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Déjà blues in New Orleans

The Big Easy is much like small-town South Africa — charming, with poverty in the back streets

Jazz festival gives Soweto a boost

Soweto International Jazz Festival aims to facilitate encounters with the locals that extend beyond what existing tourism initiatives have achieved.

Don’t light up in New Orleans

The Big Easy has clamped down on smoking in the city’s bars — but you can still smoke on the streets.

The witch that refuses to be buried

A symbolic funeral held to give hurricane victims closure has highlighted the ongoing trauma faced by those who fled and those who have returned.

Obama hails New Orleans five years post-Katrina

United States President Barack Obama, marking the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans on Sunday, praised the city's resilience.

Gulf Coast warned oil may leak until August

US government and BP officials are warning that the blown-out oil well causing a disaster on the Gulf Coast may not be stopped until August.

Gulf oil spill hits day 40 with no end in sight

The oil spill hits its 40th day on Saturday with Gulf residents clinging to one hope: that BP's complicated "top kill" operation will plug the well.

Big Easy back on celluloid map

Louisiana is the third-most popular state in which to shoot a film in the United States, thanks chiefly to huge tax incentives.

The show goes on

Three years after hurricane Katrina, New Orleans is mounting­ the United States's biggest biennial of modern art. Teri Grenert reports.

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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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