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Could cannabis be the right crop to mop up Gauteng’s mine toxins?

You may be aware (😉) that cannabis has many wonderful uses. Now SA scientists are exploring another potential application: sucking up pollutants from the many wastelands created around Gauteng by mining and other heavy industries, the Mail & Guardian reports.  Activists have long warned about elevated levels of toxic and radioactive metals in parts of …

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New licence rules for SA motorists

Feeling guilty about not renewing your driver’s license yet thanks to the pandemic? Don’t worry – you and about three million other South Africans are in the same boat… and the government is trying to figure something out. Transport minister Fikile Mbalula has announced a few changes with our problematic Driving Licence Testing Centre (DLTC) …

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The big story: It’s the real covid, so please stand up

The past 15 months of lockdown have been something of a dress rehearsal for Gauteng. 🙈 Compared to what we’re seeing now, the province’s first two waves look relatively tame.  We told you previously that authorities were doing their best to stop the Delta variant, which was first identified in India, from reaching SA. But …

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Our take: Take action, Gauteng

“This is not a wave; this is a tsunami”. These are the words a doctor working at a private healthcare facility used to describe the deadly increase in Gauteng’s Covid-19 infections.  By now you may have heard just how bad things are in South Africa’s most populous province. The daily infection rate is exceeding 10 …

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