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Volunteers fill municipal-sized hole

Athandiwe Saba continues her reporting with a story about the people of Standerton who have taken it on themselves to fix things

Australian ‘megablaze’ brought under control

Exhausted firefighters said they had finally brought Australia's largest "megablaze" under control Monday, as wet weather promised to deliver much-needed respite...

Some evacuations in George as firefighters battle blaze, Outeniqua Pass closed

The Outeniqua fire remains active in Waboomskraal, on the slopes of the Outeniqua Mountain above Witfontein Plantation, as well as in Karatara

Criminal case filed against BMW over South Korea car fires

The timing of the recall, which was issued last month, is already the subject of a government probe

Miners rescued after a fire at Harmony Gold

The fire is believed to have started while maintenance work was being carried out on an air cooler.

St Francis Bay fire destroys over 100 homes

Kouga Municipality said the fire, which had burned down more than 100 houses in St Francis Bay, is now under control.

Springs fire: ‘They have lost everything’

Captain Johannes Ramphora on Monday described the scene of a deadly fire that killed 12 people at the Struisbult Care Centre in Springs as "terrible".

Signal Hill fire contained

An overnight veld fire on the slopes of Signal Hill above Cape Town has been contained, the city's Fire and Rescue Services said on Friday.

Dozens killed in Chile prison fire

A fire broke out at a prison in the Chilean capital early on Wednesday, killing 81 inmates and injuring many more.

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Gauteng responds to grave concern

The news of Gauteng’s grave site preparations raised alarm about the expected number of Covid-19-related deaths in the province

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

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Full-time Johannesburg-based CEO required for HI HOPES

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Balwin properties and Absa launch South Africa’s first green home loan

Balwin Properties’ Edge registration of over 16 000 units was a global first, covering more homes than any single property developer in the world to date

Young professional gets a career boost from PSETA

SAICA makes ongoing efforts to encourage the professionalisation of financial offices in private and public sector organisations

Colgate-Palmolive South Africa donates one million bars of soap

The combination of limited access to quality soap and a lack of knowledge of how to properly wash hands is a challenge in many vulnerable communities

Cheque value bundles – real value

Most people do not pay much attention to what bank account they have and whether or not it is suited to their daily realities

Absa Rewards puts cash in your pocket

In addition to the cash benefits, you will receive special offers and exclusive deals from selected Absa Rewards partners

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

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