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Found: children of the disappeared

Horacio Pietragalla felt "like a cat raised in a family of dogs" and was puzzled that, at the age of 14, he was already taller than his father. It was only later that he discovered he was the child of a left-wing activist murdered by the Argentine military during the "dirty war". The executioners gave Horacio away to a general's maid more than a quarter of a century ago.

Virgin soil

Years ago, the comedian Alexei Sayle used to entertain his audience with wondrous tales about holidays in Albania. Then it seemed an almost exotically remote place, isolated from the world by the communist government of Enver Hoxha, living in a parallel universe far removed from the West. Albania remains one of Europe's most exotic and remote places. Get there before Club Med.

Kissinger may face extradition to Chile

Henry Kissinger may face extradition proceedings in connection with the role of the US in the 1973 military coup in Chile. He is wanted for questioning as a witness in the investigation into the overthrow of the socialist president, Salvador Allende.

And the winner may be …

The 5 722 members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences have made their nominations for this year's Oscars. Duncan Campbell asks five of the anonymous 'judges' how they make their choices.

Cuban love affair

It started on a cruise ship and ended up as a terrific movie. Ry Cooder tells Duncan Campbell how he brought a group of elderly, unworldly musicians to the attention of the world

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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

Sassa disses disability grant applicants

Towards the end of level four of the lockdown, Sassa offices reopened for applications for old age pensions and childcare and foster care grants, but not for disability grants

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

Press Releases

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

Security and Compliance Evolution in the Data Revolution

Organisations must adopt a risk-based approach to compliance and rely on technology to mitigate that risk and on people and process controls as well

Covid-19 vs Child Nutrition

Children are being impacted severely across the world because of things such as reduced immunisation as health services prioritise treating Covid-19 cases

MTN’s network innovation sees 5G launched at 100 sites countrywide

MTN South Africa has launched its widely accessible 5G network – the first of MTN’s 21 operations across Africa and the Middle East

Economic ramifications of Covid-19

There is an opportunity for business and government in collaboration to galvanise and work together, and present ourselves as a viable destination for investment

BCX empowers its finance staff with professional accounting qualifications

'For the finance function to go beyond the numbers we need to be professional and we cannot leave out the financial control experts'

Ensuring no prospective CA(SA) is left behind

Sizwe Nxasana talks about the macro-economic impact our country will suffer if the accountancy profession fails to transform its pipeline in the pandemic

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