South Africa


Dr Death Wouter Basson found guilty

The man dubbed as South Africa’s “Dr Death”, Wouter Basson, the former head of the Apartheid chemical and biological warfare programme; has been convicted of unprofessional conduct by the country’s health council. He had breached medical ethics when he was involved in the former apartheid government’s chemical and biological warfare programme, it ruled. He was accused of supplying and producing kidnapping drugs, suicide pills and arming mortars with teargas. South Africa became a democracy in 1994, ending white minority rule. Thousands of people were killed during the fight to end apartheid rule. ‘No doctor-patient relationship’ The media dubbed him “Dr […]


BRICS countries facing increasing political risk says Aon

Aon Risk Solutions, the global risk management business of Aon plc (NYSE: AON), today unveiled its 2014 Political Risk Map which identifies an increased risk rating for all five emerging market BRICS countries. As a result, countries representing a large share of global output experienced a broad-based increase in political risk including political violence, government interference and sovereign non-payment risk. Brazil’s rating was downgraded; political risks have been increasing from moderate levels as economic weakness has increased the role of the government in the economy. This is of particular concern given this year’s World Cup and the 2016 Olympics. Russia’s […]


Remembering an icon in Nelson Mandela 10

Every Generation has one or more light houses to guide them the ups and downs. Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela – Madiba was one of those lighthouses in more ways than one; in fact, we can say he was one of the few that towered above the others to bring mankind into a new era of being. You will be missed . Here’s hoping that others will look at your work and find ways to shine the light for others. The South African activist and former president Nelson Mandela (1918-2013) helped bring an end to apartheid and has been a global advocate for […]


House of Numbers – Anatomy of an Epidemic 1

An AIDS film like no other, the HIV/AIDS story is being rewritten. This is the first film to present the uncensored POVs of virtually all the major players; in their own settings, in their own words. It rocks the foundation upon which all conventional wisdom regarding HIV/AIDS is based. House of Numbers could well be the opening volley in a battle to bring sanity and clarity to an epidemic gone awry. “Leung manages to present a barrage of intriguing theories debunking our generally accepted beliefs… There’s no denying, however, the value of exploring such game-changing topics as how HIV-infection numbers […]