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Zuma tells Mbete to get ‘house in order’

Today at 17:56 PM, via The Sowetan

President Jacob Zuma has called the behaviour of MPs in Parliament an embarrassment and called on Speaker Baleka Mbete to “get your house in order“.

South Africa

Shop assistant wins R31m jackpot

Today at 17:58 PM, via iAfrica

A Gauteng shop assistant’s R15 lottery ticket has netted her a R31.6-million windfall in the Powerball draw.

World

Irish foreign minister says no deal yet on new government

Today at 17:03 PM, via Reuters

DUBLIN (Reuters) – The party of Irish prime minister Enda Kenny has not yet secured the support of enough independent deputies to form a minority government, acting foreign minister Charlie Flanagan said on Thursday, denying reports that an agreement had been reached.

Africa

Africa: Zambia – Once a Poster Child for New Africa, Now Divided and Broke

Today at 16:01 PM, via allAfrica

[Daily Maverick] Zambia perfectly illustrates the developing country conundrum. It is poor because it has weak governance, and it has weak governance because it’s poor. Can one break this cycle through more aid, or aid better spent, or by removing altogether the prop that aid provides to government? By GREG MILLS.

Business

Labor Department Reports Higher-than-anticipated Jobless Claims

Today at 17:59 PM, via Bidness Etc

The US Department of Labor issued jobs data before the markets opened today, showing that a higher-than-expected number of individuals applied for jobless insurance for the first time last week. Around 274,000 individuals filed for initial jobless claims during the week ended April 29, compared to analysts’ estimates of 260,000. For the earlier week, 257,000 individuals had applied for the...

Business

Apple’s Confirms Mystery Glitch in App Store Search

Today at 17:55 PM, via Bidness Etc

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) informed users today that it is experiencing trouble with the App Store, which caused many popular iOS apps to not appear in the search. The company’s status-update page did not attribute the problem to a certain factor, and instead mentioned something along the lines that the service is not working as expected for everyone.

Business

JPMorgan Chase IPO Underwriting Service is Under Attack

Today at 17:49 PM, via Bidness Etc

Initial public offering (IPO) underwriting activity has been affected across the banking industry, as weak capital markets condition persists. Due to turbulent markets, companies resist IPO offering, while investors’ risk-taking appetite is also affected.

Politics

Fix this House, Zuma tells Mbete

Today at 15:56 PM, via News24

Fix this House, President Jacob Zuma has told National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete, adding that when he travelled abroad, people omplained that behaviour in Parliament had changed their perceptions of South Africa.

Politics

Free State ANC in bid to stop infighting

Today at 15:53 PM, via News24

The Free State ANC is to meet party members in Hennenman to address conflict about the nomination of councillor candidates.

Sport

Preview: Liverpool v Villarreal

Today at 17:54 PM, via News24

Liverpool need to overturn a one-goal deficit against Villarreal at Anfield if they hope to reach the Europa League final.

Education

South Africa: Cosatu Condemns the Arsonists Who Burned Down Thirteen Schools in the Areas of Vhuwani in Vhembe

Today at 16:35 PM, via All Africa

[COSATU] The Congress of South African Trade Unions condemns the torching of thirteen schools in Vhembe in Limpopo by arsonists pretending to be protesters . The federation is calling for calm and for sober minds to prevail and put a stop to this unnecessary violence. The nation’s law enforcement agencies also need to act swiftly and decisively to deal with acts vandalism.

Education

South Africa: Limpopo Education Condemns Burning of Schools

Today at 16:32 PM, via All Africa

[SA Govt] The Limpopo Department of Education condemns in the strongest terms possible the torching of schools in the Vuwani area, Vhembe district, where the protesting residents want the Municipal Demarcation Board to reverse its decision to incorporate them into a new municipality. This follows the torching of 16 schools in Vurhonga 2 circuit, which has since brought teaching and learning to...

Education

South Africa: NWU Students Are Mobilising a Protest – and This Time It’s Not Over Fees

Today at 16:29 PM, via All Africa

[The Daily Vox] It’s been a month since academic activities resumed at the North West University’s Mahikeng Campus. The campus had been shut down since February, following student protests that resulted in some buildings being set alight. Now students at the university’s Potchefstroom campus are mobilising a new protest. HASAN VARACHIA, student at the campus spoke to Mbali Zwane.

Entertainment

Celebrity moms we love (Photos)

Today at 17:50 PM, via SundayWorld

With Mother’s Day around the corner, we took some time to pay homage to some of our favourite celebrity mothers.

Entertainment

Drinking water before meals and other diet hacks you need to know

Today at 17:45 PM, via YOU

It’s a known fact that often when you’re feeling hungry, your body is actually thirsty and crying out for water. Equally it’s common knowledge that glugging a glass of H2O before a meal can mean fewer mouthfuls consumed. And for any water before dinner doubters, a team of Dutch researchers has now proved the diet myth true.

Entertainment

‘Please call’ hurts Vodacom

Today at 17:23 PM, via SundayWorld

A week after Vodacom lost its Constitutional Court case against “Please Call Me” service inventor Nkosana Makate, SA’s largest telecoms operator is yet to issue out a Stock Exchange News Service (SENS) statement.

Science/Tech

‘Apple Stole My Music. No, Seriously’

Today at 17:30 PM, via Slashdot

Vellum’s James has written about his ordeal with Apple Music which many people can relate to. Apple Music, the Cupertino-based giant’s online music streaming service, deleted 122GB of music files that James had stored on his computer. He writes: What Amber (supposed Apple Support representative) explained was exactly what I’d feared: through the Apple Music subscription, which I had, Apple now...

Science/Tech

Pilots report 1,400 laser incidents

Today at 17:03 PM, via BBC News

More than 1,400 incidents of lasers being shone at aircraft are reported to the UK’s Civil Aviation Authority in a year.

Health

US to ban e-cigarettes for under-18s

Today at 17:24 PM, via BBC News

The US government unveils new federal rules that include a ban on the sale of e-cigarettes to people aged under 18.

Nature

Updated WWF-SASSI listings raise Green and Red flags for SA's fisheries management

Today at 02:00 AM, via WWF

Seafood lovers across the country will be excited to hear that WWF-SA has announced a number of changes to its Southern African Sustainable Seafood Initiative (SASSI) listings as a result of updated assessments that were conducted in 2015. One of the major highlights is the Green-listing (Best Choice) of hake and kingklip caught by the demersal longline sector. This status upgrade will bring...

Nature

Get 40% off in Winter 2016

29 April at 08:00 AM, via CapeNature

Our fantastic 40% off winter promotion is happening again in 2016, and you don’t want to miss out! Yes, the rumours are true! We’re back with the 40% off accommodation promotion for winter 2016, and this year the offer extends across all our self-catering and camping options, excluding the Whale Trail and hiking trail huts. From […]

Nature

Happy 22nd birthday, South Africa

26 April at 02:00 AM, via WWF

WWF South Africa would like to wish South Africa on its 22nd democratic birthday by reflecting and celebrating 22 significant environmental successes in our country's formative years.  Happy birthday South Africa, long may our collective maturity to protect our special environmental heritage continue! In 1994, as the new democratic South Africa emerged so a bold constitution was developed in...