Luke Baker

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Europe votes on ‘Super Sunday’ with far-right in focus

Major EU member states vote on Sunday to elect the 751 deputies to sit in the European Parliament until 2019.

EU freezes ousted Ukraine leaders’ assets, warns Russia over Crimea

EU leaders have frozen assets belonging to deposed Ukraine leaders, and have warned Russia of sanctions if they do not pull troops out of Crimea.

EU summit works on short-term support for Spain, Italy

European finance officials are working on urgent measures to ease financial market pressure on Spain and Italy, which are too big to bail out.

Europe’s leaders face testing month of crisis-fighting

TS Eliot said that April was the cruellest month, but for Europe's leaders, it may prove to be June.

Europe’s leaders meet to sort through debt chaos

Europe's leaders will try to breathe life into their stricken economies but disagreement over plans to alleviate debt chaos has been laid bare.

G20 summit fails to deliver bailout funds

The eurozone won verbal support but no new money at a G20 summit for its tortured efforts to overcome a sovereign debt crisis.

Spain downgrade weighs down eurozone leaders

A double-notch downgrade of Spain's credit rating has piled pressure on Europe's leaders to make progress on solving the region's debt crisis.

Nato to hand security to Afghan forces by end of 2014

Nato says it will hand over security in Afghanistan by the end of 2014 but would not abandon the country in its fight against the Taliban.

Nato seeks missile defence agreement with Russia

Nato will invite Russia to take part in a missile defence shield, a move that would herald the closest cooperation since the end of the Cold War.

Israel rejects UN call to end Lebanon blockade

Israel rejected a call by United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan on Wednesday to lift its air and sea blockade of Lebanon, saying it will only end the seven-week-old siege once all aspects of a ceasefire are in place. Israel also will not withdraw its troops fully from southern Lebanon until the full implementation of the ceasefire.

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SafetyWallet and First Aid Level 1

Basic First Aid is an industry standard and it is the basic requirement in working environments that employers need to have in place

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

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