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Royal hoax DJs taken off air amid anger over death

There has public outrage after the suspected suicide of a nurse caught out by radio pranksters pretending to be Queen Elizabeth and Prince Charles.

WikiLeaks founder Assange to run for senate in Aus

Whistle-blowing website WikiLeaks has announced via it's Twitter account that founder Julian Assange will run for Australian senate.

Earth Hour aims for hope in darkened world

Lights will go out around the world on Saturday with hundreds of millions of people set to take part in the Earth Hour climate change campaign.

Activists, Japanese whalers clash in Antarctic waters

Anti-whaling activists and Japanese harpoonists have blamed each other for a collision between their ships in Antarctic waters.

Australia mourns ‘genius’ Sydney Opera House designer

Australia on Sunday mourned the death of Danish architect Joern Utzon, who designed Sydney's iconic, sail-shaped Opera House.

Australian turns waste water into winning wines

World-beating winemaker Michael Fragos sees his South Australian vineyards as the perfect spot to grow grapes. The only problem is the lack of water in one of the country's driest states, a hurdle that he and other McLaren Vale vignerons have overcome by using treated waste water to irrigate the deep green vines.

Australia’s koalas extinct within a decade?

Extreme drought, ferocious bushfires and urban development are killing Australia's koalas and could push the species towards extinction within a decade, environmentalists are warning. Alarms about the demise of the iconic and peculiar animal, which sleeps about 20 hours per day and eats only the leaves of the eucalyptus tree, have been raised before.

Australia captivated by sex and dating blog

At 22, Sam Brett is one of Australia's most widely read writers. But it's not her insights into politics, the economy or even sport that have her readers hooked. The pithy columns on Brett's blog are far more personal, delving instead into the intricacies of sex and relationships in the cyber-age. One day's talking point will be why men cheat; another's whether office relationships always end badly.

Solomons hope to promote World War II tourism

Anderson Dua likes the way his collection of World War II aircraft lies exposed to the elements, kept almost exactly as they were when downed or abandoned in the battle of Guadalcanal. Pounded by the blazing tropical sun on the jungle's edge outside Honiara, the capital of the Solomon Islands, the planes have been pierced with bullet holes. Dua doesn't believe in repairing them. "It's not interesting," he says.

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The PPE scandal that the Treasury hasn’t touched

Many government officials have been talking tough about dealing with rampant corruption in PPE procurement but the majority won't even release names of who has benefited from the R10-billion spend

Health workers afraid of passing Covid to family

While nurses bear the brunt of the most psychologically affected of health workers, most are concerned about access to protective supplies

Treasury presents Covid-19 corruption action plan

Reports of corruption, over-pricing and the delivery of sub-standard PPE have become the norm over the past five months as the country grapples with the Covid-19 pandemic

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Covid-19: Outlook on the economy, politics and labour

Old Mutual had experts unpack the effects of the pandemic and provide practical tips on how to deal with the financial impact of job losses and salary cuts

Opt-in to Popia

All business owners should take note: there is a lot of work ahead to ensure compliance with the POPI Act that has just come into effect

Capital Legacy talks life

The Covid-19 pandemic is revealing how few people actually sort their affairs to the benefit of their loved ones they leave behind when they pass on

Accounting technician beats the odds to obtain a professional qualification

'Being an AT(SA) offers lifelong learning and professional development opportunities because you never get to stop learning'

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

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