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South Africa

Mchunu calls for urgent filling of vacant HOD, DG posts

Today at 13:50 PM, via SAnews

Public Service and Administration Minister, Senzo Mchunu, has called on executive authorities to fill Heads of Departments (HOD) and Directors-General (DG) posts in national and provincial departments.

Sport

Rejuvenated Maxwell leads Bangalore’s IPL title charge

Today at 13:29 PM, via News24

Royal Challengers Bangalore rescued Glenn Maxwell from the Indian Premier League doldrums and now the big-hitting Australian has repaid their faith with the runs that have taken them to the top of the table.

Education

Tanzania: CAG Takes Heslb to Task Over Shortfalls in Loans Repayment

Today at 13:23 PM, via AllAfrica

[Citizen] Dar es Salaam — Thousands of eligible students miss out on higher education loans due to long-term defects in debt collection by the Higher Education Students Loans Board (HESLB), the Controller and Auditor General (CAG) reveals in his 2019/20 report.

Entertainment

Artists release Nathi Must Fall song

Today at 12:24 PM, via SowetanLIVE

Artists and creatives staging a sit-in at the National Arts Council (NAC) offices in Newtown, Johannesburg, have created a song and dance movement challenge called Nathi Must Fall.

Science/Tech

MetroFibre snaps up Link Africa’s home fibre network

Today at 14:23 PM, via TechCentral

MetroFibre, the fibre telecommunications company that recently concluded a R2.5-billion debt funding round, is buying Link Africa’s fibre-to-the-home network in Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal.

Science/Tech

‘Britcoin’: UK mulls digital version of sterling

Today at 14:06 PM, via TechCentral

British finance minister Rishi Sunak told the Bank of England on Monday to look at the case for a new “britcoin”, or central bank-backed digital currency.

Science/Tech

Nations Need Ambassadors to Big Tech

Today at 14:00 PM, via Wired

Governments see that companies have country-like powers, but they can’t figure out how to deal with their un-country-like structures. Diplomats could help.

Health

What’s Behind the Growth in Alcohol Consumption?

Today at 11:12 AM, via New York Times

A comparison across demographic groups over two decades offers some clues, and there has been a particular rise in misuse among women during the pandemic.

Nature

Sour fig harvesting provides income for communities

Thursday at 14:01 PM, via CapeNature

CapeNature celebrates International Plant Appreciation Day this year by highlighting the important role that indigenous plants play in the livelihood of communities. The special calendar day falls on 13 April every year and is aimed at highlighting the importance of plants in our daily lives. Much of human nutrition depends on land plants, either directly […]