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Motsamai journeys from prison to Parliament

The newly sworn-in delegate was only recently released from Boksburg prison and is on parole after serving almost 28 years behind bars

Ethiopia to free opposition leader and hundreds of others

The government also plans to pardon convicted criminals within the next two months — but only people who were not involved in murder

Desmond Tutu supports call for the release of Palestinian prisoners

Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu has thrown his support behind the campaign calling for the release of imprisoned Palestinian political prisoners.

Palestinians take hope from Island

Global campaign to free political prisoners held in Israel will be launched on symbolic Robben Island.

Burma may free more political prisoners soon

A senior government official says Burma may release more political detainees soon -- a week after about 200 prisoners were released.

India offers large loan and praise for Burma reforms

India promised Burma a $500-million credit line to improve infrastructure and praised the steps taken towards democracy the country has made so far.

Burma releases several political prisoners

Burma freed an outspoken critic and a major ethnic rebel as it began releasing 6 300 convicts, but kept some political detainees behind bars.

Cuba indicates it will free all its political prisoners

Cuba has signalled that it will free its political prisoners and let them stay on the island in a bid to repair ties with the international community.

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Ebrahim Patel MIA as the South African National Accreditation System battles its board

Trade and Industry Minister Ebrahim Patel has failed to intervene at the South African National Accreditation System since being made aware of alleged board inteference last November

Back in time to meals on wheels

Cape Town’s oldest roadhouse is hoping to make a comeback during the coronavirus lockdown. Nostalgia is the biggest seller

Gauteng responds to grave concern

The news of Gauteng’s grave site preparations raised alarm about the expected number of Covid-19-related deaths in the province

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Full-time Johannesburg-based CEO required for HI HOPES

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Balwin properties and Absa launch South Africa’s first green home loan

Balwin Properties’ Edge registration of over 16 000 units was a global first, covering more homes than any single property developer in the world to date

Young professional gets a career boost from PSETA

SAICA makes ongoing efforts to encourage the professionalisation of financial offices in private and public sector organisations

Colgate-Palmolive South Africa donates one million bars of soap

The combination of limited access to quality soap and a lack of knowledge of how to properly wash hands is a challenge in many vulnerable communities

Cheque value bundles – real value

Most people do not pay much attention to what bank account they have and whether or not it is suited to their daily realities

Absa Rewards puts cash in your pocket

In addition to the cash benefits, you will receive special offers and exclusive deals from selected Absa Rewards partners

Municipal audit outcomes reveal public sector financial management must be professionalised

SAICA calls for a review of the mandatory minimum skills and qualifications required for all key financial management positions within the public sector

Eleven ways to protect yourself against fraud

While financial services firms work continuously to improve security, fraudsters are always devising new plans to circumvent the latest safety measures

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