We are at a point in SA where hardly anyone disputes the need for additional income support. Worsening destitution, the prospect of instability and a fear of insurrection are focusing minds on the need for fresh social protection.
Chinese and Taiwanese warships played high seas “cat and mouse” on Sunday ahead of the scheduled end of four days of unprecedented Chinese military exercises launched in reaction to a visit to Taiwan by US House speaker Nancy Pelosi.
There is something arresting about the sound and vibrations of a big, oncoming train. Your best bet to experience the sensation is in Mpumalanga. Its railways see consistent locomotive freight traffic. Their load? Mostly the pitch-black coal consumed by our power plants.
July 31 — ANC president Cyril Ramaphosa closes the party’s policy conference at Nasrec in Johannesburg. Delegates to the conference called again for the Reserve Bank’s private shareholders to be bought out by the state.