UK’s NHS taking strain

Health leaders in the UK have warned that the National Health Service is as stretched now as it was at the height of the Covid-19 pandemic. This as the groups’ Chief Executive, Chris Hopson, warns that while confirmed Covid-19 cases have dropped for a sixth...

Disagreement over minimum cigarette prices

British American Tobacco South Africa has hit back at the South African Tobacco Organisation’s proposed minimum price of R22 for a pack of cigarettes, saying it will not cover taxes and is a “flimsy cloak for tax evasion”. This, Fin24 reports, after...

Cost of SA’s unrest calculated

Recent unrest will cost South Africa an effective R35 billion, according to a new economic estimate – as opposed to some R50 billion cited by the government. In a report on Monday, ratings agency S&P said it anticipates a hit to GDP growth of 0.7%, slowing a...

Canadian firm granted rare earths mining license

Canadian firm Namibia Critical Metals Inc., through its 100% owned subsidiary, Namibia Rare Earths, has been awarded a 25-year mining license for the Lofdal Heavy Rare Earth Dysprosium-Terbium Project. A press release issued by the company explains that Lofdal is one...