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‘Predatory’ card fees shackled

Financial services reform in the US includes a ban on punitive charges for credit card infractions.

Cuba takes another step in from the cold

The Cuban government has begun releasing jailed dissidents in a political concession brokered by the Catholic Church.

BP will ‘pay’ for oil slick damage, says Obama

Barack Obama has warned that BP will 'pay' for the environmental damage caused by the oil slick in the Gulf of Mexico.

Lehman’s illegal gimmicks

The bank gave credit agencies a false picture of its value ahead of the sale, writes Andrew Clark

Ron Gettelfinger: The man who conquered Detroit

After a catastrophic year for US carmakers, the head of the United Auto Workers union has emerged as one of the most powerful men in the industry.

Obama and banking chiefs face off at summit

The heads of leading banks in the US were summoned to the White House this week for a "frank and candid" discussion with President Barack Obama.

Back on the gravy train

Wall Street bank has recovered from the credit crunch and may pay bonuses of $900 000 this year, reports Andrew Clark.

Goldman grabs hi-tech hacker

They seem, at first blush, the model of a prosperous immigrant couple. A handsome pair, "Serge and Elina" from New Jersey sashayed across a stage.

Madoff’s victims want his accomplices charged

The subject of the greatest popular vitriol is Madoff's wife, Ruth, who still lives in the couple's $7-million penthouse on New York's Upper East Side

Sex feels the credit squeeze in Nevada

Nobody in the business world has emerged unscathed from the financial carnage wreaked by the global recession.

Sun-Times files for bankruptcy

The rump of Conrad Black's former newspaper empire, Sun-Times Media, filed for bankruptcy protection recently.

Motor city running on empty

Property markets on both sides of the Atlantic have plunged, but nowhere has the collapse been more spectacular than in Detroit.

Execs ease woes with lavish retreat

The world's largest insurance company spent $440 000 on a corporate retreat days after accepting a $85-billion emergency government loan.

US credit crunch widens to 117 banks

An official "watch list" of potentially troubled US banks has lengthened from 90 to 117 as the credit crunch wreaks havoc.

US treasury bails out mortgage firms

An emergency plan by the US government to stabilise the nation's two biggest mortgage finance corporations won cross-party support last week.

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Corruption forces health shake-up in Gauteng

Dr Thembi Mokgethi appointed as new health MEC as premier seeks to stop Covid-19 malfeasance

Hope grows on Durban beachfront

Ten homeless men who turned a vacant lot into an organic vegetable garden are now reaping the rewards of their toil

Zuma maintains his true colours at Zondo commission

The former president’s escapades at the commission of inquiry into state capture are a far cry from Nelson Mandela’s response when summonsed to testify in the high court

Press Releases

Touching lives through innovation

Africa has a high youth population that adapts to technology quickly, and this phenomenon is something which should be taken advantage of

Festive Reading

In The Whistleblowers, Mandy Wiener talks to a wide range of the people who have revealed corruption and malfeasance in government and business

Centre for Women & Gender Studies

The CWGS aims to resuscitate the histories of African women from all walks of life in an intellectual cleansing/ukuhlambulula of her story

Greening the Future

The awards are a way of encouraging progress and celebrating those who wake up every day and work to make this country a better more sustainable place

Failing to learn the lessons? The impact of Covid-19 on a Broken and Unequal Education System

If the president was serious about fixing basic education, he would appoint his most competent minister with a powerful mandate to start fixing it

National Science and Technology Forum

It's an independent SETI platform, an essential element of an active democracy and an important part of the collaboration process needed in SETI

Milestones over the NSTF’s 25-year history

The organisation celebrates its Silver Jubilee as an established player in the NSI and as promoter and influencer of SET and innovation in South Africa

Huawei Cloud’s Year-End Sales Carnival

Massive discounts on hot cloud services are on offer along with special coupons and other privileges, but hurry, supplies are limited!