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Load shedding cost SA economy at least R59bn in 2019 – CSIR

The cumulative cost of load shedding to South Africa’s economy in 2019 was between R59bn and R118bn, according to a new presentation by the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research. This presentation was developed by CSIR principal engineer Jarrad Wright and senior engineer Joanne Calitz. The CSIR is a non-partisan[…]

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Treasury urgently trying to secure SAA bailout: Mboweni

SAA cancelled some of its local and international flights, saying the decision was aimed at saving cash and optimising its position ahead of a further capital injection. Finance Minister Tito Mboweni says National Treasury is working around the clock to try and secure SAA’s R2 billion bailout as soon as[…]

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Media ethics inquiry making progress: Sanef

The South African National Editors Forum (Sanef) says it has made important progress in its independent Media Ethics and Credibility Inquiry. The enquiry was prompted by the apologies made by the Sunday Times for its Rogue Unit, Cato Manor and Zimbabwe Rendition stories in 2019. Since its launch in June[…]

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Deaths of Mpianzi and Seboko: Motshekga calls for end to speculation as she pledges to probe drownings

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga says she will investigate the circumstances surrounding the deaths of pupils Enoch Mpianzi, 13, and Keamohetswe Seboko, 13. Mpianzi drowned during a river rafting exercise at Parktown Boys High School’s orientation camp on Wednesday in Brits, North West, while Seboko was found dead at Laerskool[…]

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Stormy weather in Cape Town uproots trees, damages roofs in places

Stormy weather in Cape Town has uprooted trees, damaged roofs and disrupted electricity in places, the city’s Disaster Risk Management spokesperson Charlotte Powell said on Sunday. Roofs were damaged by strong winds in Fresnaye, Bo-Kaap, Bonteheuwel, Macassar, Philippi and Sea Point. READ | Cape Town braces for ‘extremely windy’ weekend as[…]

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