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[Source: BusinessTech.]

The Department of Energy announced in a statement on Thursday that it has signed two memoranda of understanding with Russian state nuclear energy corporation Rosatom at the 7th summit of the Brics (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) countries in the Russian city of Ufa.

According to the first document, Russia and South Africa aim to implement several joint projects for education in the nuclear power industry. Read more

[Source: ENCA from ANA.]

Criminals were becoming more resourceful in stealing people’s identities, the Southern African Fraud Prevention Service said on Wednesday, calling on the public to take greater care in protecting their identities. Read more

[Source: Daily Maverick by Greg Nicolson. Photo: EPA/Nic Bothma.]

The South African National Defence Force (SANDF) can be deployed within South Africa as part of Operation Fiela-Reclaim until the end of March 2016. While officials say the army won’t be an everyday feature on South Africa’s streets, critics claim domestic SANDF deployment is being normalised and becoming an “under the radar military regime situation”.

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South Africa at a Glance
58 780 000 (mid 2019 estimate)
4.1% y/y in March 2020 (CPI) & +4.5 y/y in February 2020 (PPI)
-1.4% q/q (4th quarter of 2019)
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