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MONDAY, 18 JANUARY 2021, 11:42

South Africa

Condolences for arts and culture legends

Today at 10:27 AM, via SAnews

The nation has been struck by the loss of prominent figures within an already volatile arts and culture industry that has been the hardest hit by the impact of COVID-19, said Arts and Culture Minister Nathi Mthethwa.

South Africa

Tshepong Hospital operations return to normal

Today at 09:28 AM, via SAnews

Operations at the Tshepong Hospital in Klerksdorp, North West province are back to normal after flooding caused the temporary closure of some parts of the hospital.

South Africa

Restaurant managers arrested for selling alcohol

Today at 09:23 AM, via SAnews

Gauteng police have confirmed the arrest of two managers of popular restaurants in Sandton and Silverton for selling liquor to patrons, in contravention to the Disaster Management Act and COVID-19 level three lockdown regulations.

Africa

Zim journalist, MDC leaders denied access to lawyers

Today at 07:00 AM, via The Citizen

Journalist Hopewell Chin’ono, opposition MDC leader Sikhala and party spokesman Mahere, were arrested on charges relating to “publishing or communicating false statements prejudicial to the state” arising from a Twitter post.

Africa

Covid-19 on the rise in Zimbabwe

Yesterday at 21:00 PM, via Mail & Guardian

The South African variant of the virus is ‘clinically present’, while a lockdown tries to limit new infections

Business

Tokyo stocks close lower

Today at 11:34 AM, via Fin24

Tokyo stocks closed lower Monday on profit-taking after falls on Wall Street with US President-elect Joe Biden’s $1.9-trillion stimulus plan largely priced in.

Business

Thrive in ’21 with SA’s best Digital Bank

Today at 10:55 AM, via BusinessTech

2020 saw further gains for SA’s Best Digital Bank, FNB, who continues to see increased adoption of their market-leading digital platforms.

Sport

Three talking points from the Premier League

Today at 10:11 AM, via News24

Manchester City were the big winners of the Premier League weekend after Manchester United’s trip to Liverpool failed to live up to the hype in a 0-0 draw.

Education

Nigeria: Stanbic Deepens Financial Inclusion, Offers Policy for Students

Today at 10:54 AM, via AllAfrica

[Leadership] Lagos — To deepen financial inclusion, Stanbic IBTC Holdings is offering a bouquet of urgent financial solutions to provide support to schools, parents and students, in a bid to ensure that children are not hindered from going back to school.

Entertainment

Babes Wodumo’s reality show shelved due to Covid-19

Today at 05:28 AM, via SowetanLIVE

Controversial couple Babes Wodumo and Mampintsha’s reality show, Uthando Lodumo, set to follow the next step in their volatile romance, has been put on ice due to the adjusted level 3 national lockdown regulations preventing them from having their dream wedding.

Science/Tech

Jo’burg looks set to get shorter load-shedding blocks

Today at 11:14 AM, via TechCentral

Residents and businesses in Johannesburg may soon find load-shedding times reduced from the current four-hour blocks, possibly to the two-hour blocks imposed elsewhere in South Africa.

Science/Tech

Ask Slashdot: How Should User-Generated Content Be Moderated?

Today at 10:34 AM, via Slashdot

“I increasingly suspect that the days of large-scale public distribution of unmoderated user generated content on the Internet may shortly begin drawing to a close in significant ways…” writes long-time Slashdot reader Lauren Weinstein. And then he shares “a bit of history”:Back in 1985 when I launched my “Stargate” experiment to broadcast Usenet Netnews over the broadcast television vertical...

Science/Tech

ABT Telecoms slates R265-million tender report

Today at 10:30 AM, via MyBroadband

ABT Telecoms disputes allegations that its five-year tender was awarded irregularly and that it is to blame for a Mpumalanga provincial government telecoms blackout.

Nature

World facing ‘catastrophic’ temperature rises: UN

Thursday at 20:28 PM, via News24

The world is on course for a “catastrophic” temperature rise this century, the United Nations said as it confirmed that 2020 rivalled 2016 as the hottest year on record.