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Universe Today: In the coming generations, humanity’s presence in space is expected to grow considerably. With everything from space tourism, the commercialization of Low Earth Orbit (LEO), asteroid mining, and maybe even settlements on the Moon and Mars in mind, there...
Independent online (SA): Pretoria - Workers from the EkurhuleniMetroMunicipality who were twice employed and dismissed have asked the LabourAppeal Court for assistance. The group, represented by Lawyers for Human Rights, were semi-skilled workers who formed part of the Lungile...
BBC News: South Africans are learning how to pronounce Gqeberha, the new name for the city of Port Elizabeth. It is the Xhosa name for the Baakens River, which flows through the city. Xhosa is one of South Africa's 11 official languages and one of the few in the...
Independent online (SA): By Helmo Preuss PRETORIA - The NationalTreasury will launch another Islamic bond in 2021/22 as a way of diversifying the debt portfolio and introducing a new set of savers into its funding universe. It has previously issued a $500...
Independent online (SA): By Helmo Preuss PRETORIA - The NationalTreasury has revised its forecast of the contraction in the South African economy to 7.2 percent from the 7.8 percent forecast in October 2020. It however expects a quarterly contraction in the first quarter 2021, so the...
Independent online (SA): By Helmo Preuss PRETORIA - The Treasury has forecast that debt service costs will rise to R338.6 billion in 2023/24 from R162.6 billion in 2017/18. It was to...
Independent online (SA): By Helmo Preuss PRETORIA - The 2021 AnnualBudget aims to stabilise the debt to GDP ratio below 90 percent compared with projections in the October 2020 MediumTerm Budget PolicyStatement (MTBPS) that saw the ratio rise to 95.3 percent in 2025/6. The...
Independent online (SA): Helmo Preuss Pretoria - The 2021 Budget painted a rosier picture than the October 2020 MediumTerm Budget PolicyStatement (MTBPS) as revenue growth has been stronger than expected in part due to higher commodity prices recently. This meant that the...
Public Technologies: ) PresidentCyril Ramaphosa will tomorrow, Thursday 25 February 2021, address the 2021 Virtual BasicEducation Lekgotla. This annual event will be held under the theme: 'Equipping Learners with Knowledge and Skills for a Changing World'. The Lekgotla is...
Independent online (SA): Pretoria - Taxi violence has no place in Tshwane ‒ and all perpetrators must be jailed and their industry membership terminated. This is according to joint chairperson of the Tshwane taxi industry Piet Mahlangu, who hailed the arrest of four suspects linked to...
Independent online (SA): DURBAN: The Coalition of the Poor this morning joined their counterparts at the South AfricanFederation of Trade Unions in a march highlighting the plight of the needy and the working community in the country....
Public Technologies: ) PresidentCyril Ramaphosa will on Thursday, 25 February 2021, address a webinar on Small, Medium and Micro Enterprises (SMMEs) and Cooperatives supported by the Department of Small BusinessDevelopment. The webinar discussion will be guided by the theme,...
Independent online (SA): Pretoria - Karla Reinecke, a matriculant from Hoërskool Waterkloof, has attributed her achievements in the exams to a combination of things. Reinecke, 18, is the top maths and science learner in the country. She achieved 100% for physical science, 100% for AP...