May 18, 2021

The Southern African Faith Communities Environment Institute (SAFCEI) and Earthlife have sent a letter to the Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy urging the government to abandon all plans for new nuclear energy programmes.

Fishing communities from around the country marked World Ocean Day on 8 June by raising a number of serious threats to their way of life experienced by South Africa’s small-scale fishers during the lockdown period, and demanding that the government “legitimise” the sector as a matter of urgency.

Dr Bandile Masuku, Gauteng MEC for health, together with other members of his team, was spotted wearing a mask that expressed solidarity with Palestine. His team were on an official visit to address the Covid-19 infections in the province.

We welcome, finally, a written response to critiques of SA Reserve Bank (SARB) monetary policy, specifically, SARB research head Chris Loewald’s “Depression risk a bad reason to jettison macroeconomic policy frameworks.” (Business Day, 31 May).


The Ingonyama Trust Board has failed to get its R22-million budget allocation from the Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development because it was unable to submit a budget to parliament in time, write By NOKWANDA SIHLALIi and SITHEMBISO GUMBI.

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