No Load Shedding today?? … But overnight lights were out between 1:00am and 6:00am for some
Beating that same old (almost empty) water drum again – Now that most of most of our visitors have left having made serious inroads to our precious water resources, we are left to face the realities of the Eastern Cape drought.
East Cape matrics score highest pass rate in 26 years – In a major feat for the Eastern Cape, the matric class of 2019 achieved the highest pass rate for the province since 1994, with an overall rate of 76.5%.
Brave PE shop owner tackles armed suspect – A brave Port Elizabeth business owner tackled a gunman who tried to rob his salon on Tuesday,
Eastern Cape mayor filmed in physical altercation with family – The family of Alfred Nzo District Executive Mayor Sixolile Mehlomakhulu has accused him of vandalising their family home and physically attacking family members
Girls ‘outperformed’ boys – 39,950 more female candidates achieved Bachelor, Diploma and Higher Certificate passes than their male counterparts
Motshekga slams critics of ‘30% passes’: ‘They are almost at 0%’ – The minister of basic education has lauded the education system for delivering improved results from government schools.
South Africans in Iran, Iraq have not yet requested assistance – Dirco – South Africa does not have embassies in Iran or Iraq, with the Jordanian embassy servicing South Africans in the region.
Business & Economy
SA’s problem of a narrow tax base and high taxes – Analysis of collections by Sars shows why things are not working in SA.
Under-fire Comair massacres board – Follows incoming chair’s admission that ‘massive shake-up’ was necessary.
Countdown to implementation kicks off – An amendment to the Income Tax Act will bring considerable change to the expat landscape as from March 1, 2020.
Prices in South Africa – 1995 vs 2020 – To see how the “price of living” has increased we looked at the prices of petrol, a Big Mac, cellphones, and Internet access
Iran plane crash: Ukraine Boeing with 180 aboard comes down near Tehran – reports – A Ukraine Airlines plane suffering technical difficulties has crashed near Tehran airport, Iranian media report
US troops targeted with ballistic missiles – At least two airbases housing US troops in Iraq have been hit by more than a dozen ballistic missiles
Round 2 Called ON at Corona Open China Hosted by Wanning – he World Surf League (WSL) Corona Open China, a men’s and women’s Qualifying Series (QS) 5,000, has been called back ON
Carlos Sainz Sr takes 2020 Dakar Rally lead, Mini dominates again – X-raid Mini driver Carlos Sainz Sr has taken the lead of the 2020 Dakar Rally after topping the third stage on Tuesday.
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