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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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‘Captured’ water utility exec holes up

Thami Hlongwa seems to be in hiding after a blacklisted technology company scored millions from Umgeni Water and the owner was murdered

Q&A Sessions: ‘Media isn’t dying, it’s changing’

Phuti Mahanyele-Dabengwa, chief executive of global internet company Naspers, has held senior posts in investment and development banking. She tells Tshegofatso Mathe about her family life in Soweto and her career, including with Cyril Ramaphosa before he went back to politics

Eight things you need to know about the vaccine rollout

About 80 000 doses of the Johnson & Johnson Covid vaccine have arrived in South Africa out of the nine million procured — 300 000 to 500 000 are expected to arrive within two months

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