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Was evidence of ‘romantic’ link sufficient?

When the facts are scarce, a sceptical reader must be persuaded that the inferences made are sound.

How to get your opinion published

Balance isn't enough when writing comment and opinion pieces, says Franz Krüger. Competing views have to be lucid and fresh.

Headline on Ramaphosa story more embroidery than accuracy

The art of writing headlines is a difficult one: they need to be accurate and attractive and it is easy to fall into the trap of overselling a story.

Keen eyes will find even the most casual throwaway line

News reports have two very different audiences: most readers read with the interest of an outside observer - sometimes more, sometimes less.

Sensationalist reporting obscures complexity behind the violence

Not since the xenophobic attacks of 2008 have South Africa's underlying and unresolved patterns of violence burst as clearly into the open.

Media: The addling business of advertorials

Newspapers can earn good money by publishing sponsored content but it must be clearly distinguished from editorial or risk the newspaper's reputation.

Boipatong’s ripples still spread today

Twenty years on, the events of the massacre are contested and people remain divided and angry, writes the M&G's ombudsman Franz Kruger.

Use of an allegation should have been made more clear

In any week there are readers who are unhappy with some aspect of the Mail & Guardian. Franz Kruger discusses two articles that upset readers.

‘Kei tells of rise in guerrilla attacks

Transkei has seen a dramatic increase in guerrilla attacks over the past year -- much of it unreported.

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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.

Press Releases

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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