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Chris Bishop

African Mining

Mining Charter Back To Square 26

By Chris Bishop April 17, 2018
The new amended Mining Charter – the agreement that governs black ownership in the mines – has been a festering sore for more than four years. The employers and unions have disp...
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African Mining
Black Ownership
Africa

Africa Left In The Cold

By Chris Bishop March 13, 2018
Many of the thousands of delegates at Davos, Switzerland, wonder how long this gathering of the world’s elite can go on in its present form, in what must be one of the world’s s...
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Africa
Cyril Ramaphosa
ANC

Zuma’s gone. Let’s go!

By Chris Bishop March 6, 2018
Africa’s most robust and developed economy is on the cusp of an economic revival after the long-awaited change of guard at the top. South Africa’s economy has struggled a...
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ANC
Cyril Ramaphosa
Joshua Nkomo

The Night Mugabe Prayed Before The Queen

By Chris Bishop February 26, 2018
There are few words that can capture the inside of an African bar; that mix of noise, laughter, danger with the whiff of stale beer and the stench of smoke; the clatter of metal...
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Joshua Nkomo
Queen Elizabeth
Captain Steven Lungu

The Hell Ride To A Comical Coup

By Chris Bishop December 18, 2017
It is almost 20 years to the day since I flew high above Africa, with a TV crew jammed into a bumpy light plane. It was a white-knuckle ride through clouds into the jaws of a mi...
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Captain Steven Lungu
Coup
Kraft Heinz

The Bottling Outpost Of The Buffett Billions

By Chris Bishop November 30, 2017
Warren Buffett may not know the way to Midland Road, Worcester, yet be sure he has looked very closely at the cost of making the ocean of spicy, black liquid that emerges from i...
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Kraft Heinz
Lea & Perrins
Forbes

The Night Of The Century

By Chris Bishop November 7, 2017
The old man would have been proud. You could find your way to the party of the year, blindfolded, by following the skirl of the pipes and whiff of fine whiskey. The lowly...
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Independence

A Night To Remember As Uganda Was Born

By Chris Bishop October 9, 2017
It had been a day of noisy celebration, but you could have heard a pin drop just before midnight on the cusp of October 9, 1962, when the independent nation of Uganda was born....
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Independence
Kampala
100 years

A Mad Decision Paying Off 100 Years Later

By Chris Bishop September 21, 2017
World-famous Forbes magazine woke up to its second century in an overcast New York after a night of whiskey, bagpipes, banter, billionaires and Stevie Wonder. Forbes cele...
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100 years
Anniversary