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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

SOUTH AFRICA

World's press condemns attack against Charlie Hebdo
World's press condemns attack against Charlie Hebdo

WAN-IFRA and the World Editors Forum condemn yesterday's attack against French satirical publication Charlie Hebdo that has left 12 dead and at least four seriously wounded (Video)...

8 Jan 2015

GERMANY

German court could open way to bans on diesel cars
German court could open way to bans on diesel cars

One of Germany's top courts will decide on Thursday whether some diesel vehicles can be banned from parts of cities like Stuttgart and Duesseldorf to reduce air pollution, a possible landmark judgement for the "car nation"...

20 Feb 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

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Steinhoff investors ask to join Dutch lawsuit

The Dutch Investors Association (VEB) says it has been approached by many South African-registered Steinhoff shareholders interested in participating in its class action against Steinhoff...

By Ann Crotty 12 Jan 2018

FRANCE

European privacy watchdogs probe Facebook; EU wants to 'finalise' Google market abuse probe
European privacy watchdogs probe Facebook; EU wants to 'finalise' Google market abuse probe

PARIS, FRANCE: European data protection authorities have joined forces to probe Facebook's privacy controls, a French watchdog said on Thursday, putting the popular US social media giant under fresh pressure...

17 Apr 2015

GERMANY

BlackBerry gets OK to buy encryptors of Merkel's mobile
BlackBerry gets OK to buy encryptors of Merkel's mobile

BERLIN, GERMANY: Germany said on Friday it had approved Canadian smartphone maker BlackBerry's purchase of data encryption firm Secusmart, whose customers include Chancellor Angela Merkel...

3 Dec 2014

GERMANY

Google's Eric Schmidt says that its biggest competitor is Amazon and probably some small start-up company that nobody has heard about yet. Image:
Google sees Amazon as its biggest competition

BERLIN, GERMANY: Google boss Eric Schmidt said his company's biggest competition as a search engine came from e-commerce company Amazon, and not from other search engines.

14 Oct 2014

GERMANY

Head of the German Publishers' and Booksellers' Association Heinrich Riethmuller says publishers are "not scared" of Amazon or its threat to boycott online sales. Image:
German book publishers 'not scared' of Amazon

FRANKFURT, GERMANY: Germany's book publishers are ready to face down competition from online retailer Amazon as the retailer is probed by the European Union of its tax deals, pricing disputes and market dominance.

8 Oct 2014

GERMANY

EU Digital Commissioner Guenther Oettinger has been berated by the German press for saying celebrities who are "stupid enough" to put nude images on the internet cannot be protected. Image:
German papers ridicule Oettinger for comments

BERLIN, GERMANY: German newspapers have ridiculed incoming EU Digital Commissioner Guenther Oettinger after he blamed "stupid" celebrities for having their private nude pictures hacked and spread online.

1 Oct 2014

GERMANY

Media tycoon Rupert Murdoch is likely to press ahead with his plans to create Sky Europe by amalgamating BSkyB with Sky Deutschland and Sky Italia. Image: Wikipedia
Sky Deutschland against BSkyB offer

BERLIN, GERMANY: German pay-TV channel Sky Deutschland's management and supervisory board recommended that shareholders reject a purchase offer by Britain's satellite TV group BSkyB.

18 Sep 2014

GERMANY

Uber's European boss Pierre-Dimitri Gore-Coty says Uber is looking to change its service to comply with the court ruling but also says it is unfazed by the setback. Image:
Uber's services halted in Germany

FRANKFURT, GERMANY: The controversial but popular car pick-up service Uber has hit a roadblock after a German court slapped it with an injunction on the grounds it lacks the necessary legal permits to operate its services.

3 Sep 2014

GERMANY

Porsche's former Chief Executive Wendelin Wiedeking will have to face charges of share price manipulation after the failed deal to buy Volkswagen. Image:
Porsche's former boss to stand trial

FRANKFURT, GERMANY: A German court ruled that Porsche's former chief executive and financial officers must stand trial for alleged share price manipulation in a failed attempt to take over Volkswagen in 2008.

29 Aug 2014

GERMANY

The Dresden court where a former German policeman, Detlef Guenzel, is being tried to killing and dismembering a 'willing victim'. Image
German cop appears on cannibalism charges

DRESDEN, GERMANY: The trial of a German police officer accused of murdering a willing victim to satisfy his cannibalism fetishists started in Dresden on 22 August.

22 Aug 2014

GERMANY

Germany weighs how to hit back in US spying row
Germany weighs how to hit back in US spying row

BERLIN, GERMANY: Germany debated retaliatory measures against the United States on Tuesday after reports of an alleged double agent stoked still smouldering public anger over the NSA scandal.

9 Jul 2014

GERMANY

Head of the German Publishers' and Booksellers' Association Alexander Skipis says Amazon is 'blackmailing' publishers for bigger discounts. Image:
German publishers lodge complaint against Amazon

BERLIN, GERMANY Germany's booksellers and publishers said they had complained to the country's competition watchdog about Internet company Amazon, accusing it of using "blackmail" to gain discounts from publishers.

25 Jun 2014



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