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Syria accepts rough peace plan, says Annan

Syria has accepted a ceasefire and peace plan drawn up by Arab League special envoy Kofi Annan as Syrian troops thrust into Lebanon to battle rebels.

China’s Wen says jobs a priority despite economic headwinds

Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao says he will make job creation a more urgent priority in the face of slowed economic growth and weakened exports.

China: We’d better shape up, so we need a plan

China has pledged to hold people more accountable for their actions after a string of scandals involving everything from food safety to fake goods.

Can Brics build support for the eurozone?

The Brics are considering offering support to the euro area, possibly by buying bonds, but there are doubts that a significant plan will materialise.

We’re still the best bet in the world, Biden tells China

US Vice-President Joe Biden on Sunday rejected views that American power is waning and said Washington would never default on its debt.

Why does China love Shakespeare?

Wen Jiabao's visit to Stratford was graceful cultural diplomacy -- but reflects China's real fascination with Shakespeare.

Chinese farmers go online to sell produce

There's a a growing number of Chinese farmers selling their produce online, giving them access to customers countrywide and boosting their income.

‘Great wall of suspicion’ persists between China, India

Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao left New Delhi on Friday, vowing that India will never be a rival, but his rhetoric has done little to lift Indian unease.

‘War’ gains currency at G7

China is placed under pressure as several central banks intervene to make their currencies cheaper.

Zuma looks to China to boost trade

South African President Jacob Zuma, struggling with sluggish growth and worker discontent at home, seeks to boost trade on Monday on a trip to China.

China’s Wen reveals fears of any Korea conflict spreading

Premier Wen Jiabao took said this week that any clash could have serious reverberations for the region, not least his own country.

China’s Wen says US responsible for bad ties

The US is to blame for strains between Beijing and Washington and should take steps to repair ties, Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao said on Sunday.

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MTN unveils TikTok bundles

Customised MTN TikTok data bundles are available to all prepaid customers on *136*2#.

Marketers need to reinvent themselves

Marketing is an exciting discipline, offering the perfect fit for individuals who are equally interested in business, human dynamics and strategic thinking. But the...

Upskill yourself to land your dream job in 2020

If you received admission to an IIE Higher Certificate qualification, once you have graduated, you can articulate to an IIE Diploma and then IIE Bachelor's degree at IIE Rosebank College.

South Africans unsure of what to expect in 2020

Almost half (49%) of South Africans, 15 years and older, agree or strongly agree that they view 2020 with optimism.

KZN teacher educators jet off to Columbia University

A group of academics were selected as participants of the programme focused on PhD completion, mobility, supervision capacity development and the generation of high-impact research.

New-style star accretion bursts dazzle astronomers

Associate Professor James O Chibueze and Dr SP van den Heever are part of an international team of astronomers studying the G358-MM1 high-mass protostar.

2020 risk outlook: Use GRC to build resilience

GRC activities can be used profitably to develop an integrated risk picture and response, says ContinuitySA.

MTN voted best mobile network

An independent report found MTN to be the best mobile network in SA in the fourth quarter of 2019.