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Stieg Larsson names PM’s killer from beyond the grave

The bestselling novelist left behind 15 boxes of files connecting SA to the killing of Swedish prime minister Olof Palme, but he likely got it wrong.

Museum begins restoration on Frida Kahlo photos

More than 350 photos taken by the Mexican artist and her husband Diego Rivera are being repaired in a six-month project.

Hit or miss? David Cameron’s 10-track playlist for G8 heads

From Alt-J to Laura Mvula, UK Prime Minister David Cameron's "bespoke" list of songs for leaders at last month's G8 summit has been revealed.

City workers unfazed by ‘good-natured’ activists

London's financial district began its working week in the form of a tent encampment objecting to the excesses of the global financial system.

International cyberspying uncovered

Dozens of countries, companies and organisations have had their computers systematically hacked over the past five years by one country.

Papers detail brutal abuse

'Violent shock' the only way to deal with Mau Mau insurgents, British government told.

A hard rain falls on Dylan’s Chinese fans

Aged 68, Bob Dylan must almost have forgotten what it was like to be deemed a threat to society.

London police show bombers on apparent dummy run

The presumed suicide bombers who killed themselves and 52 other people in London on July 7 checked out their targets a week beforehand with an apparent dummy run of the attack. Grainy stills from closed-circuit television cameras issued by the police showed three of the four men assumed to be the attackers gathering together before heading into the capital on June 28.

Dramatic police raid launched in London

A massive police hunt for the remaining fugitive London bombers appeared to be paying off on Friday as officers launched a massive raid in the capital, reportedly targeting another of the wanted men. Residents of the White City suburb saw police swiftly seal off streets before a large explosion was heard, followed by a series of smaller blasts.

Blair: ‘Don’t give one inch’ to terrorists

British Prime Minister Tony Blair made an impassioned plea on Tuesday for the world to unite against terrorism and refuse to "give one inch" to their demands. Blair also said he supports giving police expanded powers of detention under proposed changes to anti-terrorist laws in the wake of the London bombings.

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Hopefield: Brutal police vs brutalised citizens

The small town’s residents, who say they’ve been terrorised by rogue police officers for years, were unsurprised when Reginald Linnerd was found beaten to death in a holding cell

Western Cape warned not to be complacent about flat-lining Covid-19 cases

The Western Cape, which once had the highest number of Covid-19 cases in South Africa, is seeing a steady decline in active cases

Sisulu axes another water board

Umgeni Water’s board in KwaZulu-Natal was appointed irregularly by her predecessor, the water and sanitation minister claims

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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

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

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