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Confessions of a Twitter addict

How Twitter took over our reporter's virtual -- and real -- life and why she likes it that way.

Blame it all on La Niña

Australia, Brazil, Thailand, the Philippines, South Africa ... is there a pattern to the floods that seem to be drowning half the world?

Climate lessons from Africa

Africa has a unique opportunity to provide solutions for the global problem of climate change, says Professor Sir David King.

Cosatu lashes new labour-broking law

Cosatu has accused the ANC and the government of soft-pedalling on labour broking to shield politically connected business people.

Recession depression: Change the way you think

The ongoing recession has done much more than affect our collective pocketbooks. It has also driven many to depression -- and even suicide.

M&G wins battle for Zim election report

The <i>M&G</i> won its lengthy court battle to obtain a copy of a report commissioned by former president Thabo Mbeki on Zimbabwe's 2002 elections.

Gautrain car fleet: Mission accomplished

The last Gautrain rail car arrived at the depot in Midrand this week, completing the 96-car fleet.

Play gives voice to traditionally silent males

During gender activism campaigns like the 16 Days of Activism, one group of voices is traditionally silent: those of men.

Fallout continues after ‘I don’t like black people’ comments

Author Annelie Botes has complained that the <em>M&G</em> deliberately put her in a bad light and emphasised the negative in her comments.

Green energy in South Africa ‘necessary’ for future

South Africa has got to consider renewable energy, or risk being left behind. This was the message from a seminar held by Greenpeace Africa.

How do the media cover issues of gender?

During the 16 Days of No Violence against Women and Children the media will play a vital role in getting the campaign's messages out to the public.

Rape victims respond: ‘#IsaidNO’

After the Jules High School rape incident, the 'Twitterverse' lit up with stories from three local women who recounted their own experience.

Schoolgirls ‘suffer in silence’

Bill of Rights notwithstanding, gender-based violence at schools is as prevalent as ever.

Change is Gain for Naidoo

Winner -- Individual Award: <b>Jay Naidoo</b>.

Standard Bank: ‘It’s been a very difficult year’

There will be no more retrenchments in the foreseeable future, Standard Bank CEO Jacko Maree said at a media briefing on Friday.

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Constitutional Court ruling on restructuring dispute is good for employers

A judgment from the apex court empowers employers to change their workers’ contracts — without consultation

KZN officials cash in on ‘danger pay for Covid-19’

Leadership failures at Umdoni local municipality in KwaZulu-Natal have caused a ‘very unhappy’ ANC PEC to fire the mayor and chief whip

The living nightmare of environmental activists who protest mine expansion

Last week Fikile Ntshangase was gunned down as activists fight mining company Tendele’s expansions. Community members tell the M&G about the ‘kill lists’ and the dread they live with every day

Press Releases

Introducing the new CSIR strategy and identity

This will guide the research, development and innovation organisation in its pursuit to conduct research that enables a capable state

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

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