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African nations feature prominently in global top 100 for online threats

Business Ghana 06 Jun 2023
Nigeria, currently ranked 50th worldwide for online threats, South Africa at 82nd, and Kenya at 35th, have increasingly become focal points for cyber threats, as per the latest data from the Kaspersky Security Network (KSN) ... In the year to date, 1.6 million zombie machines have been detected in South Africa and 300,000 in Kenya.

World's oldest burial site challenges human evolution: Scientists discover small-brained primitive species that lived more ...

The Daily Mail 06 Jun 2023
The archaic humans, known as Homo naledi, buried their dead and marked the graves with symbols etched and painted inside a cave system in South Africa ... Even more attractive to the scientists is that these symbols were observed among Neanderthals nearly 600,000 years ago and Homo sapiens in South Africa about 80,000 years ago.

Heavy rain becoming more prevalent in parts of SA, study shows

Mail Guardian South Africa 05 Jun 2023
The amount of rainfall in certain parts of South Africa has increased and become ... South Africa is focusing on flooding, as this is what is happening at the moment, McBride said ... Liesl Dyson, associate professor in meteorology, said the value of the research is that it uses real, observed data of rainfall over South Africa for an extended period.

The week in classical: Requiem; Jerusalem Quartet review – another five-star fusion from Opera North

The Observer 04 Jun 2023
What does an audience want? No one can answer that fugitive question with certainty. All the bells and whistles of data research may help, but the only reliable tool is trust built up over decades ... According to Muyanga’s programme note, this is a new tradition in South Africa, particularly observed by young people after funerals in the townships ... .

Why SA’s e-commerce retailers will soon be facing their toughest competition yet

Independent online (SA) 02 Jun 2023
Amazon is a slick and well-oiled machine, and is bringing to South Africa unmatched global e-commerce experience, customer service expertise and tech capability,” observes Michael ... In South Africa, though, Innovo’s internal discussions with e-commerce retailers indicate a knowledge gap as to how to achieve an omnichannel approach.

Powering the future: Overcoming South Africa’s energy trilemma

Mail Guardian South Africa 02 Jun 2023
As National Energy Month draws to a close, South Africa finds itself at a crucial crossroads in its energy landscape ... Addressing the National Council of Provinces earlier this month, Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy Gwede Mantashe said that many of the current challenges are not unique to South Africa.

Vital death statistics: What Eskom and Hammanskraal have in common

Independent online (SA) 29 May 2023
In South Africa, Statistics South Africa takes on this noble task. From 1995 to 2000, I was a chief director responsible for demography, vital statistics, surveys and censuses at Statistics South Africa ... In 2000, I became the Statistician-General of South Africa, a position I held up to October 2017.

The rise of BRICS and why it’s attracting more countries

Cryptopolitan 29 May 2023
The ascendency of BRICS, an acronym for the emerging economies of Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa, has captured global attention ... The incorporation of South Africa in 2010 added another layer of diversity to this emerging alliance ... South Africa, India, and Brazil are seeking better terms in a bipolar world.

The couple who charmed the world: How the Queen and Prince Philip's romance began with ...

The Daily Mail 28 May 2023
Princess Elizabeth and Prince Philip watch a cricket match at Windsor, as fans are seen closely observing the royal couple. Early in 1947, Elizabeth joined her parents on a tour of South Africa, where she became the first heir to the throne to celebrate their 21st birthday in a Commonwealth country.

‘Diamonds, Gold and Dynasty’ — An excerpt from Harry Oppenheimer’s biography

Mail Guardian South Africa 27 May 2023
The meeting would be fraught with significance ... It did not take a Gramscian scholar to observe that the old was dying, the new could not be born, and in the interregnum a variety of morbid symptoms plagued South Africa. In 1989 the fog of confusion lifted; it would turn out to be the most fateful year in the history of South African politics.

Ntshavheni warns against SA being forced to choose sides in Russia-Ukraine conflict

Independent online (SA) 26 May 2023
We are observing claims that the government of South Africa is not able to resolve the economic challenges facing the country because the government has chosen wrong allies, based on the refrain that ‘whomever is not with us, he is against us’ ... South Africa and other African ...

Accra 2023 celebrates Africa Day

Business Ghana 26 May 2023
On July 9, 2002, the organisation was transformed into the African Union in Durban, South Africa, but May 25 continues to be observed as African Day and is celebrated by all 55 member states ... The Africa we Want ... An Active Africa, A Winning Africa, An innovative Africa, A United Africa, and A Sustainable Africa.  ... This is the Africa we want.

Celebrate resilience, unity and ‘Africanness’ this Africa Day – Ramaphosa

Independent online (SA) 25 May 2023
South Africa has not been, and will not be, drawn into a contest between global powers ... Guided by the lessons of our history, he said that South Africa would continue to resist calls to abandon its independent and non-aligned foreign policy ... “As South Africa we reaffirm our ...

Olive Schreiner’s coalition lessons for liberals

Business Day 25 May 2023
Back in 1896, Olive Schreiner — one of the most astute political minds South Africa ever produced — set out such rules after observing her friends ...

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