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Richard Davies

Richard Davies

    Department points out 'merits' of controlled fracking
    Department points out 'merits' of controlled fracking
    There is "merit" in carrying out some fracking for shale gas in the Karoo, environmental affairs director-general Nosipho Ngcaba says.
    Police management take a beating in Parliament
    Police management take a beating in Parliament
    The chairperson of Parliament's portfolio committee on police has questioned the integrity and competence of South African Police Service management.
    Eskom, Sasol sound warning over water supply
    Eskom, Sasol sound warning over water supply
    One big drought in the Vaal River catchment area over the next eight years could jeopardise the region's agricultural and industrial output.
    Lagging water infrastructure is holding Africa back
    Lagging water infrastructure is holding Africa back
    The African Ministers' Council says a failure to invest in water infrastructure is holding back the economies of many sub-Saharan countries.
    Mulder shakes the hornet's nest on land ownership
    Mulder shakes the hornet's nest on land ownership
    FF+ leader Pieter Mulder gave the hornet's nest on land ownership a poke when he said "bantu-speakers" had no historical claim to 40% of the country.
    South Africa eyes SKA telescope with bated breath
    South Africa eyes SKA telescope with bated breath
    The international board members of the SKA radio telescope will meet on April 4 to decide whether the site will be built in SA or in Australia.
    Zuma urges 'balanced' outcome at COP17
    Zuma urges 'balanced' outcome at COP17
    President Jacob Zuma has urged delegates at the UN climate summit in Durban to work for an outcome that was "fair and credible".
    Hundreds lash out at secrecy Bill
    Hundreds lash out at secrecy Bill
    South African politicians joined hundreds of people who marched outside Parliament to protest against the controversial secrecy Bill.
    HIV rate outpacing prevention, says Motlanthe
    HIV rate outpacing prevention, says Motlanthe
    The rate of new HIV infections continues to outpace prevention efforts, Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe said on Thursday.
    Unions warn of job losses in Walmart-Massmart merger
    Unions warn of job losses in Walmart-Massmart merger
    Saccawu said on Wednesday while they support foreign investment in South Africa, the Walmart-Massmart merge could cost the country a number of jobs.
    Magnus Malan dies 'peacefully' at 81
    Magnus Malan dies 'peacefully' at 81
    Former apartheid-era defence minister Magnus Malan died at the age of 81 on Monday morning, his family said.