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South Africa

Western Cape top cop gunned down, Hawks investigating

Yesterday at 21:50 PM, via SABC News

Western Cape police say the Hawks will investigate circumstances, which led to the fatal shooting of senior detective in the Anti Gang Unit Lt Colonel  Charl Kinnear.


Inside Zim’s illicit gold mine trade

Yesterday at 21:00 PM, via Mail & Guardian

Desperate people mine the mineral, but it is ‘untouchable big people’, including top state officials, who reap the real benefits


Clicks-bait: EFF MP’s new parole probe

Yesterday at 21:00 PM, via Mail & Guardian

Kenny Motsamai, a parolee who is also an EFF MP, could be sent back to jail if correctional services finds he violated his parole conditions


State Security Agency pours cold water on Lana Marks ‘assassination plot’

Yesterday at 20:24 PM, via SABC News

South Africa’s State Security Agency has poured cold water on allegations that Iran was plotting to assassinate the United States Ambassador to South Africa. In a statement, the intelligence agency says the information provided is not sufficient to sustain the allegation.


COPE lambasts ANC members for supporting Andile Lungisa

Yesterday at 13:16 PM, via SABC News

Congress of the People (COPE) has criticised the African National Congress (ANC) members who supported former Nelson Mandela Bay councillor Andile Lungisa when he was handing himself over to the North End Prison on Thursday to begin his two year prison sentence.


South Africa: Future of Universities Bound to Their Social Compact

Yesterday at 17:16 PM, via AllAfrica

[UCT] COVID-19 has shown that the future and relevance of universities worldwide is bound to their social compact – research and knowledge that serves society – and their resilience. Their adaptability and agility in the face of the pandemic and lockdown saw many changing in ways unimaginable just months ago, said Professor Stephen Toope.


What’s Your Advice for Virtual Learning?

Yesterday at 17:15 PM, via New York Times

Teachers, we’d love to hear from you. How are you keeping your classroom up and running — even over video chat?


Tunisia: Project to Establish Tunisian-German University in Tunisia Still Valid (Statement)

Yesterday at 17:05 PM, via AllAfrica

[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia — The project to establish the Tunisian-German university in Tunisia is still valid and that there is no intention to go back on what has been agreed contrary to the information circulating on social networks, the Higher Education and Scientific Research Ministry said Friday.


Defying protests and poverty, Haitians get creative to wed in style

Yesterday at 19:58 PM, via SABC News

As anti-government protesters in Haiti’s capital blocked principal roads and clashed with police last year, Stanley Joseph and Daphne Gerard used the city’s winding and potholed backroads to make it to church for their wedding, decked out in all their finery.


Donovan Goliath takes on the news

Yesterday at 19:22 PM, via The Citizen

Goliath chats to the Citizen about his new role on The Lite Show; a show focused on wrapping up the weekly headlines in a witty way, giving South Africans the opportunity to stay abreast of the latest news while enjoying a good laugh.


TIFF 2020 kicks off a strange start to the Oscars race

Yesterday at 18:28 PM, via CNN

The Toronto International Film Festival, of seemingly endless sprawl, had its wings clipped this year. Instead of the thousands of titles bulging at the program’s seams, there was a svelte 50 or so. Blame the pandemic. Release schedules have been rejigged, some films will wait for 2021; Netflix bolted when award bodies overhauled qualification rules. Still, Toronto’s trim selection brought...


Tesla Wins Lawsuit Against Whistleblower Accused of Hacks

Today at 00:20 AM, via Slashdot

An anonymous reader writes: The US District Court of Nevada awarded Tesla a win in its lawsuit against a former employee, filed two years ago. You may recall CEO Elon Musk referred to this incident in a previously leaked email calling on employees to be “extremely vigilant.” Martin Tripp, who worked at the company’s Nevada Gigafactory, was accused of hacking the automaker and supplying...


Lord of the Rings Special Effects Company ‘Weta Digital’ Launches Inquiry Into Toxic Workplace Claims

Yesterday at 23:40 PM, via Slashdot

AmiMoJo shares a report from The Guardian: Weta Digital, the special effects company behind the orcs, dragons and battle scenes of the Oscar-winning Lord of the Rings trilogy, has launched an independent investigation into allegations of a toxic work culture including sexism, bullying and pornography being shared on its intranet. The investigation was ordered by the company’s majority owners,...


Bacterial Outbreak Infects Thousands After Factory Leak In China

Yesterday at 23:00 PM, via Slashdot

schwit1 shares a report from CNN: Several thousand people in northwest China have tested positive for a bacterial disease, authorities said on Tuesday, in an outbreak caused by a leak at a biopharmaceutical company last year. The Health Commission of Lanzhou, the capital city of Gansu province, confirmed that 3,245 people had contracted the disease brucellosis, which is often caused by contact...


Tracking Covid-19 Live Updates: Global Coverage

Yesterday at 20:29 PM, via New York Times

Israel becomes one of the few countries to impose a second nationwide lockdown. In the U.S., Joe Biden tries to focus the campaign on President Trump’s virus performance.


Smoking ups your risk of a fatal brain bleed

Yesterday at 18:30 PM, via Health24

Compared to nonsmokers, the risk of fatal bleeding in the brain was three times higher among heavy and moderate smokers, according to a new study.