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03 April 2020 Creamer Media Engineering News

Research group reports that South Africa has ample food supplies

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03 April 2020 News 24

Life in lockdown: Poverty keeps informal settlements residents from staying home

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Covid-19: Shack demolitions continue in Durban despite moratorium plea

Abahlali BaseMjondolo accuses eThekwini Municipality of using the lockdown to ‘wage a war’ against the movement.

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Business as usual in Umsinga town centre as Covid-19 cases rise in SA

Government on Thursday lifted the ban on informal food traders selling during the lockdown, but in Umsinga, it was as if there had never been a ban in the first place.

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03 April 2020 Food for Mzansi

Covid-19: Protect agri-workers at all cost, pleads Free State MEC

Free State MEC for agriculture and rural development William Bulwane has stressed the importance of remaining vigilant and ensuring that the protection of agri-workers are given utmost consideration during the covid-19 lockdown. Bulwane visited ITAU Milling and Animal Feeds in Bloemfontein...

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Two dozen illegal occupants kicked out of City of Johannesburg building

The City of Johannesburg has evicted 23 people who were illegally occupying its property in New Doornfontein, in the city centre.

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Minister pleads with councils, property owners to halt evictions

She also appealed to borehole companies across the country to extend a helping hand by drilling boreholes for communities which were in desperate need of water.

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Stop evictions during Covid-19 lockdown – Lindiwe Sisulu

Human settlements, water and sanitation minister Lindiwe Sisulu has asked municipalities to halt the eviction of citizens during the 21-day national lockdown.

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Wine industry in bittersweet situation with harvesting allowed, but exports denied

South Africa’s 2020 wine grape crop will still yield exceptional wines despite uncertainty at first considering South Africa’s lockdown practices, says industry body Vinpro. The industry is harvesting the last few thousand tonnes of crops across ten wine regions in the country, owing to a last-minute concession from government for the industry to continue harvesting and winemaking activities during the country’s lockdown ending April 16.

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Killing the holy ghost: Inside the R145bn plan that would destroy the Limpopo River

When Vasco da Gama anchored off the mouth of the Limpopo River in 1498, he named it Espiritu Santo. Around 520 years later, a Chinese businessman wanted by Interpol would do a deal with the South African government to build an 8,000ha Special Economic Zone on the river’s southern bank. The dealmakers would keep many secrets from the ancestral claimants to the land, including their unholy plans for a coal-fired power station.

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Coronavirus lockdown hampers SA’s farming activities https://www.farmersweekly.co.za/agri-news/south-africa/coronavirus-lockdown-hampers-sas-farming-activities/

.@Laurel_Oettle AFRA Director, writes about how the confinement measures to contain the spread of #Covid-19 has created enormous food security risks for already vulnerable households. http://landnnes.org/2020/04/02/foo… @LandNnes @TAmakhaya @ILCAfrique

Business as usual in Umsinga town centre as Covid-19 cases rise in SA https://www.iol.co.za/sunday-tribune/news/business-as-usual-in-umsinga-town-centre-as-covid-19-cases-rise-in-sa-46116746

Lancewood cuts milk price paid to producers by 45c per litre. AgriSA: "It remains imperative to keep farmers in business to ensure the viability of the whole food system.” https://www.foodformzansi.co.za/covid-19-protect-agri-workers-at-all-cost-pleads-free-state-mec/ via @foodformzansi

OUR BURNING PLANET: Killing the Holy Ghost: Inside the R145bn plan that would destroy the Limpopo River https://www.dailymaverick.co.za/article/2020-04-01-killing-the-holy-ghost-inside-the-r145bn-plan-that-would-destroy-the-limpopo-river/

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