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South Africa

A Thembisa man devastated after his photo was used by a fake prophet

Today at 11:30 AM, via SABC News

A Thembisa man says he is devastated after a photo of himself, taken from his social media profile, was used by a man claiming to be a prophet. Friends and colleagues called him after they had seen his picture broadcast by the SABC TV News.


New whistleblower accuses Facebook of wrongdoing – report

Today at 14:37 PM, via News24

A former Facebook worker reportedly told US authorities on Friday the platform has put profits before stopping problematic content, weeks after another whistleblower helped stoke the firm’s latest crisis with similar claims.


Kenya’s beach boys fall into sex tourism, trafficking

Today at 13:00 PM, via Mail & Guardian

In the face of their families’ poverty, young men, persuaded by the prospect of wealth or education, travel to Europe with their older female sponsors only to be trafficked for sex


What’s a good credit score and what influences it?

Today at 15:00 PM, via BusinessTech

Meet Paul, a 23-year old graduate who has just landed his first job and is looking to buy his first car. It’s right about here that Paul hits the wall because as a recent graduate, and even as a gainfully employed person, he has no history of managing credit, and therefore has no credit score.


COPE President campaigns in Hammanskraal

Today at 14:00 PM, via SABC News

COPE President Mosioua Lekota has taken his party’s election campaign to Hammanskraal north of Pretoria which has for years been experiencing poor water quality challenges.


Malema concludes election campaign in Western Cape

Today at 11:04 AM, via SABC News

Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema is on Saturday making a final push for the party’s campaign to make significant inroads in the City of Cape Town’s Municipality and the Western Cape.


Climate crisis education should be embedded in system, say unions

Today at 10:24 AM, via The Guardian

Government urged to carry out comprehensive review of curriculum and ‘decarbonise the entire school estate by 2030’

Climate crisis education should become fully embedded in the system, unions have urged.

A joint letter to the education secretary, Nadhim Zahawi, calls for a review of the curriculum to ensure everyone is mobilised for a “sustainable future”.

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‘Rugby was a lifeline’: Bipoc group seeks to establish game in US Black colleges

Today at 10:00 AM, via The Guardian

As the USA play the All Blacks in Washington, a nonprofit named in part for the league great Clive Sullivan aims to install the oval ball at Howard, Morgan State, Bowie State and UDC

When the USA and New Zealand kick-off on Saturday at FedEx Field, home of the Washington Football Team, Carille Guthrie will look on with passionate interest.

Though Guthrie is president of a foundation which aims...


Ministers could limit student numbers on lower-earning arts degrees

Today at 09:30 AM, via The Guardian

Creative arts and other courses in England may be targeted to rein in loan debts, a plan critics deride as ‘anti-intellectual’

The government is considering new plans to limit the number of students studying creative arts and other degrees with lower salary returns as part of its spending review negotiations, the Guardian has learned.

With outstanding student loans reaching £140bn last year,...


Halala! Prince Kaybee is a father to be

Today at 13:15 PM, via SowetanLIVE

“We’re still together … she’s not going anywhere,” Prince Kaybee said about his baby mama-to-be and love of his love Zola.


Sinclair Workers Say TV Channels Are In ‘Pandemonium’ After Ransomware Attack

Today at 15:00 PM, via Slashdot

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Motherboard: In the early hours of Sunday morning, hackers took down the corporate servers and systems of Sinclair Broadcast Group, a giant U.S. TV conglomerate that owns or operates more than 600 channels across the country. Days later, inside the company, “it’s pandemonium and chaos,” as one current employee, who asked to remain anonymous as they were...


The perfect storm has hit South Africa’s car market

Today at 11:00 AM, via BusinessTech

JSE-listed vehicle retailer CMH says that a confluence of international of local and international factors has made it increasingly difficult to find good secondhand vehicles in South Africa.