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African governments and the Covid-19 fallout

The “Covid-19 Kairos” has provided governments with the opportunity to leverage the pandemic to create comprehensive sustainable economic development policies for all Africans

Businesses should use alternative energy sources, industry bodies advise

Business associations are urging companies to continue seeking alternative energy sources in light of Eskom’s court judgement which would allow the utility to bump up electricity prices up to 15% from next year April 2021.

On bioclimatic architecture: ‘We have our own science, but we have forgotten how to transmit it’

This conversation between Mpho Matsipa and Mamadou Jean-Charles Tall, focusing on bio-climatic architecture in Senegal, is part of the larger African Mobilities project

Africa’s ill-resourced healthcare systems need immediate revamping

Now is the time to rewrite a collective script of Africa’s development agenda and the well being of its people

SOS: Covid-19 leaves stranded Africans distressed and abandoned

Many African governments have paid little more than lip service to their citizens stranded all over the world

The covert social effects of Covid-19

The manner in which some Senegalese people talk about homosexuality and how they discuss Covid-19 bears a disconcerting resemblance

IMF talks are yet to begin

Measures to contain Covid-19, including the lockdown, are costly and hurt the economy

WHO: Half of Africa’s countries can still avoid a serious outbreak

But only if draconian border closures are accompanied by effective public health interventions

How can we prepare for Coronavirus? Learn from Liberia’s experience with Ebola

Medical treatment and traditional public health measures are important but early, frequent and transparent community engagement is the key to responding to any major outbreak

The Basketball League Africa gears up for its inaugural season

Twelve teams. Seven cities. One champion. The first BAL season is about to tip off, and we’re here for it (as soon as coronavirus fears abate)

How opposition parties in Africa can make friends and influence people

Only by demonstrating that it would perform better in office while building trust within the wider population can the opposition force improvements in the electoral system while also growing the party

‘US good, China bad’ is Pompeo’s message to Africa

During his African tour this past week, United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo talked up Washington’s ability to stimulate growth and entrepreneurship on the continent.

Our wonderful wetlands need protection now

Humanity is amazed by our natural world but fails to value its importance to our survival

How Big Data swung Senegal’s vote

From a house in Dakar, ex-Obama staffers ran a top-secret data analysis unit that transformed incumbent Macky Sall’s presidential campaign

Africa needs traditional, independent media to hold the powerful to account

Social-media platforms have their place, but it is investigative journalists who can effect change

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Q&A Sessions: ‘I think I was born way before my time’ — Mamodupi Mohlala

The chief executive of the Estate Agency Affairs Board and the deputy chair of the SABC board, shares her take on retrenchments at the public broadcaster and reveals why she hates horror movies

Public protector’s ‘mistakes’ were made to nail the president, court hears

Busisiwe Mkhwebane discarded facts that were inconvenient to her when she investigated the CR17 campaign, Cyril Ramaphosa’s lawyers argued

CR17 report is not perfect, but the investigation was rational, court hears

So says public protector Busisiwe Mkwhebane’s lawyer, who said she had reason to suspect the money was being laundered through the campaign

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Introducing Greening the Future 2020

We highlight the work of those accelerating sustainable living in SA – at a vital moment for the environment

Western Cape SMBs look to technology to get them through pandemic

Many companies have over-capitalised on IT infrastructure in the past, and are looking for ways to access simpler, cheaper technology that cuts their costs

Land reform still a hot potato

The land has got to belong to all the people of South Africa, and many believe that there’s no other mechanism for that except expropriation

UP chemical pathology scientists develop ground-breaking nanobodies for Covid-19 detection and therapy

Nanobodies are smaller than conventional antibodies and easier to work with so they are ideal for good cheap sensitive rapid tests for Covid-19

Inclusion as learned experience in higher education

Understanding the complexity of intersections between oppressions relating to race and gender is key to any commitment to creating a culture of inclusion and social justice

Local government in crisis: how it can be fixed

Local governments are supposed to promote non-racial development, in a decentralised manner, but the reality does not match up