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SA mines have vaccinated nearly half their workforce

Today at 12:29 PM, via News24

South Africa mining companies have fully vaccinated slightly more than 203 000 of the industry’s workers, said Roger Baxter, chief executive officer of Minerals Council South Africa, the industry lobby group for big producers.

South Africa

Police corruption tops list of complaints received by Corruption Watch

Today at 13:08 PM, via SABC News

Corruption Watch has described as regrettable what it terms the escalating corruption in the country. Police corruption has topped the list of complaints that the organisation received from the public and private institutions. This is noted in the 2021 ‘Analysis of Corruption Trends’ report which was released this week.

Business

South Africa to build new mega-bridge by 2026: minister

Today at 13:08 PM, via BusinessTech

The South African government has identified the N2 national Wild Coast road network as one of its key Strategic Integrated Projects to catalyse economic growth at a national, provincial and local level.  

Business

Ray of light for SA businesses seeking energy security

Today at 13:01 PM, via BusinessTech

Rolling blackouts, a 15% increase in Eskom tariffs and permission by government for companies to produce their own electricity without a licence to 100MW is encouraging businesses to look for alternative energy sources.

Education

Uganda: Schools Will Re-Open in January 2022 – Museveni

Today at 11:46 AM, via AllAfrica

[Independent (Kampala)] Entebbe, Uganda — Primary and secondary schools will re-open next year after 4.8 million people in priority and vulnerable groups are fully vaccinated. That includes teachers and 330,000 students aged 18 years and above.

Science/Tech

Exxaro deploys solar to power coal ops in Limpopo

Today at 12:58 PM, via ITWeb

The project will bring long-term sustainable benefits, including security of clean electricity supply and energy cost savings, says the mining company.