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How we pinned down what attracts mosquitos that carry dengue fever

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

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

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!

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

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?

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

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?

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

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

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

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

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

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

A personal journey sheds light on why there are so few black women in science

A personal journey sheds light on why there are so few black women in science

South Africa's future hinges on Ramaphosa's strategic skills

South Africa's future hinges on Ramaphosa's strategic skills

South Africa’s 2018 State of the Nation address by the president of South Africa has been postponed. This unprecedented step makes it clear that the country is seeing the final days of Jacob Zuma as president although it may take a day or a week or two before things are finalised