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

Yvonne Chetty: a passion for an efficient public sector and mentoring

'Being affiliated to a professional body such as SAICA makes providing expert guidance and support to my colleagues that much easier'

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

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