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Dear reader

The energy situation in South Africa feels like a crisis, with about R200-billion lost this year alone from unserved energy, but the future is not all bleak.

On the environmental front, the 2015 Antarctic ozone hole area was larger and formed later than in recent years, according to scientists from NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

Meanwhile, Internet freedom around the world declined for the fifth consecutive year in 2015 as more governments censored information of public interest while also expanding surveillance and cracking down on privacy tools.

And the MTN group is engaging with Nigerian authorities on the massive R71-billion fine imposed on the telecommunications operator earlier this week.

Until next week,

The IT-Online team