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BREAKING: FNB, Absa close Bosasa bank accounts

Today at 09:51 AM, via News24

FNB and Absa have informed beleaguered facilities management group Bosasa that their bank accounts will be closed, as they turn against another company implicated in state capture.

South Africa

Limpopo students robbed and raped

Today at 09:12 AM, via News24

Thohoyandou police have appealed for information that could lead to the arrest of six suspects who broke into the off-campus residences of University of Venda students, robbing them and gang-raping one of them.

World

Israeli cyber-hotline offers help for the hacked

Today at 09:48 AM, via Reuters

Israel has launched a cyber hotline, staffed mostly by veterans of military computing units, to enable businesses and private individuals to report suspected hacking and receive real-time solutions.

World

Polish officials may cancel trip to Israel over diplomatic spat

Today at 09:38 AM, via Reuters

Polish officials may cancel their planned trip to Israel, the head of the prime minister’s office, Michal Dworczyk, said on Monday after media reported remarks by Israel’s prime minister suggesting Polish complicity in the Holocaust.

Africa

Africa: The Role Technology Can Play in Fighting Climate Change and Deforestation

Today at 09:38 AM, via allAfrica

[IPS] Paramaribo -At 51, Roberto Wong Loi Sing has spent nearly half of his life working in the field of engineering. But as he spends his days designing more efficient stormwater management systems, or water purification systems, for instance, the child in him comes alive as he combines his skills to find “win-win” solutions for the environment.

Africa

Aid agency MSF suspends work in part of eastern DR Congo

Today at 09:34 AM, via News24

Doctors Without Borders has said it had suspended non-essential work in part of eastern Democratic Republic of Congo after gunmen abducted two of its local staff there earlier this month.

Sport

SA Rugby: Caster is unfairly targeted

Today at 09:33 AM, via News24

SA Rugby has thrown its weight behind Caster Semenya ahead of the hearing on proposed rules that would force her to lower her testosterone levels.

Education

Nigeria: 2019 Polls Postponement Embarrassing – ASUU President

Today at 09:49 AM, via All Africa

[Daily Trust] The National President of Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi has described as ‘a rude shock and a dent to the country’s image’ the sudden postponement of the Presidential and Parliamentary elections by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

Education

Uganda: Find Long-Term Solution to Teacher Shortage Dilemma

Today at 09:49 AM, via All Africa

[Monitor] Last week we published two related stories that highlight a key problem in our education sector: shortage of teachers in government schools. In one of the stories, Dokolo District is said to be grappling with an acute shortage of teachers which, according to local officials, is affecting performance and management of the schools.

Education

Uganda: Is the Current Exam System Misleading Parents, Students?

Today at 09:38 AM, via All Africa

[Monitor] Good, relevant qualifications are earned through assessments and then open doors to higher study and to fulfilling lives. This makes exams absolutely important in any learner’s education journey. But, broader, deeper learning rather than exam results in isolation, should be the goal in our education system as it is known that exams alone are not a key to success.

Nature

Three everyday items that should disappear for the good of the environment

Thursday at 12:00 PM, via Environment.co.za

The post Three everyday items that should disappear for the good of the environment appeared first on Environment News South Africa.

South Africa is in the midst of a growing consumer consciousness over the effect of our consumption habits on the environment. From a rapid rise in vegetarianism and veganism to reduce our carbon output (the meat industry is a notorious contributor to CO2...

Nature

Growthpoint and The Waste Transformers launch waste-to-energy initiative at N1 City Mall

Thursday at 11:08 AM, via Environment.co.za

The post Growthpoint and The Waste Transformers launch waste-to-energy initiative at N1 City Mall appeared first on Environment News South Africa.

The improper disposal of waste is one of the fastest growing risks to our planet and way of life. Rotting food leads to increases in methane gasses as the food decomposes in landfills. To address this, the City of Cape Town plans to start banning wet...