Skip to Content

WEDNESDAY, 21 FEBRUARY 2018, 02:49

Top Stories

An expensive new water challenge faces Cape Town residents

Yesterday at 22:42 PM, via News24

The City of Cape Town says it is experiencing technical challenges with a new in-house electronic interface system for the uploading of monthly water meter readings that might affect billing.

Africa

Drogba club spring CAF Champions League surprise

Today at 01:30 AM, via The Citizen

Williamsville Athletic Club, whose board members include Ivory Coast football legend Didier Drogba, became the first surprise winners of the 2018 CAF Champions League on Tuesday.

Africa

DR Congo leader Kabila names new interior minister

Today at 00:30 AM, via The Citizen

Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila has named his party secretary general Henri Mova Sakanyi as the new interior minister and deputy prime minister, state television reported Tuesday.

Business

‘Gupta stooge’ Gigaba must fall – EFF

Yesterday at 21:58 PM, via Fin24

The Economic Freedom Fighters has urged President Cyril Ramaphosa on the eve of the Budget Speech to remove what the called “Gupta stooge” Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba.

Politics

Ramaphosa ‘determined to atone’ for Marikana massacre

Yesterday at 19:59 PM, via News24

President Cyril Ramaphosa says he is determined to play whatever role he can in the process of healing and atonement following the 2012 deaths of 34 striking mineworkers in Marikana.

Sport

WRAP: Champions League

Today at 00:38 AM, via News24

A comprehensive wrap of all the fixtures, kick-off times, results and match reports from this week’s Round of 16 Champions League action.

Sport

Bayern thrash 10-man Besiktas

Today at 00:35 AM, via News24

Bayern Munich, helped by two typical Thomas Mueller goals and two from Lewandowski, romped to victory over Besiktas in their UCL first-leg tie.

Education

70,000 students call for compensation over UCU lecturer strike

Yesterday at 22:27 PM, via The Guardian

Petitions demand pay-back for lost classes as university union nears action over pension plans

Almost 70,000 students have signed petitions demanding compensation from their universities in the run-up to planned strike action by lecturers, starting this Thursday, which threatens to bring chaos to campuses for weeks.

The University and College Union (UCU), whose members voted overwhelmingly in...

Entertainment

Brazil’s ‘What a shot’ music video stirs debate amid violent crime wave

Today at 00:35 AM, via Reuters

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) – A viral music video called “What a shot” is stirring debate in Brazil about the glamorization of crime and freedom of expression, as surging crime in Rio de Janeiro has led the government to put troops in charge of security in the tourist city.

Science/Tech

Chronic heavy drinking leads to serious risk of dementia, study warns

Today at 01:30 AM, via The Guardian

Questions also raised for moderate drinkers of alcohol about their social habit

Heavy drinkers are putting themselves at risk of dementia, according to the largest study of its kind ever conducted.

Research published in the Lancet Public Health journal provides powerful evidence that people who drink enough to end up in hospital are putting themselves at serious risk of vascular dementia and...

Science/Tech

Venezuela Launches Oil-Backed Cryptocurrency

Today at 01:30 AM, via Slashdot

Venezuela has launched a cryptocurrency backed by oil in an attempt to bypass tough economic sanctions imposed by the U.S. government. “The ‘Petro’ is intended to bolster the country’s crumbling economy, which has been suffering from hyperinflation and devaluation for years,” reports the BBC. “Venezuela claims it is the world’s first sovereign cryptocurrency.” From the report: Critics say the...

Health

Pacemakers, defibrillators are potentially hackable

Yesterday at 23:15 PM, via Reuters

(Reuters Health) – Heart devices that use software or wireless communications may be vulnerable to hacker attacks that could cause life-threatening malfunctions, U.S. cardiologists say.

Health

‘Bucket lists’ might help with end-of-life discussions

Yesterday at 22:55 PM, via Reuters

(Reuters Health) – Sharing your “bucket list” could be easier than discussing end-of-life medical preferences, and it might be just as useful to your physician, researchers suggest.

Nature

CapeNature discusses water saving technologies at the Expresso Breakfast Show

Friday at 13:35 PM, via CapeNature

Ramese Mathews, Tourism Manager at CapeNature, visited the SABC 3 Expresso Breakfast Show studios recently to talk about the water saving technologies in place at various CapeNature reserves across the Western Cape Province. He discussed the challenges faced by the tourism industry in the Western Cape in the light of recent fires and drought and […]

Nature

CapeNature shares in the spirit of camaraderie

07 February at 15:55 PM, via CapeNature

Nine Differently-Abled Children Prepare for the Iconic Cape Town Cycle Tour Super-Human Cyclists Give the Gift of Adventure On Sunday 11 March 2018 nine differently-abled children, ranging from eight- to twenty-years-old and with varying disabilities, will share in the spirit and camaraderie of the iconic Cape Town Cycle Tour towed by able-bodied cyclists in specially […]

Nature

CapeNature implores citizens to be water conscious

02 February at 11:50 AM, via CapeNature

CapeNature is committed to using as little water as possible in all its existing tourism offerings. Over the last five years the public institution implemented preventative measures on its reserves through innovative water saving technologies. As guardians of the Western Cape’s precious natural resources, CapeNature focuses on developing nature-based recreational tourism products by...