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NewsWrap: Concern around Benylin Paediatric cough syrup

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Concern around Benylin Paediatric cough syrup

Recent reports from Nigeria and Kenya have raised concerns about a batch of Benylin paediatric cough syrup from South Africa due to high levels of (di-ethalene Glycol) diethylene glycol found in laboratory tests. Both countries have recalled the syrup, which poses severe health risks including abdominal pain, vomiting, and acute kidney injury. Kenvue, the company now managing the Benylin brand, is working with regulators to investigate and ensure product safety, urging consumers to exercise caution and report any affected bottles to regulatory authorities.

Retrenching close to 5.000 Post Office workers will severely impact SA- NUPSAWU

The National Union of Public Service and Allied Workers Union warns that the South Africa Post Office’s decision to lay off 4700 workers will severely impact the nation, especially during a time of high unemployment. They criticize the government for failing to safeguard state-owned entities, suggesting that the retrenchments are a reflection of this failure.

Certain jobs remain in high demand in South Africa

Hiring activity has declined compared to last year, but certain jobs remain in high demand. That’s according to Pnet’s Job Market Trends Report which found that Jobs in Payroll and Wages, Personal Assistance, Client/Customer Support, Nursing/Professional Care Giving, and Representative/Sales Consulting are the most sought after. Interestingly, sectors like Building and Construction, Architecture and Engineering, and Manufacturing and Assembly have seen significant increases in hiring activity despite overall trends.

South African company uses AI to assist international farming community

Aerobotics, a South African company, is using Artificial Intelligence to assist fruit and nut farmers worldwide, particularly in the U.S., where it’s heavily concentrated in California. By employing drones and AI software, Aerobotics helps farmers improve crop yields and manage resources more efficiently, addressing challenges posed by climate change and water scarcity. The data-driven approach not only enhances production but also aids in tree health monitoring, irrigation management, and early prediction of issues, ultimately boosting food security and agricultural sustainability.

Written by: Keenan Williams

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