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Will dark continent come of age at the White House?

US President Barack Obama will host a gathering early next month of the largest number of African heads of state and government to visit Washington on any one o... Read Story

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Nkwinti’s budget vote will set land reform in motion

The minister of rural development and land reform has tabled his budget vote in Parliament. Land reform must represent a radical and rapid break from the past w... Read Story

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How history repeats itself in Middle East, Russia

While the EU has fallen on hard times in recent years, the economic arrangement between the growing number of members has served the region immeasurably better ... Read Story

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Restrictive migration laws hobble economies
July 17 2014 at 04:33

South Africa’s new immigration law signed by President Jacob Zuma on May 16 is meant to strengthen the country’s security and protect local jobs.

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SABMiller positions itself to net African market
July 17 2014 at 04:33

As African consumers steadily move out of informal or illicit alcohol drinking habits to a more formalised category, companies like SABMiller are casting their nets deeper for a good catch of this market.

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Five unique moves that scored win for Germany
July 16 2014 at 04:54

It’s an age-old question: Does the soccer field offer broader lessons for life – and can big tournaments lead to changing the perception of nations?

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Church played big role in ending strike
July 16 2014 at 04:44

Having just come out of the longest mining strike in our history, we need to pause for reflection. Why did it take a gruelling five months to settle the strike?

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Employers must provide posts for graduates to gain skills
July 16 2014 at 04:42

South Africa has a scarcity of skills in key areas, including those highlighted by the recent construction industry survey. The government is aware of this and an aggressive training response is under way.

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Angry NUM accuses Implats of union bashing
July 15 2014 at 04:36

Is union rivalry rearing its ugly head on the platinum belt again after an agreement was reached to end the five-month wage strike? The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) has alleged that since last week, a number of unio... Read Story
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World Cup proves no simple fix for poor nations
July 15 2014 at 04:35

As the dust around the pomp and ceremony of the World Cup closing ceremony settles, the question must be raised why poor countries like South Africa and Brazil are mesmerised by the allure of hosting the tournament, despit... Read Story
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S&P’s growth scepticism puts SA in notable company
July 14 2014 at 04:49

Although not unexpected, the recent downgrading of South Africa’s credit rating by Standard & Poor’s (S&P) elicited wide reaction.

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New powers ready for the ‘Rio consensus’ era
July 14 2014 at 04:47

Conveniently scheduled at the end of the World Cup, Brazil hosts the leaders of fellow Brics members Russia, India, China and South Africa in a meeting that presents them with a truly historic opportunity.

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Eskom’s black hole of debt is a threat to all
July 14 2014 at 04:49

We now regularly read of Eskom having a shortfall of something over R200 billion, with the government scratching its collective head as to where this possibly came from or, worse still, how they could ever fill this hole.<... Read Story
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