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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: The modern-day McCarthyists in our midst

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: The modern-day McCarthyists in our midst

What is emerging within Eskom and other state-owned enterprises is a modern-day McCarthyism. The lenders wanted all those linked to state capture removed. A mere suspicion should easily justify termination of their employment contracts. This is the fire that President Ramaphosa and former Minister of Finance Malusi Gigaba started. The fire is spreading.

New Zealand to ban single-use plastic bags

New Zealand to ban single-use plastic bags

New Zealand became the latest country Friday to outlaw single-use plastic shopping bags, with Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern saying they will be phased out over the next year as a “meaningful step” towards reducing pollution.

Strong typhoon churns towards Japan

Strong typhoon churns towards Japan

A powerful typhoon was churning towards Japan on Wednesday, prompting the nation’s weather agency to warn of heavy rain and violent winds and airlines to cancel dozens of flights.