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South Africa

Nomia Ndlovu did not show remorse: Mpumalanga residents

Today at 15:50 PM, via SABC News

Many people in Mpumalanga feel former police sergeant Rosemary Nomia Ndlovu of Bushbuckridge did not show any remorse during her murder trial and the court should impose a harsh sentence on her for the six murders she committed.

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.

Africa

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

Business

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.

Business

Apple changes App Store payment rules

Today at 12:18 PM, via Fin24

Apple has updated its App Store rules to allow developers to contact users directly about payments, a concession in a legal settlement with companies challenging its tightly controlled marketplace.

Politics

DA urges South Africans to vote smart

Today at 16:03 PM, via SABC News

The DA has urged South Africans to vote smart and vote with their heads. Party leader, John Steenhuisen has requested citizens to give the DA an outright mandate for the next five years to bring the party’s vision and brand of clean governance to their towns and cities.

Politics

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.

Education

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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Education

‘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...

Education

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,...

Science/Tech

Facebook Accused of Tolerating Dangerous and Criminal Behavior to Preserve Profitability

Today at 16:34 PM, via Slashdot

A new whistleblower affidavit submitted by a former Facebook employee “alleges that the company prizes growth and profits over combating hate speech, misinformation and other threats to the public,” reports the Washington Post:The SEC affidavit goes on to allege that Facebook officials routinely undermined efforts to fight misinformation, hate speech and other problematic content out of fear of...

Science/Tech

I knew that was going to happen… The truth about premonitions

Today at 16:00 PM, via The Guardian

Uncanny and creepy, premonitions that turn out to be authentic can feel profound. But is there science to explain them?

Around seven years ago, Garrett, was in a local Pizza Hut with his friends, having a day so ordinary that it is cumbersome to describe. He was 16 – or thereabouts – and had been told by teachers to go around nearby businesses and ask for gift vouchers that the school could...

Science/Tech

Facebook Fined Record £50m By UK Competition Watchdog

Today at 15:45 PM, via Slashdot

“The BBC is reporting that Facebook has been fined a record £50 million by the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority,” writes long-time Slashdot reader Hope Thelps, “for deliberately failing to provide required information” (pertaining to Facebook’s 2020 acquisition of Gif-sharing service Giphy). The BBC reports:The £50m fine the CMA handed Facebook is more than 150 times higher than the...

Motoring

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.