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Doctor found guilty but not convicted in Spain ‘stolen baby’ case

The court found former gynaecologist Eduardo Vela guilty of taking Ines Madrigal, now 49, away from her mother as a newborn in 1969

Keeping the faith

Organised religion, which tells us to believe in invisible things, does not tackle real suffering

Mother Teresa will achieve sainthood this weekend – 19 years after her death

The nun was beatified in 2003 after the procedure to establish her case for sainthood was started two years after her death instead of the usual five.

A reminder that saints walk among us

Twenty-five years ago in Venda, a man died for his beliefs at the hands of a vicious mob. Now he is poised to become South Africa's first saint.

Pope’s visit to Mexico not welcome by all

Pope Benedict arrived in Mexico this weekend promising to "unmask the evil" of drug trafficking in a country ravaged by gang violence.

Lively debate among Catholics on pope condom remarks

The pope's view that condoms can sometimes be used to fight Aids has kindled a lively debate among Roman Catholic theologians and commentators.

Succession questions after Paisley announces departure

Northern Ireland's largest Protestant party scrambled on Wednesday to secure a seamless transfer of power after its firebrand leader, Ian Paisley, announced his departure, drawing tributes from all sides. Paisley said on Tuesday he would step down as Democratic Unionist Party head in May.

Archbishop Christodoulos, Greece’s vocal head cleric, dies at 69

The head of the Orthodox Church of Greece, Archbishop Christodoulos, who died on January 28 aged 69 after a seven-month battle with liver cancer, was a charismatic orator who captivated and divided Greek society with his strong views on nationalism and church-state relations.

Vatican paper criticises Golden Compass

The Vatican newspaper <i>L'Osservatore Romano</i> has criticised the children's film <i>The Golden Compass</i> starring Nicole Kidman, calling it "anti-Christmas". Co-starring British actor Daniel Craig, the film is a "fantasy saga with 1960s sauce," the paper said in its Tuesday evening edition.

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Demolition of hope in Hangberg

The City of Cape Town in June twice knocked down structures on land allocated for other purposes. The city says these were not evictions; residents ask why no police are available for rapes and murders

Corruption allegations: It’s a family affair at Dihlabeng municipality

The mayor, her relatives and their friends keep landing lucrative tenders and using state resources. Yet Lindiwe Makhalema has failed to declare the list of her relationships with people and companies benefiting from the municipality

AG’s report reveals the municipalities where money goes to waste

Municipalities are in complete disarray, with many of them flagged by the auditor-general for deliberate lack of accountability and tolerance for transgressions by political and administrative leadership while billions are squandered.

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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

Security and Compliance Evolution in the Data Revolution

Organisations must adopt a risk-based approach to compliance and rely on technology to mitigate that risk and on people and process controls as well

Covid-19 vs Child Nutrition

Children are being impacted severely across the world because of things such as reduced immunisation as health services prioritise treating Covid-19 cases

MTN’s network innovation sees 5G launched at 100 sites countrywide

MTN South Africa has launched its widely accessible 5G network – the first of MTN’s 21 operations across Africa and the Middle East

Economic ramifications of Covid-19

There is an opportunity for business and government in collaboration to galvanise and work together, and present ourselves as a viable destination for investment

BCX empowers its finance staff with professional accounting qualifications

'For the finance function to go beyond the numbers we need to be professional and we cannot leave out the financial control experts'

Ensuring no prospective CA(SA) is left behind

Sizwe Nxasana talks about the macro-economic impact our country will suffer if the accountancy profession fails to transform its pipeline in the pandemic

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