Andrew Beatty

European. Ulsterman. @AFP News Editor for Australasia. Recovering White House correspondent. Ex Southern Africa/Libya/Fed/LatAm/EU

Australian journalists flee China fearing arrest

Their dramatic overnight exit came following days of secret wrangling that had seen both men holed up in Australia's diplomatic missions to escape the clutches of China's feared security police

Australian ‘megablaze’ brought under control

Exhausted firefighters said they had finally brought Australia's largest "megablaze" under control Monday, as wet weather promised to deliver much-needed respite...

Australian police raid public broadcaster amid media crackdown

Six police descended on the corporation's offices in Sydney armed with a warrant targeting three senior journalists and executives

Social media bosses face jail under ‘world first’ Australian laws

With these reforms, Australia has put itself at the forefront of global efforts to regulate social media giants more closely

Remote Cape with ‘world’s cleanest air’ offers smog respite

While Cape Grim boasts the cleanest air in the world, it is not immune to rising levels of pollution.

Inquiry refers scandal-hit Australian banks to watchdogs

The wide-ranging Royal Commission was called in late 2017 as public outrage mounted over allegations of dodgy financial advice

Australia strawberry crisis now tastes a little sweeter for farmers

Wholesalers are reporting an uptick in sales, thanks in part to social media campaigns that encouraged Australians to '#Smashastrawb' and eat it

Trump calls former aide Omarosa a ‘dog’

Omarosa Manigault Newman has dripped out recordings of embarrassing private conversations at the White House

Trump withdraws from Iran deal, defying allies

The president pulled the United States out of a landmark deal curbing Iran's nuclear program and reimposing crippling sanctions

Trump Jerusalem move sparks call for new Palestinian uprising

The Israeli military deployed hundreds of more troops to the occupied West Bank amid uncertainty over the fallout from Trump's decision.

Donald Trump upends White House in first chaotic year

Around the White House there is little outward sign of the monumental changes that have taken place within the walls in the last year

After Las Vegas massacre, Trump silent on gun control

President Trump has declared the deadliest mass shooting in modern US history as an "act of pure evil" but avoided addressing gun control

Press Releases

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'

Secure your business from cyber threats

Many business-grade security systems now have built-in learning systems and AI to help businesses stay up to date with protection

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