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One case is no reason to panic, says communicable disease control

But take the threat seriously and prepare for a community outbreak, says professor Cheryl Cohen

Coronavirus reaction: Sinophobia with Western characteristics

Western media has racialised the coronavirus outbreak, leading to increased Sinophobia in several countries. Such dehumanisation of a race has no place in functioning democracies

This slashed rates of violence by 70% in some areas. Could it work in SA?

In many ways, violence is like cholera, passing from person to person and treating it in similar ways is working to reduce it.

Angola’s yellow fever outbreak: vaccines desperately needed

Only six out of ten Angolan children have been vaccinated against yellow fever.

Ebola and Zika epidemics are driven by pathologies of society, not just a virus

Economic exploitation in the developing world has resulted in under-resourced and weak health systems that could not contain the spread of viruses.

Scientists map African genetics to learn more about diseases

Gene sequencing tools allows scientists to untangle the genetic roots of many diseases and they're looking at genetic variation in Africa.

Suspected Ebola cases in Liberia, Canada

Liberia suspects numerous infections and five deaths are from the Ebola virus spreading from neighbouring Guinea, with one suspected case in Canada.

New chip could become a disease game-changer

A cheap, highly portable blood test has proven to be as accurate as expensive hospital-based analyses in detecting infectious diseases.

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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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