug that has not been approved for treating coronavirus symptoms from Cuba

Epic fail: Africa’s Fortnite battle

Forced onto the backfoot by poor ping and overseas servers, African gamers are getting creative in an attempt to play one of the biggest competitive games. In the second instalment of our gaming corner, we chat to some of the innovators

Press Releases

Disrupt the corrupt

Whistle-blowers should be seen as real heroes in the fight against corruption and we need a change in culture for this to happen

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

The longer you save towards retirement the larger your retirement savings are expected to be due to the effect of compounding interest

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

Many business-grade security systems now have built-in learning systems and AI to help businesses stay up to date with protection

Mental Health

During the pandemic there's been a dramatic increase in depression, anxiety and suicides, according to some of the surveys done

Expert financial advice still recommended – especially in uncertain times

A financial advisor is an expert who will help you to protect your wealth and make a realistic plan when unexpected events threaten your wellbeing

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