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Moroccan college students protest towards clock change – NEWPAPER24

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2018-11-10 13:25:42

1000’s of scholars protested on Friday in Morocco for the third consecutive day towards a authorities choice to maintain its clocks at summer season yr spherical, native media reported.

Pupils who now must stand up earlier than dawn to get to highschool denounced “a shameful choice” and a “farce”, demonstrating in a number of cities, based on newspapers and social media.

On October 26, the federal government determined to desert plans to modify to winter time and stored the clocks within the North African nation at GMT+1.

Avoiding the change saves “an hour of pure mild”, administrative reform minister Mohammed Ben Abdelkader mentioned on the time.

The choice additionally reduces electrical energy consumption, he was quoted as saying by official information company MAP.

The last-minute choice took many abruptly and sparked outrage and confusion, because the digital gadgets of many Moroccans switched mechanically from summer time to winter time.

Wants of every area

Dad and mom complained that their youngsters needed to go away house for varsity when it was nonetheless darkish outdoors.

A spokesman for the schooling ministry instructed Newpaper24 on Friday that faculties have been authorised to regulate their timetables “based on the wants of every area”.

On Thursday Prime Minister Saad Eddine el Othmani mentioned the federal government could be sticking with summer season, though it might arrange a “mechanism to guage and observe up” on the choice.

The European Fee in August introduced a proposal to abolish switching to winter time in 2019, however EU transport ministers have mentioned the transfer shouldn’t be lifelike and that disagreement remained over learn how to implement the concept.

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Gauteng water provide takes pressure as temperatures soar – NEWPAPER24

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Gauteng water provide takes pressure as temperatures soar

2018-11-13 05:19:00


JOHANNESBURG  – Rand Water has urged its shoppers to make use of water correctly as temperatures proceed to soar.

WATCH: Hammanskraal residents refuse to go close to faucets amid heatwave

The water utility warns that top water consumption is placing pressure on its bulk water provide community.

It is urging residents in Gauteng, Mpumalanga and the North West Province to do their half in serving to them save water.

READ: Brace your self for intense heatwave

The inside of the nation is experiencing hovering temperatures approaching 40 levels in some locations.

The heatwave is predicted to final till the weekend.

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Reserve Financial institution heads to court docket to have VBS shut down – NEWPAPER24

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2018-11-13 04:00:00


JOHANNESBURG – The South African Reserve Financial institution desires to shut down VBS Mutual Financial institution.

The Reserve Financial institution utilized to the North Gauteng Excessive Courtroom to liquidate the financial institution following the “Nice Financial institution Heist” report.

READ: Accountants implicated in VBS scandal fail to seem at listening to

It revealed that at the very least R1.9-billion had been looted from the financial institution, principally by politicians.

The DA has known as on the general public protector to research all mayors implicated within the looting.

It desires way of life audits to be performed on each individual talked about within the scandal.

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WATCH: Hammanskraal residents refuse to go close to faucets amid heatwave – NEWPAPER24

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2018-11-13 03:25:00


The issue’s been ongoing, and not too long ago sparked violent protests in close by Temba.

The Human Rights Fee has since intervened, holding discussions with metropolis and provincial officers on steps to treatment the state of affairs.

The town mentioned it is met its promise of offering clear water by the tip of August – however residents aren’t taking any possibilities.

* Newpaper24’s Masego Rahlaga has extra on this story.

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