Andrew Beatty

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

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

Scaramucci out as Trump’s new chief of staff takes reins

Foul-mouthed spin doctor Anthony Scaramucci was axed as White House communications director on Monday.

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Full-time Johannesburg-based CEO required for HI HOPES

An entrepreneurial, business-minded, impact-driven individual is sought to lead the organisation as it looks to scale and grow

Balwin properties and Absa launch South Africa’s first green home loan

Balwin Properties’ Edge registration of over 16 000 units was a global first, covering more homes than any single property developer in the world to date

Young professional gets a career boost from PSETA

SAICA makes ongoing efforts to encourage the professionalisation of financial offices in private and public sector organisations

Colgate-Palmolive South Africa donates one million bars of soap

The combination of limited access to quality soap and a lack of knowledge of how to properly wash hands is a challenge in many vulnerable communities

Cheque value bundles – real value

Most people do not pay much attention to what bank account they have and whether or not it is suited to their daily realities

Absa Rewards puts cash in your pocket

In addition to the cash benefits, you will receive special offers and exclusive deals from selected Absa Rewards partners

Municipal audit outcomes reveal public sector financial management must be professionalised

SAICA calls for a review of the mandatory minimum skills and qualifications required for all key financial management positions within the public sector

Eleven ways to protect yourself against fraud

While financial services firms work continuously to improve security, fraudsters are always devising new plans to circumvent the latest safety measures

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