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WATCH: I won’t speak gunman’s name: New Zealand PM

Today at 08:12 AM, via News24

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, says she won’t be saying the name of the man charged with the Christchurch mosques terror attacks in an effort to deny him notoriety. WATCH NOW.

South Africa

Frustrated commuters cast doubt on ANC election promises

Today at 07:53 AM, via Eyewitness News

While President Cyril Ramaphosa has given an assurance that government wants to deal with the poor state of the rail service, some commuters have accused the African National Congress (ANC) of empty promises during election time.

Africa

Africa: Africa’s Top Film Festival Celebrates 50 Years – What’s to Celebrate, and Learn

Today at 05:40 AM, via allAfrica

[The Conversation Africa] There is no better place to assess the state of “auteur” African cinema than at its premier showcase, the biennial film festival in Ouagadougou, the capital of Burkina Faso. Popularly known by its acronym, Fespaco, the Festival panafricain du cinéma et de la télévision de Ouagadougou recently celebrated its 50th birthday.

Business

Tencent is said to target 10% of managers for job cuts, demotion

Today at 07:21 AM, via Fin24

Tencent is putting about 10% of its managers on notice, as China’s largest gaming and social media company shakes up its workforce amid cooling growth and intensified competition, according to people familiar with the matter.

Politics

KZN whistleblower says political violence includes senior party leaders

Yesterday at 17:20 PM, via SABC News

One of the men who blew the whistle on alleged corruption in the uMzimkhulu Municipality in KwaZulu-Natal which is said to have led to the assassination of former African National Congress (ANC) Youth League secretary-general Sindiso Magaqa says perpetrators of political violence in the province include senior party leaders.

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Sport

Moyes: United were keen on Bale, Fabregas and Kroos

Today at 08:09 AM, via News24

Former Manchester United manager David Moyes has revealed the Red Devils had deals lined up for Gareth Bale, Cesc Fabregas and Toni Kroos when he was still at the club.

Sport

Hurricanes cut S.African lock who never played

Today at 08:07 AM, via SuperSport

Lock Andries Ferreira will return home to South Africa after being released by the Wellington Hurricanes without having played a game after he aggravated an old knee injury.

Education

Do it yourshelf: the Jakarta libraries with book nooks on tuk-tuks

Today at 08:00 AM, via The Guardian

Inventive Indonesians are coming up with new ways to get scarce reading materials into the hands of youngsters

With a great heave, a young man pushes the ancient, three-wheeled rickshaw down a ramp and it splutters to a start. The driver, Sutino “Kinong” Hadi, laughs as he putters his tiny Bemo in a loop outside a preschool in Tanah Abang, in central Jakarta. It’s all the signal the...

Entertainment

Rock ‘n’ roll pioneer Jerry Lee Lewis in rehab following stroke

Today at 05:21 AM, via Reuters

Rock ‘n’ roll pioneer Jerry Lee Lewis has been discharged from a hospital to a rehabilitation center in Memphis, Tennessee, two weeks after suffering a stroke, his publicist said on Monday, quoting his doctor as saying Lewis is expected to fully recover.

Science/Tech

Facebook told to face up to extremism after New Zealand attack

Today at 08:04 AM, via TechCentral

Pressure is building on Facebook and other social media platforms to stop hosting extremist propaganda including terrorist events, after Friday’s deadly attacks on two mosques in New Zealand were live-streamed.

Science/Tech

Be careful of investing in Bitcoin in 2019

Today at 08:02 AM, via MyBroadband

MyBroadband spoke to blockchain expert Simon Dingle about Bitcoin’s price movements this year, along with the changes coming to the blockchain.

Health

4 exercises for a better back

Today at 05:35 AM, via Health24

In order to support your back, it is important to make sure your abdominal muscles are in good shape.

Nature

See not waste, but opportunity on Global Recycling Day

Thursday at 13:35 PM, via Environment.co.za

The post See not waste, but opportunity on Global Recycling Day appeared first on Environment News South Africa.

It is estimated that in the year 2017 alone South Africans generated 54,2 million tonnes of general waste. Of these millions of tonnes of waste only 38,6% was recycled, which means almost two thirds of our waste still ends up on landfill sites. It is up to consumers to put this...

Nature

How Western Cape fires and drought have affected critically endangered geometric tortoises

08 March at 15:00 PM, via CapeNature

The Geometric Tortoise (Psammobates geometricus) is one of the world’s most beautiful of the chelonian family. Its domed geometric-like hard shell, striking summer-sunset yellow and black radiating pattern makes it the Fabergé Egg of the tortoise world. When the terrestrial tortoise is fully grown, it reaches only five to six inches. But, due to their […]

Nature

Renewable energy programme will not collapse Eskom

08 March at 14:48 PM, via Environment.co.za

The post Renewable energy programme will not collapse Eskom appeared first on Environment News South Africa.

President Cyril Ramaphosa says the financial and operational challenges faced by power utility Eskom are not caused by the independent power producer (IPP) programme. Responding to oral questions in the National Assembly on Thursday, the President said the IPPs would not collapse Eskom....