Pakistan launches trans protection hotline

JOHANNESBURG – The government in Pakistan has launched a hotline to protect the transgender community against discrimination. Trans people are considered outcasts by many in the country, especially in conservative…

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Long Covid remains a mystery, though theories are emerging

PARIS – Millions of people around the world are believed to suffer from long Covid yet little remains known about the condition — though research has recently proposed several theories…

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Newspaper front pages from around the world, 30 September 2022

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UK PM vows to get borrowing ‘back on track’ after market turmoil over tax cuts

LONDON – UK Prime Minister Liz Truss defended her tax-slashing plans on Thursday but vowed to “get borrowing back on track”, after nearly a week of silence when markets tanked…

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[WATCH] The Daredevil Run 2022

JOHANNESBURG – The 13th installment of the Daredevil Run took place on 30 September 2022 – back at their home, Zoo Lake Johannesburg, to raise awareness about prostate cancer amongst…

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WC community safety MEC fears kidnappings could negatively affect the economy

CAPE TOWN – Western Cape community safety MEC Reagen Allen fears the ongoing spate of kidnappings in Cape Town could negatively impact the province’s economy. In the latest incident this…

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‘There is no wedge between the DA and me’ – ousted Jhb Mayor Phalatse

JOHANNESBURG – Ousted Johannesburg mayor, Mpho Phalatse has contended rumours of a wedge between herself and the Democratic Alliance (DA). Phalatse was removed through a motion of no confidence on…

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PowerBall results: Friday, 30 September 2022

JOHANNESBURG – These are the winning PowerBall and PowerBall Plus numbers for Friday, 30 September 2022: PowerBall: 07, 27, 29, 35, 50 PB: 03PowerBall Plus: 07, 08, 12, 34, 40…

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Why state capture could see SA greylisted

Just over three months ago, Cyril Ramaphosa The commission estimated the state haemorrhaged R57-billion during the Gupta era. More than 97% of that was taken from state-owned entities  Eskom and…

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SA needs menstruation leave policies. Period

ANALYSIS Nearly half of South African women are excluded from the labourforce. It is a sobering statistic that hints at a truth Mail & Guardian has revisited often — that…

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EXPLAINER: Interest rates are on the up. What should you do?

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How to claim for load-shedding damage

The ombudsman for short-term insurance “You sometimes find that the debit order by the insurer randomly does not go through and in that instance people don’t usually enquire why the…

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King of Hanover Park: How Benni McCarthy saved a gangster’s life

Old Trafford, the home of Manchester United and Benni McCarthy, boasts a pitch-perfect carpet of green glory. The South African soccer legend has played a pivotal role in the Red…

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Trevor Noah: Net worth, ‘The Daily Show’ salary and more

South African-born comedian Trevor Noah announced that he will be leaving The Daily Show on Thursday 29 September after a seven-year run. Here’s a look at his net worth.  TREVOR…

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Upcoming artists recognised at SATMA Awards

Upcoming artists are among the big winners at this year’s South African Traditional Music Achievements awards held in the Mbombela Stadium, Mpumalanga. Twenty-two year-old Ntombi Ya Mutsonga Shivhambo scooped the…

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‘Stick to being Bontle’s hubby’: Tweeps on Priddy’s loss to Cassper

Tweeps took to Twitter on Sunday, 2 October to praise rapper Cassper Nyovest for knocking Bontle Modiselle’s husband Priddy Ugly out in less than two minutes in last night’s celebrity…

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South Africa: Universities Need to Better Support Doctoral Supervisors

South Africa’s government has ambitious plans for doctoral education. The country aims to increase its output to 5,000 doctorates annually by 2030. In 2013, the figure stood at 2,051; by…

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As New Term Starts, Supreme Court Poised to Resume Rightward Push

Chief Justice Roberts, whose middle-ground approach in the abortion decision attracted not a single colleague’s vote, said the court’s role in the constitutional structure must be respected. “If the court…

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How Private High Schools Keep the College Pay-to-Win Game Going

Every American high schooler knows the supposed secret to a lifetime of success: admission to an elite university. Competition for coveted spots is so fierce that while an admission victory…

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Biden’s Student Debt Plan Attracts Lawsuits, Scams and Confusion

WASHINGTON — President Biden’s program to erase large amounts of student loan debt attracted criticism immediately after it was announced in August and, more recently, several lawsuits. Scammers have targeted…

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