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Which US jobs pay the most? Top ten professions by salary

Tech jobs are supposed to be the golden door to wealth in 21st century America. But Bloomberg’s Work Wise – our special report on how young professionals can get ahead, make money and give back – reveals that some things haven’t changed since the last century. Remember when your mother told you to be a doctor?  She […]

Sculptural Carvings of Mankind’s Best Friend by Gerard Mas

The likenesses of domestic dogs and cats are deftly carved into tree trunks and alabaster stone by Spanish sculptor Gerard Mas. Using very minimal materials, Mas creates the signature folds and frowns of French Bulldogs, the sleek muzzles of English Bull Terriers, and the inquisitive faces of Siamese cats. Mas forgoes additional pigmentation, restricting the coloration […]

20 civil servants facing probes for doing business with the state

A list with the names of 20 public servants who may have contravened the Public Administration Management Act has been referred to authorities for investigation and possible prosecution. This is according to a written reply to a question from DA MP Leon Schreiber by Public Service and Administration Minister Senzo Mchunu. Schreiber asked the minister […]

Mkhwebane: I’m keeping mum on Gordhan court review bid

Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane has said she is not intending to comment on Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan’s “frivolous” court challenge to her report on him. Speaking at a briefing in Pretoria, Mkhwebane said some media briefings and statements “end up in the other party’s affidavits”, suggesting this could undermine her case. At the same briefing Mkhwebane found […]