‘I’m Not the Only Victimised Whistle Blower’ – Holtzman to Challenge Parliament Dismissal

[News24Wire] Parliament’s dismissed security head Zelda Holtzman, who believes she has been targeted for lifting the lid on irregularities, plans to legally challenge its decision to sack her over what she has described as “trumped up” charges.

[News24Wire] Parliament's dismissed security head Zelda Holtzman, who believes she has been targeted for lifting the lid on irregularities, plans to legally challenge its decision to sack her over what she has described as "trumped up" charges.

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Minister Edna Molewa Sends Condolences to Family of Dr Christopher Michael Duncombe-Rae

[Govt of SA] The Ministry of Environmental Affairs has expressed condolences to the family, colleagues and friends of ocean scientist, Dr Christopher Michael Duncombe-Rae, who passed away on a flight to the United States early on Wednesday morning.

[Govt of SA] The Ministry of Environmental Affairs has expressed condolences to the family, colleagues and friends of ocean scientist, Dr Christopher Michael Duncombe-Rae, who passed away on a flight to the United States early on Wednesday morning.

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Youth Encouraged to Take Interest in Nuclear

[SAnews.gov.za] Energy Deputy Minister Thembi Majola has called on young people to acquire skills that will enable them to take up opportunities in the nuclear energy sector.

[SAnews.gov.za] Energy Deputy Minister Thembi Majola has called on young people to acquire skills that will enable them to take up opportunities in the nuclear energy sector.

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Justice At Last for Reformed Prisoner Whose Dream New Life Was Destroyed in a Heartbeat

[Daily Maverick] Thanks to an electronic monitoring device that went missing, Dineo Kgatle spent 26 months behind bars for doing nothing wrong. In a ruling that could see a precedent-setting damages claim, his arrest and incarceration have been declare…

[Daily Maverick] Thanks to an electronic monitoring device that went missing, Dineo Kgatle spent 26 months behind bars for doing nothing wrong. In a ruling that could see a precedent-setting damages claim, his arrest and incarceration have been declared unlawful. By CAROLYN RAPHAELY for the Wits Justice Project.

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Minister Condemns Violent Protests At CPUT

[SAnews.gov.za] Higher Education and Training Minister Blade Nzimande has condemned the violent protests that continue to disrupt the academic programme at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT).

[SAnews.gov.za] Higher Education and Training Minister Blade Nzimande has condemned the violent protests that continue to disrupt the academic programme at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT).

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CEO of Air Seychelles Announces Resignation, Will Leave in December

[Seychelles News Agency] The chief executive officer of the Seychelles’ national carrier, Air Seychelles, will leave the company on December 31, the airline confirmed on Wednesday.

[Seychelles News Agency] The chief executive officer of the Seychelles' national carrier, Air Seychelles, will leave the company on December 31, the airline confirmed on Wednesday.

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Workshop Focuses On Mitigation Actions for Gas and Fuel Emissions

[Government of Mauritius] A two-day sub-regional workshop focusing on cleaner and more energy efficient vehicle strategies for Mauritius and the Southern Africa regions, kicked off this morning at the Ravenala Attitude Hotel in Balaclava in the presenc…

[Government of Mauritius] A two-day sub-regional workshop focusing on cleaner and more energy efficient vehicle strategies for Mauritius and the Southern Africa regions, kicked off this morning at the Ravenala Attitude Hotel in Balaclava in the presence of the Minister of Social Security, National Solidarity, and Environment and Sustainable Development, Mr Etienne Sinatambou, the Minister of Public Infrastructure and Land Transport, Mr Nandcoomar Bodha, and other eminent personalities.

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Ancient DNA Increases the Genetic Time Depth of Modern Humans

[The Conversation Africa] It’s been about 2000 years since a young boy died on what is today a beach in South Africa’s KwaZulu-Natal province. In the 1960s the child’s remains were exposed to wind and rain. It was carefully excavated and taken to the m…

[The Conversation Africa] It's been about 2000 years since a young boy died on what is today a beach in South Africa's KwaZulu-Natal province. In the 1960s the child's remains were exposed to wind and rain. It was carefully excavated and taken to the museum in Durban and later to Pietermaritzburg. Over the past four years I have worked with a team of researchers who reconstructed the DNA of the boy from Ballito Bay and other ancient individuals, and what we've discovered changed what we know about deep human history.

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Lessons From Togo to African Leaders Clinging to Power

[This is Africa] As the people of Togo resume protests this week, we are reminded of people power, and that despite state violence and repression, freedom is non negotiable. The Togolese people are an inspiration to other African countries facing dicta…

[This is Africa] As the people of Togo resume protests this week, we are reminded of people power, and that despite state violence and repression, freedom is non negotiable. The Togolese people are an inspiration to other African countries facing dictatorship and oppression.

source: AllAfrica News: Togo

Timol Inquest – He Was Murdered but Culprits Are Dead, Court Rules

[Daily Maverick] Anti-apartheid activist Ahmed Timol was murdered, ruled the Pretoria High Court in a unique inquest on Thursday, overturning a 1972 ruling that he committed suicide while in detention in 1971. The Security Branch officers who could fac…

[Daily Maverick] Anti-apartheid activist Ahmed Timol was murdered, ruled the Pretoria High Court in a unique inquest on Thursday, overturning a 1972 ruling that he committed suicide while in detention in 1971. The Security Branch officers who could face charges for pushing him from the police's John Vorster Square, however, have died. By GREG NICOLSON.

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