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South Africa

Edcon refutes liquidation reports

Today at 14:22 PM, via Eyewitness News

The Sunday Times is reporting that the owners of Edgars have warned that over 100,000 jobs are therefore on the line.

World

Brexit pressure rises, but UK government says no to second vote

Today at 14:42 PM, via Reuters

Britain’s government is not preparing for a second referendum on Brexit, ministers said on Sunday, sticking to the script that Prime Minister Theresa May’s deal could still pass through parliament with a few changes.

Business

Edcon chief confirms recapitalisation drive

Today at 13:59 PM, via Fin24

Edcon group CEO Grant Pattison said these discussions are in the final stages of resolution and “significant progress is being made, with all stakeholders indicating their support and strong commitment to the process”.

Politics

Zille’s crush on Ramaphosa won’t help the DA

Friday at 11:03 AM, via News24

The DA and other opposition parties don’t have a clear strategy to oust the ANC from the ideological centre. Relying on the ANC’s own internal weaknesses is lazy politics, writes Mpumelelo Mkhabela.

Politics

Who’s to blame for failed ANCYL conference?

Friday at 10:42 AM, via News24

The ANC Youth League was expected to hold its 26th national conference next week, yet no accreditation, invitations to delegates, accommodation or even buses have been booked.

Education

Children in special needs education face £1.6bn cash shortfall

Today at 02:05 AM, via The Guardian

Crisis looms despite £350m boost as court appeals by parents for vital funding surge

A crisis in support for children with special educational needs and disabilities could result in a £1.6bn funding shortfall and a surge in parents resorting to legal action for help, the Observer can reveal.

The latest figures come as the government announces that it is providing an extra £350m to ease the...

Education

UK university tells Iranian student: go home and get tuition fees in cash

Yesterday at 16:00 PM, via The Guardian

Undergraduate at Reading hit by Trump’s sanctions fears ‘economic blockade’ against students

Iranian university students in the UK are facing suspension from their courses because of President Trump’s newly reimposed sanctions on the country.

Law student Parsa Sadat of the University of Reading is among those Iranians who risk being unable to graduate, and possibly having their student visa...

Health

Holidays hike heart attack risk

Today at 09:41 AM, via Health24

Research from Sweden found that traditional holidays are associated with an increased risk of heart attack.

Nature

CapeNature and SAPS tackle crime in local townships

Friday at 09:27 AM, via CapeNature

CapeNature, in partnership with Nyanga South African Police Service (SAPS) hosted a year-long Youth Leadership programme tackling social challenges faced by young boys residing in Nyanga and Philippi. The Nyanga Youth Leadership programme recruits young boys between the ages 13 and 15-years’ who are in grades six and seven from Hlengisa Primary School, Liwa Primary […]

Nature

5 need-to-know Visitor Tips

Tuesday at 14:10 PM, via CapeNature

Visiting one of our reserves this Summer? Follow these simple guidelines to ensure your stay is a safe one.

Nature

Nine Holiday Spots Still Available

06 December at 13:22 PM, via CapeNature

If you haven’t booked your summer holidays for the family yet, you’re running out of time fast.  But all is not yet lost.  if you act quickly, you can still secure a prime spot of real estate at one of our reserves dotted around the Western Cape. BOOK ONLINE To secure your booking at Goukamma, […]