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SATURDAY, 21 JULY 2018, 01:53

South Africa

[WATCH] Cele visits Hermanus

Yesterday at 19:53 PM, via Eyewitness News

Police Minister Bheki Cele visited the area on Friday to quell tensions that have been raging for more than a week.

World

Colombia’s Santos urges peace as FARC take seats in Congress

Today at 00:38 AM, via Reuters

Colombian former FARC guerrillas took their seats in Congress on Friday as part of an agreement that ended five decades of war, and outgoing President Juan Manuel Santos urged the nation to protect the nascent peace and put an end to violence.

Business

Mortgage misery

Yesterday at 22:52 PM, via BBC News

Excessive lending before the Financial Crisis has left many homeowners at risk of having their homes repossessed

Politics

Mixed success for Ramaphosa on 3-country investment drive

Thursday at 12:04 PM, via News24

President Cyril Ramaphosa has returned home, after a punishing visit to three countries in three days, with billions of dollars in pledges. But it has also been a hard lesson in diplomacy, writes Mahlatse Mahlase.

Education

Hinds pledges to help teachers overwhelmed by excessive workload

Yesterday at 19:14 PM, via The Guardian

Education secretary pledges to do more to tackle stress that is driving qualified staff away

The education secretary, Damian Hinds, has admitted too many teachers in England are being overwhelmed by excessive workloads and has pledged to do more to relieve the causes of stress that have been pushing qualified staff out of the classroom.

The move came as Hinds argued that schools are on a par...

Education

We can’t paint over our racist past | Letters

Yesterday at 18:27 PM, via The Guardian

Manchester university students defacing a Kipling poem draws mixed responses from readers

I read the article about how at the University of Manchester the students painted over the Kipling mural and replaced it with a Maya Angelou poem (Report, 20 July). How disappointing. It seems England is following the same path as the US where our 19th- and early 20th-century racist past is concerned. We...

Education

Namibia:NSFAF Pays Final Settlements for 2017

Yesterday at 16:20 PM, via All Africa

[Namibian] THE Namibia Students Financial Assistance Fund (NSFAF) has paid 14 000 students an amount of N$3 000 each as the final settlement of outstanding non-tuition fees for 2017.

Entertainment

Stephen King series ‘Castle Rock’ doesn’t scare much interest

Yesterday at 22:11 PM, via CNN

As is so often the case with Stephen King adaptations, “Castle Rock” — an original Hulu series, stitched together from the author’s multi-verse — looks better on paper. Name-checking and drawing inspiration from various King works, the J.J. Abrams-produced show boasts a gaudy cast (some with King connections), but proves enamored with atmosphere while failing to scare up a compelling story.

Science/Tech

Waymo’s Autonomous Vehicles Are Driving 25,000 Miles Every Day

Today at 00:40 AM, via Slashdot

With Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval at the National Governors Association, Waymo CEO John Krafcik announced a huge milestone: Waymo’s fleet of self-driving vehicles are now logging 25,000 miles every day on public roads. The company reportedly has 600 self-driving Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid minivans on the road in 25 cities. Waymo has also driven 8 million miles on public roads using its...

Science/Tech

Uber Drivers ‘Employees’ For Unemployment Purposes, New York Labor Board Says

Today at 00:00 AM, via Slashdot

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: New York City’s largest taxi driver advocacy group is hailing a legal decision by the New York State Unemployment Insurance Appeal Board, which ruled last Friday that three out-of-work Uber drivers can be considered employees for the purpose of unemployment benefits. The decision was first reported Thursday by Politico. In other words,...

Health

What you should know about Vibrio bacteria

Today at 00:20 AM, via CNN

There have been a number of recent reports warning the public of the dangers of Vibrio bacteria from eating certain foods or swimming at the beach. An infection can result in gastrointestinal issues, the loss of limbs and even death. But what are these bacteria?

Nature

CapeNature creating jobs for rural communities

Monday at 12:07 PM, via CapeNature

CapeNature is mandated to promote and ensure nature conservation, render services and provide facilities for research and training and generate income.  While fulfilling this mandate, the organisation further addresses the need for job opportunities and provides training and social development opportunities through the implementation of projects within the Expanded Public Works Programme...

Nature

Exciting developments at Kogelberg Nature Reserve

13 July at 09:26 AM, via CapeNature

CapeNature continues to lead the way in sustainable tourism as shown by its continued commitment to nature-based recreational and tourism facilities for locals and internationals to enjoy and explore. A case in point is the award-winning Kogelberg Nature Reserve nestled in the Cape Floristic Kingdom of Kleinmond. The five Oudebosch mountain eco-cabins at the reserve are […]

Nature

Cape Nature’s De Hoop Nature Reserve in the spotlight

05 July at 08:27 AM, via CapeNature

Dim the lights, break out the popcorn and coffee and make sure you’ve settled into your favourite chair in front of the television by 4pm on Sunday, 8 July 2018. That’s when The Wild Ones – De Hoop Place of Hope, is scheduled to air on M-Net channel 101. Viewers can look forward to a […]