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Italian Mafia blamed for wine spillage

One of Tuscany's finest red wines is now a lot harder to find after vandals broke into the producer's cellar and emptied 80 000 litres on the floor.

Asylum seekers abandoned to hardships and racism in Italy

Political refugees who risk their lives to sail from Africa to Italy are being abandoned to a life of poverty and isolation, according to a report.

Knives at dawn: Naples chefs take sides in ‘ultra pizza’ wars

Naples gave birth to the margherita, but now passions are running high over the addition of stilton, port or even liquorice.

The Da Vinci coda: Evidence of lost masterpiece uncovered

Researchers say they have found evidence that a lost fresco by Leonardo da Vinci is painted on a hidden wall in a cavity in the town hall in Florence.

Silvio Berlusconi: Should he go or should he go?

Berlusconi's resignation has become a question of when, not if, after he was deserted by allies who say crippling debt isn't Italy's problem: he is.

Italy wants Unesco protection for Neapolitan pizza

Headlines in Italy have focused on pizza after it was this year voted by Italians as one of the dishes that best sums up their nation.

Catholic church raids deplorable, says pope

Groups representing victims of clerical abuse expressed outrage this week after the pope criticised raids on the Catholic church by Belgian police.

Top-level Catholic sex probe in Ireland

Pope Benedict has appointed controversial retired archbishop of Westminster, Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor in sex abuse scandal case.

Police impound town

Italian police have impounded an entire neighbourhood built illegally on the outskirts of Naples, part of an operation magistrates hope will uproot the mafia wealth hidden behind the day-to-day mob shootings that plague the city. In three raids this month, police sealed off with crime-scene tape 50 new buildings containing more than 300 flats.

Malaria returns to Italy

Sandwiched between temperate Europe and African heat, Italy is on the front line of climate change and is witnessing a rise in tropical diseases such as malaria and tick-borne encephalitis, a new report says. Italy was declared free of malaria in 1970, but it is making a comeback, said the Italian environmental organisation Legambiente.

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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

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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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