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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

Monitoring the impact of the weather on Northern Cape tourism

Some tourist sites like Namaqualand are weather-dependent; increasing the number of tourists is vital

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Durban city manager says NPA erred in his bail conditions

The corruption-fraught metro is coming to grips with having a municipal manager who is on bail for graft, yet has returned to work

SA justice delays extradition of paedophile to UK

Efforts to bring Lee Nigel Tucker to justice have spanned 16 years and his alleged victims have waited for 30 years

Johannesburg cannot police its future

South Africa’s biggest city is ground zero for debates about the long-term effectiveness and constitutionality of militarised urban policing and how we imagine the post-Covid city

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Itec serves up high-tech integrated surveillance system for family food company

The system includes facial recognition software and a thermal screening solution that will provide instant temperature screening of all employees

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'

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