Nova Safo

Midwest Correspondent for Agence France-Presse (AFP

Cyntoia Brown, sentenced to life at the age of 16, gets clemency

Without Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam's intervention, Brown would have remained in prison at least until 2055

Democrats seize US House but Trump averts ‘blue wave’

Tuesday's contest saw several historic firsts in the Democratic camp

US state poised for first execution with fentanyl

Fentanyl killed more than 20 000 people in the US in 2016. It is 50 times more powerful than heroin and up to 100 times stronger than morphine

US authorities capture Tennessee shooting suspect

After a more than 24-hour manhunt, Travis Reinking who is suspected of gunning down four people at a Nashville restaurant was captured

Suspect in Austin bombings blows himself up as police move in

Police zeroed in on the suspect over the past 36 hours as evidence came in from video footage and witness accounts

Trump slams ‘sick people’ for Texas bombings after fifth blast

There have been six bomb blasts in Texas, but only five appear to be connected

Family dispute may have sparked Texas church shooting

Ten people remained in critical condition a day after Devin Patrick Kelley burst into the rural Baptist church sprayed bullets at the congregation.

‘Do not sell our sacred artefacts’

Two tribes this week renewed a years-long ­campaign to prevent the sale of sacred objects.

Press Releases

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'

Secure your business from cyber threats

Many business-grade security systems now have built-in learning systems and AI to help businesses stay up to date with protection

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