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Get your child in the true spirit of Christmas

Children will enjoy – and adults will be thankful for – this addition to the family’s book shelf

What’s eating Father Christmas?

Santa's mall stand-ins take on the job because it's good, honest work. But those children can be a real trial.

Record number of Father Christmas calls hits US Air Force

Volunteers at a US Air Force base monitoring Father Christmas's progress around the world have answered a record number of Christmas calls.

Santa’s pipe put out in new edition of children’s classic

A fresh version of 'Twas the Night Before Christmas has sparked a censorship row.

Merry black and white shopping

Maponya Mall's Christmas theme is strictly Western, but its Santas are multicultural.

Santa Claus is coming to town

North American defence organisation follows sleigh from across the globe using satellites and the infrared signal from Rudolph the reindeer's nose.

Skinny Santa draws looks at Santa convention

"A Santa in white!" screams a wide-eyed Danish boy as he catches a glimpse of a Santa Claus who has ditched his traditional red garb.

To get to Paradise, some Americans go to Intercourse

In Texas, amorous couples get engaged in Loving -- and then go to Looneyville via Hoop and Holler. Earth is also in Texas, and lies about 2 400km away from Mars and Venus, both in Pennsylvania. And the good people of Rising Sun, Maryland, probably have close ties to their kinfolk in Hot Coffee, Mississippi, Toast in North Carolina and Two Egg, Florida.

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Sekhukhune’s five-year battle for water back in court

The residents of five villages are calling for the district municipal manager to be arrested

Special Investigating Unit probes Covid-19 tenderpreneurs

The SIU is investigating 102 companies doing business with the provincial government in Gauteng alone

Vaccine trial results due in December

If successful, it will then have to be manufactured and distributed

Press Releases

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

Opt-in to Popia

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

Capital Legacy talks life

The Covid-19 pandemic is revealing how few people actually sort their affairs to the benefit of their loved ones they leave behind when they pass on

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