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Month: March 2019

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Xenophobia and racism won’t fix South Africa

One of the saddest realities of being South African is our long history of not learning. The thing about hate on an ethnic basis, is that it is fundamentally a species of tribalism. And just who gets to be in a given tribe is an ever shrinking population. Advertisements

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My view on the political parties

As I’ve mentioned before, I haven’t really decided who I am voting on yet, so I figured I would work my way through it by writing out my view of each of the major political parties.

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Andile Ramaphosa got R2 million in one year from Bosasa ‘advisory mandate’

According to News 24 Andile Ramaphosa has admitted to receiving R2 million from Bosasa. Ramaphosa’s company, Blue Crane Capital, had signed an “advisory mandate” back in December of 2017, which resulted in him being paid a monthly retainer fee of R150,000, which was later increased to R230,000. The contract was only terminated in December of […]

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Water infrastructure needs big budget boost to avert 2030 disaster: expert

According to ENCA the City of Johannesburg has warned residents that they are still under level 1 water restrictions as the Vaal has dipped below 70%.

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Big societies make big gods: research

New research published in the journal Nature has found that big societies precede “big gods”, or gods which care about how moral you are.

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Cyril Ramaphosa caught in a lie over housing in the Western Cape

According to IOL Cyril Ramaphosa told residents in the Western Cape that the provincial housing department had returned R1.7 billion of housing grant funds to the National Treasury.

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Zuma says nuclear deal would’ve solved our power crisis, would it?

President Jacob Zuma reportedly said that the nuclear deal would have solved South Africa’s ongoing power crisis according to EWN.

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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.

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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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