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Rain Queen’s stature officially restored

Today at 11:35 AM, via Times Live

More than four decades after being demoted‚ the Rain Queen is set to join the ranks of South Africa’s 10 officially recognised kings on Tuesday in Limpopo.

South Africa

Court rules on SABC’s axed four

Today at 10:53 AM, via iAfrica

The Labour Court has ruled that SABC must reinstate the four journalists that were fired by the broadcaster effective immediately.

World

New Philippine Congress opens with death penalty at top of agenda

Today at 11:52 AM, via Reuters

MANILA (Reuters) – The newly convened Philippine Congress heard a proposal on Tuesday to re-impose the death penalty for “heinous crimes”, giving priority to President Rodrigo Duterte’s push for capital punishment in its first legislative session.

World

Early 2017 could be best time to trigger Article 50: UK trade minister

Today at 11:47 AM, via Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) – Early next year could be the best time for Britain to trigger formal divorce talks with the European Union so a deal can be reached before the next national election in 2020, international trade minister Liam Fox was reported as saying.

World

Assailants take hostages in France

Today at 11:27 AM, via News24

Two assailants have been “neutralised” by police after a hostage-taking in a church in the northern city of Rouen, France.

Africa

Africa: Justice Suzanne Mengue Elected African Judge

Today at 11:36 AM, via allAfrica

[Cameroon Tribune] The Super-scale Magistrate was elected to the African Court on Human and People’s Rights during the just ended 27th Conference of the African Union that held in Kigali, Rwanda.

Africa

South Africa’s Zuma seeks clarity on land expropriation bill

Today at 11:34 AM, via Reuters

CAPE TOWN (Reuters) – South African President Jacob Zuma has asked parliament to explain the process it followed in passing a bill allowing state expropriations of land to redress racial disparities in land ownership.

Africa

Africa: Indian Investors Invited to Use Mauritius As Gateway to Africa

Today at 10:56 AM, via allAfrica

[Government of Mauritius] India and Mauritius long-lasting relations and partnership as well as encouraging Indian investors to invest in Mauritius and use the country as gateway to access the African continent were at the fore of discussions on 22 July 2016.

Politics

Parliament ponders move to Pretoria

Today at 12:01 PM, via Times Live

Parliament has set the wheels in motion to investigate a move from Cape Town to Pretoria by issuing a tender for a feasibility study to look into the relocation.

Education

Tanzania: Tanzanian Volunteer Awarded for Leadership

Today at 11:35 AM, via All Africa

[Daily News] “Resilence, Self discipline and behavior of taking critics as motivations and learning tools rather than obstacles earned me an international recognition and lasting friendships among my peers in different international platforms,” says Seleman Kitenge, the Tanzanian winner of Crans Montana Forum Award 2016.

Entertainment

Tresor and Berita quash dating rumours

Today at 11:38 AM, via Times Live

Award-winning singers Tresor Riziki and Berita have both dismissed rumours that they’re an item, claiming that they’re signed to the same label, Vth Season, which should explain why they’re often seen together.

Science/Tech

Embracing the true value of cloud

Today at 12:05 PM, via ITWeb

The great migration is finally starting to happen. Beginning with early adopters a few years ago, the stampede is gathering…

Health

Bipolar diagnosis may take up to 6 years

Today at 10:52 AM, via Health24

The early phase of bipolar disorder can be difficult to diagnose because mental health clinicians are sometimes unable to distinguish the depressed phase of bipolar disorder from other types of depression.

Health

Doctors urged to check pregnant women for Zika

Today at 10:35 AM, via Health24

Officials are advising US doctors to ask pregnant women if they or their sex partner were in a Zika outbreak area – and they also suggest the use of a sophisticated blood test.

Nature

Meet Derick Damon – Field Ranger at Waterval Nature Reserve

Yesterday at 08:48 AM, via CapeNature

Not everyone can call themselves a jack of all trades at work, but that is exactly how Derick Damon sees himself in his job as a field ranger at the Waterval Nature Reserve. After eight years of being a ranger, Derick says he has developed all the tools needed to adapt to the wide variety […]

Nature

Last chance to take advantage of our Winter Special

Friday at 05:00 AM, via CapeNature

Our famous 40% winter discount on self-catering accommodation and camping ends on 31 August, so time is running out to take advantage!  Yes, it’s true – winter is officially nearly at an end, even though it feels like it just started. But what does that mean for you? Well, it means you’ve got very little […]