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By Matthew Lester The Eastern Cape pays less than 8% of South Africa’s personal tax. Yet more than 15% of RSA’s population lives here. So we try to take up some of the slack by paying sintax on smokes and booze. But until they legalize what could be our greatest green export, ‘Transkei Rooibaard,’ we … Read more
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – South African stocks posted a second straight session of gains on Monday led by the world’s top platinum mining companies, which gained as palladium hit a 13-year high. Impala Platinum, the world’s second largest platinum producer, added 2.85 percent, making it the top blue-chip performer of the day, while bigger rival Anglo … Read more
More research suggests that because people around the globe are eating too much salt, this is contributing to the high incidence of deaths from heart disease. However, there is just as much research to suggest that salt in the diet isn’t the real problem, and even that reducing salt intake actually increases a person’s risk of dying. MS By Kerry … Read more
While coal gasification as a source of energy is not new – it was first mentioned (in the UK) close to 150 years ago – unfolding technology since then has moved it closer and closer to technical and economic viability…to the point that South African power utility Eskom has recently been showing a more than … Read more
It’s on the Starbucks menu, and it’s in bottled “red tea” drinks in retail and convenience stores across the globe; I found it once in a tiny, out-of-the-way noodle bar in the Japanese city of Yokohama. It is rooibos, the uniquely South African herbal tea that is garnering a worldwide reputation its health benefits. Here … Read more