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‘Beat the heat with cool zones’

Temperatures being recorded in some parts of South Africa are already close to the limits at which humans can survive

Investing in innovation will reduce unemployment and poverty

South African inventions that have changed the world are all underpinned by research, development and significant financial backing — to lose this would be tragic

‘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

2021: ANC, DA could lose metros

Based on projections, if the ANC continues on its 2016 trajectory, the party could have to go into coalitions in Johannesburg and in Tshwane

Raw sewage overwhelms Durban

The breakdown of a treatment plant has cost businesses millions of rand in lost income,  delayed ship maintenance and hammered sea life

Election’s biggest little winners — FF+ Freedom Front Plus

While smaller parties have seen a decline and over fist, the Freedom Front Plus has emerged as one of the biggest winners of the 2019 election

Inkatha Freedom Party arrests the decline

After losing voters every single election, the party is turning its slide around, with results showing that it is growing

FF+ joins list of most searched parties on Google

The other two political parties that are most searched for are the ANC and the Economic Freedom Fighters

CSIR predicts biggest ANC loss since ‘94

With over 3-million votes counted the CSIR — in partnership with the SABC — predict that the ANC will only get 57.39% votes

Letters to the editor: April 5- 11

Our readers write about the CSIR, the upcoming elections and Ace Magashule

Job losses threatens the CSIR’s reputation

The council's climate change research could suffer from job cuts

Your recycling isn’t being recycled

Despite national plans to reuse waste and reduce SA’s carbon emissions, too much rubbish is still going into landfills and money is being lost

Lifetime focus to improve service delivery

Lifetime Award by an individual

Minds for mining at new Mandela Mining Precinct

The budget for mining R&D has increased dramatically

​Biorefinery facility launched to address biomass waste challenges

The BIDF will boost South Africa’s industrial competitiveness

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