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Obama chases Exit with a Bear

The most dangerous activity a sitting United States president is usually allowed to do is drive a golf cart.

JFK: A conspiracy of echoes

Theories about the death of John F Kennedy are in overdrive as the 50th ?anniversary of his death approaches — even John Kerry is weighing in.

Deep Read: Fanning the flames of hatred

They say the West has been hoodwinked by Muslims and claim to have been vindicated by last week's attacks, but who are America's "counter jihadis"?

Filmmaker’s identity a mystery

The maker of the anti-Muhammad film that sparked mayhem in Egypt and protest in Libya has gone into hiding, leaving questions about his identity.

Comic-Con brings fantasy worlds to life

They come from every corner of America's galaxy -- moms and dads, skywalkers and hobbits, vampires and vigilantes, all on the same mission: escape.

Murder-free El Salvador a ‘mafia peace’

A dramatic fall in the murder rate in El Salvador has been attributed to the gangs' truce.

Poverty and crime bring Honduras to its knees

Honduras is the world's murder capital, with a rate 12 times the global average, amid violent fallout from a 2009 coup.

Young upstart sets his sights on Venezuelan presidency

Hugo Chavez to face stiff competition from youthful presidential hopeful.

In the killing fields

Narco-terrorism has made Central America one of the world's deadliest regions for journalists.

Cuba shuffle, geriatrics shuttle

Raul Castro has proposed term limits for Cuba's rulers, including himself, in an unprecedented effort to rejuvenate the island's political leadership.

$8bn payback for ‘Amazon Chernobyl’

Chevron cries foul but the plaintiffs might yet push for the $27-billion they claimed.

Clerics mine for trapped souls

As the mine rescue drama neared a climax, clerics vied with one another to stamp their own faith on a surge in religious fervour in Chile.

Election puts Hugo Chávez on the left foot

Both sides have declared it a victory but the opposition's gains have left the president weaker.

Bolivian president knees football opponent in groin

A knee to the groin may be more Vinnie Jones than Machiavelli, but it was no less effective for Evo Morales in asserting his presidential authority.

Cuba joins mainland of austerity

More than one million state employees are to be laid off in the island's economic shake-up.

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Durban city manager says NPA erred in his bail conditions

The corruption-fraught metro is coming to grips with having a municipal manager who is on bail for graft, yet has returned to work

SA justice delays extradition of paedophile to UK

Efforts to bring Lee Nigel Tucker to justice have spanned 16 years and his alleged victims have waited for 30 years

Johannesburg cannot police its future

South Africa’s biggest city is ground zero for debates about the long-term effectiveness and constitutionality of militarised urban policing and how we imagine the post-Covid city

Press Releases

Itec serves up high-tech integrated surveillance system for family food company

The system includes facial recognition software and a thermal screening solution that will provide instant temperature screening of all employees

Transport Month

An infrastructure-led recovery will help to stimulate demand in the South African economy, which is vital post the Covid-19 pandemic

Limpopo’s Economic Recovery Plan to fight Covid-19 impact

Billions have been set aside to help farmers and industries get back on their feet as part of the Limpopo Socio-Economic Recovery Plan

Disrupt the corrupt

Whistle-blowers should be seen as real heroes in the fight against corruption and we need a change in culture for this to happen

Corporates: A force for good for a sustainable future

In order to see people and nature thrive what is required is a strong focus on partnerships – we cannot act alone anymore

Combatting wildlife crime in Southern Africa activity annual programme statement (APS) No. 04

Concept papers are sought for implementating activities, for a multi-faceted programme that aims to reduce poaching and illegal trade in wildlife

The financial decisions made during your life journey, and their impact on your retirement outcome

The longer you save towards retirement the larger your retirement savings are expected to be due to the effect of compounding interest

In conversation with SA Reserve Bank Governer, Lesetja Kganyago

'Make interest rates zero and inflation goes up and then people save less – we need savings to fund investment in this country'

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