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No cause for panic over coronavirus: NICD

The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD), together with the Department of Health, has developed and distributed clinical guidelines for doctors and nurses in the private and public health sector to detect and respond to the deadly coronavirus should it spread to South Africa. No cases have yet been reported[…]

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Govt wants minimum stake in SA’s oil and gas projects

South Africa published a long-anticipated draft of oil and gas legislation that will give the state a 20% carried interest in exploration and production rights, with the aim of increasing development of the industry. The policy also calls for at least a 10% participating interest by black partners and the[…]

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R4 rifles stolen from SANDF military base

Criminals have stolen at least nineteen R4 rifles from the Lyttleton military base in Pretoria. Several suspects have been taken in for questioning. South African National Defence Force (SANDF) spokesperson, Siphiwe Dlamini says the culprits know the ins and outs of the base. “It shouldn’t be possible. It is a matter of who[…]

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South Africans work the most hours in the world

A recent report has confirmed the complaints so many South Africans are familiar with by now, showing that citizens of our country work the most number of hours in the world. According to the data collected by the University of Oxford and collated into their ‘Our World in Data’ report,[…]

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Samnet highlights mainstream media bias in coverage of alleged Crusaders terror plot

The South African Muslim Network (Samnet) has expressed frustration at mainstream media’s inconsistency and apparent bias in handling issues relating to terrorism and religious extremism after four people allegedly involved in a terror plot were arrested and charged with contravening the Protection of Constitutional Democracy Against Terrorism and Related Activities[…]

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Need for a holistic approach to combat violence: expert

Although the increased focus on violence against women and children by government and civil society is laudable, it is insufficient if there is to be any hope of changing South Africa’s social environment. Lucy Jamieson, a senior researcher at UCT’s Children’s Institute, said there’s a problematic societal acceptance of violence[…]

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