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200,000 years back, people preferred to oversleep beds

Credit: Wits University Researchers in South Africa's Border Cave, a well-known archeological site perched on a cliff between eSwatini (Swaziland) and KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa, have found evidence that people have been using grass bedding to create comfortable areas for sleeping and working on at least 200,000 years ago. These beds, consisting of sheaves of…

WATCH: Did EFF push Ramaphosa to act on Zimbabwe ‘human rights abuses’?

After decades of “quiet diplomacy”, “brotherhood” and silence by the ANC-led South African government on alleged human rights abuses in Zimbabwe, the almost unthinkable happened last week – the department of international relations and cooperation issued a series of tweets in which Pretoria for the first time referred to human rights concerns in the neighbouring…

Africa to see slower rises in coronavirus cases after resuming: WHO

JOHANNESBURG - Africa will continue see new coronavirus cases as countries begin to reopen lockdown-devastated economies, but increases will not be exponential, the head of the African branch of the World Health Organization (WHO) said Thursday. Africa last week surpassed the figure of one million infections, with the continent's most developed economy, South Africa, accounting for…

Obasanjo Endorses CDI Platform to Promote Intra-Africa Response to COVID-19

Olusegun Obasanjo Bennett Oghifo Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has endorsed the launch of an innovative response to the COVID-19 pandemic in Africa, known as Connecting the Dots Initiative (CDI). The initiative is promoted by DFS Africa, a London based and Africa focused transaction advisory and strategic implementation firm, in collaboration with a consortium of partners,…

Counting the expense of South Africa’s alcohol and cigarette sales ban

The continue prohibition on alcohol and cigarette sales has come at a hefty cost to South Africa’s fiscus, says SARS commissioner Edward Kieswetter. Kieswetter told CNBC Africa that the country was already facing a shortfall as a result of the nationwide coronavirus lockdown. He said that employment taxes are down by R14.5 billion (around 9%),…

‘My dad burst into tears when he saw me’

Every day, South Africans are confronted with distressing news about the Covid-19 pandemic — so much so that the stories of hope and recovery are sometimes missed.Nazeem Salie, of Port Elizabeth, decided to surprise his parents at their home after he was discharged late last week from Netcare Greenacres Hospital, where he was treated for…

Basic Chartered Partners Airtel Africa to Drive Financial Addition Throughout Africa

Standard Chartered Bank and Airtel Africa have Wednesday announced a strategic collaboration to drive financial inclusion across key markets in Africa by providing customers with increased access to mobile financial services. Through the collaboration, Standard Chartered and Airtel Africa will work together to co-create new, innovative products aimed at enhancing the accessibility of financial services…

WhatsApp new search feature helps stop fake news

WhatsApp is piloting a new feature that lets users quickly search the contents of viral messages to fact check misinformation.SEPARATE FACT FROM FICTIONA magnifying glass icon will start appearing next to messages that have been forwarded through a chain of five or more people. It searches for the message’s contents online when you tap the…