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July 16, 2018

DAVID GOLDBLATT : FINDING THE HUMAN IN AN INHUMANE LANDSCAPE

World-renowned and revered South African photographer David Goldblatt died last month at the age of 87. He became a photographer at the age of 18 and would come to focus his camera on quiet, yet equally poignant features of the brutal apartheid regime.

Over the course of his decades-long career, Goldblatt’s photographs were exhibited widely and continue to be held in museums around the world. He won numerous major international awards for his work.

David was deeply connected to the country. Although he grew up in a time that was shaped by apartheid, his work went beyond the surface. He found the human in the inhuman social landscape.

In Boksburg (a mining town [...]

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July 16, 2018

TELKOM LAUNCHES NEW SUPER-CHEAP CALLING BUNDLES

The bundles are exclusively available to FreeMe and FreeMe Family customers. “These bundles can be used to call any mobile network within South Africa and can be purchased as once-off or recurring bundles,” said Telkom Consumer CEO Serame Taukubong.

FreeMe Promo All-Network Voice Bundles are billed per second and are valid for 31 days. They are available for postpaid and top-up customers.

The bundles are detailed in the table below.

FreeMe Promo All-Networks Voice Bundles FreeMe Bundles Minutes Price 100 minutes R40 200 minutes R80 300 minutes R100 500 minutes R150

 

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July 16, 2018

RENEWABLE ENERGY GIVES POWER AND JOBS TO CLANWILLIAM

The Western Cape town of Clanwilliam’s first retail shopping centre to be opened on Thursday is an example of how renewable energy is aiding economic development in small towns with limited access to the national grid, an energy company executive said on Wednesday.

SOLA Future Energy installed a solar photovoltaic system providing the additional power for the Cedar Mill Mall that state-owned power utility Eskom could not supply.

Eskom indicated that it was able to supply only 250 kVA of continuous power due to constraints on the grid, while the mall’s developers, Noble Property, needed at least 500 kVA to get the project off the ground.

“The solution was to [...]

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July 16, 2018

PERMISSION GRANTED FOR CEO SLEEPOUT IN MANDELAS CELL

The bid would allow a wealthy funder to spend a night in Madiba’s prison cell on Robben Island at a minimum cost of $250‚000 (about R3.4-million).

The Robben Island Museum this week joined in criticism of the auction‚ saying they were shocked to hear of it. The Nelson Mandela Foundation also distanced itself from it.

In a statement‚ the CEO SleepOut said it had not intended any offence.

The trustees extended their “sincere apologies if they have offended anyone in their quest to raise funds for worthy causes‚ as this is certainly not its intent”.

The initiative was not unauthorised‚ the trustees stated.

“The CEO SleepOut [...]

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