There is little hope for the unemployed in South Africa

  Johannesburg- Sunburst Africa–As we get to the end of 2020, unemployment continues to grow- dampening any hopes of finding a job for those who have never been employed in South Africa. According to data released by Statistics South Africa (StatsSA) yesterday, the  South African economy shed 2,2 million jobs in Q2 of 2020. The September 2020 Quarterly Employment Statistics […]

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Wearing Glasses Could Reduce your Chances of Contracting Covid-19 According to a Recent Study

According to a recent study, researchers in China analysed hospital data of patients with Covid-19, and they noticed an odd trend: Very few of the sick patients regularly wore glasses. In one hospital in Suizhou, China, 276 patients were admitted over a 47 day period, but only 16 patients — less than 6 percent — had myopia or nearsightedness that […]

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Global Trade Returns Faster Than Expected

Rebound isn’t being felt evenly across countries, and potential problems like a resurgence of Covid-19 remain Research shows that global trade is rebounding much more quickly this year than it did after the 2008 financial crisis, lifting parts of the world economy and defying predictions the pandemic could send globalisation into permanent retreat. Following the outbreak of the new coronavirus in […]

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Ivory Coast’s Opposition Unit Against a Third Term for Ouattara

Ivory Coast’s main opposition candidate in next month’s polls called for civil disobedience to stop President Alassane Ouattara from a seeking a third term. Henri Konan Bedie, 86, told a mass gathering of normally-fractious opposition parties and their supporters Sunday that “faced with this situation, there was only one slogan left: civil disobedience.” He didn’t specify what that meant, though […]

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Bill Gates Sr., Who Guided Billionaire Son’s Philanthropy, Dies at 94

Bill Gates Sr., a lawyer and the father of Microsoft’s co-founder, who stepped in when appeals for charity began to overwhelm his billionaire son and started what became the world’s largest philanthropy, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, died on Monday at his beach home on Hood Canal, in the Seattle area. He was 94.

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Employment and Labour on bail conditions amendments in Chinese human trafficking and violation of SA’s labour laws case

Employment and Labour on bail conditions amendments in Chinese human trafficking and violation of SA’s labour laws case Mixed fortunes for two accused applying for bail conditions amendments in the Chinese human trafficking and violation of SA’s labour laws case The Johannesburg Magistrates Court today (September 14) granted amendments to bail conditions to accused number one and denied bail amendments […]

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President Cyril Ramaphosa chairs virtual President’s Coordinating Council meeting, 15 Sept

President Cyril Ramaphosa chairs virtual President’s Coordinating Council meeting, 15 Sept, 2020 President Cyril Ramaphosa will, today, Tuesday 15 September 2020, chair a virtual meeting of the President’s Coordinating Council (PCC). The Council is co-chaired by the President and the Deputy President, and brings together Ministers, Premiers and leadership of the South African Local Government Association. The meeting is expected to deliberate […]

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Parliament activities for the week, 13 to 18 Sept

Parliament activities for the week, 13 to 18 Sept Consideration of Covid-19 tax Bills; debates on International Democracy and Heritage Days, including a heritage lecture, are items scheduled to conclude the National Council of Provinces (NCOP) third term programme this week. The NCOP will, from 21 September, join the National Assembly (NA) on the constituency period. The NA started its […]

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