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How the internet ignited a global inferno

The internet is taking us to places without boundaries. But we won't know what it all means until we get there.

A wash in the simile

The use of good metaphors is slowly dying -- like good fiction at local bookshops.

Reinventing journalism

The internet, far from being the bane of journalism, is fast reinventing the industry, led by the avant-garde geek-cum-journalists.

The Infinity of Lists

The esteemed Umberto Eco brings us a weighty volume in <em>The Infinity of Lists</em>. The problem however is, that the book is arm-gnawingly boring.

Give it up bibliophiles, the ebook cometh

There seems to be a perception among bibliophiles (some of them, at least) that the ebook is a solution looking for a problem.

At last, bandwidth

The quiet tourist area of Mtunzini, 140km north of Durban, boasts scenic beaches, great bird watching, and the most internet bandwidth in SA.

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Hopefield: Brutal police vs brutalised citizens

The small town’s residents, who say they’ve been terrorised by rogue police officers for years, were unsurprised when Reginald Linnerd was found beaten to death in a holding cell

Western Cape warned not to be complacent about flat-lining Covid-19 cases

The Western Cape, which once had the highest number of Covid-19 cases in South Africa, is seeing a steady decline in active cases

Sisulu axes another water board

Umgeni Water’s board in KwaZulu-Natal was appointed irregularly by her predecessor, the water and sanitation minister claims

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Associate general accountant reveals why she chose to work in the public sector ­– and stayed

Rakshika Danilala is part of the team tasked with auditing the R500-billion fiscal package allocated by government to respond to the Covid-19 pandemic

Accounting for sustainability: A South African case study

The accountancy profession has been recognised and seen its models replicated as successful models for projects that contribute towards the SDGs

Debt management amid Covid-19 and beyond

This webinar on Debt Management, sponsored by Debt Rescue, had its experts share a practical approach to debt management amid this crisis and beyond

NSTF-South32 Awards

All of the awards are made for outstanding contributions to science, engineering, technology and innovation in South Africa

The benefits of being a GEMS member

The scheme offers comprehensive and affordable healthcare options to all public service employees and greater access to better healthcare

The evolution of South Africa’s savings culture

A common misconception is that you need a lot of money to start saving, but this is simply not true – you can start with R50

Tobacco producers welcome new research confirming that cigarette ban has failed

Every day that goes by shows the importance of getting rid of this ban and going back to producing and selling cigarettes as we were before

Cost increases sharing of cigarettes

Many people are questioning whether the ban on tobacco in South Africa is not in fact having the opposite effect of that intended

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