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‘Ghost’ flights are yet another example of our polluting ways

Due to covid-19, there are aeroplanes jetting about with few, if no passengers in them, which means those planes are releasing unnecessary greenhouse gases that will trap heat and warm this planet for decades to come

Google faces EU anti-trust probe for jobs search tool

The move is the latest in a string of EU probes of the US giant's business practices, which have already led to billions of euros in fines

Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency faces EU antitrust scrutiny

Libra is reportedly being probed by the European Union's competition authorities

End of an era as Germany’s last black coal mine closes

For the remaining 1 500 workers the final shift promises to be an emotional one, culminating in a ceremony to be attended by the president

Poland illegally logged in ancient forest — EU

The country's rightwing government broke the law by logging in one of Europe's last primeval forests setting up a clash between Brussels and Warsaw.

Macedonia: The decades-long quarrel over its name

The name chosen by the eastern European country of Macedonia at its independence 27 years ago has been steadfastly rejected by its neighbour Greece

British PM gathers ministers ahead of Brexit speech

British Prime Minister Theresa May met with her ministers to address differences among the cabinet ahead of her Brexit speech

Tsipras braves Parliament over bailout as Greece outlook worsens

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras braved a revolt in his political party as Parliament in Athens began to debate a bailout of up to €86-billion.

EU ban lift an attempt to ‘hoodwink’ Africa – Zanu-PF

Zimbabwe's ruling party has called the EU's lifting of a travel ban on President Robert Mugabe "inconsequential".

Europe’s imports decision leaves SA’s citrus future hanging

The citrus industry will adhere to Europe's stricter measures to prevent black spot disease from spreading, but they are not viable in the long term.

EU probes Real Madrid, Barcelona over illegal aid

The European Commission has launched an investigation into seven Spanish football clubs after complaints they accepted illegal state aid.

Cops get brutal in Kiev crackdown

Protesters refuse to retreat after Ukraine abandons a key agreement with the European Union.

The great push into the Atlantic

Europe funds extensive study into developing the Atlantic as an economic unit to counter growing import of Pacific.

EU, SA talk exports after citrus disease scare

The international relations department and the European Union have begun talks after plans were put in place to halt SA citrus from entering Europe.

Mali seeks €2bn in aid from EU

The EU will pledge more than half a-billion euros to help Mali rebuild after months of conflict, says the European Commission President.

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Ithala backs its embattled chairperson

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Q&A Sessions: ‘My north star is the patient’

Rhulani Nhlaniki is Pfizer’s cluster lead for sub-Saharan Africa. As Pfizer starts phase III of the clinical trial of their Covid-19 vaccine candidate, he tells Malaikah Bophela that if it is successful, the company will ensure the vaccine will be available to everyone who needs it

Murder of anti-mining activist emboldens KZN community

Mam’Ntshangase was described as a fierce critic of mining and ambassador for land rights.

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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'

Secure your business from cyber threats

Many business-grade security systems now have built-in learning systems and AI to help businesses stay up to date with protection

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