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Government proclaims 27 October for local elections, but supports IEC postponement bid

The IEC has accepted former deputy chief justice Dikgang Moseneke’s recommendation to postpone the vote to February, but still needs Constitutional Court approval to do so

Life Esidimeni inquest postponed until August 30

The lawyer for the bereaved families argued that Dr Makgabo Manamela’s requests for postponements have a negative impact on the families of the deceased who seek closure

China launches carbon market as it aims to reduce emissions

China’s emissions exceed those of developed countries, in large part because of its population of more than 1.4-billion people

United Phosphorus Ltd cleans up spill after chemical blaze in Durban

Scientists have been sent to handle the fallout from the warehouse fire, which stored about 1 600 hazardous materials that can contaminate the air, sea and rivers

Afforestation can hinder fight against global warming if done wrong, study says

A simplistic approach to tree restoration without not properly accounting for the complexities of plant and atmosphere interactions can cause problems

Joburg’s homeless people miss out on jabs

Gauteng has ‘no plan’ to vaccinate its 10 000 displaced persons

We had no control over rushed and haphazard transfer of Life Esidimeni mental patients, former director tells inquest

Worried and distraught patients were deeply shaken by the decision to move them to other facilities

Poor government decisions caused Life Esidimeni deaths, inquest hears

Health officials pushed ahead with transferring patients to ill-equipped NGO facilities despite several warnings

Climate crisis drives extreme heat in North America

The chance of temperatures in the Pacific Northwest region coming close to 50°C has increased at least 150-fold since the end of the 19th century

FoodForward SA to resume operations on Friday after R8m worth of losses from looting and vandalism

The organisation serves 1 250 registered organisations around South Africa, including old age homes, homeless people shelters, centres for abused women, orphanages and healthcare facilities, providing food for 650 000 people daily

Looting, vandalism: ‘I don’t know how I am going to survive,’ says Diepkloof street vendor

People plundering shops and malls has spread, leaving a trail of devastation and loss of income and jobs

Soweto businesses vandalised, robbed as looting and violence spreads

The pillaging and destruction, which started in KwaZulu-Natal in reaction to former president Jacob Zuma’s incarceration, has been hijacked by residents and non-ANC members

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