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Ramaphosa calls for more speed on vaccine IP waiver to save lives

President slams the lack of vaccines in poorer countries as unjust and unproductive

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Eskom loses battle over cutting municipal supplies

Constitiutional court upholds ruling that debt-stricken power utility can’t cut electricity in bid to get errant towns to pay up

9 hours ago
Solidarity Fund to keep focus on SA Covid-19 response

The fund’s annual report shows ‘no wastage or misappropriation’ of billions collected from SA corporates, the government and private citizens

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Steel sector employers to lock out workers if Numsa embarks on strike

Employer body Seifsa says there is still time for an agreement but union says the strike will start on October 5

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Crisis-riven KZN crying out for decisive ‘people first’ leadership

Activists warn that province is in urgent need of ‘servant leaders’, not people who act in their own interests

Mayoral candidate says DA will work with private firms to deliver services in Joburg

Mpho Phalatse has promised to address the R200bn infrastructure backlog in the metro

Warrant of arrest issued, then stayed, for truant Gupta aide Ronica Ragavan

Former CEO of the Guptas’ Oakbay is wanted in connection with R25m corruption case

Smokers ‘significantly’ more likely to die from Covid-19

Smokers are also 80% more likely to be admitted to hospital when infected with coronavirus, UK study finds

UK to consider SA’s scientific submissions amid battle to get off red list

SA’s continued presence on the UK's travel ‘red list’ has sparked controversy as infection rates slow in SA

Ramaphosa optimistic despite ANC’s ‘mistakes and wrongdoing’

The president asks for a second chance for the party as he reveals its manifesto ahead of the local government polls

Use existing vaccine passports, travel industry urges SA

Other countries have gone through the trial and error and there is no need for SA to do the same

Treasury downplays key official’s exit

Tshepiso Moahloli’s departure follows those of several senior Treasury staff members

Medicines looted in July riots yet to be recovered

There are fears the looted medications may have entered the so called ‘grey market’

Refineries shun new fuel specs without cost recovery

Industry is calling for a more practical implementation date and a suitable financial framework

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