Michael Mainville

AFP Moscow bureau chief.

As poll numbers fall, Putin vows to improve living conditions

Putin laid out a series of new measures in his speech to Russia's two houses of Parliament

Tough questions in France’s breast implant scandal

France will investigate failures to detect faults with breast implants after a supplier admitted to selling risky silicone.

Strauss-Kahn details ‘uninhibited’ sex life in new book

Former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn has admitted to having an uninhibited sex life in a new book, while claiming to be the victim of a plot.

NTC storms Sirte amid Nato strikes

Hundreds of fighters for Libya's new rulers thrust into Muammar Gaddafi's hometown of Sirte from the east on Sunday, as Nato pounded the coastal city.

African migrants caught in Libya crossfire

For African migrant workers in shelters on the outskirts of Tripoli, Libya's revolution has brought not hope and freedom but fear and hunger.

Genocide accused Mladic to fight Hague extradition

Bosnian Serb war-crimes suspect Ratko Mladic was to appeal against his transfer to a United Nations court on Monday.

Serbia vows to catch Mladic protectors

Serbia vowed on Saturday to track down those who helped Bosnian Serb war crimes suspect Ratko Mladic evade justice for 16 years.

Press Releases

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

In conversation with SA Reserve Bank Governer, Lesetja Kganyago

'Make interest rates zero and inflation goes up and then people save less – we need savings to fund investment in this country'

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