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An embryonic new Turkey is born

In a surprise victory for the opposition, the tables have been turned on the president's plans.

War over Europe’s economic future heats up

Resentment is growing over German chancellor Angela Merkel's leadership and fiscal austerity measures.

Merkel’s victory vindicates her tough-love policies

Angela Merkel’s triumph in winning a third term with such an improbably high margin sets her and Germany apart in Europe.

No rest for debt weary Greeks

The Greek government has been ordered to implement draconian measures to reform the labour market by introducing a six-day working week.

Election epic offers test for European incumbents

Europe is braced for an election bonanza this that will determine the politics of the increasingly contested campaign to save the single currency.

Sarkozy’s rival alarms Germany

The frontrunner in the French presidential election François Hollande wants to push the European Union to spend big money on growth and jobs.

European Union cracks down on rebellion

Brussels has condemned Spain for planning to go against European Commission rules and not focus on its targets.

A cold dawn for Europe

As a clear damp dawn rose over Brussels on December 9, the tired and tetchy leaders of Europe emerged bleary-eyed.

Hostile ratings irk EU officials

Europe is sliding into a war with international credit-rating agencies it may struggle to win, following a tumultuous week.

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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.

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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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