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South Africa

Anglican Church appeals for urgent completion of PPE corruption probe

Today at 06:47 AM, via SABC News

Dean Michael Weeder of the Anglican St George’s Cathedral in Cape Town has called for the urgent completion of investigations into alleged corruption, especially with regard to the procurement of Personal Protective Equipment during the COVID-19 pandemic.


Trump’s Supreme Court push roils US election

Today at 07:04 AM, via News24

US President Donald Trump on Saturday urged Republican lawmakers to back his upcoming nomination for the Supreme Court “without delay” as the issue upended the election only a day after the death of liberal stalwart Ruth Bader Ginsburg.


Government to help fund SAA rescue

Today at 07:33 AM, via BusinessTech

South Africa’s government will provide initial funding to cover certain restructuring costs for the country’s insolvent airline, said minister of Public Enterprises Pravin Gordhan.


What to expect from South Africa’s new international travel list: minister

Today at 07:27 AM, via BusinessTech

Government faces a balancing act in the countries which will be allowed to travel to and from South Africa  for international travel as it weighs up safety concerns, existing trade relationships and which countries are most likely to bring the most tourists.


ANC provincial secretary laments COVID-19 corruption

Today at 04:08 AM, via SABC News

African National Congress (ANC) provincial secretary David Khawe says it’s disappointing that the corruption allegations have come during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. “The ANC has to rise and be with the people and in this instance as the ANC we must lower our arrogance. We are saying to the people of South Africa, that this […]


England’s Reid rolls to LPGA Portland lead

Today at 08:59 AM, via News24

Mel Reid fired seven birdies in a seven-under par 65 on Saturday to take a two-stroke lead over defending champion Hannah Green in the LPGA Portland Classic.


‘They see us as heavy-drinking nuisances’: students face Covid marshals

Today at 08:03 AM, via The Guardian

Patrols in cities and campuses aim to stop mass gatherings that flout pandemic regulations

Dancing, drinking and flirting at wild parties will be firmly off the student timetable this term – even for those tempted to attend an illegal event. Universities are paying for “Covid marshals” to break up mass gatherings and stop undergraduates flouting pandemic rules.

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Hi, There. Want to Triple Voter Turnout?

Yesterday at 17:00 PM, via New York Times

Campaign volunteers go door to door to rouse voters on Election Day. Now some stay outside polling places, asking voters to text friends to join in.


UK universities predict record student dropout rate

Yesterday at 09:00 AM, via The Guardian

Fears that young people have ‘lost the discipline of learning’ add to students’ money worries as part-time jobs dry up

Record numbers of young people in the UK are starting a university course this autumn, with many anxious to escape a collapsing employment market. But as students embark on a very different university experience, vice-chancellors are worried that many may not last the...


Tsitsikamma National Park showcases SA’s natural heritage

Today at 03:19 AM, via SABC News

This month marks tourism month and a domestic travel campaign is underway. As South Africa moves to level one of the national lockdown, there is a big push to get the tourism industry up to speed. It’s also Tourism Month, and the Department of Tourism activated its domestic travel campaign in the Eastern Cape.


Trump gives nod to Oracle, TikTok tie-up

Today at 08:49 AM, via TechCentral

US President Donald Trump said he supported a deal in principle that would allow TikTok to continue to operate in the US, even as it appeared to conflict with his earlier order for China’s ByteDance to divest the video app.


EU seeks new powers to penalise tech giants

Today at 08:37 AM, via TechCentral

The European Union wants to arm itself with new powers to penalise big technology companies, the Financial Times reported on Sunday.


QAnon: A vast conspiracy theory fuelled by the Internet

Today at 08:33 AM, via TechCentral

QAnon is often described often as a rabbit hole, offering users an initially simple story that gradually becomes more complicated. But what is this conspiracy theory and why has it gained currency?


Trump Told Oracle, Walmart has wants US paid in TikTok deal

Today at 08:17 AM, via TechCentral

US President Donald Trump told Oracle’s Larry Ellison and Walmart’s Doug McMillon that he still wants the government to receive a payment as part of a deal for the US operations of TikTok.