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THURSDAY, 09 DECEMBER 2021, 14:33

South Africa

Society urged to fight corruption

Today at 14:08 PM, via SAnews

Public Service and Administration Minister Ayanda Dlodlo says the fight against corruption is one of the “most defining struggles” the country will face.

South Africa

Seeing past the pain

Today at 14:05 PM, via SAnews

Going to bars and parties are some of the things Estelle has avoided doing as a means of self-preservation.

World

Western diplomatic boycott of Beijing Olympics widens

Today at 14:05 PM, via News24

Britain, Canada and Australia on Wednesday joined the United States in a diplomatic boycott of the Beijing Olympics in February, prompted by what the Western allies argue are widespread rights abuses by China.

World

Biden warns Putin of unprecedented sanctions if Ukraine attacked

Today at 13:20 PM, via News24

President Joe Biden said on Wednesday that he’s warned President Vladimir Putin that Moscow will face economic sanctions “like none he’s ever seen” should Russian troops massed on the Ukrainian border launch an attack.

Africa

Africa’s problem is vaccine access, not hesitancy

Today at 06:00 AM, via Mail & Guardian

Omicron has shown up the racism of the West and highlighted inequalities and failures in our own countries. We need to tackle these to get more people vaccinated

Business

What the early Omicron data is showing in South Africa: WHO

Today at 13:42 PM, via BusinessTech

The Omicron variant is reaching more countries in Africa and weekly Covid-19 cases in the continent surged by 93%. However, there are signs of hope as preliminary data indicates that hospitalisations across South Africa remain low, says the World Health Organisation (WHO).

Politics

City of uMhlathuze’s newly appointed mayor resigns

Today at 05:00 AM, via SABC News

The City of uMhlathuze’s newly appointed mayor has resigned. Dr Nkonzoyakhe Donda of the Inkatha Freedom Party was elected unopposed as mayor last month after the African National Congress staged a walk out.

Sport

BREAKING: Star Bok forward joins Wasps

Today at 14:10 PM, via The South African

Wasps have announced the signing of Bok prop Vincent Koch, who will join the English club next season from Saracens.

Sport

World Rugby unveil latest award winner!

Today at 13:44 PM, via The South African

The breakout star from the Tokyo Olympics, Marcos Moneta, has been named as World Rugby’s Men’s Sevens Player of the Year.

Education

Columbia University threatens graduate workers with replacement if they continue strike

Today at 12:00 PM, via The Guardian

The students are striking over better and health care and third-party arbitration for harassment and discrimination complaints

Around 3,000 graduate workers at Columbia University in New York City, who have been on strike since 3 November, recently received an email from the university human resources department threatening the workers with replacement if they continue striking.

The strike is...

Science/Tech

Crypto payments coming to WhatsApp in pilot phase

Today at 14:28 PM, via TechCentral

Meta Platforms’ cryptocurrency wallet, Novi, will allow users to send and receive money through the social media giant’s messaging app, WhatsApp.

Science/Tech

Mantashe defends Shell seismic oil surveys

Today at 14:23 PM, via MyBroadband

Energy minister Gwede Mantashe has held a press conference to address the “unrelenting attacks on the oil and gas development in South Africa.”