Energy, land and law: This year, it’s personal

world on fire

By Kevin Bloom If history brings insight and insight brings clarity, 2020 must be the year humanity responds with effective action to the greatest threat it has ever faced. From Rockefeller’s Standard Oil to Exxon Mobil and our own coal sector, the fossil fuel industry has consistently beaten the lawmakers — now our world is on fire. But with rich nations like Australia suddenly on the climate frontlines, the courts may be ready to push back. For South Africans, who’ll be directly affected by a raft of climate-related cases set…

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Stage 1 Loadshedding implemented today!

light bulb load shedding

Eskom is currently implementing Stage 1 rotational loadshedding from 09h00 to 23h00 today.  Eskom has reduced loadshedding to Stage 1 today, while their COO predicted the loadshedding may continue into early next week.  For this purpose we are publishing the Stage 1 schedule for up to Monday.  We will keep the website updated over the weekend as more information becomes available. Direct Eskom clients can view their individual load shedding schedules on loadshedding.eskom.co.za. FRIDAY—18 OCTOBER 2019 11h00—13h30  Block 6 Paarlklip 13h00—15h30 Block 7 Hazy & BBton 19h00—21h30 Block 10 Delta…

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Wage dispute resolved at SANParks

According to a statement by South African National Parks (SANParks), a dispute regarding wages and conditions of employment by three unions representing workers in the Collective Bargaining Council had been resolved.  Rey Thakhuli, SANParks Acting Head of Communications said that SANParks and the various labour unions settled the dispute and the parties immediately formalised the agreement. SANParks and the majority of unions, the Health and Other Service Personnel Trade Union (HOSPERSA) and National Union of Public Service and Allied Workers Union (NUPSAW), signed an agreement that workers will get an…

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 Let’s grow the South African economy – one SME at a time

  The SAB Foundation, Tholoana Enterprise Programme, is looking for entrepreneurs who are passionate and dedicated to growing the economy and creating jobs   Can you imagine your business turnover growing by 300% and creating 10 new jobs for your community? Mpumalanga based Freddy and Sons Maintenance and Engineering, a past participant of the SAB Foundation Tholoana Enterprise Programme, is doing just that.   South Africa is full of young, inspired and passionate entrepreneurs who are working tirelessly to change the path the country is on. The SAB Foundation, Tholoana…

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