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Renewables-heavy mix is South Africa’s cheapest option, yet another study confirms

By: Terence Creamer     1st December 2017 A new, independently produced techno-economic model of South Africa’s cost-optimal power generation mix in 2040 outlines a system where 69% of the... 

Renewables-heavy mix is South Africa’s cheapest option, yet another study confirms
Mashaba, Da Gama survive motion of no confidence

Mashaba, Da Gama survive motion of no confidence

By: African News Agency      1st December 2017 Johannesburg Mayor Herman Mashaba and Speaker of Council, Vasco da Gama survived a motion of no confidence against them on Thursday. The motions of... 

NPA silent on Zuma representations as 'special' team considers corruption charges

NPA silent on Zuma representations as 'special' team considers corruption charges

By: News24Wire      1st December 2017 The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) could not confirm on Thursday afternoon whether President Jacob Zuma provided reasons for why he should... 

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Is SA ‘among the top six in the world’ for nuclear medicine ingredients?

Is SA ‘among the top six in the world’ for nuclear medicine ingredients?

15th November 2017 The day after Minister David Mahlobo was moved from state security to energy, he highlighted South Africa’s achievements in nuclear science.... 

South Africa is still way behind the curve on transforming land ownership

South Africa is still way behind the curve on transforming land ownership

14th November 2017 Land is a highly charged and politicised issue all over the world. South Africa, with its history of extreme dispossession through colonialism and... 

Social mobility: South Africa’s underestimated challenge

Social mobility: South Africa’s underestimated challenge

14th November 2017 ‘Protesting’ is a long-standing part of South Africa’s political culture, and not an altogether negative one – it is a right in a democratic... 

Struggling to quorate and 33 days to go

Struggling to quorate and 33 days to go

13th November 2017 First the deadline was the end of October; then it was moved to 15 November; now some ANC members are asking for 19 November.  These are the... 

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Review of Maritime Transport 2017

Review of Maritime Transport 2017

26th October 2017 With over 80 per cent of global trade by volume and more than 70 per cent of its value being carried on board ships and handled by seaports... 

Generation 2030 Africa 2.0: Prioritizing investments in children to reap the demographic dividend

Generation 2030 Africa 2.0: Prioritizing investments in children to reap the demographic dividend

26th October 2017 This report follows up the first Generation 2030 Africa report, published in August 2014, which outlined pivotal changes in Africa’s child... 

Learning to Realise Education’s Promise

Learning to Realise Education’s Promise

25th October 2017 The World Development Report 2018 (WDR 2018)—LEARNING to Realize Education’s Promise—is the first ever devoted entirely to education. And the... 

“Forced to Leave” – Commercial Farming and Displacement in Zambia

“Forced to Leave” – Commercial Farming and Displacement in Zambia

25th October 2017 The Zambian government regards agriculture as a “panacea” for rural poverty, and the country’s leaders have been promoting agribusiness investments... 

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DA: Alf Lees says Minister Gigaba must address Makwakwa’s continued presence at SARS

DA: Alf Lees says Minister Gigaba must address Makwakwa’s continued presence at SARS

5th December 2017 Today, SARS confirmed to Parliament’s Standing Committee on Finance (SCOF) that Mr Jonas Makwakwa had his suspension lifted as from the 1st of... 

AfriForum: AfriForum welcomes police lifestyle audits

AfriForum: AfriForum welcomes police lifestyle audits

5th December 2017 AfriForum welcomes the announcement of Lt Gen Khehla Sitole, the new National Police Commissioner, in Parliament to have lifestyle audits done... 

SAFTU: SAFTU appalled by “the big Madiba funeral rip-off”

SAFTU: SAFTU appalled by “the big Madiba funeral rip-off”

5th December 2017 The South African Federation of Trade Unions is appalled by the evidence in the report by Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane of what has rightly... 

SA: Deputy Minister Oliphant opens the Kuruman One-Stop Health Service Centre for miners and ex-miners

SA: Deputy Minister Oliphant opens the Kuruman One-Stop Health Service Centre for miners and ex-miners

5th December 2017 Mineral Resources Deputy Minister Godfrey Oliphant, today, 05 December 2017, officially opened the Kuruman One Stop Health Service centre in... 

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Music, politics and the law

Music, politics and the law

9th October 2017 In September 2014, Eight-Mile Style, the publisher of Eminem's “lose yourself” song filed legal proceedings against New Zealand’s National party,... 

Who Says Pop Music is Dead?!

Who Says Pop Music is Dead?!

9th October 2017 Not only are Duran Duran, the synthpop sensation of the 1980’s, still around, but they were recently successful in an application to appeal against... 

Design your logo

Design your logo

9th October 2017 Registered trademarks have in the past often been considered the only way to protect icons, logos, graphic symbols, surface patterns and... 

Water Management in South Africa - change on the horizon

Water Management in South Africa - change on the horizon

6th October 2017 Following on from a previous alert in relation to the restructuring of South Africa's Water Management Areas (WMAs) from 19 WMAs previously to a... 

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