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India blocks more than 800 sites in web porn crackdown

Sudden blanket ban on websites considered a ‘social nuisance’ is met with anger online and triggers debate on censorship and freedom.

Nepal: Buried alive by poverty

Prime minister Sushil Koirala has said earthquake fatalities could more than double to 10 000, another blow to one of Asia's poorest countries.

More terror attacks inevitable in volatile region

News analysis: US interest in the Afghanistan region is now waning, but various extremist factions will remain.

Outmoded: The Gandhi dwindling

Election surveys show the supremacy of India's greatest political dynasty is at an end.

Britain and India talk business

Ten years after massacre, influential Indian politician meets with British high commissioner

Deep economic reform is needed

India's rapid progress may be halted if high public expenditure is not brought into check, writes Jason Burke.

Will ‘Midnight’s Children’ see the light of day in India?

A new film adaptation of 'Midnight's Children', Salman Rushdie's novel about India after independence, might not be shown in his native land.

India: The dark reality

The path to prosperity in India is not as straight and smooth as many would like to believe.

Toulouse murders a wake-up call

French security has been sanguine about the Muslim fundamentalist threat but last week's shooting may change things.

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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'

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