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

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

Security and Compliance Evolution in the Data Revolution

Organisations must adopt a risk-based approach to compliance and rely on technology to mitigate that risk and on people and process controls as well

Covid-19 vs Child Nutrition

Children are being impacted severely across the world because of things such as reduced immunisation as health services prioritise treating Covid-19 cases

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