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Increase in listeriosis — 30 people die

Pretoria – Health Minister Dr Aaron Motsoaledi is expected to provide an update on the listeriosis outbreak in which at least 36 people have died since the end of last year. Motsoaledi is expected to shed light on the progress … Continue reading

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Water shortages the result of water socialism

Water Socialism Puts South Africa at Existential Risk The Cape water crisis has been blamed on a freak drought, a lack of adequate municipal planning and resource management, and on Capetonians who “use too much water.” But these are either … Continue reading

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Liars, damned liars and committed journalists – OPINION

Liars, damned liars and committed journalists Trevor Grundy | 18 October 2017 Trevor Grundy on the role played by John Reed and Walter Duranty during and after the 1917 Russian Revolution BETWEEN NOW and the end of November, there will … Continue reading

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Only 43% in SA employed

Cape Town – Only 43.3% of South Africans of working age are employed, says Gabriela Mackay, employment analyst at the Institute for Race Relations (IRR). “This figure is lowest for black South Africans with only a 40.4% absorption rate in … Continue reading

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Demise of mining in SA

CAPE TOWN – As South Africa commemorates the fifth anniversary of the Marikana shooting, Lonmin – which saw police gun down 34 mineworkers at a koppie outside the platinum producer’s Marikana Mine – today is a shadow of its former … Continue reading

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Government will turn Vodacom and MTN into the next SAA or Eskom

Following the announcement that government would officially begin regulating a plan around “data must fall” in South Africa, the Free Market Foundation (FMF) has warned that it will likely have the opposite effect. According to the FMF this is because … Continue reading

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Vice Pres supports National Democratic Revolution

South Africa’s deputy president, Cyril Ramaphosa, hit most of the right political buttons when he addressed the 14th national congress of the South African Communist Party (SACP) in Boksburg last week. And he was rewarded with headlines such as "Ramaphosa … Continue reading

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