Was Davos a success for Africa?

Was Davos a success for Africa?

On Thursday the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) released a statement on the launch of the New Deal on Energy at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. The aim of the deal is to attain universal access to energy in Africa by 2025, in order to achieve this goal,…

South Africa: #SaveWhatsApp

South Africa: #SaveWhatsApp

South Africans have hit back at a proposal to protect the country’s mobile service providers against competition from free communication apps. A South African women’s magazine, All4Women created the petition fighting to prevent telecoms from regulating free to use services (after downloaded) such as WhatsApp and Skype, known as over-the-top (OTT)…

South Africa: Facebook post spurring questions on racism

The South African political party, the Democratic Alliance (DA) has publically condemned the words of Penny Sparrow, the KwaZulu-Natal realtor. Sparrow described black beachgoers on Facebook as “monkeys” in reaction to the rubbish left behind after New Year’s Eve festivities. Before the post was deleted by Sparrow, she had written,…

#Zumamustfall – 3 finance ministers in the past week

#Zumamustfall is the hashtag thousands of South Africans are using for the nationwide protest which is calling for the ousting of President Jacob Zuma. Zuma has faced a massive backlash for dismissing South Africa’s Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene and replacing him with ANC MP Des van Rooyen. The news was…

Cybercrime on the rise in Africa

Cybercrime, has been on the rise world wide and Africa is feeling it too. African countries are focusing on beefing up their investigators who work on such issues. The New Times reported that 28 investigators coming from 10 different African countries came together in Kigali, Rwanda’s capital, in late October…

South Africa: President’s Question Session

Today President Jacob Zuma of South Africa attended the President’s Question Session at the National Assembly for this year where a number of important issues were addressed. One of the major focuses was the drought that has greatly affected the country. Zuma, however, has not declared the situation a national disaster….

Drought in South Africa

South Africa is facing a massive drought one of the worst in the past two decades. On Friday the South African government gave a media briefing on the conditions of the drought in the country. The briefing detailed that “South Africa is a water scarce country and ranks as one…

Are South African students endangering their futures?

The #FeesMustFall movement protesting the 10-15 percent fee hike for the 2016 academic year for higher education intuitions in South Africa continue to snowball. In over a week thousands of students have come together organising sit-ins and marches calling to freeze fee increases as well as protesting against the potential…