SA & AFRICA NEWS:
World Cup 2022: Iranian man killed celebrating football team’s loss – Activists said Mehran Samak was shot in the head after he honked his car’s horn in Bandar Anzali on Tuesday night.
Kruger National Park’s rhinos are headed for extinction, we must declare emergency – Kruger National Park, the world’s greatest refuge for rhinos, is losing them to poaching faster than they’re being born.
Elon Musk’s ‘catastrophic’ first month at the helm of Twitter – Musk warned that Twitter was losing $4-million a day – and then seemingly made that shortfall even worse by freaking out the advertisers with his scattershot management style and constant about-turns.
Can A South African Cavern Queen With No Pipeline Experience Do Well At The Vans Pipe Masters ? – Sophie Bell will have a steep learning curve in Hawaii.
As President Ramaphosa faces impeachment, tough political and constitutional decisions await – The Presidency said it recognised the “unprecedented and extraordinary moment for South Africa’s constitutional democracy”.
CRIME & CORRUPTION:
Transnet corruption: Brian Molefe, Anoj Singh, Eric Wood, Kuben Moodley, Siyabonga Gama and 13 co-accused in court – Former Transnet CEO Brian Molefe and his co-accused appeared briefly in the Palm Ridge Specialised Crimes Court on Wednesday.
Charlize Theron breaks social media silence after Afrikaans drama to raise funds for African Parks – Charlize Theron has broken her social media silence since calling Afrikaans a “dying language”.
Eskom bleeding engineers and technicians – Hundreds of skilled artisans, technicians, and engineers are walking away from South Africa’s state-owned companies, including Eskom, and they aren’t hiring enough qualified workers to compensate for the losses.
Buckingham Palace official quits after asking Black charity boss where she was ‘really from’ – An honorary member of Buckingham Palace has resigned and apologized after a Black charity founder said she was questioned about whether she was really British at a royal reception on Tuesday.
SARS has made a big change to help taxpayers – what you need to know – The South African Revenue Service (SARS) has announced that it is making its Voluntary Disclosure Programme (VDP) permanently available.
Discovered in the deep: is this the world’s longest animal? – A submersible off the coast of Western Australia chanced upon an 45-metre-long deep-sea siphonophore arranged in a feeding spiral, trailing its deadly tentacles.
Go less frequently, stay longer: how to embrace slow travel – The antithesis of whistle-stop world tours, single-destination holidays offer sustenance and sustainability
Bitcoin is on ‘road to irrelevance’ amid crypto collapse – bitcoin is on an “artificially induced last gasp before the road to irrelevance”