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LIVE: Mncedisi Filtane funeral service

Today at 10:40 AM, via SABC News

The late UDM deputy National Chairperson, Mncedisi Filtane will be buried at his home village of Thanga Village in Butterworth, Eastern Cape.

South Africa

LIVE: Nomasonto ‘Mshoza’ Maswanganyi funeral

Today at 09:51 AM, via SABC News

The queen of kwaito Nomasonto ‘Mshoza’ Maswanganyi’s funeral service is being held at the House of Treasures ministries in Rispark Johannesburg.


In fresh blow to Trump, US court rejects Pennsylvania election case

Today at 10:09 AM, via News24

A federal appeals court on Friday rejected an attempt by US President Donald Trump’s campaign to block President-elect Joe Biden from being declared the winner of Pennsylvania, dealing another significant setback to Trump’s bid to overturn the election.


22 killed in ethnic violence in southern Chad

Today at 11:29 AM, via News24

At least 22 people have been killed in southern Chad in the latest instance of deadly ethnic violence between nomadic herders and sedentary farmers, the communications minister said Friday.


Ethiopia’s Abiy tells AU he stands by Tigray military campaign

Today at 10:33 AM, via News24

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed told African Union envoys Friday he will continue military operations in the restive northern Tigray region, resisting calls for dialogue as his army prepared for what he called a final offensive against regional f


Why your December braai will be more expensive

Today at 11:00 AM, via BusinessTech

With Christmas only five weeks away, the current trend in meat prices signals prospects of expensive braais during the 2020 December festive season, according to Paul Makube, senior agricultural economist at FNB.


VIDEO: Mncedisi Filtane funeral

Today at 10:25 AM, via SABC News

The late UDM deputy National Chairperson, Mncedisi Filtane will be buried at his home village of Thanga Village in Butterworth on Saturday. 


Funeral service for UMD deputy chair Filtane underway

Today at 09:37 AM, via SABC News

The funeral service of United Democratic Movement deputy national chairperson, Mncedisi Filtane, is currently under way in his home village of Thanga, outside Butterworth, Eastern Cape.


Numsa slams ANC Mpumalanga, calls for firmer stance against GBV

Today at 06:31 AM, via SABC News

Trade union NUMSA has called on the African National Congress (ANC) to adopt a firmer stance against gender-based violence and femicide, as the country marks 1 6 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children campaign.


Barca players set for €122 million salary cut

Today at 10:37 AM, via News24

Barcelona were close to securing an agreement for a cut in players’ salaries this season to help offset the financial hole left by the coronavirus pandemic.


Blatter, Platini probe shifts to fraud accusation

Today at 09:24 AM, via News24

Former FIFA president Sepp Blatter and ex-UEFA chief Michel Platini are now being investigated for “fraud” and “breach of trust” in Switzerland, a source said.


Tackling drunken students by night, teaching by day: PhD students say they are being exploited

Today at 11:00 AM, via The Guardian

Postgraduates have few staff benefits – but bear the responsibilities of the Covid frontline

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Eleanor McDonald (not her real name) signed up to be a live-in warden in a student hall at St Andrews University because her PhD funding did not cover her rent and food. Meals and accommodation came with the job, but now so do abuse from...


Biker dog Bogie thrills fans as he cruises Philippine highways

Yesterday at 16:49 PM, via SABC News

With his black sports jacket, reflective aviator sunglasses and bespoke orange helmet with holes so his ears can stick out, Bogie the dog sure is one suave-looking canine, with an Easy Rider look that would earn him a place in any motorcycle gang.


‘The Mandalorian’ brings a major fan favorite into the ‘Star Wars’ live-action universe

Yesterday at 18:21 PM, via CNN

The worst-kept secret in the “Star Wars” universe brought a huge fan favorite to “The Mandalorian” — moving the show further into the orbit of the animated series “Star Wars: The Clone Wars” and “Star Wars Rebels,” while adding details about the merchandising bonanza alternately known until now as “Baby Yoda” and “The Child.”


Developer Successfully Virtualizes Windows for Arm on M1 Mac

Today at 09:30 AM, via Slashdot

Developer Alexander Graf has successfully virtualized the Arm version of Windows on an M1 Mac, proving that the M1 chip is capable of running Microsoft’s operating system. From a report: Currently, Macs with the M1 chip do not support Windows and there is no Boot Camp feature as there is on Intel Macs, but support for Windows is a feature that many users would like to see. Using the open-source...


COVID-19 kills Black Friday queues and stampedes

Today at 07:16 AM, via MyBroadband

With sparse crowds and none of the stampedes of holidays past, some retail watchers started to refer to Black Friday as Blasé Friday instead — and that was even before the virus hit.


Facebook’s Libra Currency To Launch Next Year in Limited Format

Today at 07:00 AM, via Slashdot

The long-awaited Facebook-led digital currency Libra is preparing to launch as early as January, Financial Times reported Friday, citing three people involved in the initiative, but in an even more limited format than its already downgraded vision. From a report [Editor’s note: the link may be paywalled; alternative source]: The 27-strong Libra Association said in April that it had planned to...


South Africans are buying and selling these used cars right now

Today at 08:30 AM, via BusinessTech

Even with the very real effects of the lockdown and the resulting impact on the economy, WeBuyCars says it has seen a significant increase in its warehouse and online trading figures in the last two months.


We drive Toyota’s cheapest new small car, the Agya

Today at 04:30 AM, via Wheels24

Toyota has launched its challenger in the budget car market with its new Agya, a 998c-powered five-door hatchback with sporty styling. We drove the newcomer in Cape Town.


Covid Overload: U.S. Hospitals Are on the Brink

Yesterday at 20:16 PM, via New York Times

As the coronavirus pandemic surges across the country, hospitals are facing a crisis-level shortage of beds and staff to provide adequate care for patients.


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 […]


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 […]