December 13, 2017

What next for Zimbabwe after Robert Mugabe: Division and hatred? Or ‘One Love?’

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By: Earl Bousquet From telesurtv Bob Marley, if alive today, would probably have hesitated to write another song to replace “Zimbabwe.” The Caribbean has long had a close association with the Southern African liberation struggle and movements, especially the role played by Cuban soldiers in beating back the racist South African forces trying to turn […]

Barclays slashes in South African Unit

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From The Siasat Daily British banking giant Barclays said Thursday it has further reduced its stake in its South African operations as part of a global strategic re-think unveiled last year. Barclays said in a statement that it had placed a stake of 33.7 percent in Barclays Africa with institutional investors, raising some £2.224 billion […]

Gender row athlete Caster Semenya marries long-term partner

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From Caribbean News Service PRETORIA, Jan 11 2017 – Gender-row athlete Caster Semenya married her long-time partner in an extravagant ‘white wedding’ ceremony which coincided with her birthday – a double celebration she was delighted to share with her fans. The 800m Olympic gold medalist wore a ‘Prince Charming-style’ outfit of embroidered jacket, gold breeches […]

Africa shows love for Castro and his legacy, but what has become of the revolution?

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By LIESL LOUW-VAUDRAN From Mail & Guardian Africa The Caribbean’s ties with Africa remain strong, but some in the diaspora feel more attuned to Julius Malema than to the current leadership. The death of long-time Cuban ruler Fidel Castro prompted tributes from African leaders who praised his contribution to anticolonial struggles on the continent. In […]

Madonsela leaving with a touch of cynicism – ‘Humans just lie with a straight face’ #News24Thuli

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By Jenni Evans, From News24 Johannesburg – Public Protector Thuli Madonsela says that while her seven years in office have been “epic”, she will be leaving with a touch of cynicism. “I leave a little cynical about human beings,” Madonsela said during News24’s livestreamed discussion show Frontline. “I now listen to everyone with a pinch […]

Can you have your cake and eat it?

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By Vicky Stilwell Contributed by KISCH IP From ILO Intellectual Property South Africa Introduction Copyright law What is a recipe? How can you protect a recipe? Introduction In the internet and digital media age, it is possible to find information on any topic at the click of a mouse. For example, if you want to […]

Travel industry icon to address Caribbean hospitality exchange forum

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From South Florida Caribbean News MIAMI – Gerard “Jerry” Inzerillo, CEO of Forbes Travel Guide, known and esteemed for his innovations and relationships in the tourism, hospitality, and entertainment communities, will be the keynote speaker opening up the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association’s (CHTA) Caribbean Hospitality Industry Exchange Forum (CHIEF) in Puerto Rico from September 30 to October 2, 2016. […]

The stigma around AIDS still blocks progress

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BY KATIE DUPERE From Mashable When Ndaba Mandela’s father died in 2005, his family gathered to discuss what to tell the media. In a high profile family, the bloodline of South African anti-apartheid revolutionary Nelson Mandela, media was always a concern. But that was true especially now, given that Ndaba’s father died of AIDS. When […]

PE man to play for Cayman Islands at sevens event

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By Riaan Marais From Herald Live Brown can’t wait to take to field in Hong Kong ONE of Port Elizabeth’s sons will add some South African flavour to Caribbean rugby when the Cayman Islands national team travels to Hong Kong next month for the Rugby Sevens Invitational tournament. Following their success at the annual North American […]

Don’t mortgage your startup

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By David Frankel From TechCrunch The last 5-10 years have been an extraordinary time for early stage tech founders to raise money. But easy access to capital has ingrained some bad habits among founders. There has always been the risk of over-funding your company or not being able to find a funder for your next […]