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South Africa

Man (34) who allegedly raped two-year-old toddler to appear in court on Monday

Yesterday at 18:16 PM, via SABC News

A two-year-old toddler has been raped in Reiger Park, Boksburg on Gauteng’s East Rand. It is alleged a man raped the child when her mother left her in his care to go to work.

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Politics

Maimane proposes early elective and policy conference

Yesterday at 18:01 PM, via SABC News

Democratic Alliance (DA) leader Mmusi Maimane has put a proposal for an early elective and policy conference at the party’s Federal Council meeting currently underway in Johannesburg.

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Sport

Hawk-Eye company apologises for VAR confusion

Yesterday at 23:04 PM, via BBC News

The company which provides the Premier League’s Video Assistant Referee technology has apologised to Tottenham and Watford fans after confusion during Saturday’s game.

Education

Textile art inspired by vintage photographs of African Americans – in pictures

Yesterday at 18:00 PM, via The Guardian

Since 2017, New Jersey artist Bisa Butler has been creating a “quilted fabric album”: large textile portraits drawn from old black-and-white photographs; her most recent series is inspired by images of African Americans taken by the government during the second world war.

The materials she uses – kente cloths and other traditional African fabrics – nod to African American heritage,...

Education

Sudan: Port Sudan Protest Against School Area Turned Into Commercial District

Yesterday at 12:20 PM, via All Africa

[Radio Dabanga] Port Sudan -Neighbourhood committees in El Gadisiya in Port Sudan organised a vigil on Thursday in protest against the decision of the authorities to change the use of a piece of land where a school would be constructed to commercial use by companies and shops. The decision was taken during the ruling of President Omar Al Bashir, who was deposed in April this year.

Entertainment

Rebecca Malope magic finds new platforms

Yesterday at 08:19 AM, via SowetanLIVE

Now that Dr Rebecca Malope has dropped her 36th album Lord You Are Good, she is taking a step back from releasing new music.

Science/Tech

Is America’s Federal Banking System Considering Its Own Digital Cryptocurrency?

Today at 01:34 AM, via Slashdot

America’s lawmakers and Federal Reserve officials “are so concerned about Facebook’s plans to launch a new digital currency,” reports Politico’s financial services reporter, “that they’re contemplating a novel response — having the central bank create a competitor.”
Momentum is building for an idea that was once considered outlandish — a U.S. government-run virtual currency that would replace...

Science/Tech

‘South Park’ Nears $500-Million Deal for US Streaming Rights

Today at 00:34 AM, via Slashdot

An anonymous reader quotes the Los Angeles Times:

“South Park” is the latest beneficiary of Hollywood’s rerun mania. The show’s creators and media giant Viacom Inc. expect to share between $450 million and $500 million by selling the streaming rights to the animated comedy, one of the longest-running TV series in U.S. history, according to people familiar with the matter. As many as a...

Science/Tech

Australia’s Buggy Automated System Suspended 1 Million Welfare Payments This Year

Yesterday at 23:34 PM, via Slashdot

An anonymous reader quotes the Guardian’s report on last year’s update to Australia’s automated system for welfare benefits:

Welfare advocates say the consequences have been disastrous… In 12 months, welfare payments were stopped an extra 1 million times… [A] recipient’s money is cut off automatically until they satisfy their job agency consultant that they are committed to looking for work…...

Health

Before choosing an IUD for birth control, know the facts

Yesterday at 18:45 PM, via Health24

IUDs are a fantastic option for busy women who want effective birth control that they don’t have to think about or remember to take, according to a leading obstetrician-gynaecologist.

Nature

Bas and Suga visit CapeNature reserves for more food adventures!

Wednesday at 14:52 PM, via CapeNature

Bas Newman; pastry chef and food stylist and well-known radio personality Suga, have joined forces to explore food and lifestyle themes in a culinary adventure in and around Cape Town. The two foodies bring a dynamic and positive energy to everything they do and we invited them to CapeNature reserves around the Western Cape to […]

Nature

CapeNature Announces a Freeze on Tourism Prices until 31 August 2020

14 October at 09:42 AM, via CapeNature

CapeNature is delighted to announce a tourism price freeze on entrances fees, camping, hiking and accommodation tariffs at CapeNature reserves across the Western Cape until 31 August 2020. This means that visitors get to spend quality time at CapeNature reserves, hiking, camping under the stars, and ‘glamping’ in luxury, safari-style tents, and modern, luxury self-catered […]

Nature

Celebrating National Marine Week 2019

08 October at 15:07 PM, via CapeNature

National Marine Week is celebrated across South Africa during the second week of October to encourage the sustainable use of marine resources and to highlight the importance of keeping coastal ecosystems healthy for current and future generations. South Africa has over 3 000 km of coastline and some of the most diverse marine environments in […]