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South African President Cyril Ramaphosa at the State Capture Commission

Ramaphosa to appear before Zondo Commission next week  

By: News24Wire      2nd August 2021 President Cyril Ramaphosa is set to appear at the Zondo Commission on 11 and 12 August, the commission has said.  "[The] President will first... 

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Southern Africa part of Germany’s platinum-boosting green hydrogen strategy 

By: Martin Creamer     2nd August 2021 Green hydrogen, which can be generated and then used with the help of Southern Africa’s platinum group metals (PGMs), is a topic that has gained a... 

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Ongoing decline in Eskom’s coal performance drove another ‘intensive’ period of load-shedding in first half of 2021 

By: Terence Creamer     2nd August 2021 A continuing decline in the performance of the Eskom coal fleet drove yet another “intensive” period of load-shedding in South Africa during the... 

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Western Cape Premier Alan Winde

More than 15 000 people have succumbed to Covid-19 in Western Cape as daily death toll reaches 104

By: News24Wire      2nd August 2021 More than 15 000 people have died of Covid-19 in the Western Cape, as the average fatality toll in the province reaches 104 deaths per day. Amid... 

Schooling during Covid-19

We hope that we do not have to close school early again – basic education department 

By: News24Wire      2nd August 2021 The Department of Basic Education says it hopes schools will not be forced to close again due to Covid-19 as the impact will be devastating.... 

2 govt officials, 5 company directors charged with defrauding Free State health dept of over R8m

By: News24Wire      2nd August 2021 Two government officials and five company directors have been charged with defrauding the Free State Department of Health out of more than... 

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Nigeria hit by deadly cholera surge focused on north

By: Reuters     2nd August 2021 Nigeria has been hit by a surge in cholera cases in recent weeks, focused on the country's north and adding to a public health crisis accompanied... 

Madagascar makes 21 further arrests over suspected coup plot

By: Reuters     2nd August 2021 Madagascar has arrested 21 more suspects, including 12 military personnel, in connection with a plot to kill President Andry Rajoelina and topple... 

Zambian President Edgar Lungu

Zambian president sends in military to tackle pre-election violence

By: Reuters     2nd August 2021 Zambia deployed the military to curb escalating political violence ahead of presidential and parliamentary elections on August 12, President Edgar... 

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Govt releases land for restitution claims

By: Thabi Madiba     2nd August 2021 Public Works and Infrastructure Minister Patricia de Lille has approved the release of various parcels of land in the North West, Western Cape and... 

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa

SA has enough supply to vaccinate population 

By: Thabi Madiba     2nd August 2021 President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Monday the country’s vaccination rate will increase significantly in the coming weeks owing to the arrival of... 

Medupi power station, in Lephalale

Medupi construction complete after 14 years

By: Marleny Arnoldi     2nd August 2021 The last of six power generation units at the Medupi power station, in Lephalale, is now operational, marking the completion of all building... 

Mark Cutifani interviewed by Mining Weekly.

Anglo working towards collaborative decarbonised energy advance across South Africa 

By: Martin Creamer     30th July 2021 Anglo American, which will have all of its South American operations on renewable energy by the end of next year, is working towards trying to... 

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