Deborah Cole

Deborah Cole works from Berlin. AFP correspondent, Berlin-based since '95. Angela Merkel watcher, feature writer, film festival sprinter, city walker. I left my heart on Vinegar Hill. Deborah Cole has over 11700 followers on Twitter.

Decades on, former Nazi camp guard deported to Germany from US

According to the US department, Jakiw Palij concealed his Nazi past from immigration agents when he moved to the United States in 1949

Germany in political turmoil as coalition talks fail

With no other viable coalition in sight, Germany may be forced to hold new elections that risk being as inconclusive as September's polls.

Obama knew Merkel was being spied on, report

Barack Obama was personally informed of mobile phone tapping against German Chancellor Angela Merkel, which may have begun as early as 2002.

Watson sheds Harry Potter image for Cannes pic

"Harry Potter" star Emma Watson abandons magic for pole-dancing and cat burglary in Sofia Coppola's latest movie.

East German rights activist Gauck elected president

Joachim Gauck has become German president with a majority, marking the first time a former communist east candidate will serve as head of state.

British Bob Marley documentary electrifies Berlin

A documentary on Bob Marley has premiered to cheers at the Berlin film festival, tracking his journey from bullied biracial Jamaican boy to superstar.

Germany holds breath as worst of E. coli outbreak passes

Germany says the worst of a killer bacteria outbreak spread by salad vegetables may be over as EU officials meet for urgent talks on the crisis.

German nuclear fears trigger poll debacle for Merkel

Fears over Japan's nuclear crisis triggered a poll debacle for Chancellor Angela Merkel's party in its German heartland and a Greens triumph.

Iranian drama cheered at Berlin film festival

A warmly applauded Iranian drama emerged on Tuesday as a front-runner at the Berlin film festival, throwing the spotlight on the country's film-makers

Press Releases

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

Mental Health

During the pandemic there's been a dramatic increase in depression, anxiety and suicides, according to some of the surveys done

Expert financial advice still recommended – especially in uncertain times

A financial advisor is an expert who will help you to protect your wealth and make a realistic plan when unexpected events threaten your wellbeing

What is a virtual card, and how does it work?

A virtual card lets you pay online without ever having to take your card from your wallet or exposing your actual account information

Expert grant writer vacancy

The role of the grant writer is to work collaboratively with the HST bid team to conceptualise and write proposals for upcoming grant calls

Investment outlook beyond Covid-19

Opportunities for local business growth needed to be identified and strategically capitalised on, and we have to be really deliberate about that

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