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21
Nov

News24.com | Mcebo Dlamini: On the dangers of tribalism and Xhosa exceptionalism

2019-11-21 10:02People have been saying, “Xhosas are carrying the entire nation on their back”. This is harmless insofar as it remains just banter but people’s fantasies always manifest in jest so perhaps we need to take the issue seriously, writes Mcebo Dlam…

21
Nov

News24.com | SIU probing alleged intellectual property theft from Denel – reports

The Special Investigating Unit (SIU) is investigating the alleged misappropriation of intellectual property rights belonging to state defence firm Denel, reports said. On Monday, City Press reported that President Cyril Ramaphosa signed a proclamation author…

21
Nov

News24.com | Hawks arrest former state security minister Bongani Bongo in corruption case

The Hawks have arrested former state security minister Bongani Bongo in connection with a corruption case. Two sources have confirmed to News24 that Bongo was arrested. He is due to appear in a Cape Town court later this morning. Bongo currently serves as …

21
Nov

How to See the Northern Lights in the United States: Where, When and How to Watch – Newsweek

If you’ve always dreamed of seeing the Northern Lights but haven’t found the time to take the trip to Alaska, Iceland, Norway or any of the other places the cosmic light show occurs, you may finally get the chance to see it right here at home in the United St…

21
Nov

SpaceX Starship prototype blows its top

Image copyrightYouTube: Labpadre/Maria POINTER @Bocachicamaria1Image caption The rupture was caught on camera and shared on social media SpaceX’s Starship rocket prototype experienced a major failure during pressurisation testing on Wednesday. A video fro…

21
Nov

Johnson & Johnson loses vaginal mesh class action

Image copyrightEPAImage caption Julie Davis, the original claimant in the case, said women had been treated “like guinea pigs”. More than 1,350 Australian women have won a long-running class action lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson (J&J) over vagin…

21
Nov

Coldplay ‘not touring’ to help environment

Media captionChris Martin: “Everyone will catch up if you prove that it’s easy to do it the right way” Coldplay will not be touring to promote their latest album due to concerns over their concerts’ environmental impact. “We’re taking time to see how our to…

21
Nov

Impeachment takes centre stage in Democrat debate

Image copyrightGetty ImagesImage caption Front runners Elizabeth Warren, Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders all addressed the impeachment inquiry The fifth Democratic presidential debate was held on Wednesday evening at the Tyler Perry studios in Atlanta, Georgi…

21
Nov

Prince Andrew urged to contact US investigators

Image copyrightReuters/ BBC The Duke of York should put himself forward to be interviewed by US investigators, a lawyer representing some of Jeffrey Epstein’s victims says. Gloria Allred questioned Prince Andrew’s pledge that he would assist with probes int…

21
Nov

The big names who had a bad day at the US hearing

VideoUS Ambassador to the EU Gordon Sondland implicated top Republicans during Wednesday’s impeachment hearing. He said Trump had directed the pressure on Ukraine, but who else was involved?