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President Ramaphosa embarks on state visit of the UK at invitation of King Charles 

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President Ramaphosa embarks on state visit of the UK at invitation of King Charles 

President Cyril Ramaphosa has embarked on his state visit of the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland at the invitation of King Charles III. President Ramaphosa is the first head of state to be hosted by the British monarch. The president will also convey his sadness at the fact that First Lady Tshepo Motsepe will not be joining him in the State Visit as doctors advised her not to travel on a long haul flight due to her recovery from a recent surgery on her eyes.

Delays in urban waste management as taxi strike continues

The City’s Urban Waste Management Directorate says waste services in the city is experiencing delays due to the ongoing taxi strike. The directorate is appealing for patience as it makes plans to ensure that all the possible backlogs are attended to as soon as the situation calms down. Taxi drivers and operators have entered day two of their two day strike. Yesterday’s strike saw traffic be brought to a standstill with many commuters left stranded and unable to get to school or work.

Report on impossible maths question to be shared in mid January 

Quality assurer Umalusi says it has established an independent three-person panel to probe the so-called impossible maths question in this year’s Mathematics Paper 2 exam.
Matrics complained on November 7th that the maths question was impossible to solve.
The assurer says the panel will also look at how moderators and examiners did not notice the error until the paper was sent to print.
The report will be shared publicly on January 16th.

AND FINALLY

Space experts look to have solar farms in space to power millions of homes 

Space chiefs are to investigate whether electricity could be beamed wirelessly from space into millions of homes.
The European Space Agency will this week likely approve a three-year study to see if having huge solar farms in space could work and be cost effective.
The eventual aim is to have giant satellites in orbit, each able to generate the same amount of electricity as a power station.

Written by: Keenan Williams

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