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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?
Zimbabwe’s Doma children on the margins of society

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...
Mines exploiting child labour in Africa - mining entrepreneur Radebe

Op-Ed: African boys and girls enter teens with gender stereotypes firmly...

Kristin Mmari | Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins Medicine   A team of international experts have just published the most comprehensive analysis to date of...

Mozambique’s President Nyusi to run for re-election, promises peace

Mozambique’s President Filipe Nyusi will run for re-election in 2019, his ruling Frelimo party said on Monday, a step towards a vote meant to...
S&P: South Africa "is not business as usual"

You’re Rated! The good the bad and the impact of ratings...

By: Jameel Ahmad | FXTM   We are all subjected to tests and scorecards as we go through life, literally within seconds of being born we are...
What is attracting Africa’s richest down South?

Allianz study ranks South Africa 36th wealthiest out of 50 countries

By: Allianz Group   S.A Fast Facts South Africa’s net financial assets per capita was R111.640 in 2016. The country’s financial assets grew by 4.7% while global financial...

Offshore Investing: where to next?

Daniel Buntman | Barclays Africa It is getting easier and easier for anyone to protect your money from rand fluctuations and invest offshore. In fact,...

Op-Ed: Are graduates prepared for the job market? Rethinking Africa’s university...

Seth Trudeau and Keno Omu | African Leadership University Across Africa, students arrive on campuses full of hope that a university degree will improve their lives. The...
Investment essential to boost agriculture growth

Closing the gap between the youth and agriculture in Africa

Thapelo Moleleki | Absa Agriculture and youth are a compatible pair, particularly in the African context: as one of the continent’s most critical industries and...
Kenya charges government officials with graft

The pitfalls of resignation – Is your company required to take...

Andre Van Heerden and Jacques van Wyk, Werksmans Attorneys    Issue If an employee resigns, then decides to retract her resignation but her employer refuses to allow her to...

Op-Ed: The Tipping Point for African Innovation

How Malcolm Gladwell’s theories about social epidemics have a lot to say to African innovation.

The cost of mental illness in the workplace

Dr Leanne Mandim | Life Healthcare  For many, wellness in the workplace has moved from a nice to have to a must have. “The increasing demands...
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