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FRIDAY, 27 NOVEMBER 2020, 10:59

South Africa

Andile Nongogo appointed NSFAS CEO

Today at 09:49 AM, via SAnews

Higher Education, Science and Innovation Minister, Dr Blade Nzimande, has appointed a new National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) Chief Executive Officer.

South Africa

DWS concludes 42 investigations into financial irregularities

Today at 09:42 AM, via SAnews

The Special Investigating Unit (SIU) and the Department of Water and Sanitation’s Forensic Audit Unit have concluded 42 investigations into the department’s financial irregularities amounting to R3 billion during the 2019/2020 financial year.

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.

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

Sport

Bulls and Juandre Kruger part ways again

Today at 10:13 AM, via News24

The Bulls’ bulging cupboard of accomplished younger locks has convinced Jake White, the franchise’s director of rugby, to part ways with the experienced 35-year-old former Springbok second rower.

Sport

Cheetahs seemingly on the verge of finding a new home

Today at 09:47 AM, via News24

Cheetahs bigwig Harold Verster has provided the clearest indication yet that the franchise’s future is safe despite being sidelined from South Africa’s future in PRO Rugby.

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.

Entertainment

Chili’s comeback album shows he still has his mojo

Today at 08:30 AM, via SowetanLIVE

After going through a rough patch for many years, gospel artist Khulekani Chili has dropped an album that he hopes will help him resuscitate his music career.

Science/Tech

2020 CIO Survey: Doing more, with less

Today at 10:30 AM, via ITWeb

Wilhelm Krige, Absa Group CIO delivered a keynote address at last night’s launch of Brainstorm’s 2020 Survey results.

Science/Tech

SABC to auction off property portfolio

Today at 10:14 AM, via TechCentral

The SABC said on Friday that it will issue notices of termination of lease agreements for its non-core properties and will sell these at an upcoming public auction.

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 […]