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OPINION: Higher education must do more than help graduates get jobs

Sep 22 2019 07:00

Quality education is often understood to be the kind that gets graduates jobs - especially where it's tough to find employment. But higher education has some important other functions too, says Patience Mukwambo.


OPINION: Facebook's cryptocurrency may not stand a chance

Sep 20 2019 05:01

Mark Zuckerberg’s cryptocurrency project, Libra, has become the regulatory equivalent of a pinata: Everyone is lining up to hit it with a stick. And it's not hard to see why, says Lionel Laurent.


SPECIAL REPORT: Down the Guptas' financial rabbit hole

Sep 19 2019 18:15

The controversial Gupta family is known for making millions from the South African government - including $41m from Eskom, the state energy company. Here’s where the money went.



OPINION: How breeding single-sex animal populations could help prevent poverty

Sep 21 2019 08:00

The creation of all-male or all-female groups of animals, known as monosex populations, has become a potentially useful approach in aquaculture and livestock rearing, says Tomer Ventura.


OPINION: When companies violate children's privacy, it's time to ask tougher questions

Sep 11 2019 05:00

When data is collected from children under 13, it's time for digital marketers to ask the hard questions, says Mignon Reynecke.


IAN MANN REVIEWS: Got a really wacky idea? Here's how to make it work

Sep 10 2019 21:45

In author Safi Bahcall's view, the most important breakthroughs come from loonshots, widely dismissed ideas whose champions are often written off as absurd. Most never get a chance, says Ian Mann.

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