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No James Bond glamour in espionage’s new ‘El Dorado’

There's nothing fancy about being a spy - in fact, one intelligence document warns that candidates should not be recruited if their motive is glamour.

SA spied on its government to get facts on Russian deal

SA's intelligence service relied on a spy close to Russia to find out details about its own government's involvement in a $100-million satellite deal.

Republicans throw down gauntlet over Rice

Republican senators have opened the way for a new showdown with United States President Barack Obama.

Romney on a roll after first TV debate

Mitt Romney has raised Republican hopes of an election comeback with a spirited and aggressive performance in the first televised presidential debate.

Gaffe-prone Romney puts his foot in it over Palestinians

Mitt Romney's battered presidential bid has been hit by a secretly recorded video in which he sets out views on the Israel-Palestine issue.

Merkel has upper hand in meeting with Obama

President Barack Obama is likely to press German Chancellor Angela Merkel to support a growth package to bail out Europe at the G8 summit this weekend

An uphill crawl to the finish line

The brutal contest for the Republican nomination hints at deeper divisions among US conservatives.

Republican rivals round on Romney’s ‘pious baloney’

Mitt Romney's rivals for the Republican ticket have ripped into the presidential candidate on live TV in a desperate bid to cut his massive poll lead.

Republicans get ready for midwest rumble

Republican presidential hopefuls will go head to head for the first time at Tuesday's Iowa caucuses in the fight for the GOP ticket to take on Obama.

Romney on the bubble as rival Republicans wobble

Mitt Romney's bid for the Republican presidential ticket boosted as the head of rival Michelle Bachmann's Iowa campaign walks out on her.

Obama gets the edge he desperately needed

Obama lost no time in making political capital from Bin Laden's death scheduling a high-profile appearance at New York's Ground Zero.

Obama can expect a showdown

Republicans will fight the president's reforms now they have a stronger hold on Congress.

Republicans set sights on WikiLeaks and Assange

The Republicans plan to hold a congressional inquiry into WikiLeaks and its founder, Julian Assange.

Long arm of the law reaches for Assange

WikiLeaks founder faces growing legal problems around the world. The US announced that it's investigating whether he violated its espionage laws.

The American dream turns into nightmare for many

One in seven Americans now live on or below the poverty line, according to figures published recently by the United States Census Bureau.

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Johannesburg cannot police its future

South Africa’s biggest city is ground zero for debates about the long-term effectiveness and constitutionality of militarised urban policing and how we imagine the post-Covid city

Ithala backs its embattled chairperson

Roshan Morar is being investigated in connection with KwaZulu-Natal education department backpack sanitiser tender worth R4-million and a batch of face masks that vanished

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

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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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