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On conspiracy theories and hopelessness in the Rainbow Nation

A resurgent conspiracy theory that Nelson Mandela died in 1985 reveals the growing hopelessness in South Africa that rampant inequality is irreversible

The Berlin Wall fell 30 years ago, but new walls are going up everywhere

The Berlin Wall fell 30 years ago but today we have more borders and walls than ever

The time has come for democratic Africa

When the Berlin Wall fell 25 years ago, world politics changed forever. But did Africa benefit?

The old Wall fell, but new ones rise up

The fall of the Berlin Wall 25 years ago has not led to the better world many hoped its collapse foretold.

Berlin: Achtung South Africa

In a wonderful, terrible city that wears its scars on its sleeve, Lauren van Vuuren discovers the Berlin in all of us.

Hasselhoff returns to Berlin to save the wall he helped to topple

The Hoff returns to Germany's capital to battle property developers looking to tear down final fragment of wall.

Czech politician and playwright Havel passes on

Vaclav Havel, the playwright who wove theatre into politics to peacefully bring down communism in Czechoslovakia, has died.

Berlin Wall Trail a surreal journey into city’s past

The Berliner Mauerweg follows the Berlin Wall's 160km route and the accompanying "death strip" that encircled West Berlin during the Cold War.

Selling red

Ali was barely five years old when the Berlin Wall came down. Twenty years later, he sells remnants of Germany's communist past to tourists.

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Demolition of hope in Hangberg

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Sassa disses disability grant applicants

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Balwin properties and Absa launch South Africa’s first green home loan

Balwin Properties’ Edge registration of over 16 000 units was a global first, covering more homes than any single property developer in the world to date

Young professional gets a career boost from PSETA

SAICA makes ongoing efforts to encourage the professionalisation of financial offices in private and public sector organisations

Colgate-Palmolive South Africa donates one million bars of soap

The combination of limited access to quality soap and a lack of knowledge of how to properly wash hands is a challenge in many vulnerable communities

Cheque value bundles – real value

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Absa Rewards puts cash in your pocket

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Municipal audit outcomes reveal public sector financial management must be professionalised

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Eleven ways to protect yourself against fraud

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