Category Archives: Think Piece

The South African ‘madness’ lives on…

I hope I may be forgiven for asking that those who take it upon themselves to describe the gruesome experiences of the apartheid era remember one thing: that it is utopian to try to ascertain in what ways one kind of inhuman behavior differs from another kind of inhuman behavior. I have no desire to add to the problems of

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The ‘Trump Wall’ is up in Europe as 500 migrants remain stranded in the Mediterranean

The European response to the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” of illegal migration has largely been one of outrage and disgust but, is Europe any different? For many in Africa and the Middle East, Europe’s migration policies are not so different from Trump’s. Many Europeans take umbrage at Trump’s attacks. But even if they don’t subscribe to his “zero tolerance” approach

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A tech revolution is sweeping Ghana’s public service

Ghana’s public services are undergoing an explosive digital transformation, unlike anything ever seen before in the country.  The government of Ghana, through its digitization of the economy agenda, has invested tremendously to upscale the ageing public services and to make them fit for the 21st century — from investing in the simplest forms of technology and software to the most

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Basic Steps To Enhance Your Privacy And Security Within The Digital Ecosystem

Digital security is important, because it allows users to navigate the digital ecosystem free from risks such as identity theft, theft of personal information, cyber-fraud, cyber bullying and many others. Although the internet sometimes seem like a jungle of a million different threats,WakeUpAfrica’s Gideon Sarpong, outlines the following basic steps one can take to protect himself or herself within the

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SA urbanist cancels UK lecture, says visa process makes visitors “feel like criminals”

Zahira Asmal, an urbanist from South Africa, has been forced to cancel a planned lecture in London after a “humiliating” experience with UK visa services. The cancellation comes amid rising concern over the way overseas creatives, particularly those from Africa, are being treated when applying for visas to visit the UK. Asmal had been due to give a lecture in

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Bill Gates Suggests You Read These Five Books This Summer

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates released his annual summer reading list Monday, but warned that the written works are not a “light read.” Gates, 63, suggested Graeme Simsion’s “The Rosie Result” for those looking for a “typical summer book.” He also suggested his wife Melinda’s book, “The Moment of Lift.” “I know I’m biased, but it’s one of the best books I’ve

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How Smart Cartels Are Evading Tax At The Port

A cartel operating at the port of Mombasa has devised a scheme to evade taxes. The ploy involves abandoning cargo, and later buying the same during auctions. The strategy, according to those closely involved, has seen importers faced with heavy customs duty and demurrage charges get away with Billion’s of shillings in taxes, with some officials at the port of

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Power Of Habits: Why Your Daily Habits Will Determine Your Level Of Success

Following Cristiano Ronaldo’s extraordinary performance against Atletico Madrid in the UEFA Champions League last night, WakeUpAfrica360 takes a look at how the Juventus star reached this height of success. One of the best ways to shape the future is by deciding on your habits today. Habits are so powerful in our lives, yet many do not fully understand the power

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