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A dependable lifeline for all

LifeLine received its first call on Saturday March 16 1963 in Sydney, Australia

Digital death planning for dummies

What happens to your life on the internet when you pass away? Qudsiya Karrim explores the options.

Google accused of dodgy business practices in Kenya

Google has been accused of fraudulent practice and undermining business efforts by a Kenyan mobile company.

Real help for real people

The Anglo American Chairman's Fund is the oldest professionally managed corporate social investment programme in South Africa.

Eid-ul-Adha: Lambasting the slaughter

Eid-ul-Adha, the festival of sacrifice, has activists, Islamaphobes and Muslim vegetarians in a spin.

Starting from the top

The judges encouraged other small companies to take a leaf out of AfriSam's book.

Raid highlights factory abuses

Apart from poor pay, scores of the predominantly female employees in the textile industry are subjected to appalling working conditions.

eThekwini’s big spenders

No one in KwaZulu-Natal knows how to flaunt it quite like Sibusiso and Shawn Mpisane.

Gang’s killing raises issue of cop violence

The deadly force by police in Durban that left six criminals dead has reignited concern about the alarming levels of police violence in KwaZulu-Natal.

White is the new green in roofing

Energy efficiency and carbon management, sponsored by ABB -- <b>Commendation: Vital Health Foods</b>.

Building on a small footprint for cement

Energy efficiency and carbon management, sponsored by ABB -- Winner: <b>AfriSam South Africa</b>.

Learning from learners

Schools and institutions -- <b>Commendation: Girls and Boys Education Movement Clubs</b>.

Horticulture to the rescue

Schools and institutions -- <b>Commendation Grootbos Private Nature Reserve</b>.

Web celebs

Given the millions of bloggers, it's no mean feat for them to get noticed, let alone famous. But here are some who've catapulted to web celeb status.

GSK drops drug prices for poor nations

The world's second-biggest drug company is cutting its prices for some countries – but not for HIV patients, writes Qudsiya Karrim.

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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

Press Releases

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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