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South Africa

Eskom targets R55.6bn saving

Today at 08:42 AM, via SAnews

Deputy President David Mabuza says cost saving is key to Eskom’s turnaround strategy and the power utility aims to save R55.6 billion over the next three years.

South Africa

Government to monitor SAA business rescue funds closely

Today at 08:33 AM, via SAnews

Deputy President David Mabuza says government will closely monitor the R10.5 billion allocated to the South African Airways (SAA) business rescue practitioners to ensure that it is being put to good use.

South Africa

Thandile Sunduza trailblazing in LA

Today at 08:02 AM, via SAnews

The Portfolio Committee on International Relations and Cooperation has congratulated South Africa’s Consul General to Los Angeles (L.A.), Thandile Sunduza, for being unanimously nominated by the L.A. Area Chamber of Commerce for the position of 2021 Vice Chair and 2022 Chair of the Diplomatic and Commercial Officers Group.

Africa

CIA officer killed Somalia: US media

Yesterday at 21:23 PM, via News24

A CIA officer was killed in combat in Somalia in recent days, US media said without releasing details of how the agent died.

Business

Why South Africa still needs SAA: Mabuza

Today at 09:11 AM, via BusinessTech

Vice president David Mabuza has explained the government’s decision to save South African Airways and extend billions more to the struggling national airline.

Business

Frogfoot announces Black Friday specials to get SA connected to fibre

Today at 08:59 AM, via BusinessTech

Frogfoot Networks, a licensed open-access infrastructure provider has announced two fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) Black Friday deals aimed at making it easier for South Africans to experience the benefits of better connectivity for themselves before making a commitment.

Politics

DA to protest outside State Capture Inquiry

Today at 09:25 AM, via SABC News

The DA is expected to stage a protest outside the Commission of Inquiry into State Capture in Johannesburg, where former ANC treasurer of the Greater Johannesburg region Geoffrey Makhubo is expected to testify on Friday morning.

Politics

General Counsel of the Bar slams Zuma Foundation

Yesterday at 17:39 PM, via Mail & Guardian

Another summons has been served on Jacob Zuma at his Nkandla residence, requiring the former president to appear before the Zondo Commission next year

Education

First-year EU students face £800 Brexit bill if not in UK before 2021

Today at 08:00 AM, via The Guardian

Visa and health fees likely to be levied on those who started UK courses overseas due to Covid

First-year EU students who enrolled in UK universities this autumn but have been unable to move to the country due to the pandemic face an £800 Brexit bill shock if they don’t set foot on British soil before 31 December, campaigners have warned.

The Home Office said they will not qualify for EU...

Education

How are unemployed people supposed to retrain when the Tories cut training? | Polly Toynbee

Yesterday at 20:23 PM, via The Guardian

A joblessness crisis is here. But despite its promises, the government is doing the bare minimum

Build, build, build, promised the prime minister in the summer. But for that, you need builders. Since time immemorial, Latin- and Greek-speaking Etonian prime ministers who can’t follow the science or evidence, clueless about skills, bemoan Britain’s lack of vocational education. At every...

Lifestyle

Black Friday special on rugs

Today at 08:20 AM, via The South African

(Partner Content) Whether you’re looking for a simple door mat, an exquisite rug for your room, or a modern and funky outdoor rug for your entertainment area, Rugs Original’s collection has something special for every room in your home.

Lifestyle

Rapid COVID-19 tests provide lifeline for London orchestra

Today at 07:52 AM, via SABC News

 Maxine Kwok, a violinist in London’s oldest symphony orchestra, is delighted that rehearsals have resumed thanks to a rapid, lab-free COVID-19 test that gives the musicians the confidence to work together again.

Entertainment

Blaq Diamond in league of rock stars

Today at 07:16 AM, via SowetanLIVE

Blaq Diamond are modern-day rock stars with their magnetic presence, surefire charisma and sense of mystique.

Nature

Escape to Marloth Nature Reserve

Tuesday at 17:01 PM, via CapeNature

Words and photos by Scott Ramsay Lying just off the national N2 road, about two and a half hours from Cape Town, Swellendam is South Africa’s third oldest town and owes much of its attractiveness to the mountains lying a few kilometres to the north. I’ve always slowed down on the road here, mostly because […]

Nature

Responsible fishing encouraged this World Fisheries Day

21 November at 13:09 PM, via CapeNature

World Fisheries Day is an Environmental Calendar Day celebrated every year on the 21st of November to highlight the importance of a sustainable means to maintain fish stocks. It highlights the critical importance of fish and the role it plays in job creation and economic impact. Fishing is central to the livelihoods and food security […]