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Record 45mn need urgent food aid in Southern Africa — UN

Roughly 45-million people in southern Africa are in urgent need of food aid as a result of drought, flooding and economic hardship, the UN...

New limbs, new life for South Sudan amputees

South Sudan's five-year-long civil war has left possibly tens of thousands of people without limbs — a toll that may never be accurately established

Economic crisis cuts swathe through Venezuela society

Venezuela is locked in a deep economic and political crisis despite sitting on the world's largest oil reserves

Militants claim kidnap of missing Red Cross team in Mali

The Red Cross says one of its teams in Mali is missing, which al-Qaeda-aligned group Mujao has reportedly confirmed was kidnapped by them.

CAR’s new leader orders security crackdown

The CAR's new interim leader has ordered troops in Bangui to shoot troublemakers "at point blank range" in a bid to end months of violence.

Philippines: Typhoon Haiyan leaves hundreds dead

One of the strongest typhoons ever to make landfall in the Philippines has left more than 1 000 people dead in the country, says the Red Cross.

Red Cross suspends Gerry Elsdon as secretary general

The South African Red Cross's governing board has suspended former beauty queen and TV personality Gerry Elsdon with immediate effect.

Red Cross finds scores of bodies in CAR capital

The Red Cross in the Central African Republic said it has found some 78 bodies in the streets of the capital Bangui since it fell to the rebels.

Hopes to end Syrian violence

Visiting Red Cross chief is seeking access to those detained in more than five months of anti-regime protests in Syria.

Cyclone kills nearly 4 000 in Burma

Burma said on Monday that nearly 4 000 people had been killed in the cyclone that tore into the impoverished and secretive Asian nation at the weekend, and that tens of thousands more could also be dead. The announcement on state television increased the death toll from Tropical Cyclone Nargis more than ten-fold.

More than 130 feared dead in Indonesia

Indonesian rescuers on Thursday hunted for victims of landslides and floods on Java Island that have left more than 130 people feared dead and tens of thousands displaced, officials said. Landslides hit two districts in Central Java in the early hours of Wednesday morning, engulfing entire homes and blocking roads.

Fears mount over more floods in Africa

Fears mounted on Monday that downpours that have killed dozens in Africa, uprooted hundreds of thousands and devastated crops could continue past the end of the rainy season and hit areas that have so far escaped floods. Experts say the rising waters may hit as yet unaffected areas in the coming days.

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WiMSA shines a light on the future of women in mining

Men in mining must begin to take it upon themselves to support the development of women in the industry

Department of Public Works and Infrastructure reveals second gender-based violence advocacy artwork

The men and boys of South Africa are important role players in this mission to ensure that women are respected, protected and treated equally

Empowering the voice of women in leadership to enable full participation in their roles in leadership and decision making

Sibanye-Stillwater has 13% female representation in its workforce and is actively working to achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls

Surviving the tobacco ban

Nicotine is given as the ‘likely’ reason for lower Covid-19 infection rates but authorities still stress the health risk of smoking

Smokers hold thumbs for cigarette ban to be lifted

SATTA is worried about the impact of the ban on its own members activities and how the ban is helping black marketeers to make millions of rands illegally

Covid-19: Outlook on the economy, politics and labour

Old Mutual had experts unpack the effects of the pandemic and provide practical tips on how to deal with the financial impact of job losses and salary cuts

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All business owners should take note: there is a lot of work ahead to ensure compliance with the POPI Act that has just come into effect

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