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Lockdown buys time but Covid-19 is still deadly

The disease has a unique trajectory in South Africa, thanks to the rapid move to declare a national disaster and institute a lockdown. But this has only bought time to prepare for the worst

‘We must not be complacent’ — Ramaphosa extends lockdown by two weeks

President Cyril Ramaphosa extends the national lockdown by another two weeks to curb new Covid-19 infections, assuring South Africans that some businesses will be allowed to operate

Incentivise the adoption of 4IR technologies

With great rewards for bringing new technologies into different sectors will come great opportunities for South Africa’s economy

Court interdicts cancelling Hammanskraal wastewater contract

Meanwhile, the City of Tshwane’s leadership is being dissolved due to collapsing service delivery

Tshwane water woes in court again

The municipality has been accused of deliberately derailing the contract to sort out toxic water crisis in Hammanskraal

‘We are paying for this dirty water’

Despite the SA Human Rights Commission declaring the water in Hammanskraal unfit for consumption, citizens are being forced to buy their own

What are the ANC’s options if it should lose Gauteng?

ANC Gauteng on a knife edge but party remains quietly confiden

Sandile Ngcobo makes light work of lasers

Council for Scientific and Industrial Research scientist Sandile Ngcobo has won international renown with his breakthrough in laser technology.

SA develops world’s first digital laser

Referred to as "technology which may change the status quo", researchers at the South African CSIR have created the first digital laser.

Titanium project has global impact

The cost benefits of producing titanium locally are huge, particularly for the aerospace industry. Sarah Wild reports.

Solar power: Chasing the sun is slow going

Potholes were the least of the problems on day one of the solar car race around South Africa and there was no revving of engines at the starting line.

Pandor urges Southern Africa to dig deep for science

Science Minister Naledi Pandor has stressed the need for the Southern African region to increase spending on improving science and technology.

Life in an unhealthy climate

Abnormal weather has a far greater impact on people's health than previously imagined.

More potholes for SA’s roads, says CSIR

Motorists should brace themselves for more potholes this coming rainy season, the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research said on Thursday.

Bosasa’s tender touch

The <em>Mail & Guardian</em> follows up on the findings of contract irregularities by the Auditor General.

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Q&A Sessions: ‘My north star is the patient’

Rhulani Nhlaniki is Pfizer’s cluster lead for sub-Saharan Africa. As Pfizer starts phase III of the clinical trial of their Covid-19 vaccine candidate, he tells Malaikah Bophela that if it is successful, the company will ensure the vaccine will be available to everyone who needs it

Murder of anti-mining activist emboldens KZN community

Mam’Ntshangase was described as a fierce critic of mining and ambassador for land rights.

Hawks swoop down with more arrests in R1.4-billion corruption blitz

The spate of arrests for corruption continues apace in Gauteng and the Eastern Cape.

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Transport Month

An infrastructure-led recovery will help to stimulate demand in the South African economy, which is vital post the Covid-19 pandemic

Limpopo’s Economic Recovery Plan to fight Covid-19 impact

Billions have been set aside to help farmers and industries get back on their feet as part of the Limpopo Socio-Economic Recovery Plan

Disrupt the corrupt

Whistle-blowers should be seen as real heroes in the fight against corruption and we need a change in culture for this to happen

Corporates: A force for good for a sustainable future

In order to see people and nature thrive what is required is a strong focus on partnerships – we cannot act alone anymore

Combatting wildlife crime in Southern Africa activity annual programme statement (APS) No. 04

Concept papers are sought for implementating activities, for a multi-faceted programme that aims to reduce poaching and illegal trade in wildlife

The financial decisions made during your life journey, and their impact on your retirement outcome

The longer you save towards retirement the larger your retirement savings are expected to be due to the effect of compounding interest

In conversation with SA Reserve Bank Governer, Lesetja Kganyago

'Make interest rates zero and inflation goes up and then people save less – we need savings to fund investment in this country'

Secure your business from cyber threats

Many business-grade security systems now have built-in learning systems and AI to help businesses stay up to date with protection

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