Fiachra Gibbons

Editor of culture, food and fashion at AFP.

Paris throws off mask to party like the virus never was

Social distancing and face masks were largely forgotten as thousands of French people danced and partied well into Monday in the first big blow out since the coronavirus lockdown

SA’s Wolfgat restaurant crowned best in world

Wolfgat, whose mostly female staff have no formal training, opened just two years ago in a 130-year-old cottage and cave on the beach at Paternoster

​France to tighten online bullying laws after media ‘boys’ club’ scandal

Two government ministers said new rules will be tabled before the end of June to force YouTube and social media platforms to pull hateful posts.

Outcry as Japanese winemakers are threatened with deportation from France

More than 42 000 people have already signed a petition protesting the 'crazy, moronic and shameful decision'

YouTube shooting shows how fake news spirals on social media

Within minutes of the shooting at YouTube offices in California, social media was awash with conspiracy theories

‘Feminist’ Deneuve apologises to sex assault victims

As an actress since she was 17, Deneuve admitted that during her career she had been "a witness to indelicate situations" between men and women.

A bit weird, but you won’t lose your lynch

Silencio, David Lynch's new Paris nightclub-cum-salon-cum-laboratory of the weird, is certainly an unusual place to spend an evening.

The Booker Prize and the ‘Beryl Question’

Beryl Bainbridge, the eternal Booker prize bridesmaid, was last week snubbed for a sixth time when her novel failed at the penultimate hurdle for Britain's greatest literary prize, writes Fiachra Gibbons.

Alexander’s new battlefield

Rivers of blood have been spilt - figuratively at least - in a propaganda battle between Greek and Macedonian nationalists over who has the right to claim the all-conquering hero Alexander the Great as their own, writes Fiachra Gibbons in London.

Press Releases

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

Security and Compliance Evolution in the Data Revolution

Organisations must adopt a risk-based approach to compliance and rely on technology to mitigate that risk and on people and process controls as well

Covid-19 vs Child Nutrition

Children are being impacted severely across the world because of things such as reduced immunisation as health services prioritise treating Covid-19 cases

MTN’s network innovation sees 5G launched at 100 sites countrywide

MTN South Africa has launched its widely accessible 5G network – the first of MTN’s 21 operations across Africa and the Middle East

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