south africa

China Celebrates the Recolonization of Africa

They had a party last week in Beijing. Even Putin was invited. In fact, over 100 leaders went to the same party. It was billed as a forum to celebrate a decade since the Belt and Road Initiative was launched. But actually, this little soirée was really about China sending out a message about global […]

South African Catastrophes, Power Woes Signal End of Cheap Insurance

Three major jolts in as many years coupled with the once unthinkable possibility of a power grid collapse have spooked reinsurers in South Africa, spelling an end to cheap coverage in the continent’s most developed insurance market. Insurance premiums are climbing worldwide on the back of rising inflation and interest rate hikes. But reinsurance rates […]

Telkom Partners with Clickatell to Launch Mobile Messaging Payments in South Africa

Millions of Telkom customers can now easily and safely pay their phone bills, recharge and buy new service bundles in WhatsApp. REDWOOD CITY, United States of America, March 9, 2023: Clickatell, the Chat Commerce and business messaging leader, has launched their Chat 2 Pay feature for South Africa’s largest integrated communications company, Telkom. Telkom’s millions […]

Empowering Regional Creativity

I’ve known Heather McDonald, one of the two protagonists of this article, for the better part of a decade. The impression she made on me, and doubtless, the whole media industry in the UAE was pure dynamite. As head of Filmmasters MEA, she had vision and an uncompromising attitude towards quality in both the films […]