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South Africa

Former chairman Wiese sues Steinhoff for $5 billion

Today at 15:36 PM, via Eyewitness News

Christo Wiese resigned as chairman of the company in December last year, days after Steinhoff uncovered accounting irregularities that sent its shares crashing.

World

Iran won’t accept any amendment to nuclear deal: senior official

Today at 15:39 PM, via Reuters

ANKARA (Reuters) – A top adviser to Iran’s supreme leader said on Thursday Tehran would not accept any change to its nuclear deal, as Western signatories prepare a new package in the hope of persuading U.S. President Donald Trump to stick with the accord.

Africa

Africa:How West Continues to Impoverish Continent

Today at 15:56 PM, via allAfrica

[The Herald] It is not suggested that states will sacrifice their vital interests to atone for past crimes, even if admitted, the moral element is rarely, if ever, a controlling factor in international relations. It remains, nonetheless, a consideration, the importance of which should not be ignored.

Africa

At least 11 killed in central Nigeria violence

Today at 15:39 PM, via News24

Eleven people have been killed in central Nigeria, the Benue state government says, a day after at least 18 people died in an attack on a church that caused widespread outrage.

Business

Petrol going up 49c/l in May

Today at 15:50 PM, via Fin24

The price of petrol will increase by 49c a litre on 2 May, Minister of Energy Jeff Radebe announced.

Business

Wiese sues Steinhoff for R59 billion

Today at 15:38 PM, via BusinessTech

Steinhoff International Holdings NV ex-Chairman Christo Wiese is suing the scandal-hit retailer for 59 billion rand ($4.8 billion) related to cash investments made in the company in 2015 and 2016.

Education

Zimbabwe:University Summons Student Over Fees Hike Protest

Today at 15:34 PM, via All Africa

[Kubatana.net] The University of Zimbabwe (UZ) has summoned a student to appear before its disciplinary committee to answer to charges of misconduct in connection with a demonstration held at the institution last year.

Education

Namibia:Budget Cuts Threaten Tertiary Education – Minister

Today at 15:31 PM, via All Africa

[New Era] Windhoek -The Namibian tertiary education sector faces a serious threat of termination of critical programmes and erosion of the quality of tertiary education, which may lead to a reduction in the new student intakes if the severe cuts in the national budget allocation continues in the next financial year.

Entertainment

‘Bobby Kennedy for President’ adds to rich trove of Kennedy lore

Today at 15:55 PM, via CNN

It’s a big year for 50th anniversaries, none looming larger than the assassinations of Martin Luther King Jr. and Bobby Kennedy. Already featured in a CNN series about the family, “Bobby Kennedy for President” squarely trains the spotlight on the what-might-have-been of his life, in a four-part Netflix documentary filled with previously unseen archival footage and interviews with RFK...

Science/Tech

Snapchat Takes a Second Try at Spectacles

Today at 16:00 PM, via Slashdot

Snapchat is launching an updated version of Spectacles, its glasses with an embedded camera, and says its first version of the smart glasses sold over 220,000 units. From a report: That first version also caused the company to take a nearly $40 million write-down in the third quarter due to excess inventory. But instead of scrapping its hardware unit, the company is pressing ahead. Snap...

Science/Tech

The iPhone is coming to Nokia’s rescue

Today at 15:45 PM, via MyBroadband

For a company that no longer makes mobile phones, it’s odd that Nokia is making almost all of its money from them.

Health

EU wants coordinated vaccine push against measles, other diseases

Today at 15:08 PM, via Reuters

(Reuters) – The European Commission urged EU member states on Thursday to cooperate more closely in fighting diseases such as measles and flu, saying vaccines against them were among the most powerful and cost-effective public health measures.

Nature

AfricanX TrailRun is coming to Jonkershoek

16 April at 13:39 PM, via CapeNature

by Alexis Olds – Scientific Services, CapeNature The very popular 3-day trail running stage race, AfricanX, is moving to the Cape Winelands. The event will be held from 27 – 29 April 2018 and the race village will be based at Boschendal Estate between Stellenbosch and Franschhoek. The event promises spectacular views, plenty of climbing […]

Nature

Workplace Integrated Learning (WIL) Internships

11 April at 14:43 PM, via CapeNature

CapeNature offers a 12-month residential WIL internship in the conservation sector to a limited number of students who have successfully completed the theoretical portion of the National Qualification in Nature Conservation. The successful interns are mentored by experienced, competent and professional CapeNature staff for the duration of the internship. Training commences at selected...

Nature

World Water Day 2018: Nature for Water

22 March at 15:26 PM, via CapeNature

The 22nd March, is World Water Day and the theme for 2018 is ‘Nature for Water’ which encourages us to find solutions in nature to the challenges we face with water shortages. In South Africa, this day forms part of National Water Week which is from 18 March to 24 March in 2018. In this […]