John Leicester

John Leicester works from Paris, France. A bit of this, a bit of that, always for The Associated Press. France-based, with itchy feet. Jack of all news trades, possibly mastering some. Words and images John Leicester has over 3208 followers on Twitter.

Gay footballers, please stand up

Two decades into the 21st century, the day when a top athlete's sexuality is not news at all still seems so distant. It cannot come fast enough.

US investigation into Tour de France doping claims

US' investigators interviewed French anti-doping officials as part of a probe into allegations of drug use by cyclists, including Lance Armstrong.

Wayne Rooney, from hero to bonfire villian

Every November, when a roaring fire and warm humour provide welcome relief against winter, the folk in Edenbridge burn a villain in effigy.

Fifa ignores the blunder in Bloemfontein

Why is it that the Fifa boss uses modern technology when it suits him but not when it would do some good for global football?

Press Releases

Full-time Johannesburg-based CEO required for HI HOPES

An entrepreneurial, business-minded, impact-driven individual is sought to lead the organisation as it looks to scale and grow

Balwin properties and Absa launch South Africa’s first green home loan

Balwin Properties’ Edge registration of over 16 000 units was a global first, covering more homes than any single property developer in the world to date

Young professional gets a career boost from PSETA

SAICA makes ongoing efforts to encourage the professionalisation of financial offices in private and public sector organisations

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

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