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Shanghai leads battle against China’s rising mountain of trash

On July 1, Shanghai launched China's most ambitious garbage separation and recycling programme ever

Shabby South Africa ‘misses the boat’ at China trade fair

The South African pavilion was a ‘disservice to the country’ — and no one could speak Mandarin

Chaos and screams at Shanghai New Year stampede

At least 35 people were killed and 48 injured, according to city officials, during Shanghai's New Year celebration at the Bund.

Brics development bank a go

The largest emerging economies will push ahead with a $50-billion development bank to provide alternative funding for the Brics countries.

China: Seven hurt in stampede to see Beckham

Seven people were hurt in a stampede as hundreds of fans rushed to see football superstar David Beckham at an event in Shanghai.

Drogba arrives to warm welcome in Shanghai

More than 300 fans gathered in Shanghai to welcome Ivory Coast striker Didier Drogba on his much-anticipated arrival on Saturday.

Apple wins first round to sell iPads in Shanghai

Apple has won round one of a trademark case against it after a Shanghai court ruled its iPads could still be sold in the city.

Beijing insists on use of real names on micro blogs

The Beijing city government has said that it will give users of micro blogs three months to register with their real names or face legal consequences.

One plus one must make two

A lack of women in China means an estimated 30-million to 50-million men will be without a wife in 20 years.

Chinese gaze in awe at rise in country’s billionaires

China may be struggling with growing income disparities, but when it comes to making a fortune, Chinese still believe that to get rich is glorious.

Chinese state-run media play down protest calls

China's state media on Monday dismissed a weekend web campaign for Middle East-style protests as "performance art", while also urging public patience.

Booming China on show to world at Shanghai Expo

Shanghai opened its multibillion-dollar World Expo to the public on Saturday, showcasing China's booming economy and resurgent national pride.

Shanghai and all that jazz

After a long hibernation, the live music scene is thriving in China's hippest city, with a host of new jazz and blues clubs, writes Tessa Thorniley.

Chinese firm wins big Libyan railway contract

A Chinese contractor has won bids to build two railways in Libya worth a combined $2,6-billion as China enhances its economic presence in energy-rich African nations. Under one contract, China Railway Construction, the firm that built part of the railway to Tibet, would construct a 352km west-to-east coastal railway.

Wipha weakens but still pours misery

Tropical storm Wipha lost much of its punch as it roared ashore over densely populated eastern China on Wednesday but continued to rake the region with heavy rains and high winds. The former typhoon had sparked the evacuation of more than two million people.

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Female cops sent for rape counselling

Brigadier Sifiso Cele denies the rape allegations, saying that they are part of a smear campaign and that criminal charges should have been opened if the accusations were true

‘Lost’ PPE: Morar a ‘player and ref’

Roshan Morar, the auditor who supplied the KZN education department with sanitisers has also been tasked with investigating the “disappearance” of millions of rands worth of PPE

Signing a path to freedom for the deaf

If South African Sign Language is recognised as one of the country’s official languages, it will considerably ease many of the deaf community’s problems of access, education and equality.

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In conversation with SA Reserve Bank Governer, Lesetja Kganyago

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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

What is a virtual card, and how does it work?

A virtual card lets you pay online without ever having to take your card from your wallet or exposing your actual account information

Expert grant writer vacancy

The role of the grant writer is to work collaboratively with the HST bid team to conceptualise and write proposals for upcoming grant calls

Investment outlook beyond Covid-19

Opportunities for local business growth needed to be identified and strategically capitalised on, and we have to be really deliberate about that

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