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Covid-19 puts green energy in a coma

The pandemic has disrupted governments’ plans to flatline the upward trajectory of global warming

Dear G20: The virus doesn’t discriminate but humans do

Civic organisations from across the world ask whether this moment will go down in history as yours truly stepping up to the challenge, or the moment when you caved in to powerful elites

Argentina ex-president Macri accused of spying on 400 journalists

The complaint states that the background checks on journalists were "neither ordered nor authorised by any magistrate"

Three months in, Covid-19 poses triple threats in Africa

Health, debt and hunger are huge threats to the continent’s stability

The pandemic creates ideal conditions for the rise of populism

The state of politics and geopolitics has been exacerbated, rather than stabilised, by the coronavirus crisis

The fable of SA’s special economic zones

The country is being pushed to develop more SEZs. But is this a viable strategy, given unemployment and ‘deglobalisation’?

How South Africa and Germany can help the world

Both countries have a strong orientation towards multilateralism and democratic values

SA, like others, flunks emissions report card

The latest report card on how we are doing as a country to reduce emissions is in — and we’re not doing well

The G20 needs more women

Clearly the problem lies not in the G20 per se but in its member nations

Ramaphosa failed to offer us any real Sona power

This last Sona has been widely criticised for, among other things, lacking precision and detail

Can Eskom keep lights on in a low-carbon economy?

The ANC’s head of economic transformation, Enoch Godongwana, told Carte Blanche viewers that some South African banks refused to put money in coal.

Wake up, there is no Planet B

The environmental threat to humanity means world leaders must finish what they started

Cop-out stalls climate action

In the face of overwhelming scientific evidence, a few obdurate nations have delayed the critical response

French government yields on fuel price hikes after weeks of protest

An increase scheduled for January 1, was "scrapped for the year 2019" in its entirety, Environment Minister Francois de Rugy announced on BFM TV

Trump says China to cut car tariffs in trade truce

The ceasefire follows months of tensions and tit-for-tat custom duties on hundreds of billions of dollars worth of goods

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The benefits of being a GEMS member

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The evolution of South Africa’s savings culture

A common misconception is that you need a lot of money to start saving, but this is simply not true – you can start with R50

Tobacco producers welcome new research confirming that cigarette ban has failed

Every day that goes by shows the importance of getting rid of this ban and going back to producing and selling cigarettes as we were before

Cost increases sharing of cigarettes

Many people are questioning whether the ban on tobacco in South Africa is not in fact having the opposite effect of that intended

How to tell if you have a hidden contact centre in your business

The important thing to remember is that a contact centre is defined less by the physical space it occupies and more by the customer experience it delivers

Accessing health and justice in a time of Covid-19

The similarities between the HIV epidemic and the Covid-19 pandemic are hard to ignore – the most obvious is the level of premature deaths caused by both

Position of the African Blood Regulators Forum on the use of Convalescent Plasma in Africa as a potential therapy for Covid-19

A potential treatment for Covid-19 is the transfusion of convalescent plasma collected from those who have recovered from into those who are still affected

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