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Disguise: How artists are reinventing African masquerade

An exhibition touring the US brings together contemporary artists using the ancient form of masquerade to explore issues such as self-realisation.

Hundreds evacuate as wildfire tears through LA countryside

A wildfire has raged in the countryside outside Los Angeles, forcing the closure of its coastal highway as hundreds of residents evacuated.

Whitney Houston found dead in LA hotel room

Grammy-winning singer Whitney Houston, one of the most talented performers of her generation, died on Saturday in a Beverly Hills hotel room.

Doctor guilty of manslaughter in Michael Jackson’s death

Michael Jackson's personal doctor has been found guilty of involuntary manslaughter in the star's death in 2009 but may not spend much time in jail.

Los Angeles braced for ‘car-mageddon’

Angelenos fear the closure of the San Diego freeway for 53 hours for bridge rebuilding will bring an already congested LA to a standstill.

Lee Harvey Oswald’s coffin to be auctioned in Los Angeles

For the John F Kennedy-assassination conspiracy junkie who has everything: Lee Harvey Oswald's coffin. Body not included.

Italian producer Dino De Laurentiis dies aged 91

Dino De Laurentiis, producer of some of Italy's best-known films has died in Los Angeles, aged 91, Italian media reported on Thursday.

US woman makes history with healthy octuplets

In only the second time in US medical history, a woman in California has given birth to eight babies, which remain in a stable condition.

Thousands flee as fires erupt across California

One person was killed and thousands were evacuated on Monday as a series of wind-driven wildfires swept across California.

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Ramaphosa asks all South Africans to help to avoid 50 000 Covid-19 deaths this year

Calling this ‘the gravest crisis in the history of our democracy’, the president said level three lockdown remains, but enforcement will be strengthened

Watch it again: Ramaphosa on risk-adjusted strategy to manage Covid-19

The president's address comes after a number of meetings with Cabinet and the National Command Council

Court must declare Cape Town’s ‘inhuman’ demolitions, evictions illegal, says law centre

The city argues that it is not carrying out evictions, but is acting against land invasions

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Full-time Johannesburg-based CEO required for HI HOPES

An entrepreneurial, business-minded, impact-driven individual is sought to lead the organisation as it looks to scale and grow

Balwin properties and Absa launch South Africa’s first green home loan

Balwin Properties’ Edge registration of over 16 000 units was a global first, covering more homes than any single property developer in the world to date

Young professional gets a career boost from PSETA

SAICA makes ongoing efforts to encourage the professionalisation of financial offices in private and public sector organisations

Colgate-Palmolive South Africa donates one million bars of soap

The combination of limited access to quality soap and a lack of knowledge of how to properly wash hands is a challenge in many vulnerable communities

Cheque value bundles – real value

Most people do not pay much attention to what bank account they have and whether or not it is suited to their daily realities

Absa Rewards puts cash in your pocket

In addition to the cash benefits, you will receive special offers and exclusive deals from selected Absa Rewards partners

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

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