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New Zealand budget aims to deliver on ‘Jacinda-mania’

Government has boosted spending on welfare and public services in a budget aimed at delivering on promises made during last year's election campaign

Sarkozy in hearing to determine go-ahead for fraud charges

Sarkozy was taken into police custody and investigated in March over allegations of 'misappropriation of Libyan public funds and passive corruption'

Turkey-Netherlands row shows no sign of ebbing

Turkish government insists on holding campaign meetings in W-Europe, but Germany and the Netherlands will have none of it.

ANC Youth League: From the frying pan into the fire

The ANC breathed a sigh of relief when the youth league cleared its 2008 conference debt of more than R15m. Then another creditor came knocking.

US elections 2016, now with unlimited cash

The supreme court's relaxing of donation rules just made US elections even more undemocratic and corruptible.

DA challenges ANC to release election lists

The DA has dared the ANC to publish the names of candidates nominated to represent the party in Parliament after elections.

Pimples: The ANC goes Down Under

Comrade Cyril Ramaphosa has been deployed to the land of wallabies and heat strokes. But the welcome he received was, shall we say, less than warm.

Is the DA’s #MyFirstTime about sex?

The Democratic Alliance's #MyFirstTime Twitter campaign has taken off. But can it be taken seriously?

Harper Reed: How we helped Obama win

Harper Reed, Obama’s 2012 campaign chief technology officer talks about the drive's success, but says "tech can't help you if your party sucks".

Malema and the DA: Marikana politicking ahead of 2014 elections?

The opposition's fervent support of the Marikana miners has been read as political opportunism, but civilians behind the campaign seem okay with it.

Zim elections: Early voters ready, but no ballot papers

Zim security forces have voted in an early election marred by delays over lack of ballot papers about two weeks before crucial national polls.

ANC electioneering outside Mandela’s hospital

Former president Nelson Mandela's stay in a Pretoria hospital is fast becoming an ANC election rally.

Zuma briefing turns into electioneering

The surprise briefing called by President Jacob Zuma turned out to be the first in a series of ANC punts ahead of the 2014 national general election.

ANC set to use Zille’s ‘E Cape refugees’ comment as election ammunition

Helen Zille’s refugee comments while referring to E Cape pupils who seek better opportunities in the W Cape might come back to bite the DA.

DA: The future is blue

Helen Zille led a rally to commemorate the one-year anniversary of the DA's march for the youth wage subsidy, which resulted in clashes with Cosatu.

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Sekhukhune’s five-year battle for water back in court

The residents of five villages are calling for the district municipal manager to be arrested

Special Investigating Unit probes Covid-19 tenderpreneurs

The SIU is investigating 102 companies doing business with the provincial government in Gauteng alone

Vaccine trial results due in December

If successful, it will then have to be manufactured and distributed

Press Releases

WiMSA shines a light on the future of women in mining

Men in mining must begin to take it upon themselves to support the development of women in the industry

Department of Public Works and Infrastructure reveals second gender-based violence advocacy artwork

The men and boys of South Africa are important role players in this mission to ensure that women are respected, protected and treated equally

Empowering the voice of women in leadership to enable full participation in their roles in leadership and decision making

Sibanye-Stillwater has 13% female representation in its workforce and is actively working to achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls

Surviving the tobacco ban

Nicotine is given as the ‘likely’ reason for lower Covid-19 infection rates but authorities still stress the health risk of smoking

Smokers hold thumbs for cigarette ban to be lifted

SATTA is worried about the impact of the ban on its own members activities and how the ban is helping black marketeers to make millions of rands illegally

Covid-19: Outlook on the economy, politics and labour

Old Mutual had experts unpack the effects of the pandemic and provide practical tips on how to deal with the financial impact of job losses and salary cuts

Opt-in to Popia

All business owners should take note: there is a lot of work ahead to ensure compliance with the POPI Act that has just come into effect

Capital Legacy talks life

The Covid-19 pandemic is revealing how few people actually sort their affairs to the benefit of their loved ones they leave behind when they pass on

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