What we've learnt about fake news in Africa

What we've learnt about fake news in Africa

Image copyright AFP Image caption Many overestimate their ability to spot fake news, a BBC report has found People’s emotions trump reason when it comes to sharing news, the BBC’s in-depth research project Beyond Fake News has found. The spread of fake news can also undermine legitimate news because it erodes trust. By analysing fake […]

Agribusiness expected to become the 'oil' of Africa

Agribusiness expected to become the 'oil' of Africa

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA — As project sponsors, borrowers, lenders and investors gathered at the Africa Investment Forum to make deals on investment opportunities, leaders of the continent’s  top agribusiness companies shared their thoughts on the future of the industry. With its vast agricultural potential, Africa’s agribusiness sector is predicted to reach $1 trillion by 2030. […]

Africa's epic beach destinations

Africa's epic beach destinations

Watamu, Kenya Africa is a continent with some remarkable treasures. From our world-famous safari destinations to our unique collection of world heritage sites, Africa has plenty to offer, like our diverse collection of exotic beaches. Here, we look at a few of our favourites: Watamu, Kenya If it’s white sandy beaches and warm waters you’re […]

Africa's first ester transformer fluid factory opens

Africa's first ester transformer fluid factory opens

Ribbon cutting at the factory Asset maintenance of power infrastructure such as transformers enables such assets to operate to full lifespan optimally. As such, new developments in this area of asset optimisation mark maintenance milestones. UK-based M&I Materials recently announced the opening of manufacturing operations in South Africa, producing its MIDEL brand of fire safe […]

5 things you should know about Africa's longest suspension bridge

5 things you should know about Africa's longest suspension bridge

Mozambique celebrated the opening of Africa’s longest suspension bridge and it wouldn’t have been possible without a huge cash injection from China.  The country’s President Felipe Nyusi declared the Maputo-Catembe Bridge open for traffic at an inauguration ceremony on Saturday, in the hopes that it will promote tourism in Mozambique. The Maputo-Catembe Bridge connects the […]

Crypto Africa Roundup: Why South Africans Buy Crypto, Zambian Authorities Shut Down Scam

Crypto Africa Roundup: Why South Africans Buy Crypto, Zambian Authorities Shut Down Scam

/latest/2018/11/crypto-africa-roundup-why-south-africans-buy-crypto-zambian-authorities-shut-down-scam/ Crypto Africa Roundup: Why South Africans Buy Crypto, Zambian Authorities Shut Down Scam crypto-africa-roundup-why-south-africans-buy-crypto-zambian-authorities-shut-down-scam In our Crypto Africa Roundup, YouHash take a look at some recent developments on the fast-growing crypto continent. Luno Sheds Light On Why South Africans Buy Cryptocurrencies Luno, a London based, South African founded company that provides Bitcoin exchange and wallet services to more […]

Offering The American Dream

Offering The American Dream

The High Court case, in Pretoria on March 27, saw the full gamut of human emotions: anger; frustration and folly, followed by joy. The latter emotion came from the long-suffering 27 independent power producers who won the case against an interdict to pave the way for the signing of the Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) with […]

What lies at the bottom of one of the deepest holes ever dug by man?

What lies at the bottom of one of the deepest holes ever dug by man?

Over the years at 60 Minutes, we’ve been in more than a few tunnels. We explored Mexican drug lord El Chapo’s subterranean escape routes, burrowed through a Roman villa buried by Mt. Vesuvius and traveled the depths of the New York City subway. But nothing prepared us for a place called Moab Khotsong, a South […]