From bail reform to Covid: the five issues missing from the Victoria state election campaign

The Victorian state election has largely been focused on two issues: improving the health system and cutting the cost of living. Both major parties are promising billions of dollars for new hospitals and power bill relief, as well as initiatives such as $2 public transport fares and free pads and tampons in public places. But … Read more

‘Sars payment to rogue unit abuse of state resources’ – EFF | The Citizen

 The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) says the South African Revenue Services (Sars) payment to members of the Rogue Unit is an “abuse of state resources”. This come after the tax collector publicly apologised to several of its former employees whose lives, livelihoods and reputations were destroyed during the capture of the tax authority. Sars paymnent … Read more

Free State labour department ramps up inspections of gas exchange sites | The Citizen

In light of the country’s energy crisis, with a number of businesses and homes resorting to gas-based solutions, the Department of Employment and Labour in the Free State announced that it will be conducting inspections on Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) installations, storage, filling and exchange sites across the province. Labour department spokesperson, Cebisa Siyobi, confirmed … Read more

Level 6 warning: Severe thunderstorms to hit parts of Free State, North West | The Citizen

An orange level 6 warning has been issued for severe thunderstorms over the western parts of North West and the central and western parts of the Free State on Friday. The South African Weather Service (SAWS) has also issued a yellow level 2 warning for severe thunderstorms, heavy downpours, large amounts of small hail and … Read more

The relationship between state and citizens is ‘like a marriage gone bad’ | The Citizen

With several attempts made and strategies sought by the government to save ailing municipalities, experts believe the ship is sinking. Experts unpack Three experts from the North West University School for Government Studies yesterday discussed virtually what SA’s municipal future holds, whether service delivery shortcomings were a salvageable problem and if the lack of capacity … Read more

Bariatric surgeon perceptions of the safety of same-day sleeve gastrectomy in the state of Massachusetts

Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy: How Do I Do It. J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A. 2020; 30: 2-5 Valente M. Campanelli M. Benavoli D. et al. Safety and Outcomes of Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy in a General Surgery Residency Program. JSLS. 2021; 25 Wang F.-G. Yu Z.-P. Yan W.-M. Yan M. Song M.-M. Comparison of safety and … Read more

Our State Lawmakers Tried to Block College Students From Voting

“If you’re a college student in Montana and you don’t have a registration or a bank statement or a W-2, it makes me kind of wonder why you’re voting in this election anyway,” said House Speaker Wylie Galt when SB 169, a voter ID bill disenfranchising students and other voters, was passed by the Montana … Read more

Ramaphosa declares the end of state capture, time for restoration | The Citizen

President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced several new measures in line with recommendations made in the six-part report on state capture. They include procurement reforms, stabilising and reforming state-owned enterprises, responding to abuses by the private sector, reforming intelligence agencies, protection and incentives for whistle-blowers, and creating a criminal offence for abuse of power and constitutional … Read more

From politics to music, a look at how Latino Georgians are influencing the state – WABE

Latino Georgians make up one of the key groups shaping the state’s demographic changes, representing about 10% of all Georgians — and reflected through their influence on everything from the arts to political races. On this special edition of “Closer Look,” host Rose Scott kicks off a series in the midst of Hispanic Heritage Month … Read more

Police launch manhunt after shooting at Free State shebeen | The Citizen

Free State police have launched a manhunt for two suspects who entered a shebeen in Hani Park, Welkom, and opened fire, killing one and wounding three. According to Sergeant Mahlomola Kareli, the two armed men entered the tavern on Friday, at around 11.20pm, and asked about the man whom they later shot and killed. “It … Read more