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The coronavirus and the rise of the network society

Two kinds of virus, one biological and the other digital, have spread around the world, changing society and creating social elites

Remember, corporations are adept at deflection campaigns

In this moment where those corporations are “stepping up” to the Covid-19 challenge, let’s not forget their true character and where and how they have made their money

Giant new refinery: curse or boon?

Saudi’s Aramco is planning an oil refinery in South Africa, but experts say the magaproject is risky

Aramco, the world’s biggest polluter, goes to market

The Saudi-owned company aims to list 5% of its shares on the Riyadh-based bourse in December

Border closure has mixed impact for Nigeria’s economy

The most visible winner from the closure is the Nigerian treasury, which has benefited from the falling cost of petrol subsidies

US ‘locked and loaded’ after Saudi attacks as oil prices surge

It is the first time Donald Trump has hinted at a potential American military response to drone attacks, which slashed Saudi oil production by half

How has war affected Syria’s oil and gas sector?

The eight-year war has seen the capital lose control of major oil fields, making the country lose billions of dollars

Elemental power is fuelling a new world order

Germany and China lead the way, and now South Africa is starting to see that renewable energy could be its ‘saviour’

Editorial: Oil find a mixed blessing

'Offshore rigs have made some countries rich. They have also proven to be the feeding ground for corrupt elites'

OPEC meets as Trump calls for oil taps to be kept on

​OPEC members and other oil-producing countries gather in Vienna on Thursday to discuss cutting output to prop up prices

Qatar to quit Saudi-dominated OPEC in 2019

The decision was 'technical and strategic' and had 'nothing to do with the 'blockade', says Energy Minister Saad al-Kaabi

Angola bets on largest-ever offshore oil investment

Angola was badly hit by the oil-price plunge in 2014

France’s Total has officially left Iran

​French energy giant Total has officially quit its multi-billion-dollar gas project in Iran, says Oil Minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh

Europe’s energy giants reap benefits of oil price surge

Rising oil prices can push up inflation, but first, they translate into rising revenues and profits for energy majors and producer nations

Libya government: Oil exports by rival administration ‘illegal’

The Benghazi-based authorities made a similar attempt to bypass the Tripoli government in 2016 but their planned sale was stopped

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Forty-three people were shot dead in the first six months of this year in the Western Cape’s intractable taxi violence, while close to 100 have been arrested and 40 are on court rolls in connection with the conflict

Ingonyama Trust Board moves to retrench staff

More than 50 workers at the Ingonyama Trust Board have been issued section 189 notices

Solar stuck where sun don’t shine: State spends R289m to store solar water heaters

The national solar water heater programme is set to take off once again this year, but meanwhile the government is spending millions on storing heaters that have yet to be installed

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NSTF-South32 Awards

All of the awards are made for outstanding contributions to science, engineering, technology and innovation in South Africa

The benefits of being a GEMS member

The scheme offers comprehensive and affordable healthcare options to all public service employees and greater access to better healthcare

The evolution of South Africa’s savings culture

A common misconception is that you need a lot of money to start saving, but this is simply not true – you can start with R50

Tobacco producers welcome new research confirming that cigarette ban has failed

Every day that goes by shows the importance of getting rid of this ban and going back to producing and selling cigarettes as we were before

Cost increases sharing of cigarettes

Many people are questioning whether the ban on tobacco in South Africa is not in fact having the opposite effect of that intended

How to tell if you have a hidden contact centre in your business

The important thing to remember is that a contact centre is defined less by the physical space it occupies and more by the customer experience it delivers

Accessing health and justice in a time of Covid-19

The similarities between the HIV epidemic and the Covid-19 pandemic are hard to ignore – the most obvious is the level of premature deaths caused by both

Position of the African Blood Regulators Forum on the use of Convalescent Plasma in Africa as a potential therapy for Covid-19

A potential treatment for Covid-19 is the transfusion of convalescent plasma collected from those who have recovered from into those who are still affected

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