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Stage set for Chinese political theatre

China's new leaders will soon reveal themselves in a piece of political theatre critics say is out of step with a fast-modernising society.

China sounds alarm on global economy at summit

China has sounded the alarm about the state of the global economy and urged countries gathering at an Asia-Pacific summit to protect themselves.

Zuma jets off to China for partnership talks

President Jacob Zuma will lead a delegation to Beijing, China, after being invited by its president Hu Jintao.

Tibetan protests cast shadow over Brics summit

Leaders of the emerging world will discuss the creation of a new development bank at a summit shadowed by protests against the Chinese president.

US and China agree to coordinated response to N Korea

The US and China have agreed to coordinate their response if North Korea goes through with a planned rocket launch next month.

Benetton in hot water over Unhate ad campaign

Italian clothes company Benetton has pulled a photo montage showing the pope kissing a leading imam from its new global ad campaign, Unhate.

China uneasy over US-Australia troop deal

Beijing fears a policy of encirclement as US President Barack Obama announces plans to begin stationing 2 500 troops in northern Australia.

Reports of China ex-leader’s death fuels rumour mill

Sparking speculation about a leadership transition due in China next year, Chinese media has denied former president Jiang Zemin has died.

China rolls out red carpet for Sudan’s al-Bashir

Sudanese leader Omar al-Bashir, who is wanted on genocide charges, was given a red-carpet welcome on Wednesday by Chinese President Hu Jintao.

Sudan leader al-Bashir arrives in Beijing

Sudan leader Omar al-Bashir, wanted for war crimes, arrived in Beijing early on Tuesday to meet China's President Hu Jintao.

It’s in your own interest to shape up, US tells China

The US has promised it was not seeking to halt China's rise, but nevertheless said human rights and economic reforms would serve Beijing's interests.

Guess Hu’s coming to dinner

The red carpet is out for the Chinese president -- a far cry from a miserable working lunch.

China media lauds Hu’s US visit as ‘masterstroke’

Chinese media praised President Hu Jintao's visit to the United States on Friday as a diplomatic "masterstroke" in easing tensions.

Obama presses China on human rights

United States President Barack Obama delivered a strong message on US concerns over Beijing's human rights record at a summit on Wednesday.

China, US discuss military, currency and the Dalai Lama

China and the US talked on Wednesday about China's yuan currency being undervalued, militaries and discourse between China and the Dalai Lama.

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Hopefield: Brutal police vs brutalised citizens

The small town’s residents, who say they’ve been terrorised by rogue police officers for years, were unsurprised when Reginald Linnerd was found beaten to death in a holding cell

Western Cape warned not to be complacent about flat-lining Covid-19 cases

The Western Cape, which once had the highest number of Covid-19 cases in South Africa, is seeing a steady decline in active cases

Sisulu axes another water board

Umgeni Water’s board in KwaZulu-Natal was appointed irregularly by her predecessor, the water and sanitation minister claims

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Associate general accountant reveals why she chose to work in the public sector ­– and stayed

Rakshika Danilala is part of the team tasked with auditing the R500-billion fiscal package allocated by government to respond to the Covid-19 pandemic

Accounting for sustainability: A South African case study

The accountancy profession has been recognised and seen its models replicated as successful models for projects that contribute towards the SDGs

Debt management amid Covid-19 and beyond

This webinar on Debt Management, sponsored by Debt Rescue, had its experts share a practical approach to debt management amid this crisis and beyond

NSTF-South32 Awards

All of the awards are made for outstanding contributions to science, engineering, technology and innovation in South Africa

The benefits of being a GEMS member

The scheme offers comprehensive and affordable healthcare options to all public service employees and greater access to better healthcare

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

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