May 21, 2022

Putin: Beware the Ides of March, warns Peter Polack

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March has historically been a bad time for despots, the world over. In the Shakespeare play Julius Caesar, a soothsayer warned Caesar to beware the Ides of March shortly before he was stabbed to death by a group of conspirators in the Roman Senate, led by Brutus, writes Peter Polack. Brutus along with many of the […]

Gauteng’s Omicron wave is already peaking. Why?

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By David Wallace-Wells From Intelligencer In Gauteng, South Africa’s Omicron epicenter, the wave seems to be cresting. In other parts of the country, too, the terrifyingly fast rise of the new variant appears already to be slowing and even receding. This is very encouraging, since it suggests that Omicron waves elsewhere in the world may also be, if […]

Reuters ICYMI – Travelers journey to Britain, from migrants in the channel to tourists in South Africa.

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From Reuters Shortly after news broke that twenty seven people drowned off the coast of northern France when their dinghy capsized during their attempt to reach Britain, a Reuters team witnessed another group cast off near Wimereux attempting the same treacherous journey despite freezing temperatures. Fortunately, this group of about 40 people, including six children, landed safely […]

New COVID Regulations respond to latest variant of concern and facilitate rapid testing flexibility

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Cabinet has tonight issued regulations that restrict travel to the Cayman Islands from some nine countries in southern Africa and one in Europe. The measures follow the World Health Organisation (WHO) recognising the variant first reported to have emerged in South Africa two days ago, as a variant of concern, which it has named Omicron.  Other countries […]

Covid: New heavily mutated variant B.1.1.529 in South Africa raises concern

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By James Gallagher From BBC We’re back in familiar territory – growing concern about a new variant of coronavirus.  The latest is the most heavily mutated version discovered so far – and it has such a long list of mutations that it was described by one scientist as “horrific”, while another told me it was the worst […]

Huhtamaki invests in new fiber packaging capacity in South Africa

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Huhtamaki, a global key advanced manufacturer of sustainable packaging solutions, is setting up a new manufacturing unit in KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa to serve its existing and new egg packaging customers in the KwaZulu-Natal area with a broad range of locally produced packaging solutions. The new facility will be located close to one of South […]

S.A. has poor cybersecurity skills

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Research: South Africa has poor cybersecurity skills Cybersecurity is where South Africans lag behind the rest of the world New research shows that South Africans have slightly better skills when it comes to knowing how to react to online threats and phishing attacks. They scored 78.6 points out of 100, and that’s by 5.6 of […]

Destinations of the week

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THE BEST PLACES TO SEE THE BIG 5 IN AFRICA By Ashyln Molly From Travel Blissful The wonderful wildlife living in their natural habitat makes up a large part of the ‘spirit of Africa’. However, there are five animals that are the heartbeat of Africa and seeing them in all their glory needs to be […]

Don Cherry: Canadian hockey pundit fired for poppy rant

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From BBC Prominent Canadian ice hockey commentator Don Cherry has been fired for controversial comments on new immigrants and Remembrance Day poppies. Cherry complained on-air this weekend that he rarely sees people he believes to be newcomers wearing the symbol. His remarks prompted widespread condemnation from the hockey world. On Monday, the Sportsnet network said […]

FIFA World Cup Logos

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The Evolution of the FIFA World Cup Logos From Daily Designer After the Olympic Games, the FIFA World Cup that takes place every four years in a different country every time is probably the largest international sport event in the world. With the recent release of the next World Cup’s logo, which was as usual […]