NEWSFLASH: End of the road for PBMR

By Andy Rice 21 June 2010

A voluntary severance scheme for staff at the Pebble Bed Modular Reactor has been finalised today, with the majority of the employees expected to take voluntary retrenchment. Trade union Solidarity has lamented the end of the PBMR scheme and the resultant loss of nuclear expertise in South Africa.



The Trojan Horse that wheeled R600m out of state-owned entities

By Susan Comrie for amaBhungane

GroundUp Visual Essay

 The long wait for social grants

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Some firing squads are all issued with blank cartridges with the exception of one person. This helps alleviate personal responsibility for the execution squad.