Rory Carroll

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Obama chases Exit with a Bear

The most dangerous activity a sitting United States president is usually allowed to do is drive a golf cart.

Three more women bring charges of sexual assault against Cosby

Three more women, including an actress who appeared on the Cosby Show, have come forward and accused Bill Cosby of sexual assault and harassment.

Furious Faeries flay Facebook

The social network's policy on anonymity is angering people who have taken new names.

JFK: A conspiracy of echoes

Theories about the death of John F Kennedy are in overdrive as the 50th ?anniversary of his death approaches — even John Kerry is weighing in.

Giving the snoops the runaround

A small internet service provider that fiercely safeguards users' data is a model of transparency.

Facebook bows to outcry over sexist content

Facebook has agreed to update policies in response to protests by more than 100 advocacy groups over content promoting violence against women.

Leavening Las Vegas

Tony Hsieh, a millionaire rock-star software developer, is turning his attention to urban regeneration in the seedy downtown of Sin City.

Blogging the brutal truth about Mexico’s drug wars

Blog del Narco – – has become a must-read for authorities, drug gangs.

Latin America: The ball’s in Obama’s court

As the Chávez era draws to a close, the US has a chance to build potentially lucrative relationships.

Death pits Chávs against Cháv nots

Drawn from the ruling party or not, Hugo Chávez’s successor will have to face the fallout of socialist revolution.

Chávez: From a poor boy to a leftwing figurehead

Venezuela's leader Hugo Chávez has left a legacy of literacy and healthcare for the poor, alongside crumbling infrastructure and a dependence on oil.

An app a day keeps the doc away

If the latest gadgets are anything to go by, technology is becoming the key to wellness. Rory Carroll reports.

Press Releases

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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