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The natural resource curse in Cabo Delgado

A humanitarian crisis looms as a violent insurgency continues to sweep over northern Mozambique. As many flee to safety, the question remains: who, or what, fuels the fire?

Government misses the mark on the recovery plan

Government, labour, business and community have come up with a combined economic recovery plan amidst three others to help kickstart the economy. Some are new, while others are old and falter in not taking into account the ‘new normal’

‘Not every day is perfect, but it’s a bit better’

Humanitarian assistance doesn’t always work right away. That doesn’t mean we should stop trying.

Syrian children pay the price for ‘world’s inaction’

Humanitarian workers and activists say the government has repeatedly delayed access for relief and aid, potentially in violation of a truce agreement.

NGOs speak: Their most pressing humanitarian priorities for 2016

Following a call from the UN for a record $20.1 billion, 15 of the world's leading aid agencies were polled on their top humanitarian concerns.

South Sudan ‘at tipping point’

The international community must step in to save the war-torn state from imploding, the US warns.

Thousands flood makeshift camp in CAR

More than 100 000 people displaced by religious violence in Central African Republic are in urgent need of basic supplies at the Bangui airport camp.

Britain pledges millions in aid to victims of Syrian conflict

Britain has now pledged hundreds of millions of rands worth of humanitarian aid to help stop what it calls an escalating humanitarian crisis in Syria.

Humanitarian disaster looms in drought-stricken Sahel

Relief groups are stepping up their appeals for aid to tackle the worsening food crisis in the Sahel region where more than 18-million face hunger.

US exhorts SA to increase pressure on Sudan

US special envoy to Sudan, Princeton Lyman, wants South Africa to pressure Khartoum to allow international aid groups into two conflict-hit regions.

Tripoli buckling under humanitarian situation

Libyan rebels are facing a new battle by struggling to provide Tripoli's residents with water, electricity, petrol and food.

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Q&A Sessions: ‘My north star is the patient’

Rhulani Nhlaniki is Pfizer’s cluster lead for sub-Saharan Africa. As Pfizer starts phase III of the clinical trial of their Covid-19 vaccine candidate, he tells Malaikah Bophela that if it is successful, the company will ensure the vaccine will be available to everyone who needs it

Murder of anti-mining activist emboldens KZN community

Mam’Ntshangase was described as a fierce critic of mining and ambassador for land rights.

Hawks swoop down with more arrests in R1.4-billion corruption blitz

The spate of arrests for corruption continues apace in Gauteng and the Eastern Cape.

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Transport Month

An infrastructure-led recovery will help to stimulate demand in the South African economy, which is vital post the Covid-19 pandemic

Limpopo’s Economic Recovery Plan to fight Covid-19 impact

Billions have been set aside to help farmers and industries get back on their feet as part of the Limpopo Socio-Economic Recovery Plan

Disrupt the corrupt

Whistle-blowers should be seen as real heroes in the fight against corruption and we need a change in culture for this to happen

Corporates: A force for good for a sustainable future

In order to see people and nature thrive what is required is a strong focus on partnerships – we cannot act alone anymore

Combatting wildlife crime in Southern Africa activity annual programme statement (APS) No. 04

Concept papers are sought for implementating activities, for a multi-faceted programme that aims to reduce poaching and illegal trade in wildlife

The financial decisions made during your life journey, and their impact on your retirement outcome

The longer you save towards retirement the larger your retirement savings are expected to be due to the effect of compounding interest

In conversation with SA Reserve Bank Governer, Lesetja Kganyago

'Make interest rates zero and inflation goes up and then people save less – we need savings to fund investment in this country'

Secure your business from cyber threats

Many business-grade security systems now have built-in learning systems and AI to help businesses stay up to date with protection

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