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10 of the best museums in Europe you should know

From penguins to purses to prostheses – why not take a detour from big museums and try one of these intriguing alternatives?

Breaks to break the bank for

From Francis Ford Coppola's new hotel in Italy to the genius of Klimt in Vienna, <b>Claire Wrathall</b> has some tempting tips for travellers.

Funding discussions dominate Aids conference

Flat-lined rather than scaled-up funding promises to be a central issue at the International Aids Conference in Vienna.

Opec lowers oil-demand projections for 2008

The Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (Opec) on Friday lowered its projections for growth of oil demand this year in response to a slowdown in world economic momentum. Opec, in its February report, said demand would likely grow by 1,43% this year rather than its previously estimated 1,52%.

Opec freezes oil output, says supplies are sufficient

The Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (Opec) left unchanged its oil-production ceiling on Friday, snubbing United States demands for an increase as the cartel focuses on supporting prices that have fallen 10% since the start of the year. Explaining its decision, Opec said that stockpiles of crude were likely to increase in the first half of 2008.

Dog hospitalised for being over the limit

A dog was admitted to a veterinary clinic in Austria on the weekend, barely able to stand on his own four paws and reeking "like a beer hall", a newspaper reported on Monday. Dingo, a three-year-old Labrador weighing 40kg, was a pitiful sight when his owner, a hunter, brought him in to the surgery, a newspaper quoted vet Karl Hofbauer as saying.

Oil crosses $98 a barrel

Oil prices jumped to a new trading record above $98 a barrel on Wednesday amid expectations of declining United States supplies. The weak dollar and the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries's apparent reluctance to pump more crude into the market also boosted prices.

Baker made staff pay for toilet visits

An Austrian baker who made his staff pay for the time they spent in the toilet has been forced to end the practice to avoid a court case, a lawyer said this week. The owner of the bakery in Eisenstadt recorded toilet visits on a computer and took the value of the bathroom time off their annual holiday bonus.

Pakistani sets world record in ‘ear-lifting’

A Pakistani man broke the world-record for "ear-lifting" in Vienna on Sunday, carrying almost 62kg from a cord attached to his right ear. Zafar Gill's feat earned him a place in the <i>Guinness World Records</i>, as part of a day of record-breaking attempts in the Austrian capital, organised under the slogan "Vienna -- Recordbreaker".

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Gauteng responds to grave concern

The news of Gauteng’s grave site preparations raised alarm about the expected number of Covid-19-related deaths in the province

Demolition of hope in Hangberg

The City of Cape Town in June twice knocked down structures on land allocated for other purposes. The city says these were not evictions; residents ask why no police are available for rapes and murders

Sassa disses disability grant applicants

Towards the end of level four of the lockdown, Sassa offices reopened for applications for old age pensions and childcare and foster care grants, but not for disability grants

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Balwin properties and Absa launch South Africa’s first green home loan

Balwin Properties’ Edge registration of over 16 000 units was a global first, covering more homes than any single property developer in the world to date

Young professional gets a career boost from PSETA

SAICA makes ongoing efforts to encourage the professionalisation of financial offices in private and public sector organisations

Colgate-Palmolive South Africa donates one million bars of soap

The combination of limited access to quality soap and a lack of knowledge of how to properly wash hands is a challenge in many vulnerable communities

Cheque value bundles – real value

Most people do not pay much attention to what bank account they have and whether or not it is suited to their daily realities

Absa Rewards puts cash in your pocket

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Municipal audit outcomes reveal public sector financial management must be professionalised

SAICA calls for a review of the mandatory minimum skills and qualifications required for all key financial management positions within the public sector

Eleven ways to protect yourself against fraud

While financial services firms work continuously to improve security, fraudsters are always devising new plans to circumvent the latest safety measures

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