Naledi Matutoane, a student at WeThinkCode in Johannesburg, plans to use her coding knowledge to shift into unlikely areas such as cosmetics. A school that will teach anyone who can pass a few tests to code and at no cost may seem too good to be true.
Can the Brazil-Russia-India-China-South Africa bloc rise to the occasion, as Donald Trump jerks Western imperialism out of traditional alignments? With war-talk against Iran blowing through Trump's tweets, and with Washington's trade wars raging against both China and traditional allies, there was talk here in Johannesburg about counter-hegemonic prospects during the last week of July. Chatter about reforming multilateral economic power structures, launching a new BRICS credit ratings agency, and prospects for leapfrog technology within the “4th Industrial Revolution” also filled the air.
Three Ugandan lawmakers, who are critics of President Yoweri Museveni, were charged with treason for their alleged role in the stoning of Museveni's convoy on Monday, a charge sheet from a magistrate showed on Thursday. FILE PHOTO: Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni arrives for a group picture at the BRICS summit meeting in Johannesburg, South Africa, July 27, 2018.
Advocate Vusi Pikoli's successor as Police Ombudsman for the Western Cape was announced as career policeman Major General Johan Brand on Wednesday. “Major General Brand has been a key partner in implementing the Khayelitsha Commission of Inquiry recommendations .
Dallas museum and South African university sign Memo of Understanding with plans for future collaborations, scientific endeavors and more in paleoanthropology, particularly in the area of human origins IMAGE: Months after forming an alliance with internationally renowned paleoanthropologist Professor Lee Berger, the Perot Museum of Nature and Science in Dallas today signed a MOU with the University of the… view The MOU is part of the Museum's new strategic focus on human origins, with plans to increase research, produce traveling exhibitions, cultivate scientific communication and maximize accessibility around the world while cultivating projects that strengthen international scientific and academic cooperation DALLAS – Just four months after forming an official alliance with internationally renowned paleoanthropologist Professor Lee Berger, the Perot Museum of Nature and Science has … (more)
New York, August 15, 2018–Authorities in Mozambique should immediately reverse plans to impose prohibitively high financial charges that unduly target independent media, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. A July 23, 2018, government outlined massive hikes in registration fees to be paid to the government-run Gabinete de InformaA A o, a bureaucratic body that facilitates media registration.
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