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How Africa can negotiate an effective continental free trade area agreement

  Calestous Juma |Harvard University African countries are forging ahead to complete negotiations for a continental free trade area between 55 countries by early next year....

Op-Ed: Protecting African Intellectual Property

We need to quantify and protect Africa’s exported technology because a lot more is going on than many of us realise.

Op-Ed: Why the future of work could lie in freelance

Linda Trim | FutureSpace  Today freelancers present 35% of the workforce in the United States, 16% in the European Union and while South African figures...

Personal Finance – Step-by-step guide to saving for your child’s education

Ester Ochse | FNB 2018 is around the corner and while we planning for the summer holidays, we should devote some time to ensuring that...
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Connecting With The Modern African Consumer

Llewellyn Allen | Metropolitan There is a long overdue sea of change happening in South African marketing. A few brave brands have started to shift the...

How digital technology can help reinvent basic education in Africa

Rohen d’Aiglepierre and Amélie Aubert, AFD (Agence française de développement), and Pierre-Jean Loiret, Agence universitaire de la francophonie (AUF) African countries have worked hard to improve...

Why the private sector’s hype about the African middle class isn’t...

Henning Melber | University of Pretoria The African middle class is of huge interest to business. This was confirmed again recently by well attended seminars in...

The ‘Africa rising story’ was based on faulty logic – here’s...

Lorenzo Fioramonti | University of Pretoria Until a couple of years ago, all financial institutions and investment banks were celebrating ‘Africa Rising’, in a symphony of compliments...

What skills will you need in 2030?

Pearson, Nesta and The Oxford Martin School  Robots taking our jobs? Stop worrying and upskill for the future. A new study contrasts many recent headlines reporting that...

What does the future African city look like?

Riaan Graham | Ruckus What does the future African city look like? How do we identify the impact and trends resulting from urbanisation? What new...
The truth behind S.A's decision to allow 20% as a maths pass mark

An increase in MBA credentials yields positive economic results

Peter von Loesecke | MBA Tour Investing in education and the right skills have become vital elements to a country’s economic growth, development and competitiveness...

What’s at stake in South Africa’s new finance minister’s first budget

Jannie Rossouw |University of the Witwatersrand There’s a great deal hanging on South Africa’s 2017 medium term budget policy statement. Three factors are at play: there...

Op-Ed: Greater economic freedom reaps resounding benefits

The data could not be more clear. Countries that pursue greater levels of economic freedom reap resounding benefits.

Op-Ed: Tangible results when investors and innovators collaborate

What happens when we put innovators and investors together? And how much change are African women bringing to the continent?
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Op-Ed: Why African families are larger than those of other continents

Gilles Pison | Sorbonne Universités In Africa women have 4.5 children on average, while in Asia the figure is 2.1 children, in Latin America 2.0, in North...

Sub-Saharan Africa economic growth to pick-up next year

Nigeria and South Africa are expected to lift sub-Saharan regional growth next year, a Reuters poll showed, once their central banks cut rates to...

Alternative assets: the fun side to investing

Bongani Khulu | Barclays Africa Investing in art, cars and other collectables is fast catching on in Africa for investors looking for more creative ways to...

Op-Ed: Change an African’s Mentality, Change the Continent

Zandre Campos | ABO Capital The history of the African continent is long and complicated and it has impacted the current generation of Africans. Today, many...
Mines exploiting child labour in Africa - mining entrepreneur Radebe

There’s a strong chance that one-third of all people will be...

Gilles Pison | Sorbonne Universités The population of Africa is increasing rapidly. From an estimated 140 million in 1900, it had grown to a billion in 2010....

Smart property opportunities for the informed investor

By: Pam Golding It is relatively straightforward to make a good property investment when the economy and housing market are booming. As the old saying...
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