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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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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