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Companies must advocate for LGBT rights everywhere in the world, not just where it's easy
Companies must advocate for LGBT rights everywhere in the world, not just where it's easy

It has now become commonplace for major corporations to join in on LGBT events such as Pride Month, National Coming Out Day or the International...

By Ken Chan 12 Nov 2021

SOUTH AFRICA

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To ban or not to ban plastic shopping bags? Implications and proposed solutions

Dubbed the 'white flower' in SA, the negative effects of single-use plastic shopping bags include reducing the aesthetic value of landscapes, clogging waterways, depleting petroleum reserves...

By Asphat Muposhi, Mercy Mpinganjira, Marius Wait 23 Jun 2021

GLOBAL

Biden administration moves to rejoin UN Human Rights Council
Biden administration moves to rejoin UN Human Rights Council

US President Joe Biden's administration will reengage with the United Nations Human Rights Council, three years after former...

8 Feb 2021

GLOBAL

Remote-work visas will shape the future of work, travel and citizenship
Remote-work visas will shape the future of work, travel and citizenship

Smaller countries have been competing for tourists for years. New remote work visas suggest they are now competing for citizens...

By Dave Cook 7 Sep 2020

GLOBAL

UN ruling could be a game-changer for climate refugees and climate action
UN ruling could be a game-changer for climate refugees and climate action

The recent ruling by the United Nations that governments cannot return people to countries where their lives might be threatened by climate change is a potential game-changer...

By Yvonne Su 29 Jan 2020

SOUTH AFRICA

Female millennials are the most confident and ambitious of any female generation
Female millennials are the most confident and ambitious of any female generation

New PwC survey dispels myths about women and work...

5 Mar 2015

JAPAN

Japan to file criminal complaint against Novartis
Japan to file criminal complaint against Novartis

TOKYO: Japan's health ministry plans to file a criminal complaint against the local arm of Swiss pharmaceutical giant Novartis over alleged exaggerated advertising for a popular blood-pressure drug, an official said Wednesday, 8 January 2014.

9 Jan 2014

JAPAN

Japan's NEC rolls out counterfeit-spotting technology
Japan's NEC rolls out counterfeit-spotting technology

TOKYO, JAPAN: Japan's NEC on Monday unveiled a technology that sniffs out even the most convincing counterfeits by reading microscopic patterns on everything from a luxury purse to a metal bolt...

11 Nov 2014

JAPAN

Facebook was ordered to reveal the IP addresses of two fake accounts used to post revealing revenge porn photographs taken of a woman in Tokyo. Image:
Facebook ordered to reveal revenge porn IP addresses

TOKYO, JAPAN: A Tokyo court has ordered Facebook to disclose the IP addresses used by fake accounts that were posting revenge porn on its pages, in the first such case in Japan.

22 Oct 2014

JAPAN

Apple's store in Ginza, Japan was buzzing as people from various countries including China queued for hours to get their hands on the new phones and sell them at a profit in mainland China. Image: Apple
Huge demand for iPhone 6 from Chinese buyers

TOKYO, JAPAN: Buyers from China, deprived of the latest iPhone launch at home, were among the first in line in Japan to grab the iPhone 6.

22 Sep 2014

JAPAN

MtGox's Chief Executive has refused to travel to the USA, fearing further prosecution after the exchange failed and investors lost million before the company went bankrupt. Image:
Angry investors demand Bitcoin answers from MtGox

TOKYO, JAPAN: Bitcoin investors voiced their anger after the first creditors' meeting for failed Tokyo trading exchange MtGox, whose spectacular collapse hammered the digital currency's reputation and left a trail of unanswered questions.

24 Jul 2014

JAPAN

The Apple iPhone 4 infringed Samsung's data transmission patent. Image:
No clear winner in Samsung-Apple court battle in Japan

TOKYO, JAPAN: A Japanese court ruled that Samsung could seek minimal damages from Apple for patent infringement, with both sides claiming victory in the legal skirmish over the design of their smartphones.

19 May 2014

JAPAN

MtGox's Mark Karpeles has handed control of the failed exchange over to administrator Nobuaki Kobayashi. Image:
MtGox bust, placed under administration

TOKYO, JAPAN - Failed Bitcoin exchange MtGox was has been placed in administration by a Japanese court, with an order for bankruptcy expected to be issued soon, its administrator and chief executive said.

17 Apr 2014

JAPAN

Toshiba has instituted legal action against SK Hynix over corporate spying. Image:
Toshiba sues South Korean rival for corporate spying

TOKYO, JAPAN: Japan's Toshiba has slapped South Korean rival SK Hynix with a lawsuit seeking damages claiming that it received sensitive trade secrets from a Japanese engineer.

17 Mar 2014

JAPAN

A huge theft at MtGox is being probed after the Japanese exchange was closed. Image:
Japan probing bitcoin exchange after huge reported theft

TOKYO, JAPAN: Japanese authorities were on Wednesday, 26 February, probing the troubled MtGox bitcoin exchange after claims of a multi-million dollar theft from its digital vaults, as US prosecutors reportedly served a subpoena on the company.

27 Feb 2014

JAPAN

Olympus pays investors US$2.6m over accounting scandal
Olympus pays investors US$2.6m over accounting scandal

TOKYO, JAPAN: Japanese camera company Olympus agreed to pay US$2.6m to settle a US investor claim stemming from a huge accounting scandal that hammered its shares.

1 Oct 2013

JAPAN

Nissan recalls 841,000 Micras and Cubes
Nissan recalls 841,000 Micras and Cubes

TOKYO, JAPAN: Nissan said Thursday (23 May) it would recall some 841,000 compact cars worldwide because of a problem with the steering wheel.

24 May 2013



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