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Egypt’s Cabinet to debate fate of Brotherhood

Egypt's deputy prime minister will propose a way out of a bloody confrontation between the security forces and the Muslim Brotherhood.

Syria in turmoil as Assad meets Annan

Former UN chief Kofi Annan held blunt talks with Syria's Bashar al-Assad this weekend but appeared to be making little headway.

Dozens killed in Syria as Assad set to rule until 2028

Over 30 Syrian civilians have been killed in fighting as a new constitution is set to see Bashar al-Assad rule until 2028.

Syria considers letting Arab League monitors stay longer

Syria says it might allow Arab monitors to stay for another month on its peacekeeping mission, but those against Bashar al-Assad want UN intervention.

Muslim Brotherhood claims a lead in Egypt’s polls

The Muslim Brotherhood says it is leading Egypt's election, which would give the nation's oldest Islamist group a powerful parliamentary platform.

Ahmadinejad blasts West over 9/11 and the Holocaust

The US and other countries walked out of a speech by Iran's President Ahmadinejad to the UN after he attacked the "arrogant powers" of the West.

Arab revolts set to transform Middle East

The popular protests against Arab autocrats that have churned the region for three months are the authentic birth pangs of a new Middle East.

Military reflex alone can’t quell Yemen militants

Al-Qaeda militants in the mountains of Yemen posting bombs to America? Order more drone strikes or send in the Marines. If only it were that simple.

Iran leader cheered in Beirut, skewered at home

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad basked in a rock-star welcome from Hezbollah's Shi'ite loyalists on Wednesday.

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Demolition of hope in Hangberg

The City of Cape Town in June twice knocked down structures on land allocated for other purposes. The city says these were not evictions; residents ask why no police are available for rapes and murders

Corruption allegations: It’s a family affair at Dihlabeng municipality

The mayor, her relatives and their friends keep landing lucrative tenders and using state resources. Yet Lindiwe Makhalema has failed to declare the list of her relationships with people and companies benefiting from the municipality

AG’s report reveals the municipalities where money goes to waste

Municipalities are in complete disarray, with many of them flagged by the auditor-general for deliberate lack of accountability and tolerance for transgressions by political and administrative leadership while billions are squandered.

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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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