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Grim portent of what’s to come

A stunned Durban is counting the costs of the floods — destroyed infrastructure and people’s lives and homes

DNA testing required to identify casualties in Denel explosion — city official

It was reported that eight people had died in the explosion, but Rheinmetall Denel, as well as police, would not confirm the number

Indonesia evacuates tourists after Lombok quake kills 91

Hundreds of bloodied and bandaged victims were treated outside damaged hospitals in the main city of Mataram

Strike in EC halts emergency services

A strike by emergency medical services employees has resulted in several areas of the Eastern Cape being left without state-owned ambulance services.

AG lashes police for sorry state of 10111 call centre

Nearly 60% of crimes reported to the police's 10111 call centre do not get registered properly and are therefore not investigated.

Jo’burg’s emergency services disrupted for strike

Members of the Johannesburg Emergency Management Services will go on strike, the city has announced.

Paramedics keep out of Durban Deep after attack

Roodepoort paramedics are refusing to service Durban Deep in Johannesburg after two female paramedics were attacked at the weekend.

Aid pledges pour into Chile

Aid pledges poured into Chile on Monday after the government made its first requests for help as the death toll from the earthquake reached 723.

Woman calls cops after guest talks too much

A desperate German woman called the police to rescue her after a friend visiting her talked for 30 hours straight, authorities said Tuesday.

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Gauteng responds to grave concern

The news of Gauteng’s grave site preparations raised alarm about the expected number of Covid-19-related deaths in the province

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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