Esther Addley

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Usain asylum: Scots go nuts for Bolt

At the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow it is clear how big Usain Bolt is - a megastar.

Assange to remain in Ecuadorian embassy

Julian Assange will not leave Ecuador's embassy even if Sweden drops its extradition bid over ­accusations of sexual assault

Assange’s extradition battle enters final round

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is set to face seven Supreme Court judges when he appeals his extradition to Sweden over sexual assault allegations.

Assange to reveal tax details of rich

Swiss banker gives WikiLeaks founder data about amount of potential revenue lost to offshore schemes.

Ashes to ashes, mortar to dust

The collapse of the House of Gladiators has brought home a simple truth -- what is excavated has to be protected.

Scarred town tries to forget

They still pray for Madeleine McCann in the little whitewashed church in Praia da Luz, a small but faithful clutch of 15 or so locals and ex-pats who stumble down the little cobbled hill to the church every Friday evening for a "service for missing children".

Hidden legacy of Iraq

The British Ministry of Defence is conducting a major study into brain injury in troops returning from Iraq and Afghanistan amid fears that thousands of soldiers may have suffered damage after being exposed to high-velocity explosions. The United States army says as many as 20% of its soldiers and marines have suffered "mild traumatic brain injury" from blows to the head or shockwaves caused by explosions.

Press Releases

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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