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Friday, 05-22-15, 12:04Africa's Worst New Internet Censorship Law Could be Coming to South Africa[Electronic Frontier Foundation] Only once in a while does an Internet censorship law or regulation come along that is so audacious in its scope, so misguided in its premises, and so poorly thought out in its execution, that you have to check your calendar to make sure April 1 hasn't come around again. The Draft Online Regulation Policy recently issued by the Film and Publication Board (FPB) of South Africa is such a regulation. It's as i read more...
Friday, 05-22-15, 7:13Tea Industry Urged to Share Benefits With Khoi, San[News24Wire] The Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) has urged the Rooibos and Honeybush tea industries to engage with the Khoi and San communities to negotiate benefit sharing agreements, following the findings of a commissioned report. read more...
Thursday, 05-21-15, 13:09Legendary Modise Calls It a Day[CAF] South Africa's foremost women's footballer, Portia Modise has called time on an illustrious career spanning over a decade. read more...
Thursday, 05-21-15, 12:43Why Your P@s$word Is a Fail[Biz-Community] Passwords have become practically useless as the sole security measure protecting your personal information, says Fortinet. read more...
Wednesday, 05-20-15, 9:45New Cape Diving Beetle an 'Evolutionary Relic'[News24Wire] A new diving beetle species has been discovered in the Noordhoek area of Cape Town and has been described as an evolutionary relic. read more...
Wednesday, 05-20-15, 7:31No Blackouts for Gang-Infested Areas?[News24Wire] The City of Cape Town is exploring the option of keeping street lights on during power outages to help with policing, specifically in Manenberg, Hanover Park and Ottery, a move welcomed by residents of the gang-ridden Cape Flats. read more...
Tuesday, 05-19-15, 14:14Living in a Bathroom for 20 Years[GroundUp] Nomusa Mthembu, 57, has been living in a bathroom in Thornville, Pietermaritzburg, for more than two decades. read more...
Tuesday, 05-19-15, 11:49Soccer Star's Murder - Dad Says It Was a Hit[News24Wire] Slain soccer star Senzo Meyiwa's father said on Tuesday he believes not all statements given to the police about his son's death tell the full truth. read more...
Tuesday, 05-19-15, 10:45Job Security Worsens in South Africa - Report[News24Wire] Job security in South Africa fell in the last year, driven down by a sharp drop in the employee confidence index, Solidarity's labour market report showed on Tuesday. read more...
Monday, 05-18-15, 8:47Revenue Service Bugged Prosecuting Authority's Offices - Report[News24Wire] A former South African Revenue Service (Sars) agent has confirmed illegally bugging the offices of the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) and spying on matters related to the corruption case of former police head Jackie Selebi, the Sunday Times reported. read more...

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