July 06, 2020

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.

Long-term public health expert LESLIE LONDON replies to an open letter to the President (published in Notes from the House, April) challenging the ban on tobacco and alcohol sales. He says this step is very much needed to lessen the burden of staff, and patients, arriving in droves at the doors of hospitals full of Covid-19 patients.

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.

Mary de Haas, violence monitor and an analyst from KZN, has written a letter to Cyril Ramaphosa about the lessons to be learned from lockdown. In so many ways it echoes the thinking of many South Africans.

Dear President Ramaphosa,

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