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December saw a slight increase in mining production.

Statistics South Africa released the latest mining production data on Tuesday. Platinum group metals, manganese ore and chromium ore were the largest contributors to the sector’s growth. Principal survey statistician Juan-Pierre Terblanche said the mining production decreased by 4,2% in December 2023 compared to the previous month. “Total mining production was 0,4% lower in 2023

College students sleep on the ground at CPUT amid housing funding blunder

Picture and words: Ella Morrison / GroundUp About 100 students have been forced to start their academic year squatting with their belongings in the multipurpose hall at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT) campus in Cape Town. Also read: Stabbing of female CPUT student at UWC caught on camera Most of the students, who have been living

Every day, gang violence kills two people in the Western Cape.

Picture: Supplied/ GroundUp Words: Reagan Allen/GroundUp The imminent release of the third quarter (October to December) 2023 crime statistics presents us with the opportunity to reflect on the April to September 2023 figures, as they pertain to gang murders across the Western Cape. During this period, gangs, which continue to torment our communities, were responsible for the

Eskom’s announcement of indefinite stage 6 loadshedding portends gloomy days.

The power utility Eskom has announced that Stage 6 loadshedding will be implemented indefinitely. The announcement was made after midnight on the early hours of Saturday. Also read: Attack on Eskom technicians leaves Khayelitsha families without electricity for a month In a statement, Eskom announced that despite returning two generating units to service in 24