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Richard Davies

Richard Davies

    Drought predictions for Southern Africa
    Drought predictions for Southern Africa
    Soaring temperatures and below-average rainfall are likely to be features of the coming South African summer as the strongest El Nino event in...
    Mines have a chance to manage water better
    Mines have a chance to manage water better
    For more than a century, mining has been the backbone of South Africa’s economy. The drive that started in the late 19th century to wrest the...
    Thousands turn to pensions watchdog over unpaid benefits
    Thousands turn to pensions watchdog over unpaid benefits
    On the face of it, sorting out your pension when leaving the employ of a company appears straightforward. You fill in the requisite forms,...
    Wealth tax could reduce income tax, says expert
    Wealth tax could reduce income tax, says expert
    Implementing a wealth tax in South Africa could make room for a sizeable reduction in personal income tax, a leading economics analyst suggested on...
    Greece is the word
    Greece is the word
    Organisers of the Institute of Retirement Funds Africa (IRFA) conference in Cape Town could not have anticipated the dramatic backdrop which events...
    Sewerage headlines say it all
    Sewerage headlines say it all
    The state of South Africa’s sewerage systems and the extent to which they are collapsing can be gauged quickly by entering the words “sewage...
    Without water, civilisation's at risk
    Without water, civilisation's at risk
    Nomvula Mokonyane, minister of water affairs and sanitation, believes a change is needed in the way South Africans think about water — she...
    Balancing act to avoid full-blown water crisis
    Balancing act to avoid full-blown water crisis
    Service delivery protests around the country are putting pressure on government to act in the interests of the people, particularly rural dwellers,...
    Desalination is too costly
    Desalination is too costly
    Desalination of seawater is often proffered as a solution to South Africa’s water problems. The country has a 2 500km coastline with several...
    Lwandle report handed to Sisulu
    Lwandle report handed to Sisulu
    A report into the eviction of 800 families from land owned by the South African National Roads Agency (Sanral) in Lwandle, Cape Town,...
    'You're an idiot', MP tells Kebby Maphatsoe
    'You're an idiot', MP tells Kebby Maphatsoe
    "You are an idiot," Maynier told Maphatsoe on Tuesday.
    EFF: We're going to go to Gaza
    EFF: We're going to go to Gaza
    The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) is going to Gaza, EFF MP Magdalene Moonsamy said on Wednesday.