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Social media bosses face jail under ‘world first’ Australian laws

With these reforms, Australia has put itself at the forefront of global efforts to regulate social media giants more closely

Remote Cape with ‘world’s cleanest air’ offers smog respite

While Cape Grim boasts the cleanest air in the world, it is not immune to rising levels of pollution.

Trump calls former aide Omarosa a ‘dog’

Omarosa Manigault Newman has dripped out recordings of embarrassing private conversations at the White House

Rand buffeted by ‘perfect storm’

The rand has been caught in a brutal pincer of dependence on weak European markets, domestic turmoil and tighter US monetary policy.

Storm clouds gather for SA economy

A toxic mix of government stasis, creaking infrastructure and social unrest is prompting doubts about South Africa's stability.

IMF warns countries to avoid climbing debt

The IMF has issued a call to bickering US politicians, urging them to solve the country's debt problems before the vulnerable economy is tipped over.

Gaddafi forces won’t budge as deadline expires

The deadline for forces loyal to ousted Libyan strongman Muammar Gaddafi to surrender has expired with fighters of the NTC poised to attack hold-outs.

Gadaffi regime battered from all sides

An imprisoned Libyan army colonel says Moammar Gadaffi's regime is riddled with divisions and is in the process of collapse.

Libyan rebel leader sacks entire Cabinet

Libya's rebel leader sacked the executive office of his de-facto government on Monday in a move to end a crisis after the death of a rebel general.

Libya rebels battle Gadaffi offensive

Libyan rebels have battled to defend their gains in the face of an offensive by troops loyal to Muammar Gaddafi, holding on to strategic Bir Ghanam.

Libyan rebels claim control of Brega

Rebels have claimed control of Brega, a major centre for oil pipeline channelling, on Monday as most pro-Gaddafi troops retreated westward.

Libya rebels breach key town of Brega

Libyan rebels were poised to retake Brega after breaching the oil refinery town's defences, buoyed by the recognition of their administration.

Gaddafi shelling kills 11 in Misrata

Shelling by forces loyal to Muammar Gaddafi killed 11 people and wounded dozens more -- the majority civilians -- around the besieged city of Misrata.

Libya rebels poised as Zuma flies to Moscow

Buoyed by French arms drops and intensified Nato air strikes on the regime's frontline armour, Libya's rebel army said it is poised for an offensive.

Obama eyes tax hikes, spending cuts to curb deficit

US President Barack Obama unveiled a $3,73-trillion spending plan for 2012 on Monday, proposing a raft of spending cuts and tax hikes.

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Unions cry foul over SABC dismissal costs and retrenchments

Broadcaster bodies say claims that a recent skills audit is unrelated to retrenchments are ‘irrational’

Finance probe into the Ingonyama Trust Board goes ahead

The threat of legal action from ITB chairperson Jerome Ngwenya fails to halt forensic audit ordered by the land reform minister

Fake trafficking news targets migrants

Exaggerated reports on social media of human trafficking syndicates snatching people in broad daylight legitimate xenophobia while deflecting from the real problems in society

Press Releases

Corporates: A force for good for a sustainable future

In order to see people and nature thrive what is required is a strong focus on partnerships – we cannot act alone anymore

Combatting wildlife crime in Southern Africa activity annual programme statement (APS) No. 04

Concept papers are sought for implementating activities, for a multi-faceted programme that aims to reduce poaching and illegal trade in wildlife

The financial decisions made during your life journey, and their impact on your retirement outcome

The longer you save towards retirement the larger your retirement savings are expected to be due to the effect of compounding interest

In conversation with SA Reserve Bank Governer, Lesetja Kganyago

'Make interest rates zero and inflation goes up and then people save less – we need savings to fund investment in this country'

Secure your business from cyber threats

Many business-grade security systems now have built-in learning systems and AI to help businesses stay up to date with protection

Mental Health

During the pandemic there's been a dramatic increase in depression, anxiety and suicides, according to some of the surveys done

Expert financial advice still recommended – especially in uncertain times

A financial advisor is an expert who will help you to protect your wealth and make a realistic plan when unexpected events threaten your wellbeing

What is a virtual card, and how does it work?

A virtual card lets you pay online without ever having to take your card from your wallet or exposing your actual account information

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