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The role of small businesses in closing unemployment gaps: Covid-19 and beyond


 

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Navigating Covid-19 and the Fourth Industrial Revolution


 

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Africans will feel the impact of the oil and gas market crash


 

As African oil and gas countries struggle with Covid-19’s devastating impact on demand, two international groups seem to be celebrating it.  Earlier this month, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the International Energy Agency (IEA) described the low oil prices caused by the pandemic as a “golden opportunity” for governments to phase-out […]

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Repurposing of testing facilities vital in response to the Covid-19

While the total number of Covid-19 tests conducted is slowly approaching the 2 million mark in South Africa with confirmed cases nearing 200 000,...

EDUCATION

Putting profit before people, an analysis of the DA’s approach to...

When the President 1st declared a national lockdown, he had the support of all the sectors of society including all the main opposition parties....

ECONOMICS

Navigating Covid-19 and the Fourth Industrial Revolution

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