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​The most important story you missed in 2019

Each of us probably overlooks tens of thousands of important news stories every year. But the biggest one people missed in 2019 happened in October

Comment: Mother and child health must improve

Increasing access to health services will prevent many mothers and newborn babies from dying.

Monitoring progress towards Sustainable Development Goals

The UN's working group suggests 169 targets for the Sustainable Development Goals. But we have to focus on fewer if the results are to be measurable.

Millennium Development Goals expire next year … What then?

The UN needs to get a fix on achievable goals for its next 15-year global development agenda. Economics may well show the way, writes Bjørn Lomborg.

MDGs: Child and maternal health needs critical care

Despite increased efforts to improve child and maternal health, countries are still lagging behind in meeting their Millennium Development Goals.

Lay workers on frontline in fight against child mortality in Malawi

Resource-lean, short of professionals and prone to food crises, Malawi doesn't look like a candidate for any of the millennium development goals.

Nuclear power will cost the country dearly

Government and the unions are being lobbied by an industry increasingly desperate to sell reactors, says <b>Rianne Teule</b>.

Manuel: SA has failed to deliver to the poor

South Africa has failed to deliver quality services to the poor, despite adequate funding, Planning Minister Trevor Manuel said on Wednesday.

Rich donors urge rethink of aid at UN poverty meeting

Budget-strapped rich donors will call for a rethink of strategies to make sure their aid funds are not wasted when world leaders meet this week.

Economic crisis slows progress on development goals

A United Nations report has warned that the negative economic climate could slow progress towards the Millennium Development Goals.

World Bank presses aid to developing world

The World Bank has urged industrialised nations to maintain aid flows to developing nations to offset an expected decline in private capital flows.

HIV major factor in rising child deaths

Aids-related deaths in South Africa: 2 424 770 at noon on March 18Mothers and children in South Africa are dying in alarming numbers. Far...

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The living nightmare of environmental activists who protest mine expansion

Last week Fikile Ntshangase was gunned down as activists fight mining company Tendele’s expansions. Community members tell the M&G about the ‘kill lists’ and the dread they live with every day

Durban city manager says NPA erred in his bail conditions

The corruption-fraught metro is coming to grips with having a municipal manager who is on bail for graft, yet has returned to work

SA justice delays extradition of paedophile to UK

Efforts to bring Lee Nigel Tucker to justice have spanned 16 years and his alleged victims have waited for 30 years

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Itec serves up high-tech integrated surveillance system for family food company

The system includes facial recognition software and a thermal screening solution that will provide instant temperature screening of all employees

Transport Month

An infrastructure-led recovery will help to stimulate demand in the South African economy, which is vital post the Covid-19 pandemic

Limpopo’s Economic Recovery Plan to fight Covid-19 impact

Billions have been set aside to help farmers and industries get back on their feet as part of the Limpopo Socio-Economic Recovery Plan

Disrupt the corrupt

Whistle-blowers should be seen as real heroes in the fight against corruption and we need a change in culture for this to happen

Corporates: A force for good for a sustainable future

In order to see people and nature thrive what is required is a strong focus on partnerships – we cannot act alone anymore

Combatting wildlife crime in Southern Africa activity annual programme statement (APS) No. 04

Concept papers are sought for implementating activities, for a multi-faceted programme that aims to reduce poaching and illegal trade in wildlife

The financial decisions made during your life journey, and their impact on your retirement outcome

The longer you save towards retirement the larger your retirement savings are expected to be due to the effect of compounding interest

In conversation with SA Reserve Bank Governer, Lesetja Kganyago

'Make interest rates zero and inflation goes up and then people save less – we need savings to fund investment in this country'

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