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  • Top global lawyer gives back to South Africa

    One of the top four mergers and acquisitions lawyers in the world operates out of an office in Africa's commercial heart. Peter Tshisevhe will not step away from a fight, and his fight now is for excellence: "We need our best and brightest to create the environment where we all grow" he says of South Africa.

  • Madiba's Robben Island prints fetch R240 000

    A set of five limited-edition lithographs of Robben Island prison scenes painted from memory by Nelson Mandela over 13 years ago have fetched £13 500 – over R240 000 – at Bellmans Auctioneers in England.

  • When you play your part SA benefits from your talents

    Play Your Part is a call for every South African to do what they do with excellence and diligence in order to help the country become a brand that attracts investment, according to Wendy Tlou, chief marketing officer at Brand South Africa.

  • South African jazz greats shine at London festival

    The best of South African jazz was on stage at the Vortex Jazz Club in the UK over the weekend as part of the EFG London Jazz Festival, one of the world’s premier jazz events. The festival is part of the SA-UK Seasons 2014-2015, a cultural exchange programme showcasing South African artists in Britain.

  • Karoo music lends weight to TV series

    Guitarist Les Javan has composed a haunting soundtrack for the TV series Vlug na Egipte. Set in the Karoo, it is shaped by the music of the desert. It's a mixed bag of langarm, choral, goema and classical influences, and the composer has created a sound that identifies and is unique to each character.

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  • Africa has huge growth potential for e-commerce

    South Africa is the fourth fastest growing digital economy in the world, according to the Digital Evolution Index. And significantly, all four of the African countries measured – South Africa, Kenya, Nigeria and Egypt – are fast moving towards digital evolution. This spells good news for e-commerce.

  • How to build an inclusive South African economy

    Moody's recently downgraded its rating of South Africa's economy, but that should not prevent the country from planning for the long term. The idea of long-term goals rather than a short economic cycle had currency at a debate on building an inclusive economy, where the example of Germany's reunification was also flown.

  • Giant Flag to bring tourists and jobs to the Camdeboo

    In the Valley of Desolation in the Camdeboo region of the Eastern Cape, a global online crowdfunded project with huge ambitions is set to transform a community where four of every 10 people don't have jobs. This is South Africa's Giant Flag, a development project so big it will be visible from space.

  • South African city domain names available

    Having your company aligned to your city could spark innovative ways of promoting business and tourism. "Choosing a domain name with some local flavour should work well for many companies," says, which has dotJoburg, dotCapetown and dotDurban available.

  • Why travel bans won't stop the spread of Ebola

    Travel bans for the Ebola-afflicted countries of Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia are not only unnecessary, they will also cause more harm than good by stopping the flow of health workers, medical supplies and humanitarian aid, and further damaging the beleaguered countries' economies, writes Khalid Koser, chair of the Global Agenda Council on Migration.