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EU to cut new car emissions by 37.5% by 2030

The targets will require new cars sold in 2030 to emit 37.5% less carbon dioxide on average compared to 2021 levels

Apple wants US privacy law

The chief executive says internet users are under surveillance and companies use data as a weapon

Clinton hints at unease over early Mubarak exit

The timetable of President Hosni Mubarak's departure lies with the Egyptian people but his early exit could raise electoral complications.

US concerned at Tunisia unrest, internet woes

The United States raised concerns with Tunisia about its handling of political unrest as well as its apparent "interference" with the internet.

Clinton seeks clean start in Middle East peace talks

United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Friday sought a clean start in Israeli-Palestinian peace talks.

US, Asian allies urge China to rein in North Korea

The US, South Korea and Japan all urged China to help rein in its ally North Korea and vowed solidarity in defending Seoul from any further attacks.

Uphill battle to prevent failed state in Yemen

The world community faces an uphill battle to help prevent Yemen from becoming a failed state like Somalia

Middle East leaders to hold bimonthly peace talks

Israeli and Palestinian leaders have cleared the first hurdle in what promises to be difficult negotiations.

Obama readies bold Middle East peace bid

President Barack Obama steps into Middle East peace efforts on Wednesday in a bold bid to relaunch direct Palestinian-Israeli negotiations.

Sudan peace plan to pave way for investment

A blueprint for peace in Sudan could pave the way for increased investment from Western oil firms, now wrestling with security problems and charges they are helping Khartoum's war effort.

Press Releases

Western Cape SMBs look to technology to get them through pandemic

Many companies have over-capitalised on IT infrastructure in the past, and are looking for ways to access simpler, cheaper technology that cuts their costs

Land reform still a hot potato

The land has got to belong to all the people of South Africa, and many believe that there’s no other mechanism for that except expropriation

UP chemical pathology scientists develop ground-breaking nanobodies for Covid-19 detection and therapy

Nanobodies are smaller than conventional antibodies and easier to work with so they are ideal for good cheap sensitive rapid tests for Covid-19

Inclusion as learned experience in higher education

Understanding the complexity of intersections between oppressions relating to race and gender is key to any commitment to creating a culture of inclusion and social justice

Local government in crisis: how it can be fixed

Local governments are supposed to promote non-racial development, in a decentralised manner, but the reality does not match up

Covid-19 accelerates adoption of technology by the African property sector

It’s not the technology itself that is valuable, it’s the opportunities that it creates: this may be the perfect time for reinvention


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