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Solar plants now power the whole Northern Cape

Benice Burger | Aug 30 , 2017

With yet another renewable energy (RE) project completed on time and on budget, one has to wonder why the Departments of Energy (DoE) and Public Enterprises (DPE) tolerate Eskom’s continued refusal to sign additional power producer agreements.

It is especially puzzling since the latest REIPPP energy price bids that Eskom refuse to sign are so much lower than the first… read more


Women’s Month: Time to take action

Benice Burger | Aug 02 , 2017

As South Africa marks the beginning of Women’s Month, Minister in the Presidency responsible for Women, Susan Shabangu, has called on men to take part in the struggle against gender-based violence.

Minister Shabangu made the call during the official launch of the 2017 Women’s Month held in Tshwane on Tuesday.

South Africa commemorates Women’s Month in August as a tribute… read more


Young entrepreneurs helped by Bizniz in a Box

Jenna Deeley-Smith | Jun 23 , 2017

Coca-Cola Beverages SA (CCBSA) is working with young people to help them triumph over challenges as most young people struggle to find work and many have given up hope.

CCBSA is introducing them to the possibilities of entrepreneurship through a concept dubbed Bizniz in a Box. This initiative gives young people between the ages of 24 and 35 and living in townships the opportunity, skills and funding to set up and run their own successful container shops. From December last year to February this year, total revenue for the first six shops increased from just over R50 000 a… read more


How SA team cracked the heart-attack gene code

admin | Mar 10 , 2017

Maryam Fish, 30, of Lansdowne, led an all-female team of researchers at the University of Cape Town, along with Gasnat Shaboodien and Sarah Krause, who made the discovery with researchers from Italy

Fifty years after South Africa performed the world’s first successful heart transplant, a woman from the Cape Flats has made another landmark medical discovery that could prevent hundreds of cardiac-related deaths every year.

The discovery of a gene that is a major cause of sudden death among under-35s is likely to put South Africa on the map in the world of genetics,… read more


EFF to lay criminal charges against ‘killer’ Qedani over patient deaths

admin | Feb 02 , 2017

The Economic Freedom Front says it will lay criminal charges against former Gauteng Health MEC Qedani Mahlangu at this morning at Johannesburg Central Hospital.

The party called Mahlangu a “killer” for being driving force to move patients from Life Esidimeni homes to unregistered NGOs. The NGOs were found to have been unsafe‚ crowded‚ without sufficient heating and without skilled staff. At least 94 people died from hunger‚ dehydration and diseases unrelated to mental health.

Mahlangu’s decision was described as “reckless” by health ombudsman… read more


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