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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

US prepared to fight Palestine’s UN bid

The United States has decided to fight to the bitter end to convince the Palestinians to abandon their bid for United Nations membership.

Pressure on Gaddafi as West boosts Libya’s ‘leaders’

Western and regional powers boosted Libyan rebels battling Muammar Gaddafi by designating them as the country's legitimate rulers.

US remains committed to Pakistan, says Clinton

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said on Friday she was even more committed to Pakistan after Osama bin Laden's killing.

US vows support for Georgia, slams Russian ‘occupation’

United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton reassured Georgia on Monday with a pledge of steadfast support.

Quartet tells Israel to halt settlement activity

The Quartet for the Middle East has urged Israel to stop building settlements and set a target for deal with the Palestinians within two years.

London transport network still a vulnerable target

London's buses and underground trains will remain vulnerable to terrorist attacks for a long time, the city's transport chiefs said. Those working to protect the British capital's transport network "have not found the magic formula any more than Madrid, New York, Tel Aviv or Paris", said Tim O'Toole, managing director of London Underground.

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NSTF-South32 Awards

All of the awards are made for outstanding contributions to science, engineering, technology and innovation in South Africa

The benefits of being a GEMS member

The scheme offers comprehensive and affordable healthcare options to all public service employees and greater access to better healthcare

The evolution of South Africa’s savings culture

A common misconception is that you need a lot of money to start saving, but this is simply not true – you can start with R50

Tobacco producers welcome new research confirming that cigarette ban has failed

Every day that goes by shows the importance of getting rid of this ban and going back to producing and selling cigarettes as we were before

Cost increases sharing of cigarettes

Many people are questioning whether the ban on tobacco in South Africa is not in fact having the opposite effect of that intended

How to tell if you have a hidden contact centre in your business

The important thing to remember is that a contact centre is defined less by the physical space it occupies and more by the customer experience it delivers

Accessing health and justice in a time of Covid-19

The similarities between the HIV epidemic and the Covid-19 pandemic are hard to ignore – the most obvious is the level of premature deaths caused by both

Position of the African Blood Regulators Forum on the use of Convalescent Plasma in Africa as a potential therapy for Covid-19

A potential treatment for Covid-19 is the transfusion of convalescent plasma collected from those who have recovered from into those who are still affected

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