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Cabinet prepares for heavy rainfall over festive season

Today at 16:18 PM, via News24

As if 2020 hasn’t brought enough challenges, government is preparing contingency plans for higher than normal rainfall, and subsequent flooding in parts of the country over the festive season.

South Africa

Mbalula extends period of drivers’ licence cards, learners licences

Today at 14:45 PM, via SABC News

Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula has extended the period for renewal of drivers licence cards, learners licences, temporary driving licence cards, licence disks, and professional driving permits that expired between the period from 26 March 2020 to 31 December 2020.

Africa

Ghana heads for two-horse presidential vote

Today at 16:02 PM, via News24

Ghanaians will go to the polls on Monday in a heated contest that will revive old rivalries between incumbent President Nana Akufo-Addo and his predecessor John Mahama.

Africa

Ghana: Five things to know

Today at 08:37 AM, via The Citizen

Seen as a beacon of hope and stability in a turbulent region, Ghana is a major producer and exporter of gold, cocoa and oil.

Business

Telkom CFO Molefe resigns

Today at 15:50 PM, via Moneyweb

Dirk Reyneke, current CFO of Openserve will take over the position of acting group CFO, effective December 7.

Sport

India outwit Australia in opening T20

Today at 16:27 PM, via News24

India took a 1-0 lead in the three-match T20 series against Australia with an 11-run win at Canberra’s Manuka Oval on Friday.

Education

Africa: Africa’s First Dedicated Cannabis Campus Opens in Joburg

Today at 16:36 PM, via AllAfrica

[Cheeba Africa] The burgeoning SA cannabis industry has taken a foundational step forward with the announcement from trailblazer, Cheeba Africa that they are opening the first dedicated cannabis education campus on the African continent. Cheeba Africa has already established a solid online education offering through its international partnership with Medical Marijuana 411 – the global...

Education

Africa: Houston Clear Lake University Honor Liberians for Supporting Autism Awareness in Africa

Today at 16:29 PM, via AllAfrica

[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia — The Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities at the University of Houston Clear Lake, United States of America has awarded Mr. Jeddlee Stephens-Kinnii of the African Peers Review Committee and journalist Jackson Prince Foyofayiah for their separate roles played in the promotion of autism acceptance in Liberia.

Education

‘This term’s been rough emotionally’: the students heading home for Christmas

Today at 16:23 PM, via The Guardian

A staggered campus exodus has begun, but lots of students are worried about what they’ll return to in the new year

It’s been a long, often lonely term for Helen Ross, who has spent most of it locked down in her cramped student flat in Glasgow with just one friend, studying law in her bedroom. She’s excited to see her mum again for Christmas, but anxious about going back to Ullapool, her...

Lifestyle

What’s in a name?: ‘Adolf Hitler’ wins vote in Namibia

Today at 14:15 PM, via Eyewitness News

Adolf Hitler Uunona, 54, a politician of the ruling Swapo party, was last week elected local government councillor for Ompundja constituency in northern Namibia, with 85% of the ballots cast.

Science/Tech

EU Privacy Rule Would Rein In the Hunt for Online Child Sexual Abuse

Today at 16:13 PM, via Slashdot

An anonymous reader shares a report: Privacy concerns in Europe have led to some of the world’s toughest restrictions on companies like Facebook and Google and the ways they monitor people online. The crackdown has been widely popular, but the regulatory push is now entangled in the global fight against child exploitation, setting off a fierce debate about how far internet companies should be...

Science/Tech

Telkom CFO quits

Today at 16:07 PM, via TechCentral

Telkom’s group chief financial officer, Tsholofelo Molefe, has resigned, just two years after taking the job. He resignation is with immediate effect.

Science/Tech

Telkom CFO quits to join MTN Group as new finance chief

Today at 16:07 PM, via TechCentral

Telkom’s group chief financial officer, Tsholofelo Molefe, has resigned with immediate effect to take the role of chief financial officer at rival MTN Group, where she will take on CEO Ralph Mupita’s old job.

Nature

Feel the Summer Breeze with CapeNature!

Today at 10:36 AM, via CapeNature

Come and explore the vast open spaces across the Western Cape with your friends and family at record low prices. Despite the inflation rate increases and the current recession in South Africa, CapeNature wants to see more and more locals explore and experience the rich natural heritage exclusive to the province. We are all in […]