News Update – Unemployment rate rose to 27.2% in August

“Hours after the unemployment rate rose to 27.2% in August, President Cyril Ramaphosa appeared on SABC to address the nation. The ANC wanted to implement a stimulus package to boost economic growth and reduce unemployment, he said, controversially speaking as an ANC leader rather than the country’s first citizen.”

“Agriculture, manufacturing and trade has seen two consecutive quarters of negative growth, with agriculture declining 29.2% in the second quarter of 2018.”

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Study finds widespread degradation, deforestation in African woodlands

  • New research has found that deforestation rates between 2007 and 2010 in the woodlands of southern Africa were five times greater than previously thought.
  • Similarly, carbon losses from the region during that time period were three to six times higher.
  • The study used radar data, as opposed to visual satellite imagery, to measure the biomass found in southern Africa’s woodlands.
  • Around 17 percent of the region’s area was degraded during the time period, the researchers found.

Forest Degradation (2018). Study finds widespread degradation, deforestation in African woodlands. [online] Conservation news. Available at: https://news.mongabay.com/2018/08/widespread-degradation-deforestation-in-african-woodlands/ [Accessed 4 Sep. 2018].

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Former Registered Pharmacist, David Foreman, gives opinion about Moringa Wellness’ line of products

BOCA RATON, Fla.Aug. 25, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Moringa Wellness, manufacturers of the highest quality Moringa traditional and functional food and beverage products, successfully continues its expansion in the American market by stretching the importance of the benefits of its signature ingredient, Moringex.

Moringex is a water-soluble and fast-absorbing ingredient that’s included into the formula of each Moringa Wellness product including its energy and fruit bars.

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David Mabuza: Communal Land Will Be Owned By Communities, Not Traditional Leaders

Communities living on communal land will soon own that land, if Deputy President David Mabuza has his way. According to TimesLive, Mabuza told Parliament on Tuesday that the new Communal Land Tenure Bill, tabled last year and currently out for public comment, will provide for the transferal of ownership of communal land.

This reportedly means that traditional leaders who currently own communal land will no longer do so.

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