Tag Archives: South

South African parliament approves long-delayed carbon tax bill


MPs gather in Parliament in Cape Town, South Africa, February 15, 2018. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings

CAPE TOWN (Reuters) – South Africa’s parliament on Tuesday approved the long-delayed carbon tax bill as it seeks to reduce harmful carbon emissions in Africa’s most industrialised and polluting country.

Big energy users including Sibanye-Stillwater and ArcelorMittal’s local unit have opposed plans by South Africa to enact carbon tax laws in 2019, arguing the levies are unaffordable and should be scrapped or delayed.

Reporting by Wendell Roelf; Editing by Tiisetso Motsoeneng

Read More


South African athlete Caster Semenya accuses IAAF of breaching sport regulations



In tonight's edition: South African Olympic athlete Caster Semenya heads to the Court of Arbitration for Sport for a hearing that could have huge …
Read More


New study shows Transcendental Meditation reduces PTSD in South African college students


IMAGE: College students diagnosed with PTSD at Maharishi Institute (MI) and University of Johannesburg (UJ) were tested at 15, 60 and 105 days. After 3.5 months, the MI group practicing…
view more 

Credit: Maharishi University of Management

A very high percentage of young people in South Africa suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and depression. A college that offers the Transcendental Meditation (TM) technique to its students found this approach helped reduce their symptoms.

A study published today in Psychological Reports showed that after 3.5 months of practicing Transcendental Meditation (TM), most of the 34 tertiary-level students at Maharishi Institute (MI)–all of whom were initially diagnosed with PTSD by mental health professionals–went…

Read More


Tiny South Africa beach restaurant Wolfgat crowned best in world, Europe News & Top Stories


PARIS (AFP) – A tiny beach restaurant in an isolated South African fishing village was named the best in the world on Monday (Feb 18).

Chef Kobus van der Merwe, who did not begin to cook seriously until he was 30, forages every day for ingredients on the wild Atlantic shore of the Western Cape near his Wolfgat restaurant, where he also makes his own bread and butter.

The Wolfgat – whose six mostly female staff have no formal training – opened just two years ago in a 130-year-old cottage and cave on the beach at Paternoster.

Its seven-course tasting menu costs the equivalent of €53 euros (S$81), a fraction of what you would pay at a top Paris table.

But its humble setting, and Mr Van der Merwe’s belief in sustainable, back-to-basics cooking won over the judges of the inaugural World…

Read More


Tiny South African beach restaurant crowned best in the world | News


A tiny beach restaurant in an isolated fishing village in South Africa was named the best in the world on Monday, at the inaugural World Restaurant Awards in Paris.

Chef Kobus van der Merwe, who only learned to cook when he was 30, forages every day for ingredients on the wild Atlantic shore of the Western Cape near his Wolfgat restaurant. Van der Merwe, 38, also makes his own bread and butter.

Wolfgat just opened last year in a 130-year-old cottage and cave on the beach at Paternoster.

Its seven-course tasting menu costs the equivalent of 53 euros ($60), a fraction of what you are likely to pay at a top Paris table.

But its humble setting and van der Merwe’s belief in sustainable, back-to-basics cooking won over the judges of the World Restaurant Awards in the French capital.

Van der Merwe…

Read More


EXCLUSIVE: My problem with Uganda was made in South Africa


By PAMELLA SITTONI
More by this Author

Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame has called for an urgent resolution of differences between countries in the region, which he says are standing in the way of the East African Community’s progress.

In an exclusive interview with The EastAfrican, President Kagame said relations between Uganda and Rwanda are not improving because of reluctance to solve the differences.

The interview discussed his tenure as chair of the African Union, his plans for the East African Community, and his leadership of Rwanda.

On the growing rift between Rwanda and Uganda, President Kagame said: “We have had discussions over this for two years, we can resolve them whether it is egos or someone just wishing that things should be bad.”

Tensions between Rwanda and Uganda have…

Read More