Beatrice Debut

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Industry and campaigners spar over carbon tax

The new tax, the first of its type in Africa, was cautiously introduced last month in the first of several gradual step

Chinese fishing deal makes waves ahead of Madagascar polls

Against the backdrop of an already tense situation due to the presidential poll, a new fisheries deal with Chinese investors has provoked an outcry

Ex-rulers favourites in Madagascar’s high-stakes election

Many voters see accessing water, electricity and jobs as their priorities

Gang wars erupt over abandoned mines in SA

With the emergence of armed gangs operating in illegal mining, rival miners kidnap and force each other to work in slave-like conditions underground.

Tension high as student protesters march in London

Thousands of students have marched through London against cuts to university funding, facing off against police armed with rubber bullets.

Bill Gates, UK pledge billions to vaccinate 250-million children

Britain and Bill Gates have pledged more than half of the $3.7-billion sought to vaccinate nearly 250-million children against preventable diseases.

Wikileaks chief Assange fears US charges

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange said on Friday it was "increasingly likely" the US would try to extradite him.

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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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