Marianne Merten

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Banking on new foundations

More than a year after launching the comprehensive plan on sustainable human settlements, aimed at eradicating slums, South Africa still has a backlog of 2,4-million houses. There are delays in the new housing plan, with most provinces yet to launch pilot projects. The <i>Mail & Guardian</i> speaks to the Minister of Housing, Lindiwe Sisulu, about these and other issues.

Film a R1-billion industry

The first study of the film sector in almost five years says it is "particularly important that the restrictive tax and labour legislation is addressed", if the industry is to maintain its stature and increase its competitiveness. According to the Microeconomic Development Strategy Report, which will be officially released later this month, the sector's worth stands at a turnover of R1-billion per annum

From dream to nightmare

A R400-million film and residential project called Dreamworld is turning into a conservationist’s nightmare. Headed by film mogul Anant Singh, and backed by the Western Cape government, the project aims to attract millions of celluloid rands to Cape Town and create 8 300 jobs.

No sex please, we’re Christians

Christian groups clashed with Minister of Education Kader Asmal over Curriculum 2005, report Marianne Merten and Edwin Naidu The revised National Curriculum Statement has...

Opportunities not equal for Cape Town learners

A study conducted by the Centre for Social Science Research at the University of Cape Town and the University of Michigan, started tracking about 4 800 youths in 2002 to gauge their opportunities and challenges in democratic South Africa. TheTeacher explores some of the findings of this study.

Up the creek Marais goes to court

Former deputy social development minister David Malatsi will this Friday join former Western Cape premier Peter Marais on charges of corruption for soliciting two donations of R300 000 and R100 000.

The jury is out on white male judges

The only white male interviewed for three vacancies on the Bench this week was asked a single question by the Cape's most senior black judge.

Athletes of the sky come home to roost

About 900 winged competitors from around the world will test their mettle in the Cape.

So much for Media Freedom Day ?

THE government has been slammed for trampling press freedom and "returning to the old apartheid days" after police stormed international and local media offices...

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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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