From midnight on 26 March, South Africa will be in lockdown due to the coronavirus, with many small businesses suffering. Two white billionaires, Nicky Oppenheimer and Johann Rupert, have stepped up to the plate and donated R1 billion each to … Read the rest
The Italian region of Lombardy has introduced stricter measures in a bid to tackle the spread of coronavirus.
Under the new rules announced late on Saturday, sport and physical activity outside, even individually, is banned. Using vending machines is forbidden.… Read the rest
SA is a country that is singularly lacking in real debate: it only knows slogans and monochrome distinctions between good and evil. Nelson Mandela was a saint and Verwoerd a disciple of the devil. Nadine Gordimer, who the zealous Swedes
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The South African government is monitoring a number of people linked to a reported threat to US interests, but was satisfied that no one faced any imminent danger, the security minister said.
The US Embassy warned its citizens on Tuesday … Read the rest
It’s “R & R for Megyn Kelly,” the Fox News channel announced last week on its website, followed by a gooey note from Kelly herself. Why was FNC broadcasting the vacation schedule of the Golden Goose that henpecked Donald Trump? … Read the rest
During the first prime-time Republican debate, in Cleveland, Ohio, Donald Trump delivered the same slogans and failed to flesh out positions. While the man is quick and engaging, he came unprepared.
Ideas have not solidified Trump’s success, but rather a … Read the rest
Fidel Castro, the leader of the Cuban Revolution, marked his 89th birthday with an essay in which he states the USA owes Cuba a huge debt for decades of embargo, and claims he “would not stop struggling for peace… and … Read the rest
Zimbabweans might soon resort to cannibalism if the gripping hunger stalking the nation is not averted, former Finance Minister Tendai Biti has said.
Biti, now secretary general of the MDC Renewal Team, told party supporters in Harare’s dormitory town of … Read the rest
The government is to appeal the North Gauteng High Court’s judgment relating to Sudanese President Omar Al-Bashir.
A statement released by the government’s communications department on Monday said the reasons for the appeal would be stated in the affidavit.
Bashir … Read the rest
British researchers on Monday began collecting the DNA of residents from Normandy in northern France in search of Viking heritage, but the project has raised concerns amongst some local anti-racism activists.
Around a hundred volunteers from the Cotentin peninsula area … Read the rest
Levels of unconscious racist and sexist bias have been reduced by manipulating the way the brain learns during sleep.
A team at Northwestern University, Chicago, played sounds while people slept to trigger and enforce memories of an exercise earlier in … Read the rest