Former teacher brings calm to conflict zones with radio

Former geography teacher David Smith is the go-to guy for establishing radio stations in conflict zones in Eastern Europe and Africa to ease tensions

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Let the hunt begin ...

Zuma’s backers, who are now calling for those who voted against the president to identify themselves, are flying in the face of assurances by Gwede Mantashe ...

Why the platinum industry is in a worse place five years after Marikana

Platinum’s boom years have been followed by a multi-year slump in the metal’s price. Yet miners are reluctant to adapt to a changed market

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Looking to avoid platinum industry job cuts

Platinum mining companies are having to take painful decisions to make operations resilient in the face of low prices, regulatory uncertainty, labour and ...

GARETH VAN ONSELEN: EFF a political goldilocks

A contradiction runs through the heart of the EFF, between a party that wishes to overthrow the state by revolutionary means and one that wishes to win power ...

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The feel for paper: there is still a core loyalty to print

Despite falling newspaper and magazine circulation, there remains a core of loyal readers, and the average read frequencies of magazines are benefiting ...

AdFocus awards: transforming credibility

Entrants for the AdFocus transformation award must use a case study to demonstrate commitment to transformation in all its forms — not just ownership and ...

Ice-cream market on thin ice

The global ice-cream market is under pressure, with a dramatic drop in sales as consumers turn to more healthy alternatives. In SA, however, ice cream remains ...

How the Guptas captured Denel

Leaked e-mails expose how Denel’s CEO lied under oath to protect a dubious Gupta arms-deal partnership, as well as many other cunningly plotted moves involving ...

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GARETH VAN ONSELEN: The age of uncertainty

The lack of imagination in SA’s leadership is even more disturbing than its ignorance. The country has become a one-dimensional universe held together by ...

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Atlantis waiting for green light

Cape Town’s ‘lost city’ of Atlantis is rising again thanks to Cape Town’s determination to embrace a greener future and have the town declared a green ...

The child and the egg

Which comes first: children’s rights to knowledge of their genetic origins, or their right to existence? An SA Law Reform Commission paper asking if egg and ...

Scandals dog public enterprises head Lynne Brown

The kitchen keeps getting hotter for public enterprises minister Lynne Brown. Every time she takes a burning pot off the stove another scandal comes to the ...

Bad Khama

Ian Khama’s administration is accused of eroding good governance and democracy, as Botswana’s economy starts to lose its lustre

JEREMY MAGGS: How to win new fans

Consumers and fans who are treated well by the brands they favour will hand over data about their consumption patterns more happily to advertisers

New board at ACA

Among the new board’s biggest challenges will be overseeing new transformation targets and ensuring a united industry line on fees for pitches