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WHO urges calm as China coronavirus death toll reaches 2000

More than 74 000 people have now been infected by the virus in China, with hundreds more cases in some 25 countries

Countering climate denialism requires taking on right-wing populism. Here’s how

Global cooperation is essential if climate action is to be effective, amid the right-wing onslaught against multilateralism

France won’t bar but may restrict Huawei in 5G network

There has been intense debate in Europe about whether or not to exclude Huawei from supplying equipment for 5G mobile networks

Air pollution costs $2.9 trillion a year — NGO

The new figure is in line with World Health Organisation estimates of 4.2 million deaths each year linked to ground-level air pollution, mostly from heart disease, stroke, lung cancer and acute respiratory infections in children

Mozambique’s government-industrial complex

Dangerously close links between government officials and the private sector encourage corruption

Don’t disrupt Niger’s balancing act

Europe must tread carefully or risk fuelling militancy and migration

Assemble citizens to resolve issues

They represent a range of views and are tasked with reaching an agreement on divisive issues

Israel expelling Human Rights Watch country director

The case against Omar Shakir was initially based on statements he had made supporting a boycott before joining HRW

Brexit, climate, racism: the Frankfurt book fair in quotes

The Frankfurt book festival allowed star authors to give their opinion on the current state of the world

The law aimed at blocking no-deal Brexit

The Brexit law that received royal assent on Monday is at the centre of a constitutional stand-off with enormous implications for Britain

​M&G Travel Advisory — Great Britain

Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution

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

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Coronavirus: South Africa will evacuate citizens from Wuhan

The government is expected to evacuate citizens from Wuhan, where the coronavirus outbreak originated

Primedia CEO Essack leaves following internal battles

Omar Essack leaves the 702 and 94.7 owners after a protracted standoff with the board

LIVE BLOG: Fin Min Tito Mboweni presents the 2020 budget

The budget is usually scheduled for the second-last Wednesday in February, and the ratings agencies deliver their decisions after assessing the country’s plans for the fiscal year ahead

Press Releases

Over R400-m given to businesses since launch of three-minute overdraft

The 3-minute overdraft radically reduces the time it takes for businesses to have their working capital needs met

Tourism can push Africa onto a new path – minister

The continent is fast becoming a dynamic sought-after tourist destination

South Africa’s education system is broken and unequal, and must be fixed without further delay

The Amnesty International report found that the South African government continues to miss its own education upgrading targets

Business travel industry generates billions

Meetings Africa is ready to take advantage of this lucrative opportunity

Conferences connect people to ideas

The World Expo and Meetings Africa are all about stimulating innovation – and income

SAB Zenzele Kabili B-BBEE share scheme

New scheme to be launched following the biggest B-BBEE FMCG payout in South Africa’s history

Digging deep

Automation is unstoppable, but if we're strategic about its implementation, it presents major opportunities

TFSAs are the gymnasts of the retirement savings world

The idea is to get South Africans to save, but it's best to do your research first to find out if a TFSA is really suited to your needs