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Some of the new faces in Parliament’s ‘Shady Pines’, the NCOP

Today at 07:35 AM, via News24

Some of the veteran parliamentary journalists refer to the NCOP as Shady Pines – the old age home in the 1980s television series The Golden Girls – because the institution rarely compares to the National Assembly in terms of vitality.

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WATCH: Two bear cubs, abandoned by their mother, find new home

Today at 07:22 AM, via News24

There are two newbies at the Orphan Bear Rescue Centre: Two small cubs. When it became clear that their mom won’t come back for them, the people who found the bears reported it to the centre. The centre has already rescued 230 bears.

World

Rockets hit hotel in Libyan capital

Today at 07:31 AM, via Reuters

Rockets hit a luxury hotel in Libya’s capital, Tripoli, early on Friday in an attack the internationally recognized government blamed on eastern forces trying to capture the city.

Africa

Africa: The Influence of the German Constitution in Africa

Today at 07:00 AM, via allAfrica

[Deutsche Welle] On May 23, 1949, Germany’s Basic Law was adopted and became a symbol of a new beginning. Some five decades later, German constitutional experts helped with the formulation of South Africa’s post-apartheid constitution.

Africa

Africa: Will Free Trade Be Continent’s Economic Game Changer?

Today at 06:48 AM, via allAfrica

[ISS] The ambitious African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) which technically enters into force on 30 May could be the game changer for Africa’s hitherto lackluster economy. Driven by Rwandan President Paul Kagame, the process of reaching this point may well have broken all African records. African Union member states launched negotiations to create this huge market of 1.2 billion...

Politics

Axed NFP chair fights back, secures interim interdict against party

Yesterday at 15:19 PM, via SABC News

National Freedom Party (NFP) KwaZulu-Natal chairperson, Vikizitha Mlotshwa has won a temporary interdict against the party’s decision to prevent his swearing in as the party’s Member of the KwaZulu-Natal Legislature.

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Sport

Ronaldo heads Portugal squad for Nations League

Today at 07:41 AM, via SABC Sport

Hosts Portugal named their squad for next month’s inaugural Nations League finals on Thursday with Cristiano Ronaldo heading the bill and an inclusion for Benfica teenager Joao Felix. Portugal will kick off the new competition with a semi-final against Switzerland in Porto on June 5, with the winners playing either England or the Netherlands in […]

Entertainment

Harvey Weinstein and accusers reach tentative compensation deal: WSJ

Today at 02:46 AM, via Reuters

Harvey Weinstein, women who accused him of sexual misconduct, his former film studio’s board members and the New York attorney general’s office have reached a tentative $44 million deal to resolve lawsuits and compensate alleged victims of the Hollywood producer, the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday, citing people it said were familiar with the matter.

Science/Tech

Qualcomm could have one life left

Today at 07:27 AM, via MyBroadband

Just about any company that wants its smartphones or other computer devices to connect to the internet needs to pay Qualcomm licensing fees for its patents, even if they don’t buy Qualcomm’s components.

Science/Tech

HPE’s improved profit forecast dampened by trade tension

Today at 07:24 AM, via MyBroadband

Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co., a maker of server computers, raised its profit forecast for the year on deeper cost-cutting measures, but lingering trade worries tempered investor optimism.

Nature

2019 Clanwilliam Cedar tree planting event a resounding success

Monday at 22:59 PM, via CapeNature

The morning of Saturday, 18 May dawned bright, clear and cold as stakeholders, local community members, members of the media and general conservation enthusiasts converged to plant Clanwilliam cedar seedlings on a rock-strewn mountainside in the Cederberg Wilderness. The occasion was the Clanwilliam Cedar (Widdringtonia cedarbergensis: Cupressaceae) tree planting event, a partnership between...

Nature

Flooding and High Winds Warning in the Western Cape

Monday at 11:48 AM, via CapeNature

Please be aware of the advisory from the Cape Town Weather Office that heavy rain and flooding is expected in places over the Cederberg, Hexriverberg and Boland mountainous areas, as well as the Overberg and Cape Metropole in the Western Cape on Monday. If you’re out and about in any of these areas please be […]

Nature

One Week Only: Book 3 & Pay For 2 Nights

14 May at 09:51 AM, via CapeNature

This winter, stay longer and save more! As part of our 20 years of nurturing nature for you and our winter discount promotion, we’re offering a one-week limited deal for stays at Vrolijkheid Nature Reserve’s self-catering accommodation. To book this promotion, just hit the button below. You’ll need to be quick – this 3 for […]