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Ramaphosa’s Jobs Summit plan to create 275 000 new jobs annually

Unless the country did something ‘extraordinary’, Ramaphosa notes that South Africa will not be able to reduce the unemployment rate to 6% by 2030

Eskom default risks contagion

The banks’ exposure to the utility is limited but a debt failure would create a financial black hole

Unearthing a buried trail of lies of Mac Maharaj’s relationship with Shaik

​Documents seen by the M&G have reopened questions on a Scorpion investigation regarding a series of payments to the presidential spokesperson.

FirstRand closed Gupta accounts due to money-laundering fears

FirstRand is the first lender to publicly disclose reasons for severing links with Oakbay Investments, a company controlled by the Gupta brothers

Nampower plans to sell bonds in SA

Namibia's utility is planning a bond sale in it's own country as well as in South Africa to raise funding for its share of a $1.2-billion gas plant.

Slow response to gender-based violence

The debate about gender-based violence is easily obscured by statistics, as horrifying as they may be.

FirstRand eyes Nigeria’s Mainstreet, Keystone banks

FirstRand bank has shown interest in buying three banks from Nigeria’s Asset Management, including Mainstreet and Keystone.

Do more than paint classrooms

Plan better and deliver more, conference hears.

Discovering new spaces in innovation

Creating a new strategy in corporate communications demands fresh thinking and a clear vision, as FirstRand has discovered.

Pro bono professional services

Employee initiatives give people the tools to change lives and make a difference.

Helping NGOs work smarter

Momentum has created a sustainable and robust employee volunteering programme that brings real meat to the table.

The value of voluntary service

If you thought that volunteering was nothing more than being helpful, then Vosesa has a surprise in store for you.

More than painting a classroom

Can corporate programmes that involve employees in NGOs really make a difference to South African communities?

Giving more than just money

Investec’s social investment philosophy demonstrates why a powerful volunteer programme must focus on building a strong relationship with the NGO.

A culture of hope

The Charities Aid Foundation drives effective corporate social investment through innovation and leadership.

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Traditional healers need new spaces

Proper facilities supported by well-researched cultural principles will go a long way to improving the image and perception of the practice of traditional medicine

Limpopo big-game farmer accused of constant harassment

A family’s struggle against alleged intimidation and failure to act by the authorities mirrors the daily challenges farm dwellers face

Zondo tightens his grip with criminal complaint against Zuma

The state capture commission’s star witness now faces a criminal complaint and another summons

Press Releases

Land reform still a hot potato

The land has got to belong to all the people of South Africa, and many believe that there’s no other mechanism for that except expropriation

UP chemical pathology scientists develop ground-breaking nanobodies for Covid-19 detection and therapy

Nanobodies are smaller than conventional antibodies and easier to work with so they are ideal for good cheap sensitive rapid tests for Covid-19

Inclusion as learned experience in higher education

Understanding the complexity of intersections between oppressions relating to race and gender is key to any commitment to creating a culture of inclusion and social justice

Local government in crisis: how it can be fixed

Local governments are supposed to promote non-racial development, in a decentralised manner, but the reality does not match up

Covid-19 accelerates adoption of technology by the African property sector

It’s not the technology itself that is valuable, it’s the opportunities that it creates: this may be the perfect time for reinvention

BE 1 OF 8 LUCKY PEOPLE TO DRIVE OFF WITH R80 000

From 23 to 30 November 2020, simply purchase any BMW bearing the number “8” and you could be one of eight lucky people to drive off with R80 000

Introducing Sabinet Judgments

A well-rounded view of reported and unreported judgments supplemented by an advanced system to enable users to rapidly find the information they require

The Southern Africa Tuberculosis and Health Systems Support Research and Publication Interventions

The project places emphasis on rolling out a standardised package of occupational health services and mining safety standards across four countries