Thursday, 27 April, 2017

News

Chinese New Year

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Message from President Zuma. President Jacob Zuma has sent warm wishes to the Chinese community in South Africa as they prepare to celebrate the Chinese New Year, the Year of the Horse, tomorrow, 31 January. The Horse is an auspicious symbol in China, heralding a year that looks forward to action, speed, achievement and the realizing of goals. “The relations ... Read More »

“South Africa’s Suspended Revolution”

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Hopes and Prospects. Habib and Pahad, former minister in the South African presidency, will discuss South Africa’s foreign policy in relation to the National Development Plan and in the context of Habib’s recently published book, “South Africa’s Suspended Revolution: Hopes and Prospects”. A professor of political science, Habib has more than 30 years of academic, research, institutional and administration expertise. ... Read More »

India’s Republic Day

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India’s Republic Day is celebrated every year on 26 January. This is to commemorate the date and moment when the Constitution of India came into effect. Although India attained independence on August 15 1947 but till 1949, it didn’t have a permanent constitution of its own and instead were functioning under the laws enacted and implemented by the British. After ... Read More »

BRICS, SA

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SA to host first BRICS Science, Technology and Innovation Ministerial Meeting. The Minister of Science and Technology, Mr Derek Hanekom, will host the first Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (BRICS) Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) Ministerial Meeting in Kleinmond in the Western Cape from 10 to 11 February 2014. The two-day event will be attended by science ministers ... Read More »

Online Christmas sales jump by a third in Europe: payment firm

Online Christmas sales in Europe rose steeply from the year before, with even sharper increases for purchases via tablets and smartphones, according to online payment service provider Ogone. You can easily compare the offering of different websites rather than going to stores, ” Ogone managing director Jurgen Verstraete told Reuters in an interview. Ogone provides online payment services to 50,000 ... Read More »

California woman faces trial for wearing Google Glass while driving

By Marty Graham SAN DIEGO (Reuters) – A woman ticketed for driving while wearing Google Glass, a tiny computer mounted on an eyeglass frame, is scheduled to appear in a Southern California traffic court on Thursday, in a case that raises new questions about distracted driving. Technology entrepreneur Cecilia Abadie, one of thousands of people testing the device for Google ... Read More »

Google to appeal French fine over data privacy

PARIS (Reuters) – Google will appeal against a 150, 000 euro ($205, 300) fine issued by France's data-protection watchdog over how user information is tracked and stored, the U.S. search engine said on Wednesday. The privacy watchdog, known as CNIL, had objected to Google's method of combining data collected on individual users across services such as YouTube, Gmail and social ... Read More »

U.S. appeals court strikes down internet rules

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A U.S. appeals court on Tuesday struck down the latest effort by the Federal Communications Commission to require internet providers to treat all traffic the same, a policy known as net neutrality. The FCC did not have the legal authority to enact the 2011 regulations, which were challenged in a lawsuit brought by Verizon Communications Inc, the ... Read More »

Demand Media moves to separate its domain business

(Reuters) – Demand Media moved on Monday to spin off its Rightside Group domain business as a separately traded company, according to filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Demand Media, which owns websites eHow, LiveStrong and Cracked and mainly makes money from articles and videos that surface high in search results, previously said it planned to spin out ... Read More »