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Michael Bloomberg pledges $4.5-million to Paris climate deal

The former New York mayor and billionaire philanthropist has promised to fulfil the United State's commitment to the Paris climate agreement.

At climate talks, it’s America alone more than America first

Donald Trump has vowed to exit the Paris Climate accord, just not yet, leaving US policy in limbo for the next three years.

9/11 ceremony will be a quiet ‘last’ for mayor Bloomberg

When September 11 anniversary unfolds, the mayor who helped orchestrate the observances from the start will be watching for his last time in office.

Marathon cancelled as death toll and fuel shortages ravage New York

The New York Marathon has been cancelled following concerns the event will divert resources needed to amend the destruction caused by Hurricane Sandy.

New York on lock down for ‘Superstorm’

New York authorities have ordered subways, trains and buses to close and called for the evacuation of 375 000 people ahead of Hurricane Sandy.

New York police arrest ‘lone wolf’ terror suspect

An "al-Qaeda sympathiser" has been arrested in New York for allegedly planning bomb attacks targeting soldiers, police cars and post offices.

New York evicts anti-Wall Street protesters

New York police have evicted Occupy Wall Street protesters from a park in the city's financial district, two months after they set up camp.

Mayor Bloomberg lashes out at Occupy Wall Street protesters

New York's billionaire mayor has lashed out at Occupy Wall Street protesters, calling them despicable after reports of self-policing in the movement.

New York mayor orders 250 000 to evacuate

New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg has ordered a mandatory evacuation from several low-lying areas as Hurricane Irene looms.

Hundreds say ‘I do’ in New York

Wedding fever hit New York, as hundreds of gay and lesbian couples married on the first day that same-sex marriage became legal in the state.

New York braces for gay wedding boom with lottery

After an vast number of marriage applications from gay couples, New York is conducting a lottery to decide who will be allowed to marry that day.

New York mayor under fire for handling of blizzard

New York mayor Michael Bloomberg, a political independent whose reputation was built on competence, may have been defeated this time by a blizzard.

‘Bloomberg’s the mayor of New York, not the king’

Pushy, ambitious, bold, Michael Bloomberg's bid to remain mayor for another four years marks him out as the archetypal New Yorker.

Millions party but bombs and security fears cloud New Year

Millions staged midnight parties at icon landmarks around the world to see in 2008 but bomb attacks and security fears quickly darkened New Year festivities. More than one million people lined Sydney harbour for fireworks that set off the global party and hundreds of thousands packed Hong Kong streets and historic European venues.

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ConCourt asked to rule that Zuma must testify for 10 days next year

It is Zondo's legal end game and will leave the former president, his supporters and those implicated in state capture to increasingly play fast and loose at imputing political motive to the commission

This is how the SIU catches crooks

Athandiwe Saba talked to the Special Investigating Unit’s Andy Mothibi about its caseload, including 1 000 Covid contracts

FNB dragged into bribery claims

Allegations of bribery against the bank’s chief executive, Jacques Celliers, thrown up in a separate court case

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World Aids Day

Huge strides have been made, but the fight against HIV is far from over, and Covid-19 has disrupted testing and treatments

How to get the most money for your old iPhone towards a new one

Cash in your old iPhone to upgrade to a new one or get a reduced rate on your monthly contract from your service provider

Gender-Based Violence

In South Africa, women live in fear. It’s difficult to speak out against the patriarchal system, but many have done so, and continue to do so

POWER Business #OnTheMoney talks to Risenga Maluleke, South African Statistician-General

If Stats SA is to really have timely data that’s accurate and remains relevant then we need to make sure that the institution is strengthened

Dr Sumy Thomas: Deciphering the human puzzle, from the inside out

The Discovery Foundation MGH Fellowship Award recipient for 2020 will focus on internal medicine, particularly the endocrine system of patients affected by HIV

Touching lives through innovation

Africa has a high youth population that adapts to technology quickly, and this phenomenon is something which should be taken advantage of

Festive Reading

In The Whistleblowers, Mandy Wiener talks to a wide range of the people who have revealed corruption and malfeasance in government and business

Centre for Women & Gender Studies

The CWGS aims to resuscitate the histories of African women from all walks of life in an intellectual cleansing/ukuhlambulula of her story