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The drums of war and Venezuela – will the US ever learn?

America’s president Donald Trump has again told White House reporters that “All options are on the table” in his drive to bring about regime change in Venezuela according to AFP via EWN. Advertisements

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Load shedding continues – stage four

According to Eskom stage 4 load shedding will commence at 9am this morning.

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2019 elections – why nobody wants to win

The elections are on the 8th of May, the ANC is failing to provide electricity, the DA is engaging in near constant infighting, and the EFF are saying that they will somehow bar businesses from being able to retrench people. In other words, all three major political parties are doing their best to lose, by […]

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Second person appears to be cured of AIDS

According to the New York Times a second person appears to have been cured of HIV AIDS after a bone marrow transplant from someone who had a rare genetic mutation that kept the virus from easily fusing with their CD4 cells.

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Cosas warns of growing violence amongst children

Congress of South African Students (Cosas) is claiming that South African children are becoming more violent, according to ENCA. The organisation has suggested that we could possibly counter this by having pupils visit prisons so that they can know where this sort of behaviour leads.

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Family of ‘resurrected’ man accused of robbing hearse driver

According to eNCA the family of a man who a Johannesburg pastor claimed to have raised from the dead is facing possible legal action from the funeral company because they allegedly robbed the hearse driver. The funeral parlour also pointed out that they didn’t get to see the corpse before the ‘resurrection’ – distancing themselves […]

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GladAfrica and Ward 58 – the DA has its problems

In this coming election, the DA’s offer I think is more or less that you might not like their policies but they’re at least honest and competent administrators. Two recent stories have raised doubts about this offer for me – the GladAfrica scandal and what’s going in Ward 58 of Johannesburg.

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Looking at the DA’s manifesto

On Saturday the Democratic Alliance launched its manifesto. Now the manifestos themselves aren’t really going to be the central issue this coming election – because what we’re looking for isn’t really about manifesto issues, but just the plain day-to-day running of government. That said the manifestos do matter, and the DA’s manifesto should give some […]

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Budget 2019 – and what it means for keeping the lights on

So today Finance Minister Tito Mboweni has delivered his maiden budget – and there isn’t really all that much in it. So, lets start with Eskom’s unbundling. According to ENCA, Mboweni has stated that government will not be taking on Eskom’s debt.

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Banks ditch Bosasa amid state capture concerns, company set to close down

South Africa’s banks have ditched African Global Operations (AGO), which used to be called Bosasa, amidst allegations of state capture according to ENCA. The controversial company’s accounts will be closed by the end of February.

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