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Promise giving way to pessimism

The great promise of the 20th year of democracy miscarried amid mud-slinging, writes Dumisani Hlophe.

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Oiling the Africa growth trajectory

Global crude price crash could put the brakes on the "Africa rising" storyline, writes William Gumede.

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THE WASHINGTON POST

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Holiday tech shopping: Smartphones

Planning to get a new smartphone this festive season? Hayley Tsukayama has some ideas...

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Where does the fat go when you lose it?

The fat fairy came and took it. You converted it to heat and radiated it into the atmosphere. None of these are true....

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Historic Joburg properties to be restored
The old Rand Steam Laundries site in Richmond, where heritage buildings were illegally demolished by a motor vehicle company in 2008, is to be redeveloped and most of the ...