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Business

Inclusion takes centre stage at township economy revival imbizo

Today at 13:10 PM, via Fin24

South Africa’s townships are home to 60% of its population. The township economy os estimated to be worth about R300 billion, according to Rori Tshabalala, CEO and founder of business model research and development firm, Chapter One innovation.

Business

South Africa must offset relief funds, hasten reforms, IMF says

Today at 13:00 PM, via BusinessTech

South Africa should aim to re-prioritize its budget to offset the cost of relief measures for businesses and individuals affected by deadly riots and accelerate reforms to foster inclusive economic growth, according to the International Monetary Fund’s resident representative for the country.

Business

8 common real estate myths you need to know when buying or selling your home

Today at 13:00 PM, via BusinessTech

There are several preconceived notions that home buyers and sellers often believe about the real estate industry and the sale transaction, and whilst some may be founded on fact, others are very far from the truth, says Steve Thomas, secure estate specialist for Lew Geffen, Sotheby’s International Realty.

Sport

France break SA hearts with last gasp winner

Today at 14:12 PM, via News24

France scored a dramatic winner in extra time against South Africa that leaves David Notane’s charges with very little chance of qualifying for the knock-out stages of the Olympic football tournament.

Education

School’s out! Enjoy the freedom without breaking the bank

Today at 10:00 AM, via The Guardian

Making sure children have fun is a challenge. Here’s how… our guide to keeping them busy on a budget

The school summer holidays are here and with them come days of adventure and freedom for children – and headaches for parents who need to keep their offspring busy on a budget.

The pandemic has meant many parents do not have access to their usual summer clubs due to closures, and grandparents...

Entertainment

12 Ted Lasso-like TV mentors we love

Yesterday at 15:24 PM, via CNN

Everyone needs a warm-hearted mentor to guide us through life’s troubles. These loveable TV characters are just that.

Entertainment

Tokyo Olympics go for the gold despite controversy

Yesterday at 14:12 PM, via CNN

In this edition of Pop Life Chronicles, CNN’s Lisa Respers France spills the tea on the Tokyo Summer Olympics, Netflix has a new spin on a dating show formula, Broadway diversifies its offerings, and more.

Science/Tech

DNA Has Four Bases. Some Viruses Swap in a Fifth

Today at 14:00 PM, via Wired

Dozens of viruses don’t use the same four nucleotide bases found in all other life. New work shows how this is possible—and perhaps more common than we think.

Science/Tech

How Islam conquered my mother’s fear of cats

Today at 14:00 PM, via The Guardian

She’d always found them evil and scary, but when I wanted a cat in lockdown I appealed to my mum’s faith

Cats are perfect to most people, but not to my 42-year-old mother. She is just like any of my 17-year-old friends’ parents – she is spirited, sparky, generous and can be feisty when she needs to be. She cooks arguably the best chicken parmesan in the world, and also has impeccable taste...

Science/Tech

Virtual Comic-Con Includes Trailers For ‘Blade Runner’ Series, ‘Dune’ Movie – and NASA Panels

Today at 13:34 PM, via Slashdot

Comic-Con went virtual again in 2020. (San Diego businesses will miss the chance to profit from the 100,000 visitors the convention usually attracted.) And NPR reports the convention has gotten smaller in other ways:Both Marvel Studios and DC are staying away; as it did last year, DC is again directing its resources towards its own event, DC FanDome, set for mid-October. But fans of shows like...