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When the Shell petroleum company announced in 2021 that it wanted to explore for fossil fuels off South Africa’s pristine Wild Coast, Indigenous communities in the area immediately fought back through the country’s courts

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Lani van der Merwe.  In 2013, I found myself working on a project at a mine, where I was part of a team tasked with cadet assessment in a worker training programme.

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The Steel & Engineering Federation of South Africa (SEIFSA), which represents the Metals & Engineering Industry, and the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA), now an affiliate of the South African Federation of Trade Unions (SAFTU) have concluded an historic three-year wage agreement for the period 1 July 2024 to 30 June 2027.

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News24 is reporting that the appointment of the new University of Cape Town (UCT) Vice Chancellor (VC) has been finalised - although there does not seem to be an official notice from UCT.

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Statistics South Africa (StatsSA) has released the employment statistics for the first quarter of 2024. Those in employment increased by 22,000, making up for the 22,000 lost in the last quarter of 2023, but unemployment increased by 330,000 to 8.2 million unemployed - raising the overall unemployment percentage from 32.1% to 32.9%.

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Academic literacy is more than language, it's about critical thinking and analysis: universities should do more to teach these skills

Academic literacy is about far more than just good grammar and sentence structure. 

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The debt situation in many African countries has escalated again to a critical juncture. Twenty are in, or at risk of, debt distress.

Three pivotal elements significantly contribute to this.

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President Cyril Ramaphosa has given his approval to the Preventing and Combating of Hate Crimes and Hate Speech Bill, which criminalises hate crimes and hate speech. 

The law also outlines the prosecution process for individuals who perpetrate these offences.


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