May 29, 2017

Schools Recycling Programme launched in Mangaung


A total of 41 schools from Mangaung are set to take part in this year’s edition of the Coca-Cola Beverages South Africa (CCBSA) Schools Recycling Programme. In a statement, Coca Cola spokesperson for the central region Caroline Nyahuye said the programme which was introduced by ABI Bottling before the Coca-Cola Beverages South Africa (CCBSA) merger is aimed at recovering the company’s packaging from the environment and at the same time, create a work opportunity for the youth. “As part of our producer responsibility, we aim to recover our packaging in the environment,” said Nyahuye in the statement. “We are committed…

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UFS QwaQwa campus calls for patience


As students, staff members press for urgent action The principal of the University of Free State’s (UFS) QwaQwa campus, Professor Prakash Naidoo, has called on students and staff members to be patient with the management as it is working hard to address problems that led to the college’s closure on March 28. Naidoo was responding to academic and non-academic staff who marched to his office on Wednesday to hand over a memorandum of demands. He said due to the potential threat to the safety of staff and students on the campus, the senior leadership had decided on March 28 to…

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Judge finds officials personally liable after R80m tender bungle


The court has ordered that, collectively, 16 of them pay the municipality 50% of the costs it was ordered to pay Westwood, and that South West pay it the other 50% A Durban High Court judge has slammed city officials involved in awarding an R80 million tender and found 16 of them – including the city manager who confirmed it – personally liable for the costs of subsequent court action brought against the municipality. The judgment, handed down on Wednesday, comes after Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini was asked to explain why she personally should not pay costs in the…

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