Katharine Kemp, UNSW
Australia’s consumer watchdog has recommended major changes to our consumer protection and privacy laws. If these reforms are adopted, consumers will have much more say about how we deal with Google, Facebook, and other businesses.
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Soccer betting is getting increasingly popular among gurus and novices alike. The lure is too much, thanks to the numerous betting companies advertising on every online page you visit. Besides, people make a lot of money from betting, and it … Read the rest
The decision of the ANC government to go ahead with changes to Section 25 of the Constitution – which relates to expropriation without compensation – is short-sighted, according to South African farmers’ union, TLU SA.
A motion about the ad … Read the rest
Former state specialist forensic pathologist Dr James Blair Mwesigwa (60), who stole body parts at the Diepkloof mortuary, was sentenced to 10 years behind bars in the Kempton Park Magistrate’s Court on Friday.
Mwesigwa stole organs from the body of … Read the rest
Sue Onslow, School of Advanced Study and Martin Plaut, School of Advanced Study
It is a quarter of a century since the end of apartheid in South Africa. But it’s easy to forget how complex, difficult and violent … Read the rest
A military-size gang of 11 blacks shot two people dead at a Spar supermarket in Germiston, east of Johannesburg on Saturday 2 June.
According to police, the 11 armed robbers showed up at the supermarket in Van Dyk road around … Read the rest
Over the next 16 years, all of the world’s 10 fastest growing cities are going to be in Africa. If this growth is a process of people voting with their feet, as last year’s winner of the Nobel Prize in … Read the rest
Despite reports to the contrary, French Europe Minister Nathalie Loiseau has not named her cat “Brexit”, her office said on Tuesday.
Reports began circulating on Sunday after the Journal du Dimanche newspaper reported that the 54-year-old had written about her … Read the rest
The New Development Bank plans to lend as much as $780 million to Eskom Holdings SOC Ltd. for infrastructure projects this year as the ailing South African power utility battles to keep power supply steady.
Eskom, which on Wednesday entered … Read the rest
In his 2005 HBO stand-up comedy special, world-famous philosopher and social critic (posing as a stand-up comedian) George Carlin has enumerated quite a few things humanity should be ashamed of, like war, genocide, consumerism, and several others. If you look … Read the rest
Zimbabwe could run out of bread in a week after flour stocks dwindled due to the country’s failure to pay for imported wheat, according to a confidential letter written to bakers by the country’s grain millers’ group on Monday.
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