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World

No more surrender for Brexit Party’s Farage in British election

Today at 13:40 PM, via Reuters

Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage on Thursday rejected demands to further help British Prime Minister Boris Johnson by pulling out of contests with the opposition Labour Party, saying his aim was to win enough parliamentary seats to hold Johnson to account.

World

Pope names new economic chief to succeed disgraced cardinal

Today at 13:30 PM, via Reuters

Pope Francis on Thursday named the Vatican’s new economy minister to succeed Cardinal George Pell, who is appealing a conviction in his native Australia for sexually assaulting two teenaged choir boys.

Africa

Africa: Taking Social Media At (Face)book Value in Africa

Today at 12:21 PM, via allAfrica

[ISS] Last week Facebook revealed that it had disabled hundreds of fake accounts that had sought to meddle with the electoral processes of eight African countries. The campaigns, which used more than 200 such accounts, attracted more than a million followers. This shows that unless robust counter-measures are taken, Africa risks becoming a safe haven for those seeking to manipulate democratic...

Africa

Africa: Discop 2019 Focuses On Free-to-Air Broadcasters Because They Are Still the Ones Delivering Mass Audiences Despite the Pay TV and VOD Hype

Today at 12:17 PM, via allAfrica

[Balancing Act] London -DISCOP’s founder and CEO Patrick Zuchowicki says that this year’s event will be focused on providing profile and business opportunities for Africa’s Free-To-Air broadcasters, particularly its public broadcasters. Russell Southwood spoke to him about what he has planned for DISCOP 2019.

Politics

MPs can only report ministers’ performance during oral reply sessions: Modise

Today at 12:22 PM, via SABC News

National Assembly Speaker, Thandi Modise says the only way for MPs to expose ministers for their performance or non-performance is to bring it to the attention of the President and his Deputy during oral reply sessions.

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Politics

NPA donor money to be managed by National Treasury: Lamola

Yesterday at 21:19 PM, via SABC News

Justice and Correctional Services Minister Ronald Lamola has told the National Assembly that any form of donor money to the NPA will be managed by National Treasury and declared through proper processes.

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Education

Could job sharing solve universities’ big gender pay gap problem? | Emma Watton and Sarah Stables

Today at 12:39 PM, via The Guardian

Job sharing is often still seen by university employers as weak management or a special favour. Attitudes must change

This year’s Equal Pay Day falls on 14 November. It’s the day women in the UK effectively start working the remainder of the year for free because of the gender pay gap. There are differences between sectors and industries but education is among the worst, with a pay gap of 25.9%...

Education

Can this student’s flatshare reviews beat dodgy landlords?

Today at 12:28 PM, via The Guardian

Universities abound with renting horror stories. But a new rate-your-accommodation site could give power back to tenants

In their final year, most students get their heads down and focus on exams. But Natasha Hopewell combined the third year of her law degree at the University of Lincoln with building a website so students could find good digs, share their renting horror stories and avoid being...

Education

Bread Loaf Ends ‘Wait Scholar’ Program

Today at 12:00 PM, via New York Times

The writers’ conference is changing its aid offerings after attendees raised concerns ranging from sexual harassment to racism to the work cutting into the seminars they came for in the first place.

Health

The Llama as Therapist

Today at 12:00 PM, via New York Times

The charismatic llama is a welcome addition at some nursing homes and rehabilitation centers.

Nature

Escape the city – experience our award-winning eco-cabins near Kleinmond

Yesterday at 11:45 AM, via CapeNature

Kogelberg Nature Reserve, just a couple of hours from Cape Town, is considered by many to be the most beautiful of CapeNature’s protected areas. Its exceptional diversity and quality of fynbos means it is also considered the heart of the Cape Floral Kingdom. Activities include mountain biking and a variety of hiking trails throughout the […]

Nature

Get Black Friday Ready with CapeNature!

07 November at 12:24 PM, via CapeNature

Not long to go for our fantastic Black Friday 2019 offer.  Clients using the online booking system on 29 November 2019 ONLY will qualify for a 50% discount for any bookings made for the period 15 January 2020 to 31 March 2020 at the following reserves: West Coast Cederberg: Algeria Cederberg: Kliphuis Rocherpan Winelands Vrolijkheid Cape Karoo […]

Nature

Enjoy a holiday in the heart of the Cape Winelands for less!

06 November at 12:14 PM, via CapeNature

Located between the quaint towns of Robertson and McGregor, Vrolijkheid Nature Reserve is a hidden gem in the Breede River Valley area. Vrolijkheid is the perfect getaway for harassed city slickers seeking respite from the noise and clutter of the big urban centres and provides an ideal springboard from which to explore the quaint, picturesque towns […]