Peace in Moz at last?

Alex Rose-Innes Will it last? Will Renamo keep to the agreement? Despite an agreement signed by the country’s president, Filipe Nyusi and opposition leader Ossufo Momade this week, hopes are up. Big hugs all around (as only politicians can manage with enemies while the cameras are on them) as promises of formally ending hostilities were made. Nyusi traveled to Renamo’s military base in the mountains to sign the deal. But in Africa, a signature or a handshake mean nothing in reality. Renamo has been targeting the official party in Mozambique,…

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Especially for Women’s Day on 9 August – financial independence

Your relationship could be your biggest financial risk In love today, married tomorrow, but divorce is happening ever more regularly, and your relationship could place you at financial risk. Despite misconceptions, women continue to be at a financial disadvantage, earning less for the same jobs as men. Older women also are less likely to have substantial retirement savings than men. Kerry Sutherland, senior wealth manager at Alexander Forbes says that while many people perceive women generally ‘do well’ when they get divorced, this is in fact a misconception. “The average…

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Able people will not rectify all screw-ups

If you had enough money earned through honest hard work, these able group of men of all colour always come on board because they want to make a difference. (So it is not a case of whiteys stealing the land.) Realising that it is not possible, they leave. The latest in a line of good men to leave another totally messed-up SEO, SA’s National Post Office, is Mark Barnes, who hung in there for three years. He brought knowledge and much needed stability as CEO, and saved SA billions. Other…

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