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News Wrap: Public servants on strike are putting people’s lives at risk- Ramaphosa

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Public servants on strike are putting people’s lives at risk- Ramaphosa

President Cyril Ramaphosa says that workers in essential services like police and healthcare workers who are on strike are putting people’s lives in danger. The president says that in his view they should not be on strike as this poses a risk to South Africans who rely on essential services.

Construction ‘mafia’ disrupting projects in the City 

The construction mafia continues to disrupt projects in Cape Town. The Western Cape Property Development Forum believes it’s targeting projects in disadvantaged areas. Those who’ve won tenders and workers have been attacked.

WCDSD honours social workers this month

The Western Cape Social Development Department says that for this month the department will continue to honour all social workers in the lead up to World Social Work Day on the 21st of March. Western Cape Social Development MEC Sharna Fernandez says social workers face enormous challenges that often impact on their mental health.

Google hopes to develop drone delivery network within the next 12months 

A subsidiary of Alphabet, which owns Google, hopes to develop drone delivery-network technology able to handle millions of orders, within 12 months. The technology is being tested “at scale” in Logan, Australia, where drone network, Wing, delivers up to 1,000 packages a day. Chief executive Adam Woodworth says soon the delivery system will look “more like an efficient data network than a traditional transportation system”.

Written by: Keenan Williams

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