South Africa

  • Boy killed crossing N3 in Durban – Independent Online

    FLICKR.COM File image Durban – A 12-year-old boy died when he was hit by a vehicle on the N3 west near Durban’s Spaghetti Junction on Tuesday, paramedics said. “Reports from the scene indicate that two boys tried to run across the highway when one landed in front of a vehicle that was hurtling down the road,” said Netcare 911 spokesman Chris Botha. He was found lying on the road and declared dead on the scene. Sapa Nation – Google News

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    South Africans walk for media opportunities

    The walk agreed with what is referred to in South Africa as the “Dark Wednesday”, a day, in 1977, on which the politically-sanctioned racial segregation government banned a few daily papers Around 200 South Africans on Saturday arranged a walk in their nation’s biggest city, Johannesburg, to call for media opportunities. The walk agreed with what is referred to in South Africa as the “Dark Wednesday”, a day, in 1977, on which the politically-sanctioned racial segregation government banned a few daily papers. A few nonconformists conveyed notices and banners of the Right2know Campaign. They accumulated outside the home office of the general population telecaster, where they listened to discourses conveyed by different speakers. photo by bdlive.co.za

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    ‘Looted’ Nigerian art returned to traditional ruler

    Two statues from among thousands of works of art looted by British soldiers in the 19th century have been returned to Nigeria, prompting calls for other “stolen” treasures to be repatriated. For more than a century, the artefacts from the “Benin Bronzes” collection had been in the family of retired medical consultant Mark Walker, whose grandfather was involved in a 1897 British raid in which they were taken. But on Friday, the statues — depicting a fabled ibis bird and the traditional monarch’s bell — were given back to the Oba (King) of Benin, Uku Akpolokpolo Erediauwa I, at a ceremony attended by royal officials and local dignitaries. Walker said he decided to return the…

  • Malema ‘the Con-mander-in-Thief’ – iAfrica.com

    Thu, 24 Apr 2014 12:35 PM Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema. AFP Patriotic Alliance leader Gayton McKenzie, in an open letter, branded Economic Freedom Fighters commander-in-chief Julius Malema, as the biggest thief he has ever met. McKenzie, a reformed gangster, said that he felt it was his duty to warn South Africans against Malema. “I see this open letter as part of repaying my many debts to society. If I did not speak up to warn the people of South Africa, but especially our youth, against you, it would mean I have no love for this country.” He criticised Malema for his lavish lifestyle while promising the poor “the world.” McKenzie also lashed Malema…

  • DA’s find not textbooks but leftover manuals, says department – Mail & Guardian Online

    Limpopo’s education department has expressed disappointment with “false claims” that undelivered textbooks were found in a warehouse in Fetakgomo. A photo posted by the DA on their Twitter account fo the alleged undelivered textbooks. (Twitter) Limpopo’s education department on Thursday called false claims that undelivered textbooks were found in a warehouse in Fetakgomo. “The department wishes to set the record straight,” department spokesperson Elijah Mhlanga said in a statement. “The contents in the boxes are not textbooks but manuals and workbooks used previously by the province. They are being stored at the Fetakgomo teacher training college as they were left over from specific deliveries made in the past.“ He said the department had no contract with…

Technology

LTE on the cards for Cell C now that Gauteng upgrades are complete – htxt.africa

Unlike many news sites, we don’t necessarily proclaim that our reporting will always be unbiased, although we do maintain that most of the time it is. We do, however, take every effort to ensure that our reporting is accurate and fair to all sides in a story. If you would like to contact us regarding a story which you feel is incorrect, unrepresentative or out and out defamatory, please contact us using the email address info@htxt.co.za. We’re happy to discuss story details with you and, where appropriate, publish valid corrections as soon as possible. Our writers’ bios are all over here. It’s a team of rather unparalleled experience and enthusiasm in every field. Our contact…

Avoid traffic, use public transport to Soweto Derby – The Citizen

CNS News 6.12.2014 06.52 am JeVanne Gibbs FILE PIC: A football fan blows a vuvuzela. Picture: Michel Bega Gauteng traffic police have warned motorists on anticipated road closures, traffic disruptions and congestion due to the Soweto Derby at the FNB Stadium in Nasrec on Saturday. The Soweto Derby will see Kaizer Chiefs facing off against Orlando Pirates. Community safety department spokesperson Obed Sibasa said a capacity crowd of more than 90 000 people are expected at the stadium. “Hard and soft road closures will start at 9am until after the match,” said Sibasa. “Gates open at 11.30am, and kick-off is at 3.30pm. Soccer fans or people are advised to use public transport to the stadium,…

5 Peculiar WhatsApp Typing Habits That Have Revolutionized the Messaging … – The Fuse Joplin

WhatsApp, just like Facebook messenger, enables the contacts engaged in chatting to know whether the other party is typing during the conversation or is dormant. This feature is important since it enables the users to wait for a reply and assures them the other party is online or at least is following the conversation. There are unique typing characteristics that users pick as they join and get hooked to WhatsApp. Below are some of the most prominent ones. Deleting a Whole Message and Starting again This normally happens with users who are not sure of what to say to their chat mates. They contemplate every word and are careful about what they put down. As…

Could Microsoft’s Surface become the ‘Lumia’? – CNET

A rumor emerges that Microsoft will integrate certain elements of Nokia branding into its product names. Would this be madness? facebook linkedin googleplus more more + email tumblr stumble delicious reddit pinterest digg Technology – Google News

W Cape widens broadband lead – ITWeb

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PlayStation TV set for launch by year end – Times LIVE

PlayStation TV set for launch by year end AFP | 2014-06-10 12:24:55.0 Sony’s PlayStation 4. File photo. Its PlayStation TV box will launch at the end of 2014.Image by: Sunday Times Extra Sony Computer Entertainment on Monday said a PlayStation TV home entertainment system will debut in North America and Europe by the end of this year. The small, stand-alone PS TV box will be priced at $ 99 here and 99 euros in Europe. A bundle containing a wireless video game style controller, a memory card, and a “LEGO: The Movie” video game from Warner Brothers Interactive Entertainment will sell for $ 140. PS TV is designed as a platform for games, films, television…

Science

FEATURE: Southern Africa’s ancient inhabitants evicted from ancestral lands – Times LIVE

The government says it wants to integrate the hunter-gatherers into modern society. At the resettlement camp for Bushmen at New Xade, west of Botswana’s Central Kalahari Game Reserve, the only bar fills up in the afternoon. Customers play cards in the yard. One of them tries to tune-in an old radio for music. Some people are already so drunk they can barely stand. Empty beer cans litter the sand. “Everyone drinks in New Xade,” barmaid Kgomotsego Lobelo said from behind the counter in the bare concrete room, with bottles ranged neatly on shelves. “Even I drink. There is nothing else to do.” More than 3,000 Bushmen – also known as the San or Basarwa –…

SA astronomers discover black hole system – Eyewitness News

Sending failed. It’s possible that the address you are trying to mail is unsubscribed from EWN mailers. SA astronomers discover black hole system Email Share Print Keep for later Keep for later FILE: A team of South African astronomers, led by Roger Daene has discovered a triple massive black hole system. Multimedia Previous line Next line one day ago Eyewitness News | CAPE TOWN – A team of South African astronomers has discovered a triple super massive black hole system. The research team, funded by the South African Square Kilometre Array, was led by Cape Town astronomer Roger Daene. He says many more black holes are expected to be discovered. “The way in which we…

CMS event showing characteristics expected from the decay of the Higgs boson

Higgs boson is even MORE likely to actually be Higgs boson – boffins – Register

HP ProLiant Gen8: Integrated lifecycle automation Boffins have found fresh support for the idea that the particle discovered in 2012 and lauded as the Higgs boson is, in fact, the Higgs boson. Researchers have discovered that the bosons decay into fermions, which are a group of particles that include ones like leptons and quarks. That’s a good thing because it’s exactly what the Standard Model of particle physics predicts the Higgs boson should do. “This is an enormous breakthrough,” said Markus Klute, an assistant professor of physics at MIT and leader of the international group of boffins. “Now we know that particles like electrons get their mass by coupling to the Higgs field, which is…

Gloomy picture for great whites – Independent Online

Related Stories Durban – A new study into South Africa’s great white sharks suggests there are now less than 600 of these fearsome predators left along the country’s southwest coastline. Presenting the results of a five-year study at the Sharks International conference in Durban last week, Italian-born marine biologist Sara Andreotti said there was an urgent need to protect this apex group of predators from further decline – even though South Africa became the first country in the world to pass laws, in 1991, to protect them legally and outlaw their killing. Andreotti said the study suggested there were now between 480 and 580 great whites left between Port Nolloth, near the Namibian border, and…

B-29 Superfortress Wreckage from Cold War Captured in Recent Photo – Flying Magazine

B-29 Superfortress Kee Bird Photo: NASA A recent photo captured by NASA’s P-3 Orion shows the remains of Kee Bird, a B-29 Superfortress that crash landed on a Greenland ice sheet in February 1947 during a Cold War spy mission gone awry. The new image was taken during a flight for Operation IceBridge, a program that records changes in the Earth’s ice over time. NASA researcher John Sonntag says Kee Bird’s resting place between Humboldt and Petermann Glaciers, two key study locations, makes it a common sight during scientific aerial missions in the area. Today the wreckage of Kee Bird lies partially submerged beneath snow and ice after an attempt to recover the airplane in…

Apollo lunar landing joystick fetches astronomical sum of $610k at auction – Tech Times

A joystick from the Apollo 15 million fetched more than $ 610,000 at an auction.(Photo : RR Auction) The joystick used to land the crew of Apollo 15 on the moon in 1971 has sold for $ 610,000 at an auction. This is believed to be the highest price ever paid for a piece of NASA memorabilia.  The sale took place during the 7th Space and Aviation Autograph and Artifact Auction, held in Massachusetts.  Commander David R. Scott operated the controller to guide the lunar module Falcon to a same landing on the surface of our planetary companion. The joystick was also the navigational control for the lander’s journey back from the lunar surface, to…