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For all the problems that technology has sought to solve, there remains a particularly intractable one in South Africa: The violence and crime that comes with weapons – legal and illegal. With over 56 000 cases of aggravated robbery reported between 2015 and 2016, and more than 623 000 so-called contact crimes in the same period, the almost 15 000 known cases of illegal possession of a firearm indicate that there are many more guns out there.

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November 2016 will forever be remembered as the month when billionaire Donald Trump shocked much of America, and most of the rest of the world, by becoming President of the United States. For the first few months in which he campaigned against Hillary Clinton, many reporters and political pundits thought his candidacy was a practical joke, but “The Hair” is having the last laugh.

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Public Protector Thuli Madonsela ended her term of office in spectacular style. About two weeks after her term as Public Protector ended, the 355-page State Capture Report was released to the public, leading to increasingly strident demands that President Jacob Zuma step down.

South Africa’s magnificent natural heritage is one of the country’s biggest tourism draw cards, and is a shining example to the rest of the world in conservation. With almost 50 game reserves, the abundant wildlife in South Africa is protected within its natural environment, backed by a government and private sector that have made conservation their priorities.

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The #FeesMustFall movement and the ongoing student protests around South Africa’s university campuses have provided fodder for every political (and other) agenda. From politicians, to student representatives, to concerned parents, to faculty, and even to big business – everyone has voiced an opinion and used the movement to highlight their particular point of view on this and a number of related subjects.

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Despite the dismal state of STEM education in South Africa, there’s no shortage of competitions and events to encourage the youth to look towards engineering and technology as career choices.

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The recent Competition Law, Economics and Policy Conference held in Cape Town saw the announcement by Tembinkosi Bonakele, the Commissioner of the Competition Commission that “an enormous number” of cartels are being uncovered on a regular basis. This was reiterated by Minister of Economic Development Ebrahim Patel in his keynote address, who indicated that 133 new cartel cases had been initiated in last 12 months.

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South Africa has a proud history of innovation. From Pratley Putty to the Kreepy Krauly, we have invented a number of tools that are being used the world over. We haven’t just limited ourselves to useful inventions however – we are equally adept at inventing deadly ones.

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40 years ago, the birth of the first human test-tube baby heralded a new hope for couples who wanted children but who had fertility problems. Today, the same technology is offering a possible solution to the extinction of animals.

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Crown Publications, one of South Africa’s largest business-to-business publishing houses, came into existence in 1986. Since then, the company has grown from producing a single magazine, Electricity SA (renamed Electricity+Control), to publishing six monthly magazines, three quarterlies, and a number of engineering handbooks.

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