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Falling BRICS endanger their citizens’ health, starting with Jacob Zuma

“I was poisoned and almost died just because South Africa joined Brics under my leadership,” Zuma told supporters in his native KwaZulu-Natal.

Pimples: Follow the yellow Brics road

Some might say President Zuma is no stranger to the land of make-believe. Here he finds himself in curious company. But can he keep up?

Russian oil’s high roller keeps low profile

The man behind the $28-billion TNK-BP deal is one of the most powerful figures of the Putin era

Government soft-soaps tepid Chinese growth

Analysts believe the official line on the economy is too optimistic

Brazilian soap opera beats politics

The last episode of Avenida Brasil was a melodrama

Britain and India talk business

Ten years after massacre, influential Indian politician meets with British high commissioner

Bank on emerging-market resilience

Wise policies are likely to ease the impact of a slowdown in economic growth

Four big Brics and a little one

How important is South Africa's membership of the Brics trade club?

Now is the time for workers to fight for socialism

The sixth presidential council of the World Federation of Trade Unions' meeting in Johannesburg brings back the socialism debate.

Firms must ‘exploit trade opportunities’, says Motlanthe

South African firms are not as organised and responsive as needs be to exploit both international and African trade opportunities.

SA’s Bric strategy is politically strategic

The invitation to join the Brics and its acceptance is primarily a political issue and offers SA an opportunity to engage with new global realities.

Alliances don’t depend on political purity

Those who use political purity as a benchmark for alliance building should wait for the world hereafter.

SA’s stature grows on world stage

President Jacob Zuma is emerging as an international statesman, which is paying dividends for the country.

Investors wake up to Africa

Walmart's entry into Africa through the purchase of a stake in Massmart reflects a change in the attitude of global investors to the continent.

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Ithala backs its embattled chairperson

Roshan Morar is being investigated in connection with KwaZulu-Natal education department backpack sanitiser tender worth R4-million and a batch of face masks that vanished

Q&A Sessions: ‘My north star is the patient’

Rhulani Nhlaniki is Pfizer’s cluster lead for sub-Saharan Africa. As Pfizer starts phase III of the clinical trial of their Covid-19 vaccine candidate, he tells Malaikah Bophela that if it is successful, the company will ensure the vaccine will be available to everyone who needs it

Murder of anti-mining activist emboldens KZN community

Mam’Ntshangase was described as a fierce critic of mining and ambassador for land rights.

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Transport Month

An infrastructure-led recovery will help to stimulate demand in the South African economy, which is vital post the Covid-19 pandemic

Limpopo’s Economic Recovery Plan to fight Covid-19 impact

Billions have been set aside to help farmers and industries get back on their feet as part of the Limpopo Socio-Economic Recovery Plan

Disrupt the corrupt

Whistle-blowers should be seen as real heroes in the fight against corruption and we need a change in culture for this to happen

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

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