Adam Plowright

Adam Plowright works from Paris. Author of The French Exception, the first English-language biography of @EmmanuelMacron. France correspondent for @AFP. Formerly in Delhi, Brussels, London. Adam Plowright has over 5812 followers on Twitter.

Macron’s ratings fall further after month of protests

Around 66 000 protesters turned out again on Saturday on the fifth round of anti-government demonstrations

French government yields on fuel price hikes after weeks of protest

An increase scheduled for January 1, was "scrapped for the year 2019" in its entirety, Environment Minister Francois de Rugy announced on BFM TV

Macron leads crisis meeting after Paris riots

So-called "yellow vest" anti-government protests swept France over the last fortnight were sparked initially by a rise in taxes on diesel

Macron reshuffles government, names new interior minister

Macron hopes the reshaped government will signal a fresh start after a torrid few months

The fight to save, not close, a McDonald’s in France

The campaign to prevent the 'McDo' is an unusual development for politicians better known for their opposition to multinational companies

Wave of optimism sweeps France as World Cup unites the nation

Football fever has slowly built over the last four weeks as the country took its young national team to heart

Eyesore ‘Rubbish Island’ hidden from Maldives tourists

Rubbish piles up on Thilafushi Island, a half hour boat trip from Male, the capital of the Maldives.

Australia elections: Rudd concedes defeat to Abbott

Prime Minister Kevin Rudd said he will step down as Labor leader because voters punished the party for internal warfare.

Tibetan protests cast shadow over Brics summit

Leaders of the emerging world will discuss the creation of a new development bank at a summit shadowed by protests against the Chinese president.

Israeli diplomats targeted in car bombing

Israeli diplomats have been targeted by bomb attacks in Delhi and Tbilisi with two people injured in the Indian capital when an embassy car exploded.

India upbeat after peace talks with Pakistan

India hailed "extremely positive" peace talks with Pakistan on Monday with both countries looking to build on a recent warming in relations.

Cockpit fraud: Fears grow over India’s fake pilots

India's fake pilot scandal began unravelling when a captain landed her packed airliner on the nose instead of the rear wheels.

Press Releases

Itec serves up high-tech integrated surveillance system for family food company

The system includes facial recognition software and a thermal screening solution that will provide instant temperature screening of all employees

Transport Month

An infrastructure-led recovery will help to stimulate demand in the South African economy, which is vital post the Covid-19 pandemic

Limpopo’s Economic Recovery Plan to fight Covid-19 impact

Billions have been set aside to help farmers and industries get back on their feet as part of the Limpopo Socio-Economic Recovery Plan

Disrupt the corrupt

Whistle-blowers should be seen as real heroes in the fight against corruption and we need a change in culture for this to happen

Corporates: A force for good for a sustainable future

In order to see people and nature thrive what is required is a strong focus on partnerships – we cannot act alone anymore

Combatting wildlife crime in Southern Africa activity annual programme statement (APS) No. 04

Concept papers are sought for implementating activities, for a multi-faceted programme that aims to reduce poaching and illegal trade in wildlife

The financial decisions made during your life journey, and their impact on your retirement outcome

The longer you save towards retirement the larger your retirement savings are expected to be due to the effect of compounding interest

In conversation with SA Reserve Bank Governer, Lesetja Kganyago

'Make interest rates zero and inflation goes up and then people save less – we need savings to fund investment in this country'

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