The return of prospecting companies is raising hopes, amongst some, of an economic upturn in this region hard hit by poverty, as well as fears over potential shale gas exploitation on this land dedicated to grazing
The premise that intelligent machines will perform tasks more efficiently and at a lower cost than human beings is by no means far-fetched. The challenges facing the workers of the future are multiplying before our very eyes.
Workers at Egypt’s Misr Spinning and Weaving Company were forced to end a two day strike on 8 February, due to the arrest of five female workers and threats to arrest more and fire striking workers.
A Maths and Science school in Delft has received a major donation from Samsung.
A high school in gang-ridden Delft hosted 30 Korean volunteers for a week, who, as part of a team from electronics giant Samsung, taught learners smartphone repair skills and how to establish an online shopping portal.
It is two days after Luvo Manyonga came second place and won a silver medal at the Rio Olympics. The streets of Mbekweni have come alive as locals celebrate the pride of the Paarl community, carrying posters expressing their joy for Luvo’s achievement. A school band from Desmond Tutu Senior Secondary school, Luvo’s alma mater, is playing while locals dance through the streets.
Things were looking up for Team South Africa when Manyonga took the lead with his fourth attempt when he jumped 8.28m, and then when he bettered that to 8.37m with his fifth attempt. The American Jeff Henderson took gold with his final effort of the night – an 8.38m effort.
Nachacha Kongudom was detained on account of her political activities, having taken part in a protest rally marking the first anniversary of the 2014 coup d’état. This student activist was sent to a male prison, despite her plea to be sent to a women’s prison, for fear of being harassed for being transsexual. In response to her petition, the authorities stated that, by law, she was still a man, and there is no document in Thailand identifying trans women as female.
Two recent protests at the Zimbabwe Consulate have given a political voice to Zimbabweans based in South Africa.
Zimbabweans that include students from the University of Cape Town, University of Western Cape, Cape Peninsula University of Technology and Stellenbosch University marched twice this month to the Zimbabwe consulate to handover petition to the Consulate General.
Three years after the horrific incident that left more than a thousand dead and thousands more injured, the implementation and enforcement of health and safety in the workplace is still not receiving proper attention.