Rory Mccarthy

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Peace prized as sands shift in Tunisia

Its brokers have earned their Nobel peace prize acclaim, but the truce in Tunisia is a brittle and fragile thing.

Elvis Costello boycotts concerts in Israel

Elvis Costello has cancelled two concerts he was scheduled to play in Israel in protest against its treatment of Palestinians.

Israel clings to uneasy friendship with US

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu tried to smooth over a breach in relations with the United States.

Palestinians snub peace talks after Israeli announcement

The Palestinians pulled out of peace talks on Wednesday as a protest at Israel's approval for new homes in a Jewish settlement in east Jerusalem.

British convoy denied entry into Gaza

Egyptian security forces clashed with a pro-Palestinian convoy led by George Galloway, a British member of parliament.

‘We feel a little more free today’

Above the crowd of thousands floated a red mattress, still wrapped in plastic. Underneath, holding aloft their new purchase, Kayad Shalafa and his brother Said were returning through the sand dunes of northern Egypt. They walked back over the trampled barbed wire, past the placid Egyptian soldiers and on to the blackened hole in the concrete border wall they had walked through that morning from Gaza.

Hamas one year on

The invitations described it as an opportunity for the "notable people" of Gaza to meet their prime minister, Ismail Haniyeh, the Hamas leader who was elected as Palestinian prime minister a year ago. Dressed in a suit and tie and with a red and white keffiyeh draped over his head and shoulders, Haniyeh spoke for an hour to an audience of Palestinian newspaper editors and local figures in Gaza City this week.

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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

MTN’s network innovation sees 5G launched at 100 sites countrywide

MTN South Africa has launched its widely accessible 5G network – the first of MTN’s 21 operations across Africa and the Middle East

Economic ramifications of Covid-19

There is an opportunity for business and government in collaboration to galvanise and work together, and present ourselves as a viable destination for investment

BCX empowers its finance staff with professional accounting qualifications

'For the finance function to go beyond the numbers we need to be professional and we cannot leave out the financial control experts'

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