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Obama comes out swinging following re-election

Barack Obama has wheeled out a lean and punchy prototype for his second term, his purpose clarified by the voters who re-elected him a week ago.

Obama’s election machine revs its engines

President Barack Obama has begun a bus tour of the Midwest, focusing on jobs and the economy, and aiming to leave behind doubts about his leadership.

Obama’s enemies at home

Who wants to kill the American president? And how likely are they to succeed?

US drops Iran diplomacy

The Islamic regime has been given the clearest sign yet that the Obama administration's tentative policy of diplomatic engagement.

Obama: ‘Bush with a smile’?

It's one year since the US president's historic election. Has he become trapped in his own lofty rhetoric?

The American let-down

African-Americans have been hit harder by this recession than others -- and the president should be wary of lecturing them.

Where is the new JFK we expected?

Barack Obama was meant to sweep into town looking unassailable. Instead he arrives beleaguered, with an awful lot to prove.

The biggest challenge yet

The Obama administration says the US's financial system runs the risk of collapse, write Andrew Clark and Ewen MacAskill.

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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

Johannesburg cannot police its future

South Africa’s biggest city is ground zero for debates about the long-term effectiveness and constitutionality of militarised urban policing and how we imagine the post-Covid city

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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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