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Department points out ‘merits’ of controlled fracking

There is "merit" in carrying out some fracking for shale gas in the Karoo, environmental affairs director-general Nosipho Ngcaba says.

Police management take a beating in Parliament

The chairperson of Parliament's portfolio committee on police has questioned the integrity and competence of South African Police Service management.

Eskom, Sasol sound warning over water supply

One big drought in the Vaal River catchment area over the next eight years could jeopardise the region's agricultural and industrial output.

Lagging water infrastructure is holding Africa back

The African Ministers' Council says a failure to invest in water infrastructure is holding back the economies of many sub-Saharan countries.

Mulder shakes the hornet’s nest on land ownership

FF+ leader Pieter Mulder gave the hornet's nest on land ownership a poke when he said "bantu-speakers" had no historical claim to 40% of the country.

South Africa eyes SKA telescope with bated breath

The international board members of the SKA radio telescope will meet on April 4 to decide whether the site will be built in SA or in Australia.

Zuma urges ‘balanced’ outcome at COP17

President Jacob Zuma has urged delegates at the UN climate summit in Durban to work for an outcome that was "fair and credible".

Hundreds lash out at secrecy Bill

South African politicians joined hundreds of people who marched outside Parliament to protest against the controversial secrecy Bill.

HIV rate outpacing prevention, says Motlanthe

The rate of new HIV infections continues to outpace prevention efforts, Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe said on Thursday.

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Lockdown set to move to level three countrywide from June 1

President Cyril Ramaphosa notes that the behaviour of citizens during level 3 will determine the fate of the nation

Watch it again: Ramaphosa on risk-adjusted Covid-19 strategy

President Cyril Ramaphosa is set to address his fellow South Africans on developments in the risk-adjusted strategy to manage the spread of the coronavirus

Engineering slips out of gear at varsity

Walter Sisulu University wants to reprioritise R178-million that it stands to give back to treasury after failing to spend it

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Covid-19 and Frontline Workers

Who is caring for the healthcare workers? 'Working together is how we are going to get through this. It’s not just a marathon, it’s a relay'.

PPS webinar Part 2: Small business, big risk

The risks that businesses face and how they can be dealt with are something all business owners should be well acquainted with

Call for applications for the position of GCRO executive director

The Gauteng City-Region Observatory is seeking to appoint a high-calibre researcher and manager to be the executive director and to lead it

DriveRisk stays safe with high-tech thermal camera solution

Itec Evolve installed the screening device within a few days to help the driver behaviour company become compliant with health and safety regulations

Senwes launches Agri Value Chain Food Umbrella

South African farmers can now help to feed the needy by donating part of their bumper maize crop to delivery number 418668

Ethics and internal financial controls add value to the public sector

National treasury is rolling out accounting technician training programmes to upskill those who work in its finance units in public sector accounting principles

Lessons from South Korea for Africa’s development

'Leaders can push people through, through their vision and inspiration, based on their exemplary actions'

Old Mutual announces digital AGM

An ambitious plan to create Africa’s biggest digital classroom is intended to address one of the continent’s biggest challenges — access to education

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