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Plastic is paving an eco way
Plastic is paving an eco way
If there’s one thing humanity is good at it’s making plastic really cheaply and using vast amounts of the stuff — so good, in fact that...
‘We are paying for this dirty water’
‘We are paying for this dirty water’
Despite the South African Human Rights Commission declaring the water in Hammanskraal unfit for consumption, citizens...
Young South Africans to lead the revolution
Young South Africans to lead the revolution
In 2005, I appeared in the inaugural edition of the Mail & Guardian’s 100 Young South Africans. As a reward for this achievement, I was...
What are the ANC's options if it should lose Gauteng?
What are the ANC's options if it should lose Gauteng?
After about 65% of the votes were counted by Friday afternoon, Gauteng remains on the brink for the ANC. 
Ramaphosa’s reforms not certain
Ramaphosa’s reforms not certain
The election results — regardless of whether or not the ruling ANC gets a solid majority from voters — are unlikely to move the needle...
Social grants crisis looms in 2018, experts warn ConCourt
Social grants crisis looms in 2018, experts warn ConCourt
Social grant payments will proceed smoothly in April 2018 and in compliance with a Constitutional Court order that the system of payment must be...
Sassa should not have disqualified Post Office - Treasury letter
Sassa should not have disqualified Post Office - Treasury letter
A letter by National Treasury to acting South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) CEO Pearl Bhengu says the agency should not have disqualified...
Sandile Ngcobo makes light work of lasers
Sandile Ngcobo makes light work of lasers
Sandile Ngcobo, the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) scientist responsible for developing the world's first digital laser,...
SA develops world's first digital laser
SA develops world's first digital laser
Researchers at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) on Tuesday announced they had developed the world's first digital...
Titanium project has global impact
Titanium project has global impact
Dark lines run like pencil marks across the sand of many South African beaches. Although many people think this is oil contamination, these lines...
Solar power: Chasing the sun is slow going
Solar power: Chasing the sun is slow going
This was not your typical car race. There was no revving of engines at the starting line, no screeching of tyres – just a gentle silent forward...
Pandor urges Southern Africa to dig deep for science
Pandor urges Southern Africa to dig deep for science
The Southern African region should spend more on science and technology, Science Minister Naledi Pandor said on Tuesday.

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