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Human Rights Commission concerned about racial polarisation in SA

Today at 21:21 PM, via SABC News

The Human Rights Commission has expressed concern over an increase in racial polarisation in South Africa, saying the involvement of political parties in such incidents threatens the sense of social cohesion in the country.


Former Niger president Mamadou Tandja dies

Today at 22:53 PM, via News24

Niger’s former president Mamadou Tandja, ousted from power in 2010 after attempting to stay on beyond a two-term limit, has died, the government in capital Niamey said.


Magashule apologises for utterances made about Mahumapelo

Today at 17:57 PM, via SABC News

African National Congress (ANC) Secretary-General, Ace Magashule has publicly apologised for the utterances he made two weeks ago in Bloemfontein while addressing his supporters after his court appearance.


WRAP | Champions League

Today at 22:06 PM, via News24

A comprehensive wrap of all the collated matches, kick-off times, results and match reports for all the Champions League matches.


Gavin Williamson unlawfully removed child safeguards in pandemic, court rules

Today at 18:08 PM, via The Guardian

Education secretary failed to consult children’s agencies over changes, judges find

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The education secretary, Gavin Williamson, acted unlawfully in removing safeguards for children in care at the start of the Covid pandemic without consulting children’s rights organisations, the court of appeal has ruled.

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‘Unemployment, alcohol abuse exacerbating intimate partner violence in SA’

Today at 19:55 PM, via SABC News

Gender activists say unemployment and alcohol abuse are some of the main contributing factors to the increase in intimate partner violence in South Africa. They say men tend to compensate for their lack of employment by physically and sexually abusing their partners.


See who is nominated for a Grammy Award

Today at 20:36 PM, via CNN

Nominations for the 63rd annual Grammy Awards were announced Tuesday, with Beyoncé leading among the nominees with nine.


Trevor Noah announced as host of 63rd annual Grammy Awards

Today at 19:27 PM, via The Citizen

A former Grammy nominee himself, Noah now joins the likes of Alicia Keys, LL Cool J, and even former The Daily Show host Jon Stewart, who have all hosted the award ceremony in the past.


‘Hillbilly Elegy’ turns J.D. Vance’s memoir into a dreary movie

Today at 19:19 PM, via CNN

“Hillbilly Elegy,” J.D. Vance’s 2016 memoir, won praise for its insight into the forgotten folk whose poverty and hopelessness prompted them to embrace Donald Trump as a political force. That sociology aspect is mostly lost in Netflix’s dreary movie adaptation, which focuses on one family trapped in a circular pattern of dysfunction, and how the son escaped it.


LA To Launch First ‘Transportation Technology Innovation Zone’

Today at 23:00 PM, via Slashdot

Mayor Eric Garcetti announced last week the city’s first Transportation Technology Innovation Zone, an area where innovators can test their transportation technology solutions. Archinect reports: Located in the West San Fernando Valley, the zone is the result of a partnership between Mayor Garcetti and City Councilmember Bob Blumenfield, “designed to transform Warner Center into one of L.A.’s...


Amazon Warehouse Workers In Alabama File To Hold Unionization Vote

Today at 22:40 PM, via Slashdot

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Washington Post: Workers at an Amazon warehouse in Alabama have filed a notice to hold a unionization vote, in what could be a major labor battle against a company that has long opposed the unionization of its workforce. Employees at a newly opened Amazon facility in Bessemer, Ala., notified the National Labor Relations Board that they want to hold...


Utah Helicopter Crew Discovers Mysterious Metal Monolith Deep in the Desert

Today at 22:06 PM, via Slashdot

turp182 writes: What started as routine wildlife assistance took an extraterrestrial turn for Utah’s Department of Public Safety after officers stumbled upon a mysterious monolith in the middle of rural Utah. Officers from the Utah Department of Public Safety’s Aero Bureau were flying by helicopter last Wednesday, helping the Division of Wildlife Resources count bighorn sheep in southeastern...


Facebook Said It Would Ban Holocaust Deniers. Instead, Its Algorithm Provided a Network for Them

Today at 21:25 PM, via Slashdot

Last month, Facebook announced a crackdown: The platform would no longer permit content that “denies or distorts the Holocaust” as part of its larger policy prohibiting hate speech. From a report: While noting that successful enforcement could take time, Monika Bickert, Facebook’s vice president of content policy, explained the ban in a blog post. “Our decision is supported by the...


Escape to Marloth Nature Reserve

Today 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 […]


Responsible fishing encouraged this World Fisheries Day

Saturday 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 […]


Take some inspiration from wildlife this Movember!

Thursday at 20:48 PM, via CapeNature

By Nicole Horn, Biodiversity Capabilities It’s Movember, and to raise awareness about men’s health, here are some examples of possible looks inspired by marine species with ‘moustaches’. To show your support, grow your moustache and don’t shave it for the rest of the month! Here are some animals that are following suit. All mammals besides humans […]