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09 November 2017 6:34 AM Mallett on transformation: Coaches haven’t used their brains

Cape Town - Former Springbok coach Nick Mallett believes SA Rugby’s transformation target for the 2019 Rugby World Cup is achievable, but has lamented the way it has been implemented by coaches and selectors. According to SA Rugby’s strategic transformation plan, the goal is for the Springbok team to be made up of 50% black and coloured players at the next World 35

27 October 2017 7:52 PM White House distances itself from Whitefish power grid deal

The White House has distanced itself from a $300m (£228m) contract awarded to a tiny Montana firm to help reconstruct Puerto Rico's power grid. The press secretary spoke out as President Donald Trump asked his Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke if he had any role in the Whitefish Energy deal. Federal authorities have expressed "significant concerns" about 19

26 October 2017 11:49 AM Drought threatens survival of businesses in the Cape

“It is clear that we have a major crisis on our hands and it is time to slash the red tape and take emergency measures‚” said Cape Chamber of Commerce and Industry President Janine Myburgh on Thursday. “Unless we do so without delay we will suffer long-term damage to the economy and the reputation of the City.” Myburgh said that the country’s AIDS crisis 18

26 October 2017 7:17 AM MTBPS: ‘A bit of a disaster’

A good reality check for government but no turnaround plan so further downgrades inevitable, says economist. Finance minister Malusi Gigaba, in his maiden Medium-Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS), laid bare the extent of South Africa’s fiscal woes. And in doing so, prompted speculation among economists that further credit ratings downgrades by year-end 28

25 October 2017 12:21 PM In Full: SA Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba’s 2017 mid-term budget

With these evocative words, Okri challenges us to remake ourselves in order to remake the world around us. To become the realizers of great dreams, we must challenge and reimagine ourselves, be prepared to reinvent and create anew. As part of this mammoth effort, and in one on the most important achievements of the fourth democratic administration, a National 46

24 October 2017 9:35 PM Drought crisis: Guidelines for water rationing

The City activated water rationing as part of the implementation of its Critical Water Shortages Management Disaster Plan. This action intensifies the preceding months of pressure management which continues to be done in an attempt to force water consumption down to required levels. Due to the critical nature of available water supply, all water users 30

24 October 2017 2:46 PM SA citrus industry suspends exports to the EU, with exceptions

The South African citrus industry has announced an immediate proactive suspension of citrus fruit exports to the EU‚ with the exception of soft citrus and exports from the Western Cape and Northern Cape. This follows a special meeting last Friday‚ October 20‚ of the Citrus Growers Association of Southern Africa’s citrus black spot (CBS) disaster management 29

23 October 2017 8:23 AM Volcanic eruption showers Solomons' villages with ash

Wellington - Residents in the Solomon Islands' southeast were warned to stay indoors on Monday to avoid showers of ash from a volcanic eruption. Officials said a lack of scientific equipment made it difficult to monitor the situation on Tinakula island, which lies just north of Vanuatu where 11 000 people were evacuated last month following an eruption 27

21 October 2017 12:33 PM Robert Mugabe's WHO appointment condemned as 'an insult'

The choice of Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe as a World Health Organization (WHO) goodwill ambassador has been criticised by several organisations including the British government. It described his selection as "surprising and disappointing" given his country's rights record, and warned it could overshadow the WHO's work. The opposition in Zimbabwe 29

21 October 2017 12:22 PM Catalan independence: Spain pushes to remove leaders

The Spanish prime minister has outlined plans to remove Catalonia's leaders and take control of the separatist region. Speaking after an emergency cabinet meeting on Saturday, Mariano Rajoy stopped short of dissolving the region's parliament but put forward plans for elections in the region. The measures must now be approved by Spain's Senate in the next few days. The plans 31