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Conservative Leadership Election: What Happens Now?

The race to succeed Theresa May as Conservative leader and prime minister is in full swing. Brexit is the key issue, but the Tories’ selection rules are also a major factor shaping the contest.Leadership candidates required eight nominations from fellow Conservative MPs to enter the contest and ten managed to pass the threshold. These ...

By Joburg Post 3 days ago

I Looked At 100 Best-Selling Picture Books: Female Protagonists Were Largely Invisible

In recent years, there has been a surge in “female empowerment” stories in the Australian picture book market. This long-overdue movement was largely inspired by the success of the crowdfunded book Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls, spawning many imitations since its publication in 2016.In April 2019, I examined the 100 bestselling pic...

By Joburg Post 5 days ago

How Rihanna Created a $600 Million Fortune—and Became The World’s Richest Female Musician

“Work, work, work, work, work, work.”That’s the opening line of Rihanna’s 2016 dance hall anthem titled, appropriately, Work. It could also serve as her personal motto.Famous first as a singer, Robyn Rihanna Fenty, age 31, has since evolved into a style icon and makeup entrepreneur—and soon she’ll be the first black woman in charge of ...

By Joburg Post 12 days ago

Forbes Magazine Names Jay-Z as Rap's First Billionaire

Jay-Z might have 99 problems, but a fortune ain't one: The rap mogul is now considered a billionaire.The bona fide title comes by way of Forbes, the financial magazine known for its annual wealth rankings, which conservatively estimates a 10-figure fortune, accounting for his "superstar lifestyle." Of equal note, the Brooklyn-bred rapp...

By Joburg Post 13 days ago

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