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Finding wealth in a sea of poverty
Finding wealth in a sea of poverty
Are a significant number of South Africa’s richest people in hiding? You could be forgiven for thinking so, because a wealth report found that...
SA's middle class closing in on the rich
SA's middle class closing in on the rich
The gap between the poor and middle class in South Africa is widening, but according to the World Bank, inequality between the rich and middle...
Community-based wildlife conservation is bringing success to Tanzania
Community-based wildlife conservation is bringing success to Tanzania
Good news about the environment is rare these days. But in Tanzania there are signs that community-based wildlife conservation efforts can...
Changes buy Eskom a tiny bit of time
Changes buy Eskom a tiny bit of time
The overhaul of Eskom’s board and promises to deal with corruption may have reopened doors to local lenders just when the utility is running out...
International aid profits Senegal’s women
International aid profits Senegal’s women
In Nganda, a remote area in Senegal close to the Gambian border, restaurant owner Aissatou Tisse is carving out a reputation for tasty homemade,...
Malagasy women take on drought
Malagasy women take on drought
In rural southern Madagascar, the battle against a devastating drought is fought by women. They walk long hours to a dry river bed, where they must...
No easy way out of Zim’s fiscal hole
No easy way out of Zim’s fiscal hole
The change in Zimbabwe’s leadership this week could spark confidence in the economy but substantial political and policy reforms are needed to...
Why South African shouldn’t turn to the IMF for help
Why South African shouldn’t turn to the IMF for help
The view that South Africa should look towards the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to be rescued from the unfolding economic meltdown seems to be...
Editorial: World Bank's poor call
Editorial: World Bank's poor call
It seems more than a little ironic that the World Bank, in the form of its financial investment arm, finds itself entangled in South Africa’s...
Air pollution kills 20 000 per year in South Africa - as many as in traffic
Air pollution kills 20 000 per year in South Africa - as many as in traffic
Air pollution kills 20 000 people in South Africa every year, costing the economy nearly R300-million. This is according to new research from...
'US behind Eritrean exodus'
'US behind Eritrean exodus'
Eritrean President Isaias Afewerki has claimed the exodus of youth to Europe is a deliberate policy fomented by foreign powers to weaken the...

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