Ekurhuleni waste crisis: Campbell places head of waste department on special leave | The Citizen

Reinstated Ekurhuleni Mayor Tania Campbell has placed the metro’s head of the department for environmental resources and waste management on special leave. Ekurhuleni waste crisis Faith Wotshela was placed on leave over the waste crisis plaguing the municipality in the last two weeks that has left residents fuming and complaining over the lack of refuse … Read more

South Sudan floods leave 75,000 refugees without food – UN | The Citizen

The devastating floods in South Sudan have blocked aid from reaching displaced people, the UN said Friday, warning that a camp housing 75,000 Sudanese refugees would receive no food this month. The world’s newest nation is reeling from four consecutive years of flooding, with two-thirds of the country and more than 900,000 people now directly … Read more

Businessman Vivian Reddy loses bid for leave to appeal court ruling | The Citizen

Durban tycoon and businessman Vivian Reddy has lost the second round of a court battle with the KwaDukuza Municipality (KDM) over a rates rebate. On June 10, Reddy’s Double Ring Trading 7 lost the first round in an attempt to set aside a KDM council decision which declined its rates rebate application. The business mogul’s … Read more

A last will and testament is one of the best gifts you can leave behind for your family | The Citizen

A last will and testament is important for those you leave behind, especially if some of them are financially dependent on you, such as minor children, a life-long partner who you are not married to, or aging parents. Research conducted by Sanlam shows that 75% of South Africans do not have a last will and … Read more

Australia news live: national cabinet confirms pandemic leave payments to be extended while mandatory isolation remains

ASX falls 2.6% after Wall Street sell-off The ASX 200 has fallen by 2.66% following a Wall Street sell-off overnight. The All Ordinaries Index is also down by 2.65% this morning. The drop comes as new US inflation figures showed prices remained stubbornly high in August even as the overall pace of inflation slowed for … Read more

Babal unveil “Corkscrew Rider”, a new single track (and video) from their forthcoming album WWIBWIL (“Who Will I Be When I Leave?”) out on September 16th

Capturing the angst of the 21st Century with Karen Langley’s sharply observed lyrics, laced with the manically haunting guitars of Rob Williams and Jon Sharp on drums (plus guest musicians), BABAL delivers a thought-provoking, barbed performance that defies categorization. BABAL reveal a dystopian, offbeat view of life; their cinematic, psych/art-rock approach calls up comparisons with … Read more