World not ready for ageing population

2013-10-01 08:31

Experts are concerned that the world is not prepared to support a growing elderly population.

India aims to stop welfare fraud

2013-01-02 09:37

The country is to pay billions of dollars in social welfare money directly to its poor, under a new plan to cut out the middlemen blamed for massive fraud.

EU, IMF agree to lend Greece €49bn

2012-12-13 15:51

Eurozone finance ministers and the International Monetary Fund have agreed to release €49.1bn to Greece, with most of that sum flowing immediately.

M&R sinks into full-year loss

2011-08-31 16:50

Construction firm Murray & Roberts has posted a loss for the year as it made provision for contract completion costs and possible regulatory penalties.

The game is up

2010-09-28 22:15

Before gloating over India's sporting woes, consider the real economic cost of the World Cup, writes Greta Steyn.

Superstar musos for FIFA 2010

2010-03-17 10:53

FIFA has announced the first group of superstar musicians confirmed to perform at the FIFA World Cup Kickoff Celebration Concert.

The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas

2008-12-11 11:30

Bruno's life is forever when he strikes up a friendship with the only boy who appears to be around.


ILO: World faces jobs crisis

2013-01-22 11:28

Global unemployment is set to beat the all-time record of 199m in 2013, with the youth hit harder than ever before, says the International Labour Organisation.

Indian central bank holds rates

2012-12-18 11:59

India's central bank has kept interest rates on hold, but says it plans to boost the flagging economy, raising the odds of a rate cut as early as January.


Transit of Venus

2012-06-06 09:49

Sky gazers around the world have held up their telescopes and viewing glasses to watch Venus slide across the sun - a rare celestial phenomenon. See all the pictures.

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Condoms for...nobody?

2010-09-29 12:00

Coming to South Africa soon? Bring your own condoms; we certainly don’t have enough to share, writes Glenda Muzenda.

Foreign fan numbers 'promising'

2010-06-16 12:36

About 110 000 visitors came to SA for the opening days of the 2010 Fifa World Cup, with more expected to arrive, organisers say.

Superstar musos for FIFA 2010

2010-03-17 10:53

FIFA has announced the first group of superstar musicians confirmed to perform at the FIFA World Cup Kickoff Celebration Concert.

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