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Man City thrash Huddersfield 6-1

Today at 16:42 PM, via BBC News

Sergio Aguero scores a hat-trick as Manchester City put six past Huddersfield to go top of the Premier League.

Africa

Africa:Ethiopian Airlines Poised to Take Over Africa’s Skies

Today at 12:24 PM, via allAfrica

[East African] Ethiopian Airlines has signed joint venture agreements and business partnerships with at least 14 countries on the continent as part of its Vision 2025 growth plan, under which the carrier hopes to become “the leading aviation group in Africa.”

Business

How to get your criminal record expunged

Today at 16:00 PM, via BusinessTech

Hiring someone with a criminal record is often just not an option, says Michelle Baron-Williamson, CEO of Managed Integrity Evaluation (MIE) – but such individuals do have some options.

Politics

Trollip survives as opposition walk out over late agendas

Thursday at 14:51 PM, via News24

Motions of no confidence against Nelson Mandela Bay Mayor Athol Trollip have failed to materialise, as members of the opposition collapsed the meeting, complaining that they had not received their council agendas in time.

Sport

Rampant City hit Huddersfield for six

Today at 16:51 PM, via News24

Sergio Aguero hit a hit-trick as Manchester City’s record-breaking forward inspired a 6-1 demolition of Huddersfield on Sunday.

Education

How the gap year became a ‘gap month’ – and the best ways to spend it

Today at 15:00 PM, via The Guardian

A year abroad between A-levels and university is now a thing of the past. Instead, frugal would-be students are saving up for a life-enhancing month away

Who remembers the viral skit Gap Yah? Probably not Generation Z, which will be too young to remember it. Gap Yah (“I’m literally in Burma”) took aim at posh kids called Tarquin who went on “spiritual, cultural, political exchange...

Education

Learning German is just the job for savvy millennials

Yesterday at 18:30 PM, via The Guardian

Growing numbers of under-30s are attracted to the language to better their career options

Learning European languages may no longer have much cachet among schoolchildren, but for millennials eyeing the job market, German appears to be more attractive than ever. Growing numbers of young adults aged between 18 and 30 in Britain are learning the language of Friedrich Schiller, Christa Wolf and...

Science/Tech

HUD Files Complaint Alleging Facebook Ad Tools Allow Housing Discrimination

Today at 16:14 PM, via Slashdot

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Gizmodo: The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has filed an official discrimination complaint against Facebook, saying the site’s dizzying array of advertising tools makes it simple for advertisers to illegally exclude wide swathes of the population from seeing housing ads, Politico wrote on Friday. In a press release, HUD wrote that...

Science/Tech

This Week in Cars: Elon Musk and the Future of Tesla

Today at 15:00 PM, via Wired

As Elon Musk draws the wrath of investors and maybe the SEC, whither Tesla? Plus, the Boring Company heads to LA, and Alphabet’s Sidewalk Labs tries to rethink the future of cities.

Nature

Is Africa’s offshore wind power industry starting to blow a gale?

Yesterday at 16:41 PM, via Environment.co.za

The post Is Africa’s offshore wind power industry starting to blow a gale? appeared first on Environment News South Africa.

Africa’s wind power programme has been quietly building capacity since 2010, with some significant recent developments and expansions to its (relatively small, but growing) network of onshore farms.

The post Is Africa’s offshore wind power industry starting to blow a gale?...

Nature

Celebrating Women in Conservation: CapeNature’s Ntombizanele Mapasa

Friday at 12:45 PM, via CapeNature

As part of CapeNature’s celebration of women in conservation for the month of August (Women’s Month in South Africa), we interviewed Ntombizanele Mapasa from the People and Conservation Department. Not long after she started her journey at CapeNature in 2014 as an intern, Ntombizanele knew she was here to stay!  She worked her way from […]

Nature

The Wake of South Africa’s Abandoned Gold Mines

Thursday at 15:49 PM, via Environment.co.za

The post The Wake of South Africa’s Abandoned Gold Mines appeared first on Environment News South Africa.

We have been covering Mining issues in South Africa extensively for the past 17 years but no subject on the matter is of greater importance than the absolute plethora of Abandoned Mines in South Africa and the devastation of Acid Mine Drainage pollution that is left in the wake. In 2008 the...