Eskom battles to fix Gauteng mini-substations, transformers amid equipment shortages | Fin24

Eskom is battling to find equipment to repair damaged mini-substations and transformers in Gauteng. Repair work is also being hampered by road closures and protests. Eskom said it expected workers back on duty on Wednesday following the signing of the deal, but it would take some time to restore the electricity system to normality. Eskom is … Read more

Grilling for UK leader Boris Johnson after top ministers quit

The British prime minister Boris Johnson faced interrogation on Wednesday from members of parliament after two of the most senior ministers in his cabinet stepped down. Finance Minister Rishi Sunak and Health Secretary Sajid Javid both said they could no longer support the culture of scandal surrounding Johnson’s tenure. The two ministers resigned after several … Read more

Fake news alert: No, UFS isn’t restricting masturbation to bedrooms | The Citizen

The University of the Free State (UFS) has issued a warning against people spreading fake news using the institution’s logo, and said it has not issued a notice asking students to restrict masturbation to their own bedrooms. The university has denounced a fake notice, complete with the university’s letterhead, warning students against masturbation in showers … Read more

Cape Town now officially has the highest building in the world made with hemp | Businessinsider

84 Harrington Street (Image supplied) The 12-storey at 84 Harrington Street in Cape Town has been named as the world’s tallest to be constructed from hempcrete blocks and hemp building materials. The property was bought in 2016 by Hemporium’s Duncan Parker with the idea of having it as the brand’s flagship store and “Hemp Hotel”. … Read more

WATCH: SA women relieved to salvage draw at Hockey World Cup | The Citizen

The South African women’s hockey team rebounded from a terrible start to their crunch World Cup match against Japan on Tuesday night, fighting back from 3-0 down with 20 minutes remaining to salvage a 3-3 draw, avoiding elimination from quarterfinal contention in Terrassa, Spain. Having conceded two goals in the first eight minutes, South Africa … Read more

Bok coach has faith in captain Pollard, explains Kolisi’s absence: ‘A plan we want to execute’ | Sport

Siya Kolisi’s absence from the second Test between the Springboks and Wales is not rest nor a reaction to some potentially iffy recent form. National mentor Jacques Nienaber states that it’s merely part of a broader plan to grant all squad members game time during the series. The Bok coach labels weekend skipper Handre Pollard … Read more