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Social justice groups call for halt on evictions during the Covid-19 pandemic

Twenty-seven organisations have penned a letter to the presidency calling for evictions to be banned in an effort to protect vulnerable groups

Unruly native till the end

The jazz maestro was an activist first and foremost, and created his own unique instruments and style

Capone solution for graft?

Even one-year sentences will effectively disqualify state capturers from the realm of politics

​Walking among unicorns

Facts about San Francisco are hidden; they are gleaned from trying to make sense of being there

San Francisco plane crash: Pilot was on first training flight

The pilot who oversaw the landing by a colleague of the jet that crashed in San Francisco was on his first flight as a trainer, says the airline.

Two killed in San Francisco crash identified as students

Chinese state media have identified the two people who died in a plane crash at San Francisco International Airport.

Two killed as South Korean Boeing crashes, burns in San Francisco

An Asiana Airlines Boeing 777 with 307 people on board crashed and burst into flames as it landed at San Francisco International Airport on Saturday.

Keeping stranger tides at bay

Echoes of 1960s counterculture live on, as Rowan Philp discovers during a mind-altering boating lesson in San Francisco.

Gas explosion engulfs homes in San Francisco suburb

A gas pipeline explosion ripped through a neighbourhood in a San Francisco suburb on Thursday, starting fires that burned more than 50 buildings.

California to be electric car capital

Officials in California have unveiled plans to turn the San Francisco Bay area into one of the world's leading centres for electric vehicles.

Apple unveils new iPhone with faster web, GPS

Apple has unveiled a new version of its popular iPhone built for high-speed wireless networks with faster internet access and more features.

CEO: Microsoft can do it without Yahoo!

Microsoft can build a competitive online advertising business without Yahoo! but it "could just take more time", CEO Steve Ballmer told the <i>Wall Street Journal</i> in an interview published on Friday. The comment came as analysts and industry watchers awaited an imminent announcement on Microsoft's next move in its unresolved quest to acquire Yahoo!

Microsoft renews bid despite Yahoo! rejection

Yahoo!'s rejection on Monday of Microsoft's buyout offer sets the stage for the United States software giant to up the ante or attempt a coup by ousting the internet firm's board of directors. Yahoo!'s board of directors spurned Microsoft's takeover bid, saying the $44,6-billion offer is too low.

Social networking frenzy points to web’s future

Social networking websites saw their ranks swell and values soar this year as everyone from moody teenagers and mellow music lovers to mate-seeking seniors joined online communities. Google's freshly released <i>Zeitgeist 2007</i> reveals that seven out of the 10 hottest topics which triggered internet queries during the year involved social networking.

Apple sets Leopard operating software loose on Friday

Apple's upgraded Leopard operating system will be set loose on Friday as trend-setting iPods and iPhones cause the ranks of Macintosh computer lovers to swell. Eagerly-awaited by Apple's notoriously cultish followers, Leopard's release was delayed so the company's engineers could devote their time to getting iPhones to market in the United States in June.

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Hawks swoop down with more arrests in R1.4-billion corruption blitz

The spate of arrests for corruption continues apace in Gauteng and the Eastern Cape.

SANDF hid R200m expenditure on ‘Covid’ drug it can’t use

Military health officials are puzzled by the defence department importing a drug that has not been approved for treating coronavirus symptoms from Cuba

Epic fail: Africa’s Fortnite battle

Forced onto the backfoot by poor ping and overseas servers, African gamers are getting creative in an attempt to play one of the biggest competitive games. In the second instalment of our gaming corner, we chat to some of the innovators

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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'

Secure your business from cyber threats

Many business-grade security systems now have built-in learning systems and AI to help businesses stay up to date with protection

Mental Health

During the pandemic there's been a dramatic increase in depression, anxiety and suicides, according to some of the surveys done

Expert financial advice still recommended – especially in uncertain times

A financial advisor is an expert who will help you to protect your wealth and make a realistic plan when unexpected events threaten your wellbeing

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