Author: Kris Power

A child walk downs the stairs of a hijacked building in Berea, Johannesburg

Exploring the Phenomenon of Hijacked Buildings after the South Africa Fire

September 5, 2023

Numerous structures within the heart of Johannesburg, the South African city recently struck by a devastating fire claiming over 70 lives, have been classified as unsuitable for habitation. However, these aged complexes, forsaken either by their proprietors or municipal administrations, are inhabited by families who frequently pay rent to criminal syndicates overseeing the properties. These […]

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South Africa's Mining

Protecting South Africa’s Mining and Construction Sectors against Fraud

July 31, 2023

South Africa’s economic stability heavily relies on industries such as mining and construction, which play pivotal roles in its growth. Unfortunately, their prominence also attracts the attention of cybercriminals seeking to exploit vulnerabilities. Fraud and corruption pose persistent risks that require urgent action, and companies operating in these sectors must adopt proactive measures to combat […]

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30 Suspected Illegal Miners Found Dead in Disused South African Mine

Tragic Incident: 30 Suspected Illegal Miners Found Dead in Disused South African Mine

June 27, 2023

In a heartbreaking incident, approximately 30 individuals believed to be illegal miners were discovered deceased at the depths of an abandoned mine in Welkom, a small gold-mining town located 250 km south of Johannesburg, South Africa. The incident is suspected to have occurred a month prior, highlighting the dangers faced by these miners. South Africa, […]

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South Africa in the High-End Olive Oil Industry

South Africa Emerges as a Player in the High-End Olive Oil Industry

May 29, 2023

While South Africa is renowned for its wines, it has not traditionally been recognized as a major player in the world of olive oil. The dominance in the olive oil market has long been held by countries like Greece, Italy, and Spain. Despite the challenges, South African farmers remain determined and optimistic as they set […]

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South Africa's "Hemp Hotel"

South Africa’s “Hemp Hotel” Aims to Promote Environmental Conservation

May 4, 2023

In the heart of Cape Town, South Africa, a towering building made of industrial hemp concrete will soon be built, boasting twelve floors and a stunning view of Table Mountain while also leaving a minimal ecological footprint. It will be the tallest building in the world made from this material. The upcoming “Hemp Hotel” in […]

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Access to water is limited for the 60 million South Africans due to a variety of factors

In South Africa, blue gold can sometimes be a mirage

March 30, 2023

Access to water is limited for the 60 million South Africans due to a variety of factors such as episodes of drought, aging supply and sanitation infrastructure, and polluted rivers and reservoirs. These factors are creating a challenging situation for the citizens. Ayanda Lepheana is fully committed to a citizen science project. As a member […]

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Achille Mbembe, philosopher from Africa

Achille Mbembe, philosopher from Africa, thinker of the world

March 7, 2023

“The Earth Community” (La Découverte), the final book in a trilogy exploring Africa’s position in global discourse, has been published by a Cameroonian scholar. During a brief visit to Paris, a Cameroonian scholar who is currently based in Johannesburg, South Africa, has taken the opportunity to increase his public engagements. His objectives during the visit […]

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South Africa and agricultural drones

South Africa will begin to actively use field robots and agricultural drones

January 17, 2023

This will solve many problems that arise in everyday life on agricultural farms in Africa South African farmers are following the global trend of using field robots, intelligent automation solutions and drones in agribusiness. This is reported in the report of the analytical agency GlobalData “Modern robotics in agriculture.” Kobus Visser, Head of Rural Security […]

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The MeerKAT radio telescope

A project in South Africa multiplies by 1,000 the chances of finding extraterrestrial life

December 28, 2022

The Breakthrough Listen project, focused on the exploration of technosignatures, will study an observation field 50 times larger and with more tools than other telescopes around the world. The always chimerical search for extraterrestrial life will multiply by 1,000 the chances of finding traces of it over the next two years. This is the letter […]

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platinum in South Africa

South Africa: Tharisa announces platinum production up 14% in the third quarter of 2022

December 6, 2022

Tharisa Plc, a platinum and chromium producer in South Africa, published its operational report for the third quarter of 2022 on Monday, December 5. It appears that the mining company recorded a platinum production (PGM) of 179.2 koz at the end of September 2022, compared to 157.8 koz at the same period of 2021, an […]

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