Sebastien Berger

Sebastien Berger is one of only a handful of international journalists who have regular access to North Korea, visiting the country six times in 2017 alone. As Seoul bureau chief for the international newswire AFP (Agence France-Presse) he oversees its coverage of North and South Korea in text, pictures and video. His experience on both sides of the DMZ give him unparalleled perspective and the ability to offer his audiences unique insights.

UN: North Korea food production ‘lowest for a decade’

Adding to the sanctions against them, North Korea's struggle to feed itself has hit a new low.

Investing in North Korea: Money pit or golden opportunity?

Optimists say that with mineral wealth, cheap labour, and a helpful geographical location, the North has huge potential

Shark fin: A soup with a bite

For Chinese diners in a specialist Hong Kong restaurant, smiling with anticipation, it is the highlight and centrepiece of the meal.

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SAICA calls for a review of the mandatory minimum skills and qualifications required for all key financial management positions within the public sector

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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'

Ensuring no prospective CA(SA) is left behind

Sizwe Nxasana talks about the macro-economic impact our country will suffer if the accountancy profession fails to transform its pipeline in the pandemic

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