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We sacrifice for Covid, so we can fight global warming

We just have to ask ourselves if we are as willing to sacrifice to save our grandchildren as we have shown ourselves to be when it came to trying to save older people, the sick and the poor from Covid-19

​Financial distress? What distress?

The M&G went looking for financial distress in South Africa. This is what we found.

Weary world beggared by borrowing

About 95 countries are either in a debt crisis or facing one, but South Africa isn't one of them.

Greek referendum: A yes vote would be messy, a no even messier

Referendums settle matters definitively, right? Not in Greece. Both outcomes next Sunday would raise as many questions as they answer.

Global markets plunge as Greece shuts banks

Markets across the world tumble as Greece orders its banks to shut for a week and imposes capital controls after its citizens emptied ATMs.

Greek debt crisis: Key points of Athens bank controls

Greece's Alex Tsipras publishes a decree in the official government gazette setting out the capital controls to be imposed on the country.

Cracks showing in economic crust

Reading the International Monetary Fund's half-yearly global financial stability review feels similar to watching smoking volcanoes.

Eskom is likely to remain in the financial red

Moody's Investors Service are not holding out on Eskom's finances improving any time soon, and neither should the country.

Our next financial crisis – due in 2015

Financial crises come round every seven years or so – if history is a guide, the next crisis should come along some time soon.

Closer ties needed to avoid future banking crisis

Policy group calls for banking supervisors to be paid more.

‘Don’t just blame the bankers for the crisis’

The outgoing governor of the Bank of England has called on the British people not to "demonise" bankers.

IMF: World economy risks new phase of financial crisis

The IMF has warned that the repair job on the world's financial system is partly completed and failure to finish it risks a new phase for the crisis.

Cyprus President calls on country to share weight of financial burden

Banks have opened for normal business for the second day, but with strict restrictions still in place on how much money their clients can access.

Year-end optimism over Italian financial market

Italy is ending 2012 on an upbeat note, with renewed market confidence and optimism among analysts that the worst of the financial crisis is over.

Department boss calls for urgent help

The department of cooperative governance and traditional affairs is seeking a chartered accountant to rescue it from its worst financial crisis.

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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.

Hawks swoop down with more arrests in R1.4-billion corruption blitz

The spate of arrests for corruption continues apace in Gauteng and the Eastern Cape.

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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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