Simon Jenkins

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Why the West should listen to Putin on Syria

As everyone knows, the only way to stop the slaughter in Syria is for the US to work with Assad – and to stop worrying about what looks good.

Grexit is now only way out for Greece

The reality is that the eurozone's managers care more about their loans and their beloved currency than they do about Greece.

Who is in control of law and order in Baltimore?

Policing cities will always be tough, but that merely increases the need for clear political control.

A disaster of strange allies

The UK cosying up to Iran points to a creeping hypocrisy at play in Western military intervention.

Brinkmanship bedevils Crimea

The West's insensitive handling of issues in the Ukraine created Russian President Vladimir Putin's version of the Cuban missile crisis.

Egypt’s lesson for Ukraine

Defiant crowds may destroy an old regime, but seldom do they build a new one that endures.

Britain chooses the worst reason to wage war

There could be no more dreadful idea than to pour more armaments into the sectarian war that is consuming Syria.

Bankers happy to play Nero as Europe burns

While Rome burned, Nero put on fancy dress, stood on a tower and played his lyre, writes Simon Jenkins.

Connection is not conversation

Cellphones may at last be falling victim to etiquette, but this is largely because even talk is considered too intimate a contact.

Norway doesn’t need patronising

The Norwegian tragedy is just that, a tragedy. It does not signify anything and should not be forced to do so.

Unionism means Germany has to pay up for Greece

What would you do this morning if you were a Greek? Would you agree to your government cutting public-sector jobs, pay and pensions?

Media can’t make blemishes vanish

It's for governments, not journalists, to guard public secrets and there's no national jeopardy in WikiLeaks' revelations, argues <b>Simon Jenkins</b>

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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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