Class Act – Turning Plastic Bottles Into the Building Blocks of Education

Class Act – Turning Plastic Bottles Into the Building Blocks of Education

A small company in the east of Gauteng has figured out a way to turn recycled plastic into functional building material that can be used to build classrooms countrywide. Bottles2Build turns plastic waste into square-shaped bottles which interconnect, helping to create structures. “What is really nice about the initiative is that, not only is it […]

The Battle for Limpopo Ahead of ANC 2017

The Battle for Limpopo Ahead of ANC 2017

The upcoming Limpopo regional elective conference will be a make-or-break test of the province’s once-taken for granted support for deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa as the party president ahead of the December elective conference. The province now appears deeply divided over the succession battle between Ramaphosa and outgoing African Union commission chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma. The regional […]

Microsoft and Ecobank to Drive Digital Transformation in Africa

Microsoft and Ecobank to Drive Digital Transformation in Africa

Lome — Microsoft, the leading platform and productivity company for the mobile-first, cloud-first world and Ecobank Transnational Incorporated, parent company of pan-African banking group Ecobank today signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to complement African governments’ efforts to modernise and raise the standards of the continent’s major cities through state of the art digital solutions. […]

Davos 2017: Business leaders prepare to temper Trump

Davos 2017: Business leaders prepare to temper Trump

By Joe Miller BBC News, Davos Donald Trump’s hand-picked policy advisers have indicated that some of his most controversial campaign promises may never be fully implemented. The BBC spoke to members of the Strategic and Policy Forum, a group of 19 business leaders who will meet with the incoming president, who will be sworn in on […]

Trump executive order pulls out of TPP trade deal

Trump executive order pulls out of TPP trade deal

President Donald Trump has fulfilled a campaign pledge by signing an executive order to withdraw from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). The 12-nation trade deal was a linchpin of former President Barack Obama’s Asia policy. “Great thing for the American worker what we just did,” said Mr Trump as he dumped the pact with a stroke […]

Algeria Out of Nations Cup

Algeria Out of Nations Cup

Algeria crashed out of the Africa Cup of Nations at the group stage after failing to win a single game in Gabon. They were held to a 2-2 draw by Group B winners Senegal in a match they had to win to have any chance of avoiding an embarrassing early exit. Islam Slimani scored both […]

Zambian police banned from marrying foreigners

Zambian police banned from marrying foreigners

Police in Zambia have been banned from marrying foreigners, according to a memo by police inspector general Kakoma Kanganja circulating on social media. The memo, dated 11 January, said those who were already married to foreigners should declare this within a week. It said failure to do so would “attract disciplinary action”. Police spokeswoman Esther […]