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MEC Mbombo lights up Parliament in more ways than one

Dr Nomafrench Mbombo, MEC for Health in the Western Cape, lit up a small gathering at the South African Parliament on Tuesday night  with a short, rousing speech, and then flicked a switch that lit up the whole building in red. Welcoming the MEC and Mzwandile Panziso, who was representing the South African National Aids …

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Maybe a little good will come (for wildlife) from this pandemic

Covid-19 shows that illegal wildlife trade is a public health issue Simon Evans, Anglia Ruskin University There will be few positives to take from coronavirus. But the global pandemic may yet prove to be an important moment in the attempts to address the illegal wildlife trade. The media has generally concentrated on effects rather than …

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The minister responds: SA rail agency is broken

A statement from Fikile Mbalula, South African Minister of Transport 15 January 2020 Prasa (the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa) has suffered blows from many years of mismanagement and deteriorating corporate governance. Today it is a broken organisation, struggling to provide an efficient commuter and passenger rail service. Overcrowded trains, ageing infrastructure, old rolling …

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