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Greece’s planned May election could cause impasse

Polls planned for next month may produce no clear result and could threaten the implementation of the bailout plan that saved Greece from bankruptcy.

Greece makes peace with bailout pledges

Finance ministers are piling the pressure on Greece to make good on pledges to slash public spending before closing a deal on a €130-billion bailout.

Greek prime minister optimistic of eurozone compromise

Greek coalition leaders failed to reach a deal on austerity cuts after marathon talks but Prime Minister Lucas Papademos is hopeful of an agreement.

MPs in standoff over severe cuts

Talks appear to be stalling between EU, IMF negotiators and Greek officials.

Greece’s euro ultimatum

The new coalition government warns it will run out of options unless the bailout is forthcoming.

Greece aims to create 150 000 new jobs

Greece's interim government has pledged to create 150 000 new jobs in the first quarter of 2012 to alleviate the effects of an acute financial crisis.

Greece’s Papademos enjoys support of coalition partners

The leader of the Greek far-right nationalist party Laos says he will support Prime Minister Lucas Papademos until the government's work is completed.

Greece looks to Brussels for much-needed funding

Greece's Prime Minister Lucas Papademos has headed to Brussels to fight for the aid Athens needs to avoid bankruptcy.

Greece could lose €52bn in unpaid taxes

Greece stands to lose €52-billion in unpaid taxes and is set to raise a mere €1.3-billion out of a €5-billion target for privatisation proceeds.

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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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