Relief: Government must guard SA’s poor against inflation’s assault
/ 6 July 2022

Relief: Government must guard SA’s poor against inflation’s assault

It could prove difficult for government to loosen its grip on the public purse, but economists say the current extraordinary circumstances require intervention

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/ 9 April 2008

San Francisco braced to greet Olympic torch

Thousands of protesters were expected to line the route of the latest leg of the Olympic torch’s ”Journey of Harmony” on Wednesday as officials in San Francisco braced themselves for a repetition of the tumultuous scenes in Paris and London. A broad coalition of protest groups has converged on the city.

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/ 30 March 2008

‘Switch off, save planet’ message goes global

The Sydney Opera House to San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge went dark as people switched off lights in their homes and skylines dimmed around the world on Saturday to show concern with global warming. Up to 30-million people were expected to have turned off their lights for 60 minutes by the time ”Earth Hour” — which started in Suva in Fiji — completed its cycle westward.

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/ 27 December 2007

Tiger escapes US zoo to kill visitor

Investigators were combing San Francisco zoo on Wednesday to find out how a 136kg tiger with a record of attacking humans managed to escape from its cage, kill one man and maul two others. Police were called to the zoo after the animal, a four-year-old female Siberian tiger named Tatiana, went missing from her pen.