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South Africa

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Environment

South Africa: Gold mine pollution is poisoning Soweto’s water and soil – study finds food gardens are at risk

    By Lesego Khomo, University of South Africa     For 140 years, gold mines in Johannesburg, South Africa have been leaking wastewater contaminated with heavy metals. The acid mine drainage from Johannesburg’s estimated 278 abandoned mines and 200 mine dumps includes uranium (a radioactive metal), toxic arsenic, copper, cobalt, nickel, lead and zinc. Acid mine drainage can pollute land and water sources up to 20 kilometres away from […]

todayMay 24, 2024 4

Africa

How elite riders are conquering Africa’s harshest terrains as mountain biking booms

  By Bonface Orucho, bird story agency     Mountain biking is surging in popularity across Africa, with global race organizers capitalizing on the continent's diverse terrains—from mountains to deserts—for bike racing events. Morocco has recently hosted what is arguably “one of the most gruelling ultra-mountain bike races,” the 2024 Škoda Titan Desert Morocco. The annual, 6-stage, 600km race across the desert was held between April 28 and May 3 […]

todayMay 23, 2024 2

South Africa

Drained but proud: how it felt to organise South Africa’s first democratic election in just 4 months

      By Kealeboga J Maphunye, University of South Africa     South Africa’s historic 27 April 1994 national election marked the end of more than three centuries of colonial and apartheid rule. The period leading to the election was one of heightened political tension, with opponents of change working hard to derail the process through deadly violence. Political scientist Kealeboga Maphunye asks Mandla Mchunu, first deputy secretary of […]

todayMay 22, 2024 10

Oshiwambo

O National Health Insuarance ndjoka ya tulwa miilonga mo South Africa otayi kemwa

O Business Leadership SA yati oveta yo National Health Insurance otayi ka yonagula omulandu guuhaku gwepangelo nogopaumwene,noku hunutha ompito okugandja omayakulo guuhaku ga nawapalekwa ku kehe gumwe. Omukuluntu gwehangano Busisiwe Mavuso okwati kapena oshimaliwa sho National health Insurance ,noveta otayi tula moshiponga omalalakano goshilongo okuninga uuthikilo woongeshefa mu Africa...

todayMay 22, 2024 3

Africa

Massive African “Gigawatt” wind projects to dwarf existing facilities, as private power companies and “wheeling” take root

    By Conrad Onyango, bird story agency   Huge new wind power project under development in Egypt and Kenya will see independent power producers access national grids to sell power to private customers in other parts of the country, or region, accoding to a new report. "Wheeling" refers to the practice of allowing privately generated power to flow through the national grid to willing buyers in a seller-buyer model. […]

todayMay 21, 2024 8

South Africa

Small businesses can help South Africa fight unemployment if they get proper support – study

      By Karikari Amoa-Gyarteng, University of Johannesburg and Shepherd Dhliwayo, University of Johannesburg     South Africa has an alarming unemployment rate of approximately 32.1%. Solutions have been elusive. The unemployment rate has been consistently high for decades. Our research has revolved around entrepreneurship. We have examined the “liability of newness” related to small and medium scale enterprises and entrepreneurial development in general. In particular, we’ve looked at […]

todayMay 21, 2024 9

South Africa

Foot-and-Mouth Outbreak: Farms Quarantined in South Africa’s Eastern Cape

The Department of Agriculture in South Africa has imposed quarantine measures on farms near Humansdorp in the Eastern Cape due to an outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease. Three farms have tested positive for the SAT3 virus, similar to previous outbreaks in other provinces in 2021 and 2022. Spokesperson Reggie Ngcobo has confirmed the quarantine and ongoing epidemio-logical investigations to identify at-risk properties. Ngcobo emphasizes the importance of biosecurity measures for farmers, […]

todayMay 21, 2024 4

Namibia

Namibia lifts ban on poultry imports from South Africa

The Directorate of Veterinary Services under the Ministry of Agriculture, Water, and Land Reform has lifted its ban on poultry meat imports from South Africa. According to Chief Veterinary Officer Albertina Shilongo, only poultry meat originating from bio-secure poultry farms will be permitted to be imported into Namibia. Namibia is reported to consume an estimated 2,500 tons of chicken every month, relying mainly on imports from South Africa.

todayMay 20, 2024 6

Oshiwambo

Zuma iindikwa natango oku kutha ombinga momahogololo gopashigwana gonuumvo

Ompangu yopakotampango mo South Africa nena oya ekelehi etokolo lyokomisi yomahogololo,noku tokola kutya omupresitend omukulu Jacob Zuma, ita vulu oku kutha ombinga momahogololo gonuumvo. Okomisi oya tulamo eindilo lyeendelela oku pataneka ekwatelemo lya Zuma momusholondondo gopaalamende mongundu yo uMkhoto we Sizwe. Okomisi oya pititha omusholondondo gwaaulikwa hogololwa yoongundu,ngaashi shili moveta,noku pula omatindo. Noya yakula etindo lili ompinge na Zuma,sha landula egeelo lyoomwedhi 15 mondjedhililo ya Estourt mo 2021,sho a dhini […]

todayMay 20, 2024 3 2

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