Joseph Schmid

France correspondent for @AFP

Macron, Merkel to present joint EU recovery initiative

Europe is just beginning to emerge from the lockdowns to halt the outbreak, which has taken a huge bite out of national economies

Cheese fans raise a stink over plans for pasteurised camembert

Camembert lovers and producers are currently embroiled in a conflict over what constitutes the real thing.

Notre-Dame fire under control, Macron vows to rebuild

Firefighters battled into the night to control the flames, declaring it was partially extinguished but completely under control

‘Paris is disfigured’: Tears and shock as Notre-Dame burns

Flames ravaging the roof illuminated the outline of the monument's two square towers in a fiery glow, and were reflected in the waters of the Seine.

‘Moment of truth’ for Macron as protests hit French economy

Macron's government announced a climbdown on fuel tax increases for January and further concessions appear to be on the cards

Macron advised to return looted African art treasures

Calls have been growing in Africa for the restitution of its cultural treasures, but French law forbids the government from ceding state property

Nissan crisis deepens as ‘charges loom’ over Ghosn case

Nissan's board will decide on Thursday whether to remove the 64-year-old tycoon as chairman

Wave of optimism sweeps France as World Cup unites the nation

Football fever has slowly built over the last four weeks as the country took its young national team to heart

Press Releases

Introducing the new CSIR strategy and identity

This will guide the research, development and innovation organisation in its pursuit to conduct research that enables a capable state

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

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