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HOW TO GET SOUTH AFRICANS TO BUY INTO THE NEXT BIG THING IN MEDICINE

Belanda | May 20 , 2019

In March 2018, the country rolled out the drug-dispensing units at six sites in the Free State and Gauteng, where the machines can be found in shopping malls in Alexandra, Soweto and Diepsloot. The apparatuses work just like ATMs except instead of releasing cash, they pop out medication for people with chronic conditions such as epilepsy, diabetes, high blood pressure or HIV.

Ideally, units like this will make it easier for patients to pick up their medication and keep them out of overburdened clinics. And because people with a range of conditions — not just HIV — use the devices, it… read more


US TO LIFT STEEL, ALUMINUM DUTIES ON CANADA AND MEXICO

Belanda | May 20 , 2019

The U.S. plans to lift steel and aluminum tariffs on Canada and Mexico in favor of stronger enforcement actions, according to people familiar with the matter, in a move that will help clear the way for ratification of the new NAFTA.

The U.S. tariffs are expected to be lifted about 48 hours. Canada and Mexico will eliminate their retaliatory tariffs, the people said.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s office said in a statement on May 17 that he and President Donald Trump discussed the steel and aluminum tariffs and other issues by phone. Trudeau is traveling to Hamilton, the… read more


‘Queen of Smoke’ – meet SA motorsport sensation Stacey Lee May

Belanda | May 20 , 2019

On this week’s episode of African Voices, CNN International meets South African spinner and drifter Stacey Lee May.

As one of South African’s top female motorsport sensations, May hopes to inspire and empower more people by showing them they can do anything. As a young child, May remembers how other children would pick on her due to her small physique.

Through motorsport, May was able regain her confidence and be successful: “I started high school at the age of twelve or thirteen but I matriculated at the age of sixteen. Being younger than everybody else, people used to… read more


HOW TO MAKE ORGANIC SMOKED SALMON WITH SHALLOTS, RADISHES AND LEMON SCENTED OLIVE OIL

Belanda | May 14 , 2019

Serves 4

Prep: 15 minutes

• 100ml white wine vinegar • 5g caster sugar • 100ml water • 100g whole round shallots • 250g smoked salmon • ½ bunch of French breakfast radishes • 30ml lemon scented olive oil • 50g fresh baby pea shoots

Make the marinade for the shallots by combining the vinegar and the sugar in 100ml of water. Bring to the boil and allow to go cold. Cut the shallots into very fine rings and place in to the cooled vinegar mixture, allow to infuse (this can be for up to 1 hour). Choose the dish that you are going to serve your smoked salmon on and carefully… read more


HOMEMADE TORTILLAS

Belanda | May 13 , 2019

No Cinco de Mayo celebration could be complete with homemade tortillas. These are made to hold all of your favorite tacos like cilantro lime shrimp, crack chicken, and most definitely al pastor. Your taco Tuesday never even saw it coming.

 

INGREDIENTS

2 c. all-purpose flour, plus more for surface 1 tsp. kosher salt 1/2 tsp. baking powder 1/4 c. cold rendered bacon fat or vegetable shortening, cut into small pieces 2/3 c. warm water

 

DIRECTIONS

In a medium bowl, stir together flour, salt, and baking powder. Using fingertips, rub lard into flour… read more


Hefty rise in petrol price for May

Belanda | May 10 , 2019

Diesel 0.05 percent sulphur will increase by 1c/l, while the price of diesel 0.005 percent sulphur would remain unchanged, the department said in a statement on Sunday.

The wholesale price of illuminating paraffin would increase by 3c/l and the single maximum national retail price (SMNRP) of illuminating paraffin would increase by 4c/l. The maximum retail price for LPGas would increase by 84c/kg.

In a later statement on Sunday, Energy Minister Jeff Radebe said the main reasons for the increased fuel prices were that the rand on average had strengthened slightly against… read more


5 BUDGET-FRIENDLY WAYS TO PLAN MORE SUSTAINABLE EVENTS

Belanda | May 10 , 2019

Feeling powerless to make your events more sustainable? Want to make your events greener without having to ask your boss for permission or spending more money?

In her recent webinar, “5 No-Cost Ways to Green Your Events,” Julia Spangler, sustainable events consultant, offered tips for accomplishing just that, providing actions that event planners can implement right away to create more Earth-friendly events.

“Sustainable, zero-waste event planning can provide unexpected cost savings related to printing, event supplies, catering orders and more,” Spangler said in the webinar.… read more


CLEAN, AFFORDABLE RENEWABLE ENERGY FOR SOMALILAND

Belanda | May 10 , 2019

The diversification of Somaliland’s energy mix, and the strengthening of energy security will help address the high costs of electricity which is a significant barrier to growth. During Esres Phase 1 (September 2015 – August 2018), the programme supported the MoEM to develop a policy and regulatory framework and implemented a pilot to establish six hybrid mini-grids that are now fully operational across Somaliland.

The second phase, Esres II (September 2018 to 2021), will expand its investment in renewable energy through the Somaliland Renewable Energy Fund (SREF). This… read more


ANC TAKES EARLY LEAD AS RESULTS START TRICKLING IN

Farieda | May 09 , 2019

It will still be more than 48 hours before South Africans know the final results.

Nationally, the African National Congress (ANC) is enjoying an early lead followed by the Democratic Alliance (DA) and the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF).

By 4am on Thursday morning, 887,867 valid votes had been captured.

Party agents sat anxiously with their eyes fixed to their computer screens and monitors showing the early votes.

The ANC has taken an early lead at just over 50% nationally followed by the DA and EFF at 28% and 7%, respectively.

In the Western Cape,… read more


Ramaphosa ANC won’t disappoint those who vote for party

Farieda | May 06 , 2019

Ramaphosa promised that African National Congress (ANC) members responsible for state capture or found guilty of corruption would not be part of his Cabinet or Parliament.

African National Congress (ANC) president Cyril Ramaphosa appealed to South Africans to re-elect the ANC. He promised that the party won’t disappoint those who vote ANC.

Ramaphosa was speaking during the party’s Siyanqoba rally at a packed Ellis Park Stadium on Sunday.

He said the party has the interest of all South Africans at heart.

“We call… read more


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