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Stage 2 load-shedding to continue until Saturday morning

By: Creamer Media Reporter      26th October 2021 Power utility Eskom has announced that, owing to a shortage of generation capacity, Stage 2 load-shedding will be implemented from 09:00 on October... 

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Ramaphosa tells frustrated Soweto residents: Only the ANC can solve electricity woes  

By: News24Wire      25th October 2021 African National Congress president Cyril Ramaphosa told frustrated residents of Orange Farm and Soweto that only the ANC could solve their... 

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Ex-Gauteng Health CFO loses bid to have Premier Makhura held liable for PPE scandal

By: News24Wire      25th October 2021 Former Gauteng health department chief financial officer Kabelo Lehloenya has failed in her third party notice bid to have Premier David Makhura... 


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Organising for climate change: the ‘two cultures’ problem

22nd October 2021 Ulrich Beck wrote: “One can possess wealth but one can be afflicted by risks; they are, so to speak, ascribed by civilisation . . . Risk society is... 

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Kenyan billionaire Jimi Wanjigi wants to be president, but were his TV interview facts on the money?

21st October 2021 With less than a year to Kenya’s elections, controversial businessman Jimmy Wanjigi discussed his presidential ambitions at length for the first... 

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‘A promise of more’ – Fact-checking claims made in the Democratic Alliance’s 2021 election manifesto

21st October 2021 In the upcoming municipal elections South African citizens will elect representatives for district, metropolitan and local municipal councils... 

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Critical role lies ahead for South Africa’s new chief justice in light of predecessor’s mixed legacy

20th October 2021 Most African constitutions of the past 30 years, led by an independent Namibia in 1990 and strongly endorsed by South Africa in 1994, have... 

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Girls’ Education at Scale

20th October 2021 Many educational interventions boost outcomes for girls in settings where girls face educational disadvantages, but which of those interventions... 

Cleaning up their act? G7 fossil fuel investments in a time of green recovery

Cleaning up their act? G7 fossil fuel investments in a time of green recovery

20th October 2021 The responses of the G7 nations to Covid-19 will either accelerate the transition towards cleaner, more equitable societies or lock the planet into... 

 The West Africa inequality crisis: fighting austerity and the pandemic

The West Africa inequality crisis: fighting austerity and the pandemic

19th October 2021 The Covid-19 pandemic has revealed and worsened the depth of inequality in West Africa. It has pushed millions into poverty. There is no end in... 

 Financing the Transition to a Net-Zero Future

Financing the Transition to a Net-Zero Future

14th October 2021 Produced in collaboration with Oliver Wyman, this report argues that to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and achieve a net-zero future, a multifold... 

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The NUM National Women Structure wishes matric candidates well in their exams

Updated 3 hours ago The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) National Women Structure wishes all matric candidates the very best of luck for their matric exams which... 

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Media Statement on the SAHRC’s Inquiry into Access to Water and the Efficacy of Water Service Authorities in the Limpopo Province

Updated 3 hours ago Media Statement on the SAHRC’s Inquiry into Access to Water and the Efficacy of Water Service Authorities in the Limpopo Province Attention:... 

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Government, industry establish a forum enabling participation by organised labour in SA's mining modernisation research agenda

Updated 3 hours ago With the modernisation of South African mining taking shape, the Department of Science and Innovation (DSI); and the Minerals Council South Africa... 

Gauteng MEC Mamabolo launches safety programme on Golden Highway

Updated 3 hours ago As Transport Month comes to an end after a host of activities to highlight what has been achieved over the years, partnerships with the taxi... 

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Mandatory vaccination in the workplace: considerations for employers

20th October 2021 Various unanswered questions around mandatory vaccination may be tested in the courts after several organisations have announced that they are... 

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Information Regulator publishes an invitation for public comments on new POPIA Regulations

20th October 2021 New amended draft regulations on POPIA have been published for comment, covering various steps that people can take in exercising their rights... 

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New global minimum tax welcomed in Africa but curbing illicit flows, broadening tax base much more important

20th October 2021 Africa will likely benefit from the OECD driven, new global tax agreement signed earlier this month by nearly all of the world's countries that... 

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COP26 will attract more attention than previous COP meetings, as the destructiveness of global warming becomes increasingly evident

20th October 2021 COP26, which takes place in Glasgow this year from 31 October to 12 November, is expected to motivate governments of all member states to put... 

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