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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.

No hard evidence that al-Qaeda is funding militant Islamist group

In the fast-changing world of violent Sunni Muslim activism, it is reassuring to find that some things remain the same.

Satanic versus free speech

Salman Rushdie has damned politicians for giving in to the "false" leaders of India's Muslims after he was threatened with violence.

Pakistan on the edge

The increasingly strained relations between the army and civilian leadership could lead to a coup.

Oprah draws stares on her first visit to India

Oprah Winfrey has managed to stop traffic and draw a crowd of hundreds when she visited a slum in Mumbai during her week-long visit to India.

Aung San Suu Kyi ‘could lead Burma one day’

The personal political adviser of Burma's President Thein Sein says Aung San Suu Kyi's democratic party 'can be the ruling party one day'.

‘I am just here for the violence’

Indian spectators are increasingly drawn to the guts, gore and glory of full-contact fighting.

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SA justice delays extradition of paedophile to UK

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Johannesburg cannot police its future

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Ithala backs its embattled chairperson

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Itec serves up high-tech integrated surveillance system for family food company

The system includes facial recognition software and a thermal screening solution that will provide instant temperature screening of all employees

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

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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'

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