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Not in my name, rages SA diplomat

A furious Ismail Coovadia has repudiated a bid to 'honour' him with trees planted on contested land.

Outrage over ‘homophobia’ posters

Rhodes students and staff are livid after “racist, xenophobic” posters were displayed on campus.

No kid gloves for Obama in Israel

United States President Barack Obama made his first official visit to Israel this week, amid warnings from some of Israel's leading supporters.

Israel has done a lot of good for SA

From March 11 to March 17, a series of events takes place around the country under the rubric of "Israel Apartheid Week."

Middle East politics hits charity

The inclusion on a US terrorism watchlist has frozen South African charity Al Aqsa's bank accounts.

Rightwingers on the rise in Israel

Ahead of elections in Israel, ultra-ultra-nationalists using overtly racist rhetoric are surging in the polls.

Stone that may floor Middle East’s Goliath

South Africa must use its influence to take down the ineffective quartet and reach a two-state solution, writes Bongie Mcakuvana.

Hamas cry of victory rings hollow for battered civilians

Three weeks later, Gaza City has almost returned to what passes for normal in this overcrowded, impoverished and war-ravaged strip of land.

Israel under pressure to reverse settlement plans

Despite international protest, Israel is going ahead with settlement plans to build 3 000 homes in a critical area of the West Bank.

Hamas unscathed by hi-tech war

Although Hamas leadership is in hiding, Israel's missiles have failed to obliterate its authority, writes Chris McGreal in Beit Lahiya.

West gives Israel impunity

The support of the US and Britain allows Israel to continue its policy of occupation and aggression, says Seumas Milne.

Obama and Netanyahu discuss ways to calm Gaza situation

Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu has called US President Barack Obama and the two discussed options for "de-escalating" the situation in Israel and Gaza.

Attacks on Jewish fund obscure campaign to eliminate Israel

Recent attacks on the Jewish National Fund can only be seen as part of the decades-long struggle to exclude Jews from the Middle East.

Israel is not apartheid state

To equate Israel with apartheid, as Gideon Levy does displays a profound ignorance of the horror that was South Africa.

Palestine billboard provokes legal action

The removal of a billboard graphically explaining the expanding Israeli occupation of Palestinian land looks set to culminate in a legal battle.

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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

Press Releases

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

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'

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