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Anger after body allowed to decompose in ‘illegal’ morgue

Residents of Memel in the Free State are angry with a local mortuary after the corpse of a woman allegedly decomposed within seven days of being stored. According to the family of Emily Nyembe, her body decomposed at a mortuary belonging to Koos Meyer. Her stepdaughter, Nelly Nyembe, 47, said: “When we went to the […]

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Debt write-off plan for South Africans

The National Credit Amendment Bill (NCAAB) gained significant attention after it proposed writing off billions of rands worth of debt from every-day South Africans – however, it has also been a major cause of concern for the banking sector. The bill was officially passed by the National Assembly’s in September 2018 and was transmitted to the […]

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Why you’re going to pay more for Eskom’s mistakes

South Africans will end up paying for Eskom’s decade of mismanagement, says chief economist at Citadel, Maarten Ackerman. Speaking to Cape Talk, Ackerman said that the state utility is running at debt levels that are simply not sustainable. The group’s debt has increased by as much as 800% to over R400 billion over the last 10 years, […]

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Poultry industry takes on US chicken quota as court case brews

The South African Poultry Association (SAPA) wants government to review the quota of US poultry imports, following the imposition of tariffs on local aluminium and steel products. In court papers filed in the North Gauteng Court, the organisation argues that US tariffs on SA steel and aluminium exports have affected the benefits that South Africa […]

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Coca-Cola ventures into Cannabis

The world’s largest beverage company may be the next industry giant to jump into the cannabis drinks business. Coca-Cola says it is monitoring the nascent industry and is interested in CBD – the non-psychoactive ingredient in marijuana – for beverages as soda consumption slows. The soft-drinks maker is in talks with a major Canadian marijuana […]