HAITI

Marie Antoinette rules in Colombia as the masses protest against inequality

Citizens have taken to the streets as the country’s transition away from a 70-year civil war gives them opportunity to find their voices

No word from Haiti’s president as fear paralyses capital

Sporadic gunfire echoed through the streets of Port-au-Prince on Monday as the government remained silent in the face of protests

UK aid chief warns charities after Oxfam sex scandal

The scandal led to the resignation of Oxfam's deputy head and has thrown into question government funding of roughly £32 million for the charity

US Embassy must explain ‘shithole’ comment, says Dirco

Trump allegedly made his controversial statement when he met US legislators who came to see him about a bipartisan bill on immigration.

Haiti’s first female-directed movie bids for Oscars

Haiti is still reeling from the 2010 earthquake that killed more than 220,000 people but a nascent film industry has begun to emerge.

Jovenel Moise sworn in as president of Haiti

Moise, who has never held political office, took the oath at a ceremony at the country's National Assembly.

‘This is not an adventure, it’s real life’ — from refugee to fieldworker

First-time fieldworker Talia Zongia grew up through war and conflict in the DRC. Now she's with MSF in hurricane-devastated Haiti

Hurricane Matthew victims buried in mass graves as death toll rises to 1 000 in Haiti

There are concerns of cholera spreading and authorities say there are focused on getting water, food and medication to people living in shelters.

Hurricane Matthew death toll rises to 102

Most of the deaths recorded are in struggling Haiti and many were killed by falling trees and flying debris.

Hurricane Matthew kills at least 17 as it heads towards the Bahamas and Florida

The hurricane caused severe flooding and killed four people in the Dominican Republic as well as at least 13 in Haiti.

Haiti drought: People need food, says official

An eight-month-long drought in in north-east Haiti has caused the loss of two harvest seasons, says the National Co-ordination of Food Security.

Haiti’s president welcomes Lamothe’s Cabinet reshuffle

Haiti Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe has named seven new ministers - including four women - as part of a Cabinet reshuffle in the Caribbean country.

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Coronavirus: South Africa will evacuate citizens from Wuhan

The government is expected to evacuate citizens from Wuhan, where the coronavirus outbreak originated

Primedia CEO Essack leaves following internal battles

Omar Essack leaves the 702 and 94.7 owners after a protracted standoff with the board

LIVE BLOG: Fin Min Tito Mboweni presents the 2020 budget

The budget is usually scheduled for the second-last Wednesday in February, and the ratings agencies deliver their decisions after assessing the country’s plans for the fiscal year ahead

Press Releases

Over R400-m given to businesses since launch of three-minute overdraft

The 3-minute overdraft radically reduces the time it takes for businesses to have their working capital needs met

Tourism can push Africa onto a new path – minister

The continent is fast becoming a dynamic sought-after tourist destination

South Africa’s education system is broken and unequal, and must be fixed without further delay

The Amnesty International report found that the South African government continues to miss its own education upgrading targets

Business travel industry generates billions

Meetings Africa is ready to take advantage of this lucrative opportunity

Conferences connect people to ideas

The World Expo and Meetings Africa are all about stimulating innovation – and income

SAB Zenzele Kabili B-BBEE share scheme

New scheme to be launched following the biggest B-BBEE FMCG payout in South Africa’s history

Digging deep

Automation is unstoppable, but if we're strategic about its implementation, it presents major opportunities

TFSAs are the gymnasts of the retirement savings world

The idea is to get South Africans to save, but it's best to do your research first to find out if a TFSA is really suited to your needs