Howard Blake

Howard Blake is the founder of the Blake Group, a leading business solutions multinational operating across Southern Africa, Mauritius, Europe and the US.


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How do we tackle malaria in South Africa?


Malaria has plagued mankind for millennia and dates back to 3200 and 1304 BC- where evidence of the disease was found in Egyptian remains. Malaria was a leading cause of death in traders and settlers to Africa in the late 1400s and early 1500’s and the disease was referred to as the Killing fever. It […]

A look at the Sri Lanka terrorist attacks


Last Sunday, Sri Lanka was under siege. Following a highly coordinated series of terrorist attacks targeting churches and hotels, more than 300 people were killed leaving nearly 500 injured. This is the worst terrorist attack aimed at civilians following the end of Sri Lanka’s civil war in 2009. In a span of 60 days two […]

The gender pay gap within corporate South Africa


History has it on record that when Amilcar Cabral of Guinea Bissau realised the significant role that women played in the national liberation war in that country, tried to convince his male counterparts citing that a genuine national revolution did not mean only liberation from colonialism but also from all socio-cultural forces that excluded women […]


First responders need digital support in crises like Tropical Cyclone Idai

Tropical Cyclone Idai wrecked destruction and havoc on Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe with winds of up to 200 km/h. The miles and miles of water rendered...


Genocide to freedom of speech and scholarship

During the month of April our country commemorates the lives of struggle icons like Chris Hani, Solomon Kalushi Mahlangu, and Oliver Tambo who have...


Higher grain, vegetable and fruit price inflation is a great concern...

Another fuel price hike in March 2019 led to inflation hitting the midpoint of the Reserve Bank’s 3% - 6% target range. The annual...