Once-in-50-year heatwaves now happening every decade -UN climate report

Reuters, 9 August 2021

Extreme heatwaves that previously only struck once every 50 years are now expected to happen once per decade because of global warming, while downpours and droughts have also become more frequent, a UN climate science report said on Monday. Read More

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Land expropriation process deadline looming

Siyabonga Mkhwanazi, IOL Political Bureau, 7 August 2021

The ANC does not believe there will be any further requests to extend the lifespan of the Ad Hoc Committee on Land Expropriation. Read More

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SA can’t be left behind in responding to climate change: Ramaphosa

Mercedes Besent, SABC News, 30 July 2021

President Cyril Ramaphosa says a just energy transition amid the global threat of climate change should take the interest of communities into account by coming up with bold and clear goals. Read More

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Motorists to be hit with hefty fuel price increase in August

Sowetan Live, 30 July 2021

All fuel types will be more expensive in August when the department of mineral resources and energy adjusts fuel prices. Read More

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High food prices continue to hurt low-income families

Given Majola, IOL Business Report, 29 July 2021

The household food baskets for Durban, Cape Town and Pietermaritzburg increased marginally this month by R31.87, R51.28 and R12.04, respectively, while those of Joburg and Springbok declined marginally by R28.45 and R21.03, respectively, according to the Household Affordability Index compiled by the Pietermaritzburg Economic Justice and Dignity Group (PMBEJD). Read More

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Government declares national disaster over drought in several provinces

Staff Reporter, Sowetan Live, 20 July 2021

The government on Tuesday declared the drought in several provinces as a “national disaster”. Read More

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