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South African President Jacob Zuma survives no-confidence vote by Parliament
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/weakened-south-africa-president-faces-new-no-confidence-vote-by-parliament/2017/08/08/b1524160-7baf-11e7-b2b1-aeba62854dfa_story.html?utm_term=.b0d1eb070cfb

South African President Jacob Zuma survived a parliamentary vote Tuesday that could have pushed him from office, hanging on to sufficient backing within his African National Congress party amid growing claims of corruption and worries about a stumbling economy.
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Usain Bolt is certain this sprinter is world athletics’ next big superstar
https://qz.com/1046652/usain-bolt-says-south-africas-wayde-van-niekerk-is-athletics-next-superstar/
His star status was recently rubber-stamped as Usain Bolt, athletics’ superstar of the past decade, said van Niekerk could replace him as the sport’s main star.

It’s gold: Manyonga wins South Africa’s first medal at IAAF World Championships
https://www.thesouthafrican.com/its-gold-manyonga-wins-south-africas-first-medal-at-iaaf-world-championships/
Luvo Manyonga added yet another medal to his ever expanding stack of silverware while teammate Ruswahl Samaai grabbed bronze.
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Man jailed for dangling baby from window in Algeria
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-40339723

A court in Algeria has sentenced a man to two years in prison for dangling a baby out of a window in order to attract "likes" on Facebook.
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The Twittersphere is buzzing again! Trump has spoken! And what a word he has invented!



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Interesting way to tell time, no doubt.

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African Govts Urged to Diversify Economies
http://allafrica.com/stories/201705170156.html

African governments have been urged to focus on growing intra-African trade and diversifying their economies to stop reliance on commodities to reduce vulnerability to external shocks.

According to a statement from African Trade Insurance Agency (ATI), continued commodity price decline and current geopolitical uncertainties are also affecting trade on the continent. This was at the 17th annual general meeting of African Trade Insurance Agency in Nairobi, Kenya last week.
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Lindiwe is celebrating her 4th birthday today. Stay bright, my sunshine!

Oh and it's party time!!! :-)
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While we are about alarmist apocalyptic predictions, let me mention Stephen Hawking. The older he gets, the more pessimistic he seems to be. Now he is saying that humankind should colonise another planet within the next 100 years if it wants to prevent its own extinction. In a new documentary that he is making for BBC, he will make his argument in favour of space colonisation for the sake of self-preservation, and explores the relevant possibilities to teraform another planet:

http://www.firstpost.com/world/humans-must-leave-earth-in-100-years-colonise-another-planet-to-survive-stephen-hawking-3422880.html

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New AU Chief Puts Peace Back On the Agenda
http://allafrica.com/stories/201704230032.html

The scene is not a familiar one at the African Union (AU): the AU Commission (AUC) chairperson, in shirtsleeves, walking in the blazing sun down an unpaved alley in a war-torn country. Yet this picture of Moussa Faki Mahamat, the new AUC chairperson, on a visit to South Sudan, is probably the first of many.
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There is a good episode on the Through The Wormhole show, Can We Eliminate Evil? For those who are interested, here is the full episode:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rnNWqmCZpnA

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Bywords!

Mar. 25th, 2017 12:10 am
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This article about the most common bywords that we South Africans have adopted through the years, has reminded me to ask you guys about the bywords you're used to. Every culture and nation has their own, after all. Names that originally meant specific brands of products have become so commonplace that nowadays they denote the entire segment of products associated with that brand. In most cases, due to market domination of that brand in its relevant segment.
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South Africa may soon share a passport with 14 other countries
https://www.thesouthafrican.com/read-south-africa-may-soon-share-a-passport-with-14-other-countries/

The South African Development Community (SADC) has announced their plans to introduce a new regional law which would see all member countries holding a common passport. Traveller24 reports that this would not only allow for easy travel between borders, but also allow for a single travel document for international travel.
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