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Two Week South African Road Trip Itinerary

Road trip starting in Jo'burg and going through Sani Pass, Coffee Bay, Hogsback, Jeffrey’s Bay, Plettenberg Bay, Knysna, Sedgefield and Graaf-Reinet

amaHlubi’s battle against colonial legacy heads to high court

One of South Africa’s oldest nations is fighting for recognition of its king, language and ancestral land

Afromontane pioneering sustainable mountain research

Research in the Afromontane Research Uni is promoted around three broad themes to foster inter and multidisciplinary discourse

So you’ve seized power and are struggling to keep it. What now?

Smart storage is the future. Here are some cool tips to generate and store energy on a small scale.

A Wagnerian majesty – the beauty of Ardmore Guest Farm

Serenity - and a garden that has as a backdrop the three highest peaks in South Africa - draws writer James Siddall back to this quaint guest farm.

No business like snow business

Snapped up for a song on auction, the Tiffindell ski resort could be up and running again by 2014. Sipho Kings reports.

How the good times have melted away at Tiffindell

Residents of Tiffindell Ski Resort in the Drakensberg say any new owners have to include the community if they want to succeed, writes Sipho Kings.

Idea mooted to name berg peak after Mandela

One man feels it the Berg will benefit if one mountain peak is named after Nelson Mandela but his suggestion has been met with concern.

The dragon’s tail

If there's a single feature that dominates South Africa, it is the Drakensberg. Kevin Davie discovered this when he cycled the rand from end-to-end.

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Locally built ventilators ready in two weeks as Covid cases rise

The companies making the non-invasive devices, which will create jobs and are cheaper than other types, include car and diving manufacturers

Demolition of hope in Hangberg

The City of Cape Town in June twice knocked down structures on land allocated for other purposes. The city says these were not evictions; residents ask why no police are available for rapes and murders

Corruption allegations: It’s a family affair at Dihlabeng municipality

The mayor, her relatives and their friends keep landing lucrative tenders and using state resources. Yet Lindiwe Makhalema has failed to declare the list of her relationships with people and companies benefiting from the municipality

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Full-time Johannesburg-based CEO required for HI HOPES

An entrepreneurial, business-minded, impact-driven individual is sought to lead the organisation as it looks to scale and grow

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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