A natural transition to gas – reflections from the Africa Energy Indaba

Anna Ngarachu I attended the annual Africa Energy Indaba, two weeks back, which brought together key experts from private and public sectors and other interested participants to talk about the next steps for Africa’s energy transition, as well as networking and exhibitor,...

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It’s time to willingly take the red pill

The post-2009 era is characterised by several events that include the Zuma-era patronage, consistent - sometimes late-night - cabinet reshuffles, the State Capture years, crumbling state institutions typified by the rot in SOEs and weak law enforcement agencies. This...

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A call for action and transformation of thought

I’m pretty sure you’re as outraged and stunned as I am by the recent hair product advertisement that “lacked sensitivity” – actually, it was outright discriminatory! I recently came across the expression “my hair is tired” which is just...

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A lean mean Cabinet?

The leaner looking Cabinet has been trimmed down through the merger of several ministries. As a result, President Cyril Ramaphosa reduced the size of his cabinet by eight ministers (from 36 to 28) and reduced one deputy minister post....

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Searching for spots on the Kenyan black leopard: Reflecting on the country’s trade and investment climate

When there was a documented rare sighting of a black leopard, dubbed “Black Panther” in Laikipia, Kenya, in 2018, this was perceived by many as something of a wonder. The sighting of a black panther could also be read...

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South Africa Should Secure its own “Brexit deal”

Anna Ngarachu and Heinrich Krogman Teressa May’s deadline to get a Brexit deal past the UK parliament is now less than eight weeks away and it is looking unlikely that a workable package will get approval from either side of...

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