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Pope Francis names first Sri Lankan saint

The revolutionary Catholic pope has called 17th-century missionary Joseph Vaz a model of reconciliation after the country's recent civil war.

Pope’s third book on Jesus reaffirms virgin birth

Pope Benedict published the last part of his trilogy on the life of Jesus which reaffirms the the virgin birth as an "unequivocal" truth of faith.

Vatican convicts computer expert in Vatileaks case

A Vatican court has convicted a computer programmer of helping the Pope's butler leak confidential papers in a scandal that embarrassed the Vatican.

Case against Pope’s former butler adjourned

The case against Paolo Gabriele, in which he is accused of stealing and leaking documents alleging corruption in the Vatican, has been adjourned.

Pope decries technology without God

Pope Benedict, leading Catholics into Easter, says technological progress, in the absence of awareness of God, poses a threat to the world.

Italy enthralled by reluctant hero

The officer ordering the captain of a capsized Italian cruise ship to go back aboard has become an instant hero, credited with saving national honour.

Pope decries commercialisation of Christmas

Pope Benedict has ushered in Christmas, urging people to see through the commercialism of the season and rediscover the significance of the day.

Wall Street protests sweep the globe

Anti-greed protesters rallied globally on Saturday, denouncing bankers and politicians over the international economic crisis.

Occupy Wall Street protests go global

Demonstrators worldwide have shouted their rage against bankers and politicians they accuse of ruining economies and condemning millions to hardship.

Santa Croce restoration offers rare close up view

For lovers of Italian art, the Santa Croce Basilica is as close as you can come to ascending a stairway to heaven and looking angels in the eye.

Pope says God was behind Big Bang

God's mind was behind scientific theories such as the Big Bang, and Christians should reject the idea that the universe came into being by accident.

Pope says Christmas mass amid security concerns

Pope Benedict prayed for peace on Friday as he led the world's Roman Catholics into Christmas at a mass marked by heightened security.

Rare pope trip to Britain will pose challenges

Pope Benedict this week makes a trip to Britain and his welcome in one of Europe's most secular nations will range from polite to indifferent.

Pope begs forgiveness for sexual abuse scandal

Pope Benedict begged forgiveness from God and victims of child sexual abuse by priests on Friday.

Preacher compares attacks on pope to Jewish suffering

Attacks on the Catholic Church over a sexual abuse scandal are comparable to "collective violence" against Jews, the pontiff's personal preacher said.

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Scores die in Western Cape’s deadly taxi tit-for-tat

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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Debt management amid Covid-19 and beyond

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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

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