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South Africa

Hill-Lewis Bemoans Treasury’s Anti-Poor Budget Cut Of Over R100m For City Of Cape Town

Today at 16:02 PM, via iAfrica

Cape Town Mayor Geordin Hill-Lewis has launched a scathing attack on National Treasury for the recent in-year budget cuts. Last month, Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana revised government spending down by R21 billion for the current financial year. Godongwana also proposed spending cuts worth R65 billion in 2024/25 and R69 billion in 2025/26, citing poor economic… Read More »Hill-Lewis...

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Recovery From Extent Of State Capture Damage Won’t Happen Overnight – Gordhan

Today at 16:00 PM, via iAfrica

Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan says recovery from the impact of state capture is time- consuming and it won’t happen “instantaneously”. He said the logistical challenges being witnessed at struggling parastatal Transnet are a clear example of the damage caused by state capture. Gordhan and his department briefed the National Council of Provinces’ select committee… Read...

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Accenture Celebrates 15 Young Minds Graduating From The CoderDojo Programme

Today at 15:56 PM, via iAfrica

A leading global professional services company, Accenture (NYSE: ACN), in partnership with the Olieven Development Association, celebrated 15 young South Africans aged 7 to 16 years who graduated from its CoderDojo programme at the Mentec Foundation on 2 December 2023. The graduations signal the company’s commitment to empowering the youth to participate in a more… Read More »Accenture...


Fears over South Africa’s economy

Today at 16:00 PM, via BusinessTech

Deloitte’s latest research shows that South Africans have mixed feelings about the future.


Will Msimang’s resignation break the ANC’s stride into 2024?

Today at 15:21 PM, via Moneyweb

‘He is one person who has been very vocal about issues relating to corruption and good governance in the ANC… and the issues that he raises are the issues that most people have always been worried about in the ANC,’ says political analyst Levy Ndou.


US public schools took a stance on Israel-Hamas. The backlash was swift

Today at 15:00 PM, via The Guardian

The politicization of education has resulted in schools becoming culture-war battlegrounds, often leading to more division than solidarity

On 7 October, the day Hamas attacked Israel and the country began bombarding Gaza, the superintendent of the Los Angeles unified school district posted on social media: “We stand with Israel.”

Weeks later, the teacher’s union in Oakland, California, issued...


‘Dark thoughts’: how Ruth Perry’s resolve fell apart after Ofsted visit

Today at 14:11 PM, via The Guardian

Experienced Reading headteacher suffered rapid psychological decline after stressful inspectors’ visit

Ruth Perry was the headteacher of one of Reading’s most popular primary schools for 13 years, the same school that she had attended as a child. Staff and colleagues described her as a rock: talented, capable and compassionate. Her GP testified that she had no mental health issues over the...


Ofsted inspection contributed to headteacher’s suicide, coroner rules

Today at 13:51 PM, via The Guardian

Inquest examined watchdog’s role in Ruth Perry’s decline after Reading primary school’s rating was downgraded

A headteacher killed herself this year after an Ofsted inspection of her school downgraded it from “outstanding” to “inadequate”, a coroner has concluded.

Heidi Connor, the Reading coroner, found Perry’s suicide was “contributed to by an Ofsted inspection carried out between 15 and...


Google unleashes new AI model Gemini

Today at 15:48 PM, via ITWeb

The company introduces its Gemini multimodal artificial intelligence model, saying it is its most capable to date.


White House Delays a Decision on Banning Menthol Cigarettes

Yesterday at 21:53 PM, via New York Times

The proposal has elicited mounting opposition from tobacco companies, Black activists worried about police enforcement and small businesses, as President Biden moves into an election year.