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South Africa

ANC NEC to discuss land expropriation

Yesterday at 20:41 PM, via Eyewitness News

ANC Secretary General Gwede Mantashe says the NEC meeting will focus three main themes land, crime and racism.

Politics

DA caucus about Zille tweets ‘tense and emotional’

Yesterday at 08:06 AM, via News24

Western Cape Premier Helen Zille’s tweets on colonialism were in the spotlight for more than four hours during a “tense and emotional” DA caucus meeting, sources say.

Politics

Zuma proposes JSC candidates

Yesterday at 07:57 AM, via Times Live

President Jacob Zuma has proposed three new members to fill vacancies in the Judicial Service Commission (JSC).

Education

Behaviour is a national problem in schools in England, review finds

Yesterday at 18:15 PM, via The Guardian

Headteachers have ‘perverse incentives’ to hold back on poor conduct in their schools for better Ofsted ratings, government adviser says in his report

Schools have a national behaviour problem and there are “perverse incentives” for headteachers to paint their school in the best light, according to the government’s behaviour tsar.

Poor conduct remains a significant issue for many schools in...

Education

South Africa: Industry Must Help to Shape Higher Education

Yesterday at 17:15 PM, via All Africa

[SAnews.gov.za] Pretoria -Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa says industry must partner with stakeholders in the post-school education sector to help mould the educational outcomes that will give the country the skills it needs to grow the economy.

Entertainment

Harrison Ford called himself a ‘schmuck’ after plane incident

Today at 00:54 AM, via Reuters

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Harrison Ford is heard calling himself a “schmuck” in an audio recording released on Friday of his exchange with an air traffic controller following a February incident in which the actor landed his private plane on a taxiway instead of a runway.

Science/Tech

‘Moore’s Law’ For Carbon Would Defeat Global Warming

Today at 04:05 AM, via Slashdot

An anonymous reader quotes a report from MIT Technology Review: A streamlined set of goals for reducing carbon emissions could simplify the way nations approach the quest to reduce human impact on the planet. A group of European researchers have a refreshingly straightforward solution that they call a carbon law — or, as the Guardian has coined it, a “Moore’s law for carbon.” The overarching...

Science/Tech

Microsoft Delivers Secure China-Only Cut of Windows 10

Today at 03:25 AM, via Slashdot

Earlier this week, CEO of Microsoft Greater China, Alain Crozier, told China Daily that the company is ready to roll out a version of Windows 10 with extra security features demanded by China’s government. “We have already developed the first version of the Windows 10 government secure system. It has been tested by three large enterprise customers,” Crozier said. The Register reports: China...

Science/Tech

Venezuelan Developers Are Using Bitcoin, Rare Pepe Trading Cards To Fight Against a Dismal Economy

Today at 02:05 AM, via Slashdot

According to Crypto Insider, Venezuelan developers have been selling “rare pepes” — trading cards that contain unique illustrations and photoshops of the character Pepe the Frog. While the trading cards started out as nothing more than a joke, many of them have been traded for thousands of dollars on the Counterparty platform, which is built on top of Bitcoin, and have provided a way for many...

Health

Obamacare exploding? Maybe just a slow burn

Today at 02:41 AM, via Reuters

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday that Obamacare was “exploding” after Republican lawmakers shelved legislation that would have dismantled the healthcare law.

Health

Mexico’s Bachoco pulls possibly contaminated meat from U.S.

Yesterday at 23:25 PM, via Reuters

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexico’s top poultry producer Bachoco has begun the recall of some 1 million pounds of breaded products from its U.S. unit OK Foods that it said were possibly contaminated with metal, the company said in a statement on Friday.

Health

Opioid abuse tied to higher suicide risk in veterans

Yesterday at 20:53 PM, via Reuters

While drug and alcohol problems are associated with a higher risk of suicide among veterans, the increased danger is particularly high with opioid abuse, a U.S. study suggests.

Nature

Earth Hour – The Final Countdown

Yesterday at 02:00 AM, via WWF

With just one day to go, the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) South Africa is gearing up for the most exciting Earth Hour to date. It's happening this Saturday (25 March) from 8:30 – 9:30pm local time, around the world. This year, WWF has called on South Africans to tell Eskom – through an online petition – to lead South Africa into a greener, more equitable energy future which will help the...

Nature

Earth Hour South Africa #EarthHourZA – Switch OFF and Show Support

Thursday at 16:12 PM, via Environment.co.za

The post Earth Hour South Africa #EarthHourZA – Switch OFF and Show Support appeared first on Environment News South Africa.

Earth Hour is a global call for the protection of the planet and for people to take a stand against climate change. What began as a local event in Sydney, Australia, in 2007, has exploded into a worldwide symbolic event focused on switching off the …

Nature

Magaliesburg Gold Mining | Prospectors are back with Applications in Koesterfontein & Golden Valley

Wednesday at 14:52 PM, via Environment.co.za

The post Magaliesburg Gold Mining | Prospectors are back with Applications in Koesterfontein & Golden Valley appeared first on Environment News South Africa.

We have been fighting and opposing Magaliesburg Gold Mining applications for well over 12 years now. In particular a bunch of junior mining companies, often hiding under a bigger multi-national company, are sent in to do the dirty work and...