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Month: November 2018

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Theft, vandalism of power infrastructure costs Joburg more than R300 million: Mashaba

City of Johannesburg Mayor Herman Mashaba has stated that theft and vandalism of power infrastructure has cost the city more than R300 million according to News24. This is turning delivering service delivery into a Sisyphean task – every time the infrastructure gets put in, some idiot breaks it or steals it. Advertisements

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Politics
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Cope does good on Civil Union Act

The Congress of the People has submitted a bill to Parliament to remove section 6 of the Civil Union Act according to The Citizen. The bill has been accepted by the portfolio committee on home affairs.

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Politics
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Why I write about Malema and the EFF

There has always been a bit of a problem with writing about the Economic Freedom Fighters, and that is the belief that if the media didn’t write about them they’d lose their ability to influence the masses. The media, as the theory goes, is providing a platform to a racist demagogue who appears to have […]

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Numsa, Vavi slam new minimum wage

The new minimum wage bill was signed into law last week – setting the absolute least you can earn to R20 per hour according to BusinessTech. According to TimesLIVE,  National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) has slammed the new minimum wage, due to the fact that it is not a living wage. “CEOs in […]

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Politics
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Fact checking Malema on spy tapes and Tiso Blackstar

The registered owner of the Hill on Empire, according to Office Space Online, is Pivotal Group. Pivotal Group’s parent company is Redefine Properties.

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Politics

Why did the repo rate rise?

Earlier this week the South African Reserve Bank decided to raise the repo rate to 6.75% according to Cape Talk. Sarb Governor Lesetja Kganyago said that he might hike it further to curb the impact of rising fuel prices. The repo rate is generally used by the reserve bank to get inflation into the target […]

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Food
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Food Lovers Market Peri peri chicken drumsticks

One of the things I enjoy doing every now and then is trying out ready-marinated stuff. As much fun as it is to make your own marinade, particularly considering that you can make it to suit your own palette, seeing what other people do with it is fun too.

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Politics
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The Bain connection

It always fascinates me in news how the same names keep coming up. While I was doing research for another article, I found something interesting, an article from News24 in 2001 about Coleman Andrews and his massive payout from SAA. There was an interesting line in that story: “There was much concern about the cost […]

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Politics
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Whose sewage is in the Vaal river?

According to EWN the City of Johannesburg, as well as the surrounding municipalities, have denied that they are to blame for the raw sewage in the Vaal river. Philip Molekoa of the South African Human Rights Commission has in fact said that nobody has claimed responsibility for the contamination. News24 reported earlier this week that […]

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General Nonsense
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How dumb are Radio 702’s six dumbest things people in their 20s do with their money?

According to the Citizen twitter responded somewhat negatively to Radio 702‘s article about the dumbest things people in their 20s did with their money. The negative response appears to be driven by the all black caste of characters used to illustrate the “mistakes” – which is fair enough really.

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