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Bright lights, dark mutterings

Are we so in thrall to images of wealth that we would just stand there, agog at the spectacle, and not wonder about all this wasted electricity?

Bo-Kaap to be declared national heritage site

Nathi Mthethwa says UNESCO will be asked to declare Bo-Kaap a world heritage site

Transformation taking place in the higher education system

Relevant African content and collaboration are key

How Ethiopia and Kenya have put a world heritage site in danger

Lake Turkana's status as a World Heritage Site has not protected it from environmental threats.

India limits visitors to save Taj Mahal

Millions of mostly Indian tourists visit the Taj Mahal every year and their numbers are increasing steadily as domestic travel becomes easier.

Climate change imperils one in four natural heritage sites, according to report

The number of heritage sites at risk has grown to 62 from 35 in 2014 — nearly double the number from just three years ago

Mount Fuji named world heritage site

Japan's Mount Fuji, known for its perfectly cone-shaped volcano, has been granted World Heritage status, says Unesco.

Mapungubwe listing under threat

Mapungubwe National Park's listing as a World Heritage Site hangs in the balance, writes <b>Fiona Macleod</b>.

French cuisine named a ‘world intangible heritage’

Unesco declares French cuisine to be a world tangible heritage, creating the first gastronomy entry into the list.

Six new heritage site to global list

A historic road and prehistoric caves in Mexico were added on Sunday to the prestigious list of World Heritage sites.

Coal mine threat to world heritage site

Prized world heritage site Mapungubwe could soon have the scar of an open-cast coal mine on its doorstep.

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Durban city manager says NPA erred in his bail conditions

The corruption-fraught metro is coming to grips with having a municipal manager who is on bail for graft, yet has returned to work

SA justice delays extradition of paedophile to UK

Efforts to bring Lee Nigel Tucker to justice have spanned 16 years and his alleged victims have waited for 30 years

Johannesburg cannot police its future

South Africa’s biggest city is ground zero for debates about the long-term effectiveness and constitutionality of militarised urban policing and how we imagine the post-Covid city

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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

In conversation with SA Reserve Bank Governer, Lesetja Kganyago

'Make interest rates zero and inflation goes up and then people save less – we need savings to fund investment in this country'

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