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Bruce Whitfield: Think MTN’s collapse and Steinhoff have no impact on you? Think again

Twenty years ago, I like most people in South Africa would not have given two hoots about the destruction of value at MTN on Thursday, the December collapse of Steinhoff or the implosion of African Bank Investments Limited. Markets were other people’s problem. I had no money to invest, why should I care whether Japan […]

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Trevor Noah apologises for ‘derogatory’ comments made about Aboriginal women

Host of The Daily Show Trevor Noah has once again found himself in hot water, after a 2013 clip of the local comedian making distasteful jokes about Aboriginal women re-surfaced. In the clip, which has since been removed online, Trevor makes derogatory comments on the appearance of Aboriginal women. The online backlash comes ahead of […]

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Here’s how under pressure, overworked prosecutors allowed a Gupta winning streak

‘Stretched”, “overwhelmed” and “under pressure” – is why prosecutors responsible for seizing the Gupta family’s assets have lost against their lawyers three times in three months. And insiders at the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA), close to the Specialised Commercial Crime Unit (SCCU) which is directing the criminal investigation into state capture, say that so far […]

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South Africa’s reading crisis: focus on the root cause – teacher training

South Africa ranked last out of 50 countries in the 2016 Progress in International Reading Literacy (PIRLS) study – the reading crisis is no overstatement. But here are several strategies that can improve children’s reading Nearly a quarter of a century into democracy, four presidents and several curricular revisions later, South Africa has made little […]

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7 inspiring young SA women making big waves in technology

Whether it’s gadgets, coding, gaming, education or online payments, these groundbreakers are making a serious name for themselves in tech. Looking at how technology has changed our lives especially in the last decade, it’s fantastic to acknowledge how far we’ve come because of the women listed below. Not only have they influenced how we work, […]