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South Africa

40 arrested in hijacked Joburg building

Today at 09:03 AM, via News24

Forty people have been arrested after they allegedly hijacked a building in Doornfontein, the City of Johannesburg says.

South Africa

Tributes stream in for Mthembu

Today at 08:27 AM, via SAnews

North West Premier, Professor Job Mokgoro, has described the late Minister in the Presidency, Jackson Mthembu, as one of the most dedicated members of the governing party and hard working Ministers he has come to know.

Africa

10 more bodies found in Libya mass grave

Yesterday at 21:02 PM, via The Citizen

Libya has been wracked by violence since a NATO-backed uprising toppled and killed longtime dictator Moamer Kadhafi in 2011.

Politics

Power shift at Luthuli House

Yesterday at 21:00 PM, via Mail & Guardian

Ace Magashule’s move to distance himself from Carl Niehaus signals a rebalancing of influence and authority at the top of the ANC

Politics

UN in SA sends condolences to Mthembu’s family, friends and colleagues

Yesterday at 20:37 PM, via SABC News

The United Nations in South Africa has wishes to expressed its deepest condolences to the family, friends, and colleagues of the late Minister in the Presidency, Jackson Mthembu, who passed away earlier today from complications related to COVID-19.

Sport

Djokovic’s Serbia drawn in tough ATP Cup pool

Today at 09:02 AM, via News24

Defending champions Serbia were handed a “brutal” draw in the ATP Cup, with Novak Djokovic’s team facing Germany and Canada in the group stage.

Education

Kenya: KNUT in Court to Stop Teachers’ Career Progression Guidelines

Today at 07:29 AM, via AllAfrica

[Capital FM] Nairobi — The Kenya National Union of Teachers (KNUT) Secretary-General Wilson Sossion has filed a petition in court to stop the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) from implementing promotions based on Career Progression Guidelines (CPG).

Lifestyle

James Bond movie ‘No Time to Die’ delayed again amid pandemic

Today at 04:29 AM, via SABC News

The global release of the James Bond movie “No Time to Die” was postponed to October from April, its producers said on Thursday, another setback for movie theaters trying to rebuild a business crushed by the coronavirus pandemic.

Lifestyle

Netflix renews Regency hit ‘Bridgerton’ for second season

Today at 03:42 AM, via Eyewitness News

From ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ creator Shonda Rhimes, the series puts a modern twist on the books about an upper-class family in early 19th-century England, introducing colour-blind casting and strong feminist themes.

Science/Tech

Elon Musk To Offer $100 Million Prize For ‘Best’ Carbon Capture Tech

Today at 09:00 AM, via Slashdot

Elon Musk on Thursday took to Twitter to promise a $100 million prize for development of the “best” technology to capture carbon dioxide emissions. He said more details would be coming “next week.” Reuters reports: Capturing planet-warming emissions is becoming a critical part of many plans to keep climate change in check, but very little progress has been made on the technology to date, with...

Science/Tech

Intel shares jump on upbeat forecast

Today at 08:41 AM, via TechCentral

Intel gave an upbeat forecast for the current quarter on continued demand for PCs that enable working and studying from home. The stock jumped.

Science/Tech

SABC blackout threat

Today at 08:21 AM, via MyBroadband

The CWU is threatening a blackout of all SABC services this morning, but the SABC says it has contingency plans in place.

Nature

Fish migrations: they would swim 500 miles and they would swim 500 more

Wednesday at 18:23 PM, via CapeNature

By Nicole Horn and Alexis Olds Migration is a widespread but highly complicated and diverse component to many fish species lives.  Migration can be strenuous and often consists of extremely long journeys. The life history stages of certain species rely heavily on migration. Fish will migrate for several reasons including escaping unfavourable conditions, moving to […]