What South Africa is doing to make a dent in cyber crime

Basie von Solms, University of Johannesburg Last year South Africa had the most cyber attacks of any country on the continent. In 2014, losses reached an estimated R5 billion annually through cyber crime. The year before, the Norton Report rated South Africa third on the list of the number of cyber victims in the world. …

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Africa News Headlines for 28 August 2015 – Special AGOA Forum Edition, Part 3

A selection of news headlines related to the 14th annual AGOA Forum held this week in Libreville, Gabon, and drawn from media in Africa and around the globe. AGOA Renewal Raises African Hopes of Unhindered Exports to U.S. Source: Apparel U.S. says regional trade pacts to curb poaching in Africa Source: Reuters Harnessing Botswana’s AGOA …

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The human cost of Africa’s science strategy

By Imogen Mathers Three years ago yesterday, 34 miners were shot dead by South African police during a strike for better wages and living standards at a mine owned by British multinational Lonmin. The Marikana massacre, the most violent use of state force in post-apartheid South Africa, and its subsequent cover-up have triggered widespread debates …

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Africa News Headlines for 6 August 2015

A selection of Africa news headlines from around the globe during the past 24 hours. ‘Nuclear shadow’ created to commemorate Congo village linked to Hiroshima Source: Times LIVE 7 reasons why it’s awesome to be a female African director Source: New York Amsterdam News Two Ghanaians listed in FT’s top “25 Africans to watch” Source: …

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Pockets of progress in Africa’s election landscape

Kealeboga J Maphunye, University of South Africa If democracy is understood as a broad concept that includes regular free and fair elections, a system of government that ensures greater public participation, freedom of expression and the right to protest and challenge governments, then Africa is still lagging far behind democracies in Asia, South and North …

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