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KPMG auditing practices a concern: Reserve Bank

The Reserve Bank on Thursday expressed concern at the regrettable auditing practices involving KPMG.The South African Reserve Bank [SARB] has noted with concern the regrettable auditing practices and serious errors of judgment that occurred at KPMG, wh...

Call to address unemployment by working together

Deputy Minister of Communications Tandi Mahambehlala has called on business, civil society and government to work together towards creating job and empowerment opportunities for communities that are experiencing high levels of unemployment and crime.Jo...


PORT ELIZABETH, SOUTH AFRICA, An estimated two million egg-laying chickens have been culled since the outbreak of Avian influenza in South Africa about three months ago.This emerged at a South African animal science conference this week in Port Elizabe...

‘We all share a responsibility’ to combat terrorism, President of Senegal tells world leaders

Addressing the United Nations General Assembly, the President of Senegal expressed his desire for a peaceful and secure African continent � one that does not serve as a sanctuary for terrorists defeated elsewhere in the world.

Senegal, I reiterate, strongly condemns terrorism, wherever it strikes. Nothing, let alone religion, can justify such violent fanaticism, President Macky Sall of Senegal told world leaders gathered at the 72nd annual general debate.

At the same time, he underscored, we cannot accept that Islam is associated with violence. We cannot accept that Muslims be held responsible for violence that they themselves are victims to.

We are all concerned by the terrorist threat and therefore have a responsibility to work together to find concerted solutions to this scourge, he noted.

Noting that this was the purpose of the Dakar International Forum on Peace and Security in Africa, the fourth session of which will be held in November, President Sall informed the Assembly that the Forum will focus on responding to violent extremism.

We want an Africa in peace and security; an Africa that does not serve as a sanctuary for terrorist groups fought and defeated elsewhere, the President noted, explaining that because of this reason Senegal � remaining committed to seven peace missions, including the UN Integrated Multidimensional Mission for Stabilization in Mali (MINUSMA) � welcomes the efforts of the G5 Sahel (Mauritania, Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger and Chad) and the partner countries in the fight against terrorism.

Source: UN News Centre

New members for MDDA board

President Jacob Zuma has appointed Nkgakga Monare and Tasneem Carrim as members of the Media Development and Diversity Agency (MDDA) Board. This was done in terms of section 4 (1) (c) read with section 7 (2) of the Media Development and Diversity Agenc...