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.

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Itec serves up high-tech integrated surveillance system for family food company

The system includes facial recognition software and a thermal screening solution that will provide instant temperature screening of all employees

Transport Month

An infrastructure-led recovery will help to stimulate demand in the South African economy, which is vital post the Covid-19 pandemic

Limpopo’s Economic Recovery Plan to fight Covid-19 impact

Billions have been set aside to help farmers and industries get back on their feet as part of the Limpopo Socio-Economic Recovery Plan

Disrupt the corrupt

Whistle-blowers should be seen as real heroes in the fight against corruption and we need a change in culture for this to happen

Corporates: A force for good for a sustainable future

In order to see people and nature thrive what is required is a strong focus on partnerships – we cannot act alone anymore

Combatting wildlife crime in Southern Africa activity annual programme statement (APS) No. 04

Concept papers are sought for implementating activities, for a multi-faceted programme that aims to reduce poaching and illegal trade in wildlife

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'

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