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Algorithms are moulding and shaping our politics. Here’s how to avoid being gamed

20th March 2023 In 2016, evidence began to mount that then-South African president Jacob Zuma and a family of Indian-born businessmen, the Guptas, were responsible... 

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South Africa’s corporate whistleblowers don’t get enough protection: what needs to change

16th March 2023 Corporate misconduct is difficult to detect and prove. This is because it is often hidden by a complicated web of transactions, misleading... 

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Power cuts are hurting small businesses in South Africa - but sharing resources and equipment might be a solution

16th March 2023 Worldwide, small and medium enterprises (SMEs) are seen as the backbone of a thriving economy. They make up a substantial portion of the total... 

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Nigeria’s central bank made critical mistakes that doomed the country’s currency redesign

15th March 2023 Nigeria has successfully introduced new banknotes on about 10 occasions since independence in 1960. So why has the latest attempt been so... 

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Explosive revelations about South Africa’s power utility: why new electricity minister should heed the words of former Eskom CEO

15th March 2023 A month ago South Africans heard some hard truths about the state of the power utility, Eskom, from the outgoing CEO André de Ruyter. In an... 

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Droughts bring disease: here are 4 ways they do it

14th March 2023 Countries in the Horn of Africa have been hit by a multiyear drought. Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia and Uganda are expected to continue getting... 

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From waste to clean water: tiny carbon particles can do the job

14th March 2023 Many futuristic novels and films have explored what the world might look like without water. But water scarcity isn’t a problem for the far-off... 

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Pope Francis: the first post-colonial papacy to deliver messages that resonate with Africans

14th March 2023 When he was presented to a cheering crowd at St Peter’s Square, Vatican City, on 13 March 2013, few people outside Latin America knew much about... 

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Africa’s shift to low-cost manufacturing puts women at risk - 4 lessons from the Asian Tigers

8th March 2023 Economists have urged African countries to shift to low-cost manufacturing – the path that led countries such as Hong Kong, Singapore, South Korea... 

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Power cuts: South Africa’s state of disaster is being contested in court - Covid rulings give clues as to the outcome

8th March 2023 South Africa has declared a second national state of disaster in less than three years. The first was the Covid-19 disaster declaration in March... 

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