How we pinned down what attracts mosquitos that carry dengue fever
Kenya has seen a rapid increase in chikungunya and dengue viruses outbreaks since 2016. Both are mosquito-borne viral infections that lead to debilitating joint and muscle pain
Redefining African Philanthropy
We must develop and enhance our data set, which can help us track philanthropy in Africa that will, in turn, help us in medium and long term programming.
Unpacking the latest tax hikes in South Africa
South Africa’s 2018 budget seemed to be all about tax hikes. The most significant was the first increase in Value Added Tax (VAT) since 1993 from 14% to 15%.
Do You, Africa!
Are African entertainment tech start-ups viable?
Why setting up 24-hour clinics in South Africa's busiest city is a good idea
The City of Johannesburg is planning to provide 24-hour clinics in an attempt to increase access to health care. In 2017, the City of Joburg started extending its clinic hours at 13 of its 81 clinics
Zuma's removal was a masterstroke: can it be repeated for the economy?
The removal of South African president Jacob Zuma will be remembered for several reasons. One may be the gap between reality and what reporters, commentators and those who shape the national debate say happened
Morgan Tsvangirai: the man who dared Zimbabweans to dream again
One never forgets their first job. For me it was not the work experience that left an indelible impression, though it was appreciated. It was that one day at work when all seems to be ordinary and then mundane
The Ramaphosa moment: how many Messiahs can one country take?
Matamela Cyril Ramaphosa – forgive me, President Ramaphosa – is self-evidently a private and reserved human being
The Rise of Insuretech
Traditional insurance players appear eager to back the industry’s new kid on the block.
SADC, AU and the Zimbabwe Conundrum
It is still too early to say whether the recent dramatic events in Zimbabwe – which saw President Robert Mugabe’s thirty-seven-year rule collapse.
Zuma finally falls on his sword: but not before threatening to take the house down with him
Desalination: global examples show how Cape Town could up its game
Day zero is looming for Cape Town and a dedicated and efficient long-term solution to South Africa’s water woes must be found
Why Africa needs to start focusing on the neglected issue of mental health
Mental health has historically been neglected on Africa’s health and development policy agenda