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How to refresh SA’s jaded democracy

We should look to the Philippines, where barangays, or neighbourhood governments, help to empower communities

Over 1 000 dead or missing in Philippine floods

More than 1 000 people are dead or missing after flash floods that ravaged the southern Philippines as cities prepare for mass burials.

The melting pot of ideas is cooking

The Philippines offers a travelling academic extended tuition in the sensual sociology of food.

Philippines faces more rain as flood deaths mount

Hundreds of thousands of people already reeling from floods across the Philippines have been told to expect further heavy rains until March.

Suspect identified in Philippine Christmas attack

Phillipine President Benigno Aquino said on Monday investigators have identified a suspect in the Christmas day bombing of a church.

Gunman killed as Philippine hostage drama ends

Police killed a gunman who took hostage a group of tourists on a bus in the Philippines capital, Manila, on Monday, a police official said.

Sacked policeman holds tourists hostage in Manila

A Filipino angry at being fired from the police was holding hostage 15 Hong Kong tourists and their driver on a bus in downtown Manila on Monday.

Thousands homeless after Manila slum fire

Thousands of people made homeless after a spectacular fire ripped through a slum in Manila queued for food on Monday.

Over 50 dead or missing as ferry capsizes in Philippines

At least 22 people were killed and 34 others were reported missing after a ferry capsized in the northern Philippines, the coast guard said on Monday.

Security chiefs cite plot to kill Philippines president

Philippines security officials said on Thursday they had uncovered a plot by Islamic militants linked to the al-Qaeda network to assassinate President Gloria Arroyo. Her security chief, Brigadier General Romeo Prestoza, said Arroyo had been informed of the threat, which forced her to cancel a scheduled trip on Friday to the northern resort city of Baguio.

Asean means acronyms for baffled media

There may be "Aida" and even some "Fans" -- but the jumble of Asean acronyms isn't music to anyone's ears. For the hundreds of reporters who can't tell their Aasroc from their Elto, the blizzard of bureaucracy at the Association of South-East Asian Nations (Asean) meetings can be pretty daunting.

Philippine church says no skimpy shorts at Mass

The Roman Catholic Church in Manila has laid down a dress code after parishioners complained they were being distracted by women wearing skimpy shorts, plunging necklines and men wearing sports jerseys during Mass. The Manila archdiocese in this predominantly Roman Catholic country issued guidelines recently to all churches in Manila.

Philippine children freed after hostage ordeal

A Philippine pre-school head surrendered to police on Wednesday after holding a busload of his own students hostage with a hand grenade and other weapons in what he said was an appeal to help them. Amando "Jun" Ducat was taken away by police after the 10-hour stand-off on a school bus on the streets of Manila.

Tourist lands in court after dropping trousers

A German tourist appeared in a Manila court Monday charged with "alarm and scandal and acts of lasciviousness" after he dropped his trousers and walked through an X-ray machine at Manila's international airport. Hans Jurgen Oskar von Naguschewski (66) was so annoyed when asked to walk through the machine for a second time that he dropped his trousers, police said.

Shoppers lose lives in Philippines Christmas fire

Twenty-five Christmas shoppers were killed, including a pregnant woman and two babies, when a fire swept through a packed store in the central Philippines, the Office of Civil Defence said on Tuesday. The fire struck the Unitop General Merchandising Store in Ormoc City, about 550km south-east of Manila, on Monday when predominantly Catholic Philippines were celebrating Christmas Day.

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Vaccine trial results due in December

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WiMSA shines a light on the future of women in mining

Men in mining must begin to take it upon themselves to support the development of women in the industry

Department of Public Works and Infrastructure reveals second gender-based violence advocacy artwork

The men and boys of South Africa are important role players in this mission to ensure that women are respected, protected and treated equally

Empowering the voice of women in leadership to enable full participation in their roles in leadership and decision making

Sibanye-Stillwater has 13% female representation in its workforce and is actively working to achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls

Surviving the tobacco ban

Nicotine is given as the ‘likely’ reason for lower Covid-19 infection rates but authorities still stress the health risk of smoking

Smokers hold thumbs for cigarette ban to be lifted

SATTA is worried about the impact of the ban on its own members activities and how the ban is helping black marketeers to make millions of rands illegally

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

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Capital Legacy talks life

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