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South Africa

Findings implicating ANC’s Danny Msiza in VBS theft set aside

Today at 14:45 PM, via SABC News

Limpopo’s ANC Treasurer Danny Msiza has been cleared of any wrongdoing in the VBS looting and collapse. The High Court in Johannesburg set aside the adverse findings and remarks against Msiza, which are contained in the Reserve Bank’s report, “The Great Bank Heist” on Tuesday.


WHO wants to review Russian vaccine safety data

Today at 14:25 PM, via Mail & Guardian

President Vladimir Putin said Russia had become the first country to approve a vaccine offering “sustainable immunity” against the new coronavirus


Cape Town’s plan to get off Eskom’s grid hit by legal setback

Today at 15:40 PM, via BusinessTech

The City of Cape Town’s attempt to secure South African municipalities the legal right to select their electricity suppliers has been set back by a court ruling that it must first exhaust negotiations with the government on the matter.


LIVE | State Capture Inquiry, Part 2

Today at 14:03 PM, via SABC News

Former finance minister Des van Rooyen testifies at the State Capture Commission of Inquiry on Tuesday afternoon. Earlier, he cross-examined former Treasury Director General Lungile Fuzile. Van Rooyen was appointed finance minister by then-president Jacob Zuma, following the shocking removal of Nhlanhla Nene. His appointment however lasted four days due to a nationwide #ZumaMustFall protest, […]


Celtic, Aberdeen games off after quarantine breach

Today at 15:31 PM, via News24

The Scottish Premiership matches of champions Celtic and Aberdeen will be postponed due to breaches of Scotland’s strict coronavirus quarantine rules in a “yellow card” to the sport, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has confirmed.


Sri Lanka postpones cricket league over quarantine rules

Today at 14:47 PM, via News24

Sri Lanka’s cricket board ndefinitely postponed the new premier league tournament scheduled for later this month as health authorities insisted on a two-week quarantine for foreign players.


‘Don’t jump the gun’: how to make the right choice on clearing day

Today at 15:07 PM, via The Guardian

There’ll be plenty of students in the same boat as you. We’ve gathered expert advice on how to make the right choice

There are many reasons you might be joining the clearing pool this summer: maybe you didn’t get the grades you wanted, or perhaps you did better than anticipated. Maybe you’d like to switch course or trade up to another university. Whatever reason, don’t worry: there are...


Dan Snow sells History Hit network to Little Dot Studios

Today at 13:47 PM, via The Guardian

Podcast and video business with more than 100,000 subscribers sold to All3Media-owned firm

Broadcaster Dan Snow has sold his Netflix-style streaming service and popular podcast business to Little Dot Studios, the digital content firm owned by Fleabag and 1917 producer All3Media.

Snow, a favourite among history enthusiasts for programmes including Battlefield Britain, The Vikings Uncovered and...


Ghana: 13 Riotous Students to Write Exams Under Guardian Escort

Today at 13:35 PM, via AllAfrica

[Ghanaian Times] The 13 riotous students who were banned from further taking part in the ongoing West African Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (WASSCE) will now be allowed to write the examinations after the Ghana Education Service (GES) reviewed its decision.


UK coronavirus live: pressure on England over A-level results after Scotland exams U-turn

Today at 13:31 PM, via The Guardian

Scottish education secretary to make emergency statement as pressure grows in England over A-level results

Pressure grows on ministers over England A-level results ‘mess’Do teenagers spread coronavirus more than young children?Eat out to help out used 10.5m times in scheme’s first weekGlobal coronavirus updates – live

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Sturgeon notes that schools are starting to return today, which...


Google buys stake in Nokia phone maker HMD Global

Today at 15:45 PM, via TechCentral

HMD Global, the maker of Nokia-branded smartphones, has secured $230-million of investment from partners including Google and Qualcomm to help accelerate its development of 5G devices.


Coronavirus: health secretary Alex Azar expects US vaccine by December

Today at 15:01 PM, via The Guardian

Azar plays down significance of Russian vaccine progressHealth secretary predicts ‘tens of millions of doses’ by year’s end

The US health secretary, Alex Azar, said on Tuesday morning that America hopes to have a coronavirus vaccine approved by December and tamped down Russia’s celebrations over unveiling its own vaccine after rapid development.

“The point is not to be first,” Azar said....


CapeNature reserves now open for overnight bookings ahead of the long weekend

05 August at 21:31 PM, via CapeNature

Just in time to take advantage of the upcoming long weekend, CapeNature is pleased to announce the reopening of overnight stays for self-catering accommodation, camping, selected overnight hiking trails and eco-venues from Friday, 7 August 2020. This comes of the announcement by Tourism Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane’s that South Africans will be allowed to travel for leisure […]


Overnight stays at CapeNature reserves – What YOU need to know before packing your overnight bag

04 August at 09:30 AM, via CapeNature

We are very excited about the announcement made on the 30 July by Tourism Minister, Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane when she stated that “On accommodation for leisure, cabinet has agreed to ease the restrictions for leisure travel. Currently, individuals are not allowed to leave their homes for leisure purposes, but they now are allowed to do so […]