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Water Pollution in South Africa

Water Pollution in South Africa

It’s hard to imagine that even though we are having a water crisis, the scarcity of water is not the only problem. We have been diligently saving water for a while now, doing everything we can to combat Day Zero, but what if that’s not enough? The focus...

Day zero 2.0

Day zero 2.0

To combat the imminent threat of Day Zero, level 6B water restrictions were taken into effect on the 1 February 2018, restricting all residents to 50 litres of water per person/per day. Since then, the dreaded Day Zero has been pushed back a few times,...

Listeria Hysteria

Listeria Hysteria

Listeriosis, the third leading cause of death from food poisoning, is caused by eating food contaminated with the listeria monocytogenes bacteria. According to the World Health Organization, the South Africa listeria outbreak is the largest ever recorded...

South Africa’s New President

South Africa’s New President

Matamela Cyril Ramaphosa was voted the new president of South Africa by the National Assembly on Thursday 15 February 2018, after the resignation of our previous president Jacob Zuma. Many South Africans (myself included) were relieved (ecstatic) by our...

South Africa: The Land of the People

South Africa: The Land of the People

Despite our electricity crisis, and our water crisis, the drugs and the high crime rate, South Africa is still ours. We have corrupt politicians, and widespread poverty, poor health services and our education? Well, let’s just say it’s one of the worst in...

Race, Ethnicity and Culture in South Africa

Race, Ethnicity and Culture in South Africa

South Africa is a country that is known for its ethnic and cultural diversity. Made up of nine provinces, South African citizens come from all over the world. Aptly known as the Rainbow Nation, we have eleven official languages, though many foreign...

South Africa’s Water Crisis

South Africa’s Water Crisis

With South Africa experiencing one of the worst droughts in recorded history, Cape Town residents are restricted to 50 litres of water per day, whether you’re at work, at home, or at school. Many residents, while trying diligently to save water, are...

Stronger Rand Leads to Petrol Price Decrease

Stronger Rand Leads to Petrol Price Decrease

Many attribute the stronger rand to the recent change in political leadership. Our new president, Cyril Ramaphosa, has people all over South Africa hopeful of not only a stronger rand, but also a better future. The drop in fuel prices, credited to the...

Small Business Struggle in South Africa

Small Business Struggle in South Africa

Starting your own business isn’t easy. South Africa has one of the highest failure rates of new SMEs (Small and Medium Enterprises) in the world. According to an online article in Moneyweb, approximately 70% to 80% of small businesses fail within the first...

Renewable Energy in South Africa

Renewable Energy in South Africa

While we South Africans remember the inconvenience of being without power at home, the stress and worry of power outages at work, and the dread of being powerless in general, we still haven’t properly prepared ourselves for the future. We take it for...

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