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South Africa

PODCAST | POLITICS UNMUTED: Turning the spotlight on the media

Today at 08:01 AM, via News24

In this week’s episode of Politics Unmuted, we turn the spotlight on ourselves and examine the role journalists play in politics, how we can be used as political pawns, and the crucial role we play in protecting democracy.

South Africa

Accused in Meyiwa murder back in court

Today at 07:38 AM, via SABC News

The five men charged with the murder of former Bafana Bafana captain Senzo Meyiwa are due back in the Boksburg Magistrate’s Court east of Johannesburg this morning.

Africa

CIA officer killed Somalia: US media

Yesterday at 21:23 PM, via News24

A CIA officer was killed in combat in Somalia in recent days, US media said without releasing details of how the agent died.

Politics

General Counsel of the Bar slams Zuma Foundation

Yesterday at 17:39 PM, via Mail & Guardian

Another summons has been served on Jacob Zuma at his Nkandla residence, requiring the former president to appear before the Zondo Commission next year

Politics

General Council of the Bar slams Zuma Foundation

Yesterday at 17:39 PM, via Mail & Guardian

Another summons has been served on Jacob Zuma at his Nkandla residence, requiring the former president to appear before the Zondo Commission next year

Education

First-year EU students face £800 Brexit bill if not in UK before 2021

Today at 08:00 AM, via The Guardian

Visa and health fees likely to be levied on those who started UK courses overseas due to Covid

First-year EU students who enrolled in UK universities this autumn but have been unable to move to the country due to the pandemic face an £800 Brexit bill shock if they don’t set foot on British soil before 31 December, campaigners have warned.

The Home Office said they will not qualify for EU...

Education

How are unemployed people supposed to retrain when the Tories cut training? | Polly Toynbee

Yesterday at 20:23 PM, via The Guardian

A joblessness crisis is here. But despite its promises, the government is doing the bare minimum

Build, build, build, promised the prime minister in the summer. But for that, you need builders. Since time immemorial, Latin- and Greek-speaking Etonian prime ministers who can’t follow the science or evidence, clueless about skills, bemoan Britain’s lack of vocational education. At every...

Lifestyle

Rapid COVID-19 tests provide lifeline for London orchestra

Today at 07:52 AM, via SABC News

 Maxine Kwok, a violinist in London’s oldest symphony orchestra, is delighted that rehearsals have resumed thanks to a rapid, lab-free COVID-19 test that gives the musicians the confidence to work together again.

Lifestyle

Your daily Horoscope for 27 November 2020

Today at 01:00 AM, via The South African

Wondering what the day has in store for your star sign? Here’s a quick glance at horoscopes and more for today – completely free!

Science/Tech

Bitcoin steadies after biggest slump snce March meltdown

Today at 07:51 AM, via TechCentral

Bitcoin and other digital coins steadied on Friday after posting some of the biggest declines since the onset of the pandemic, a selloff that stoked fresh questions about this year’s boom in cryptocurrencies.

Science/Tech

Huawei founder urges Honor brand to become competitor after split

Today at 07:38 AM, via TechCentral

Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei has called on employees of its departing Honor subbrand to strive to surpass its parent in a farewell speech as the tech giant sells the budget brand to keep its sanction-hobbled supply chains alive.

Nature

Escape to Marloth Nature Reserve

Tuesday at 17:01 PM, via CapeNature

Words and photos by Scott Ramsay Lying just off the national N2 road, about two and a half hours from Cape Town, Swellendam is South Africa’s third oldest town and owes much of its attractiveness to the mountains lying a few kilometres to the north. I’ve always slowed down on the road here, mostly because […]

Nature

Responsible fishing encouraged this World Fisheries Day

21 November at 13:09 PM, via CapeNature

World Fisheries Day is an Environmental Calendar Day celebrated every year on the 21st of November to highlight the importance of a sustainable means to maintain fish stocks. It highlights the critical importance of fish and the role it plays in job creation and economic impact. Fishing is central to the livelihoods and food security […]