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Palestinian flag raised at the UN: Symbol of ‘hope’ no substitute for a state

There was much talk of ‘hope’ as the Palestinian flag was raised for the first time over the United Nations. Hope for what, though, was up in the air.

Fear and bluster in Congress

Netanyahu condemned US nuclear talks with Iran, but Obama hit back at his empty rhetoric.

Americans fear weapon control laws after Connecticut shooting

Karl Durkheimer's gun shop enjoyed record sales of semi-automatic firearms -- "modern sporting rifles", as he calls them -- and handguns last weekend.

Nobel winners call for Israel embargo

A group of Nobel Peace Prize winners, prominent artists and activists has issued a call for an international military boycott of Israel.

Hamas unscathed by hi-tech war

Although Hamas leadership is in hiding, Israel's missiles have failed to obliterate its authority, writes Chris McGreal in Beit Lahiya.

Petraeus: Bitten by an FBI ‘bulldog’

Frederick Humphries has lived up to his deadly reputation by setting in motion the investigation that brought down David Petraeus as CIA director.

September 11 comes calling again

Sikhs in Wisconsin in the US have been routinely abused and taunted before the temple shooting. Chris McGreal reports.

Mitt Romney fumbles foreign affair

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has been lambasted for his embarrassing gaffes during his visit to the United Kingdom.

Mitt Romney’s London visit is a test of his foreign policy acumen

Romney arrived in London pursued by calls to use this overseas tour to define a foreign policy that amounts to more than criticising the president.

US says Rwanda’s Kagame may be charged with aiding war crimes

The head of the US war crimes office has warned Rwanda's leaders they could face prosecution for arming groups responsible for atrocities in the DRC.

Drones torpedo Obama support

A survey of global opinion about Obama shows large numbers of non-Americans feel badly let down by the man awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for 2009.

Romney set with Wisconsin, Maryland, DC wins

Mitt Romney's decisive victories in three Republican presidential primaries have positioned him to try and knock Rick Santorum out of the contest.

For better or for worse, the US and China are wed

The two countries with the world's largest economies must co-exist in a relationship and despite their frosty relationship, the future is promising.

Tehran is ‘immune to sanctions’

US officials say the embargoes against Iran are doomed to fail and are now just a means to delay an attack by Israel on the country.

Now it’s Obama vs moneyed elite

The US president has launched his first salvo in an election race marked by financial issues.

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Durban city manager says NPA erred in his bail conditions

The corruption-fraught metro is coming to grips with having a municipal manager who is on bail for graft, yet has returned to work

SA justice delays extradition of paedophile to UK

Efforts to bring Lee Nigel Tucker to justice have spanned 16 years and his alleged victims have waited for 30 years

Johannesburg cannot police its future

South Africa’s biggest city is ground zero for debates about the long-term effectiveness and constitutionality of militarised urban policing and how we imagine the post-Covid city

Press Releases

Itec serves up high-tech integrated surveillance system for family food company

The system includes facial recognition software and a thermal screening solution that will provide instant temperature screening of all employees

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'

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