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South Africa

Two die in EC initiation school fire

Today at 15:26 PM, via Eyewitness News

Ten other initiates have been treated for smoke inhalation after the school caught alight earlier on Sunday morning, officials say.

South Africa

Zuma congratulates Kabila on DRC progress

Today at 14:54 PM, via eNCA

Zuma said given the close and strong collaboration between Kinshasa and Pretoria, the South African authorities were pleased to welcome Kabila.

World

Mosul celebrates first Eid without Islamic State in years

Today at 14:54 PM, via Reuters

MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) – People in the Iraqi city of Mosul celebrated their first Muslim Eid holiday without Islamic State in years on Sunday after the militants were ejected from much of the city, and hoped the battle to recapture the remaining area would soon be over.

Africa

Workers at South Africa’s Illovo sugar farms to strike over pay

Today at 13:16 PM, via Reuters

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – Around 1,000 workers at sugar producer Illovo are set to go on strike over wages and other benefits after talks with employers broke down, the trade union representing the staff said on Sunday.

Africa

South Sudan cancels independence day events

Today at 11:27 AM, via News24

South Sudan, the world’s youngest nation gripped by civil war, has cancelled its official independence day celebrations for the second year running.

Business

Tips you can use to avoid ending up with a neglected portfolio

Today at 15:00 PM, via BusinessTech

Many investors who run their own portfolios via their stock brokers often end up with a “neglected portfolio” or become frustrated with the performance of their portfolio, according to Geoff Blount, MD of BayHill Capital.

Business

Prize-winning tech helping Ghana’s farmers

Today at 13:44 PM, via Fin24

Agyei Douglas is a farmer who grows vegetables near Kumasi in Ghana’s central Ashanti region. He used to struggle to access markets and capital.

Politics

ANC needs to elect quality leaders: Zuma

Yesterday at 06:18 AM, via SABC News

President Jacob Zuma says the African National Congress (ANC) is at a time where it seriously needs to elect quality leaders in line with its party document titled “Through the Eye of the needle”.

Politics

Removing Zuma will destroy ANC: Mantashe

Friday at 20:49 PM, via SABC News

African National Congress (ANC) Secretary-General, Gwede Mantashe says the ANC is under siege with its allies believing that removing President Jacob Zuma will solve the party’s challenges.

Sport

Rossi wins Dutch MotoGP

Today at 14:46 PM, via News24

Italian MotoGP legend Valentino Rossi won a gripping Dutch Grand Prix to move up to third in the championship behind new leader Andrea Dovizioso.

Entertainment

Robert Marawa unleashes lawyers on SABC

Today at 13:12 PM, via SundayWorld

TV and radio sports presenter Robert Marawa has unleashed his lawyers on the South African Broadcasting Corporation after he was allegedly served with a letter asking him to give reasons why his contract should not be terminated.

Science/Tech

What Happens When Geoengineers ‘Hack The Planet’?

Today at 13:14 PM, via Slashdot

Dan Drollette shares an article by an Oxford physics professor who’s concerned about the popularity of radical new proposals to fight global warming.

The Christian Science Monitor wonders if it’s time to re-engineer our climate. MIT’s Technology Review basically thinks the answer is “yes,” having described it earlier as “cheap and easy.” The Atlantic seems quite smitten with Economist writer...

Health

Cuts to Medicaid May Limit Access to Nursing Homes

Yesterday at 22:18 PM, via New York Times

Medicaid, targeted by Republicans’ health care bills, pays for most of the 1.4 million elderly people in nursing homes. Cutbacks to the program may limit their care.

Health

Opinion: Men Can Be So Hormonal

Yesterday at 20:30 PM, via New York Times

High levels of testosterone can make them overconfident, even when they’re wrong.

Health

Could Senate health care bill make opioid crisis ‘worse’?

Yesterday at 12:52 PM, via CNN

During a contentious interview with CNN, Kellyanne Conway said Friday that the news media needs to cover the nation’s opioid crisis more, and she beat back at suggestions that the new health care bill does nothing to improve the epidemic.

Nature

Source to tap, that's a wrap for Journey of Water

Tuesday at 02:00 AM, via WWF

This month our water heroes undertook WWF's 3-day #JourneyofWater that connects people to the real source of their water – nature.This year's squad was impressive with the likes of actress Hlubi Mboya, TV anchor Leanne Manas, hip-hop artist Sizwe Moeketsi aka Reason, Kutloano Nhlapo aka Da Kruk of YFM, Miss Earth SA ambassador Rose Mantsho and extreme swimmer Ryan Stramrood tackling the...

Nature

After the storm: African Penguins on Dyer Island and Stony Point

15 June at 12:18 PM, via CapeNature

As soon as the weather patterns leading up to the storm of 7 and 8 June 2017 was identified, the CapeNature management teams of the two precious African Penguin colonies on Dyer Island and Stony Point, started with earnest preparations to minimise the loss of birds, as well as limit any possible damage to infrastructure. […]

Nature

Finding emissions solutions for a better future: An intern's journey

12 June at 02:00 AM, via WWF

WWF intern Anna Ras enjoys a novel internship as a Project Assistant exploring ways to develop and implement low emissions solutions in conjunction with local municipalities.This Chemical Engineer is seconded for her internship to Chemonics International in their South Africa Low Emissions Development Programme, she's at the forefront of this futuristic field. So what inspires someone to commit...