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Riah Phiyega: Failure and dashed hopes

South Africans had high hopes when Riah Phiyega stepped into office as national police commissioner last year. Those hopes, it seems, were misplaced.

Mid-term budget speech 2013: Gordhan cuts the fat

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan has announced sweeping cuts to the pricey perks enjoyed by civil servants.

Mexico is no mentor for SA press, Mr President

President Jacob Zuma held up Mexico as an example of the reporting South African news organisations should strive for. But what does that mean?

Tony Yengeni: Struggle veteran to flawed politician

Despite his flagging influence, Tony Yengeni remains a public persona that people love to hate.

Ramaphosa-Mugabe tension ‘won’t hamper co-operation’

Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe once called Cyril Ramaphosa 'a white man in a black man's skin'

Melinda Gates on family planning

The M&G caught up with Melinda Gates while she visited Lilongwe, Malawi to see how a family planning campaign in the country was going.

Maternal health gets a boost in Malawi

The country is focusing on giving women access to family planning services. Faranaaz Parker reports.

Patronage just part of South African politics

Politics is so riddled with patronage that the latest revelations about payments made to President Jacob Zuma have been dismissed, say analysts.

DA calls for Zuma to stand aside

The DA has called on President Jacob Zuma to "do the honourable thing" and take leave from his office until all allegations have been dealt with.

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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

AG’s report reveals the municipalities where money goes to waste

Municipalities are in complete disarray, with many of them flagged by the auditor-general for deliberate lack of accountability and tolerance for transgressions by political and administrative leadership while billions are squandered.

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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

Security and Compliance Evolution in the Data Revolution

Organisations must adopt a risk-based approach to compliance and rely on technology to mitigate that risk and on people and process controls as well

Covid-19 vs Child Nutrition

Children are being impacted severely across the world because of things such as reduced immunisation as health services prioritise treating Covid-19 cases

MTN’s network innovation sees 5G launched at 100 sites countrywide

MTN South Africa has launched its widely accessible 5G network – the first of MTN’s 21 operations across Africa and the Middle East

Economic ramifications of Covid-19

There is an opportunity for business and government in collaboration to galvanise and work together, and present ourselves as a viable destination for investment

BCX empowers its finance staff with professional accounting qualifications

'For the finance function to go beyond the numbers we need to be professional and we cannot leave out the financial control experts'

Ensuring no prospective CA(SA) is left behind

Sizwe Nxasana talks about the macro-economic impact our country will suffer if the accountancy profession fails to transform its pipeline in the pandemic

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