South Africa 20.9.2018 06:15 am

SA can profit handsomely from the ‘dope dividend’

Factories can be set up to provide paper, carpets, textiles, insulation, houses, chipboard, fuel, essential fatty acid oils, cosmetics and varnish, among other things.

A single hectare of hemp with average yields under good growing conditions can provide up to R805 000 worth of product.

SA can profit handsomely from the ‘dope dividend’
SA can profit handsomely from the ‘dope dividend’

SA can profit handsomely from the ‘dope dividend’

Factories can be set up to provide paper, carpets, textiles, insulation, houses, chipboard, fuel, essential fatty acid oils, cosmetics and varnish, among other things.

Winde wants to tackle Western Cape’s racial issues
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Winde wants to tackle Western Cape’s racial issues

Cape Town mayor elect Dan Plato, on the other hand, said his first order of business would be to restore unity in the party’s caucus in the city.
ANC still bully boy, undermines alliance partners – Cosatu
South Africa

ANC still bully boy, undermines alliance partners – Cosatu

In a report, the trade union attributed the ANC’s attitude to its access to power and control of patronage via deployment post-1994.
A look inside Gauteng’s baby ward of death drives HRC to tears
South Africa

A look inside Gauteng’s baby ward of death drives HRC to tears

Among other problems, the hospital doesn’t know the whereabouts of six babies who were also infected with klebsiella, but who survived and ‘are being treated’.
Potential Colombian cocaine production jumps 31 percent
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Potential Colombian cocaine production jumps 31 percent

Although cocaine production is increasing, so too are efforts to halt it.
Zimbabwe cholera outbreak rises to more than 6,500 cases
Africa

Zimbabwe cholera outbreak rises to more than 6,500 cases

These latest figures are from Monday, though, and infections have been rising by several hundred per day.
DNA sleuths bolster case against three ivory cartels
Africa

DNA sleuths bolster case against three ivory cartels

DNA testing on seized ivory has enabled researchers to identify what they believe are the three major cartels shipping tusks out of Africa.
Mnangagwa tours Harare’s cholera epidemic hotspots
South Africa

Mnangagwa tours Harare’s cholera epidemic hotspots

Cholera has killed more than 30 people in the country, with Harare being the most affected since September 6, when it was detected.
Ease of doing business in SA cities improves – World Bank
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Ease of doing business in SA cities improves – World Bank

Mangaung Municipality in Bloemfontein was most impressive with its automated municipal processes having halved the time to transfer property.
Boy, 16, crashes dad’s GTI after doing nearly triple the speed limit
South Africa

Boy, 16, crashes dad’s GTI after doing nearly triple the speed limit

The accused can’t be identified because he’s a minor, but that can’t save him from an angry father.
Gunman threatens to shoot self in Bellville Capitec
South Africa

Gunman threatens to shoot self in Bellville Capitec

It was not a hostage situation, according to police, and they were negotiating with the man to surrender.
Nando’s fires back at fake dagga ad
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Nando’s fires back at fake dagga ad

The restaurant chain finally addressed one of those fake ads.
KZN killer sentenced to life-plus-43-years behind bars
South Africa

KZN killer sentenced to life-plus-43-years behind bars

The murderer, Mhlaliseni Gqoza Ndlovu, who terrorised the community of Madadeni, still have rape cases pending against him.
Mosebenzi Zwane made ‘veiled threats’ to Nedbank on Gupta account closures
South Africa

Mosebenzi Zwane made ‘veiled threats’ to Nedbank on Gupta account closures

The Nedbank Group CEO details how the commercial bank was pressured to reopen bank accounts of Gupta-linked entities.
Institute of Race Relations hails ‘rights-affirming’ dagga ruling
South Africa

Institute of Race Relations hails ‘rights-affirming’ dagga ruling

The ConCourt decision ‘is an important step in affirming the rights of individuals to make decisions on issues that affect them and their lives.’
Commission hears of dire impact of state capture
South Africa

Commission hears of dire impact of state capture

Captors must be brought to book, the Zondo commission heard, but state capture enablers, facilitators and intermediaries are not easy to identify.
Malema’s fans say Kessie Nair proves he was right about ‘racist Indians’
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Malema’s fans say Kessie Nair proves he was right about ‘racist Indians’

Twitter has wasted no time in suggesting that one openly racist Indian man supposedly proves the allegation that it’s a general problem.
Dutch to turn diapers into sustainable furniture
World

Dutch to turn diapers into sustainable furniture

Fed-up with a growing mountain of stinking disposable nappies, a Dutch firm on Tuesday started building the country’s first recycling plant to turn poo into profit.
People left homeless as shacks flattened in Rustenburg
South Africa

People left homeless as shacks flattened in Rustenburg

The structures were said to have been erected illegally on land belonging to other people.
Euthanasia activist Sean Davison charged with murder
South Africa

Euthanasia activist Sean Davison charged with murder

The founder of right-to-die organisation Dignity SA is accused of assisting in the suicide of his friend Anrich Burger.
KZN businesswoman aims high in uplifting her poor community
South Africa

KZN businesswoman aims high in uplifting her poor community

Lelly Mntungwa has uplifted young women by establishing a clothing factory which currently employs more than 60 people in her community.
US hails AAD2018 for bringing multinational militaries under one roof
South Africa

US hails AAD2018 for bringing multinational militaries under one roof

The Africa Aerospace and Defence exhibition is described as ‘the largest defence and aerospace exhibition in Africa and the only one of its kind’.
Malema’s challenge of apartheid-era legislation back in court
South Africa

Malema’s challenge of apartheid-era legislation back in court

The party says it plans to picket outside the High Court in Pretoria on Thursday.
EC taxi drivers protest over scholar transport payment
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EC taxi drivers protest over scholar transport payment

The marches have accused the education MEC of not taking the taxi industry seriously.
KZN woman to appear in court for ‘stealing’ newborn baby
South Africa

KZN woman to appear in court for ‘stealing’ newborn baby

Police have appealed to parents to take extra precautions when dealing with strangers.
DA calls on State Security Agency to probe plot to remove Ramaphosa
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DA calls on State Security Agency to probe plot to remove Ramaphosa

The party’s spokesperson says if true, the meeting was an effort to undermine the country’s constitutional order and those who participated in it may be guilty of a criminal offence.

 

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