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More companies adopting sustainability strategies – survey

By: Christy van der Merwe     9th December 2010 The number of companies worldwide with active corporate sustainability programmes is increasing, owing to growing pressure from regulators and a... 

Cuba's R1,1bn debt cancelled

By: Sapa     8th December 2010 A debt of R1,1-billion owed by Cuba for diesel engines bought from South Africa during the 1990s was cancelled on Tuesday, the Presidency said. 

News this week

By: Bradley Dubbelman     2nd December 2010 Service delivery protests have reached a record height; Latin America’s largest economy, Brazil, is expected to become one of South Africa’s top-20... 

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EU strengthens contribution to Aids fund

By: Sapa     2nd December 2010 In an effort to strengthen the fight against Aids, the European Union (EU) has announced a 10% increase in contributions to the Global Fund set for... 

SA and Brazil aim to expand trade by $1bn in 2011

By: Loni Prinsloo     2nd December 2010 Latin America’s largest economy, Brazil, is expected to become one of South Africa’s top-20 trading partners, said a top South African official on... 

Cancun climate talks get under way, WWF says catch-up plan needed

By: Christy van der Merwe     1st December 2010 The yearly global climate change negotiations kicked off on Monday in Cancun, Mexico, with fewer political leaders present, and lower expectations... 

Poverty on the rise despite growth in least-developed countries

By: Loni Prinsloo     26th November 2010 The number of people living in extreme poverty continued to grow in the world’s poorest countries, despite the 49 least-developed countries (LDCs)... 

Youth Festival not jamboree — NYDA

By: Sapa     24th November 2010 The upcoming World Festival of Youth and Students will be a "festival of ideas", not a music concert, the National Youth Development Agency (NYDA)... 

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