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DA Says Its Lists Have ‘Ideal’ Candidates To Serve SA

The Democratic Alliance (DA) is the latest political party to claim its list of candidates for Parliament and provincial legislatures are the most representative of the country’s demographics.
Rappers with African Roots Bridge a Hip-Hop Divide

Africa Top10 Lifestyle & Travel

Rappers with African Roots Bridge a Hip-Hop DivideBritish and French rappers rarely used to pay any attention to each other, but all that...
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Mcebisi Jonas Returns To State Capture Inquiry Hot Seat For Cross-examination

JOHANNESBURG - Former Deputy Finance Minister Mcebisi Jonas is set to complete his testimony at the state capture inquiry on Friday.The commission will also hear cross-examination of Jonas by the legal teams of Fana...
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Ethiopian Plane Crash – What We Know and What We Don’t Know

On Sunday, March 10, 2019, at about 8:44 am local time, Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 crashed shortly after take off from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, en route to Nairobi, Kenya.  All 157 people...
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Don’t Ignore Zimbabwe

A Zimbabwean economic recovery is strategically important to South Africa as research conducted by Cathkin Consulting demonstrates the interdependencies of the two countries.
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The Painful Burden Women Achievers Never Talk About

International Women’s Day has a provocative theme this year – Balance for better and encourage action. Presumably, balance is currently poor and action is needed for women to reach their goals.

A Call For Disclosure Of Beneficial Owners

The ANC inherited a government debt of 50.4% of GDP from the corrupt apartheid government in 1994, and under the leadership of presidents Nelson Mandela and Thabo Mbeki, this declined to 23.8% by 2008. Under Jacob Zuma, government debt more than doubled again to approximately 60% of GDP.
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Africa Top10 News

Nigeria Elections: All You Need to KnowOver 84 million people are set to vote on February 16 to elect the next president in Africa's largest democracy. A total of 91 political parties are participating in...
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In Year of Elections, Will African Countries Get the Investor Vote?

The world, including investors, will keep a close eye on the various national elections to be held in Africa this year. The lead up and aftermath of national polls usually comes with uncertainty, something which investors tend to avoid if possible.
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Top 5 Things: 2 February

5 important stories you might have missed in this week's news. A tragedy in Vanderbijlpark, a prison escape in Gauteng, the Zondo commission, Mokgoro enquiry & PIC, Shamila Batohi, and #PleaseCallMe vs. Vodacom. Plus a few extras.

OPINION: SA’s Support Of Venezuela’s Maduro Tramples On The Constitution

The South African government has thrown its support behind the tyrant Nicolas Maduro of Venezuela in the midst of a constitutional crisis in that country. It is past the time to rein in government’s abuse of the “South African” name on the international stage.
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For Black South Africans, Land Seizure Is A Question Of Justice

As the land-seizure debate divides South Africa and threatens to spook investors, for many black citizens the issue isn’t about farming -- it’s about justice.
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Top 5 Things: 26 January

The five stories that made headlines this week.  Agrizzi Names And Shames Greedy Politicians And Public Officials At Zondo Commission of InquiryFormer Bosasa COO Angelo Agrizzi has made people who have had contact with the...
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Oliver Mtukudzi – Zimbabwe’s Man With The Talking Guitar

Musician Oliver Mtukudzi, who died at the age of 66, was a great cultural ambassador for Zimbabwe. Known to his fans as Tuku, he was a cultural icon for the southern African country. His...

How Africa Is Leading The Drone Industry

Drones have become more than just cool-looking flying objects. They are now one of the world’s most publicized and intriguing technologies. Described as unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) or unmanned aerial systems (UAS), some are rotor-based, and...

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