Glenda Kwek

Glenda Kwek is an AFP correspondent, Australia and former writer for the Business Day.

Fire-hit Australia gets $1.4bn recovery fund as troops deployed

Firefighters joined by fresh teams from the US and Canada were taking advantage of rainy and cooler conditions to tackle out-of-control blazes

Millions in Indian capital endure ‘eye-burning’ smog

A poisonous haze envelops New Delhi every winter, caused by vehicle fumes, industrial emissions and smoke from agricultural burning

Australia election stokes mistrust in opinion polls

Australia's ruling Liberal-National coalition claimed a shock victory in Saturday's election

New Zealand bans assault weapons within days of massacre

Initial public reaction was positive in the still-shocked country, where hundreds of people turned out for a second day for funerals in Christchurch

Tensions rise over burials of New Zealand shooting victims

New Zealand officials said at least one body would be returned Sunday night, and that all 50 should be back with their families by Wednesday

Inquiry refers scandal-hit Australian banks to watchdogs

The wide-ranging Royal Commission was called in late 2017 as public outrage mounted over allegations of dodgy financial advice

Bolt offered contract with Malta football club: reports

The 32-year-old previously tried out with clubs in Germany, South Africa and Norway to no avail

It’s not that bad! Science, tourism clash on Great Barrier Reef

Every year, more than two million snorkel-wielding tourists head to Australia's famed coral ecosystem, generating revenues of $4.3-billion

‘Judgment day’ looms for Australia’s scandal-hit banks

A decade ago the sector was lauded for emerging unscathed from the global financial crisis and avoiding the risky investments that doomed their peers

‘He can achieve great things’ – van Marwijk gets Australia World Cup nod

The Dutchman, who took the Netherlands to the 2010 World Cup final, had been one of the leading foreign candidates to take on the coaching stint.

Expert behind new MH370 search hopeful of find within a month

The search relies on a multitude of evidence and analysis that has allowed scientists over the past four years to zero in on likely crash sites.

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Debt management amid Covid-19 and beyond

This webinar on Debt Management, sponsored by Debt Rescue, had its experts share a practical approach to debt management amid this crisis and beyond

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

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