20 October 2021, Wednesday News

20 October 2021, Wednesday

West Africa: A growing drug-trafficking hub

West Africa: A growing drug-trafficking hub

2021-10-20 11:11:00 PM


Sadc deploys envoys to Eswatini amid raging protests

King Mswati III agrees to meet Ramaphosa’s envoys Jeff Radebe and Candith Mashego-Dlamini

A family meeting a family, it's a family meeting mos!!
What is so hard for King Mswati to adapt like many African monarchies did, instead of risking losing the whole kingdom, we are living in different times now. You will never defeat the masses of the people

2021-10-20 11:46:00 PM


Accused Florida school shooter pleads guilty in 2018 Parkland massacre

Accused shooter Nikolas Cruz pleaded guilty on Wednesday to 17 counts of murder and 17 counts of attempted murder in the 2018 mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, the deadliest ever at a US high school.

2021-10-20 11:58:00 PM


Serial rapist who preyed on job seekers handed five life terms

A serial rapist who lured unsuspecting victims with job promises has been sentenced to five life terms in jail.

2021-10-20 11:43:00 PM


UCT one rubber-stamp away from ‘no jab, no entry’ policy from 2022

The council of the University of Cape Town (UCT) has given in-principle approval to a proposal that all staff and students must prove they’ve had a jab before they can enter campuses from January 1 2022.

University will become arena for SA government to depopulate the country soon

2021-10-20 11:48:00 PM


Rassie van der Dussen smashes maiden T20 century as SA make light work of Pakistan

Rassie van der Dussen smashed his maiden T20 career international century as he almost single-handedly steered SA to a win by six wickets over Pakistan at the Tolerance Stadium in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday evening.

2021-10-20 11:53:00 PM


OPINIONISTA: Controlling the purse-strings: Proposed new law on non-profit organisations is vague and confusing — we need clarity

It would be a huge concern if the proposed new law governing non-profit organisations is, for example, an effort to control international philanthropy which may fund organisations or media that could be seen as critical of the government.

2021-10-20 09:39:00 PM


Spotlight: PSYCHOLOGICAL WELLBEING: What public sector mental health services look like in the Free State and where to seek help

A 36-year-old mother living with HIV from Thabong in Welkom in the Free State is among the many millions of people in South Africa who rely on public healthcare services. Also, like many others, the Covid-19 pandemic and its associated disruptions have ...

2021-10-20 09:48:00 PM


SPOTLIGHT OP-ED: WHO numbers underscore urgent need for stronger leadership and ambitious TB recovery plan

According to new estimates from the World Health Organization, around 61,000 people died of TB in South Africa in 2020, an increase of around 5% over 2019. That works out to more than 1,100 TB deaths in the country every week. South Africa urgently ...

vaxist or vacsist A person who believes that mandatory mass vaccination is superior to other treatment during outbreaks, & the imposition of discriminatory social engineering policies is justifiable to force compliance. Related word: Discrimin-hate. novaccinemandate
More people died of TB in 2020 in South African than covid. Since TB is highly contagious, spread through coughing and aerosols, did the masks & social distancing not work? vacsists

2021-10-20 09:50:00 PM


Eswatini civil groups condemn security ‘heavy-handedness’ amid unrest

The Swaziland Solidarity Network has condemned what it called the heavy-handedness of security officials in Eswatini when dealing with protesters.

2021-10-20 10:16:00 PM


Ethiopia's military launches new air strike on Tigray capital

The year-long conflict has already killed untold numbers of people and triggered a deep humanitarian crisis.

2021-10-20 10:31:00 PM


Prosecutors appeal judgment against 'Hotel Rwanda' hero

Rwandan prosecutors said on Wednesday they have filed an appeal against a court ruling that sentenced 'Hotel Rwanda' hero Paul Rusesabagina to 25 years in prison on terrorism charges.

2021-10-20 10:31:00 PM


More Riri for your hair: beauty trends make a mark at Savage X Fenty show

While others had their eyes locked on the daring lingerie pieces, we only had eyes for the makeup and hairdos

2021-10-20 11:14:00 PM


Blast from the past: Big Mac devours bowling attack as Proteas thrash Zim

Today in SA sports history: October 21

2021-10-20 11:28:00 PM


Your dream retirement: sleep enough to stay sharp as you age

New study among the elderly proves that sleep affects how your mind works

2021-10-20 11:42:00 PM


Paintmakers are running out of the colour blue | Fin24

It's the latest fallout from the global supply-chain disruptions that are spreading across manufacturers.

2021-10-20 10:30:00 PM


Covid-19: Senegal logs zero new cases for first time since pandemic began | News24

Senegal recorded zero new Covid-19 cases on Wednesday for the first time since the pandemic began, the health ministry said.

2021-10-20 10:45:00 PM


SA records 591 Covid-19 cases, 80 deaths in 24 hours: NICD

SA recorded 591 new Covid-19 cases and 80 deaths in the past 24 hours, the latest NICD statistics showed.

2021-10-20 11:32:00 PM


Bucs fail to close gap on Sundowns as they're held by 10-man Maritzburg at Harry Gwala

Orlando Pirates missed a chance to close the gap between themselves and DStv Premiership log leaders Mamelodi Sundowns when they played to a 0-0 draw against a 10-man Maritzburg United at the Harry Gwala Stadium in Pietermaritzburg on Wednesday night.

2021-10-20 11:04:00 PM


Rampaging Sundowns equal long-standing record for most successive clean sheets with Arrows win

Mamelodi Sundowns reached a significant milestone of going 10 league matches without conceding a goal with their hard-fought 1-0 DStv Premiership win over Golden Arrows at the Sugar Ray Xulu Stadium on Wednesday.

2021-10-20 11:18:00 PM