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Load shedding has stopped in South Africa over the last year but that doesn’t mean the country’s power problems are all gone. Shutterstock

It’s time South Africa learnt from others and overhauled its power sector

It would be better to proactively restructure South Africa's electricity sector to spur innovation and investment and reduce costs before another crisis hits and further derails the economy.
Pokemon Go puts virtual characters in the real world – which is just part of its appeal. Dalton White/YouTube

Why Pokemon Go became an instant phenomenon

What research into game play and human interaction can tell us about why the newest mobile game craze is attracting so many different people to play.
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South Africans pay the price for a poorly regulated telecoms sector

The price of voice communication has come down in South Africa. But poor regulation and a lack of competition means that the country still has some way to go to reduce the cost of communication.
If a state-owned port is sold at a higher price with competition restrictions, consumers will pay higher prices in the future because of these restrictions. AAP/Martin Philbey

Selling ports and other assets: why anti-competitive deals to boost prices cost the public in the end

State governments are now seeking to maximise the price of privatised assets by adding sale terms that restrict competition for the future private owners. That amounts to a hidden tax on consumers.
Why do Asian children perform so well at maths? www.shutterstock.com

What is the secret to being good at maths?

Memorising facts and completing drills is likely to improve your maths skills – just so long as you find a way to stay motivated.

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