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South Africa can – and should – top up child support grants to avoid a humanitarian crisis

South Africa can – and should – top up child support grants to avoid a humanitarian crisis

South Africa’s COVID-19 lockdown is likely to have a devastating impact on the incomes of workers and their dependants. There is broad agreement that the lockdown is a necessary public health response. But the economic…

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Oil Prices Drop as OPEC Meeting Postponed to Thursday By Investing.com

Oil Prices Drop as OPEC Meeting Postponed to Thursday By Investing.com

© Reuters. By Gina Lee Investing.com – Oil prices slid in Asia on Monday morning as OPEC+ delayed a meeting scheduled for later in the day to Thursday. International  lost 6% to $32.74 by 9:55 PM ET (2:55 AM GMT) and U.S.  also dropped 6,1% to $26.61,…

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How to boost your internet speed when everyone is working from home

How to boost your internet speed when everyone is working from home

With #StayAtHome and social distancing now becoming a way of life, an increasing number of people are relying on the internet for work, education and entertainment. This has placed greater demand on our network infrastructure,…

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South Africa needs to mitigate the worst of its inequalities in tackling coronavirus

South Africa needs to mitigate the worst of its inequalities in tackling coronavirus

As South Africa entered its 21-day lockdown, the political message was that South Africans were all in it together. However, it is clear that while society has been united politically to fight COVID-19, there are…

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Commodities Week Ahead: Trump & The Oil Market

Commodities Week Ahead: Trump & The Oil Market

© Reuters. By Barani Krishnan Investing.com – Should Donald Trump tax the import of Saudi and selective foreign crude as a last resort to save U.S. oil producers? The president threatened on Saturday to “do…

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time to add size, scale and speed

time to add size, scale and speed

Since 2000, European and African leaders have been talking about giving the partnership between the two continents a “new strategic” dimension. In 2007, they reiterated their ambition to come together in awareness of the lessons…

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This lizard lays eggs and gives live birth. We think it’s undergoing a major evolutionary transition

This lizard lays eggs and gives live birth. We think it’s undergoing a major evolutionary transition

Our earliest vertebrate (animals with backbones) ancestors laid eggs, but over millions of years of evolution, some species began to give birth to live young. There is a traditional dichotomy in vertebrate reproduction: species either…

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Trump threatens tariffs on oil imports to ‘protect’ U.S. energy workers By Reuters

Trump threatens tariffs on oil imports to ‘protect’ U.S. energy workers By Reuters

2/2 © Reuters. U.S. President Trump leads the daily coronavirus response briefing at the White House in Washington 2/2 By Jeff Mason and Timothy Gardner WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump said on Saturday…

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How coronavirus threatens the seasonal farmworkers at the heart of the American food supply

How coronavirus threatens the seasonal farmworkers at the heart of the American food supply

Many Americans may find bare grocery store shelves the most worrying sign of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on their food system. But, for the most part, shortages of shelf-stable items like pasta, canned…

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Mexican president calls on Russia, Saudi Arabia to end oil price war By Reuters

Mexican president calls on Russia, Saudi Arabia to end oil price war By Reuters

© Reuters. Mexico’s President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador speaks during a news conference at National Palace in Mexico City MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on Saturday called on Russia and…

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