US Senator Warnock works to address decades of USDA discrimination against black farmers

A farmer plants corn in a barley cover crop. Photo courtesy of the US Natural Resources Conservation Service. WASHINGTON – The arrival of US Senator Raphael Warnock in Congress earlier this year coincided with a belated recognition of the historic discrimination inflicted on black farmers by the US Department of …

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Metrobus commuters will likely be left behind as drivers go on strike today

Commuters using the Johannesburg bus service may have to find alternative transportation following the announcement by the Democratic Union of Municipal and Allied Workers of South Africa (Demawusa) of an indefinite strike. FILE: The service covers more than 300 regular routes including 128 school routes. Image: @ JoburgMetrobus / Twitter. …

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The sordid subject of student loans

On the money. Budding stock investor Jarryd Neves, of BizNews, sends out an invitation to anyone who wants to ask questions about investing in stocks – but are too embarrassed to ask. Write to [email protected] And listen to his regular Monday column: On the Money It’s no secret that South …

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SAA rolls out of bankruptcy protection for capital deal

South African Airways (SA, Johannesburg OR Tambo) left bankruptcy protection, its directors declaring it “both solvent and liquid” and “sufficiently prepared to continue into the future”. In addition, its sole shareholder, the South African government, is set to close an agreement with a strategic equity partner “in the coming weeks”. …

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Government not adequately addressing COVID-19 safety in schools

The Department of Basic Education has assured South Africans that measures have been put in place to address the potential spread of COVID-19 in schools. FILE: A student takes his temperature at Iphuteng Primary School in Alexandra, Johannesburg on August 24, 2020. Photo: @ educationgp / Twitter JOHANNESBURG – With …

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JoBurg Softball Wins Val Kapture Tournament Title, Baseball Wins Big | Sports

JOHANNESBURG – The Johannesburg-Lewiston varsity softball team won the title at the Val Kapture tournament in Johannesburg on Saturday afternoon. The Cardinals clinched a 9-6 victory over Roscommon in Game 1, then ended the day with a 27-2 jump from Alcona to claim the title. Emma Johnson led the offensive …

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Africa needs electricity more than ever, especially to keep COVID-19 vaccines cold

People stand next to solar panels at the Zaktubi solar power plant, near Ouagadougou, on … [+] November 29, 2017, the day of its inauguration. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / ludovic MARIN (Photo credit should read LUDOVIC MARIN / AFP via Getty Images) AFP via Getty Images Solar energy …

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Magnitude 2.5 earthquake hit near Boksburg on Sunday – SAPeople

A magnitude 2.5 earthquake was reported at lunchtime on Sunday near Johannesburg, South Africa. There have been over 286 reports of quakes from people in and around Boksburg. According to Volcano Discovery, the low magnitude earthquake was recorded at 1:24 p.m. SA. Its depth was 10 km. The exact latitude …

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Hall wins the Joburg Women’s Open 2021

Casandra Hall sealed a hard-fought victory on the Sunshine Ladies Tour by winning an epic battle with Lee-Anne Pace to clinch the Joburg Ladies Open at the Soweto Country Club on Friday, April 30, 2021. The rain almost made the conclusion of the final round impossible, however, it cleared and …

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Please oppose the new recycling fees: ARO

The African Reclaimers Organization (ARO) has called on the public to appeal the R50 recycling fee they say threatens the livelihoods of waste pickers. The city of Johannesburg plans to introduce the charge from July 1 if its proposed tariff for waste management is approved. ARO coordinator and organizer Eli …

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