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One stop to justice: Inside this country’s answer to the Thuthuzela Care Centres

Chikwanekwanes are trying to make it easier for rape survivors to get care, counselling and legal help under one roof but it's easier said than done.

Malawi MPs seek to triple their salaries

Parliamentarians in Malawi are pushing a law that would triple their salaries, saying they require the increase to meet the needs of their communities

Malawi, Britain on speaking terms again

Malawi's president says his country has "initiated dialogue" with Britain aimed at defusing a spat that saw the countries expel each other's envoys.

British envoy asked to leave Malawi

Britain's envoy to Malawi has been asked to leave the country after he was quoted in a newspaper expressing concern about the president's intolerance.

Malawi rights group pays fines to free elderly ‘witches’

A Malawian rights group said it had paid fines to secure the release of three elderly women sent to prison for witchcraft.

Outrage at Malawi gay jailing

The United States, Europe and rights groups expressed outrage and alarm on Friday at Malawi's jailing of a married gay couple.

Malawi court sentences gay couple to 14 years in prison

A Malawi court has sentenced a gay couple to the maximum 14 years in prison for unnatural acts and gross indecency.

Malawi churches says homosexuality is ‘sinful’

Malawi church leaders say that homosexuality is "sinful" and urge Western nations to withdraw threats to halt aid to the Southern Africa country.

Malawi govt backs Madonna in land dispute

In a land dispute pitting Madonna against Malawian villagers, the government has sided with the pop star, saying it had planned to develop the plot.

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Court must declare Cape Town’s ‘inhuman’ demolitions, evictions illegal, says law centre

The city argues that it is not carrying out evictions, but is acting against land invasions

Back in time to meals on wheels

Cape Town’s oldest roadhouse is hoping to make a comeback during the coronavirus lockdown. Nostalgia is the biggest seller

People’s behaviour stoking Gauteng pandemic

The active case count of Gauteng surpasses that of whole countries. Workers at clinics report a ‘concerning’ relaxation of basic health protocols

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Full-time Johannesburg-based CEO required for HI HOPES

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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

Most people do not pay much attention to what bank account they have and whether or not it is suited to their daily realities

Absa Rewards puts cash in your pocket

In addition to the cash benefits, you will receive special offers and exclusive deals from selected Absa Rewards partners

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

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