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At least 13 people are killed and 16 injured when a church in Dlangubo collapses during a pre-Easter service. #Africa #SouthAfrica
 
Academic and activist alleges director of BDS-South Africa, Muhammed Desai, sexually harassed her and two others. #WomensRights #SouthAfrica #Palestine #Israel #Boycott
 

South African anti-poaching technology to go global


Technology that has dramatically reduced rhino poaching in a South African game reserve could be used to help other threatened species across the world, as conservationists look for new ways to stop poachers before they can reach wildlife.

Dimension Data and Cisco first introduced its Connected Conversation effort in 2015, using a mixture of sensors, CCTV, biometrics and Wi-Fi to proactively detect poachers early, in a remote area in the north-west of South Africa where there is very limited electronic communication available.

The aim of the initiative is to track people instead of animals, collecting data on those who enter the perimeter and sending park rangers alerts when unusual activity is spotted. The project has been a huge success for the area so far, having not lost a rhino to poaching since January 2017. In its first two years of operation, it managed to reduce poaching in the reserve by 96%.

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New range of affordable NeuWai electric vehicles coming to South Africa


Songuo Motors, a South Korean automotive brand, has announced its intention to distribute its upcoming NeuWai range of electric vehicles in South Africa.

The NeuWai range will include two-seater and four-seater ultra-compact vehicles, a modular vehicle, an SUV, a one-ton truck, motorcycles, and scooters.

Whilst I'm pretty sure this is going to be an extremely attarctive price poing (not announced) I'm a bit concerned that the vehicles are only around 60km range at a top speed of 80 km/h - this is really only for city commuting in heavy traffic. The SUV range looks rather more interesting with a top speed of 120 km/h with a range of 150 km. But you get what you pay for so range and speed will no doubt be prioced accordingly.

See https://mybroadband.co.za/news/motoring/302520-new-range-of-affordable-electric-vehicles-coming-to-south-africa.html

#EV #southafrica

New range of affordable electric vehicles coming to South Africa
 
The general election is approaching in South Africa, so let's blame everything on migrants. #SouthAfrica #Africa #Racism #ANC
 
South Africans are frustrated with poverty, rising unemployment and poor service delivery. #Africa #SouthAfrica #Politics
 

Here’s how "well" electric cars are doing in South Africa - 867 registered, and 375 sold in last 6 years - Still zero government incentives


As part of a recent parliamentary Q&A session the minister of transport, Blade Nzimande, released new statistics detailing the number of electric cars in South Africa. According to the minister, there are a total of 867 electric vehicles currently registered in the country.

Gauteng makes up nearly half of this total with 390 of the registered vehicles, while 252 electric vehicles are registered in the Western Cape. There are fewer than 100 hundred vehicles in each of the country’s seven remaining provinces – likely as a result of the concentration of infrastructure needed for this type of transportation.

However, Nzimande indicated that adoption is set to increase as public charging stations become more widely available.

It is really dismal and partly due to no incentives from government, weak charging infrastructure, and of course the infamous Eskom load shedding.

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Another #metoo and this time in #southafrica
 

Linux laptops alive in South Africa - By Dell at Least


Dell and Canonical recently announced the new version of the Dell XPS 13 Developer Edition laptop, offering up to 16GB RAM and a 1TB SSB. Since then, a 2TB version has become available. Like other Developer Edition variants of the Dell XPS 13, the 2018 model comes with Ubuntu Linux rather than Windows. At the time, the latest long-term support relea
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Visited Dassiesfontein farm stall today to enjoy their traditional Farmer's Breakfast


Dassiesfontein is about an hours drive up the N2 from Cape Town. Apart from their delicious breakfasts (complete with a skilpadjie) the shop contains some amazing items you just don't elsewhere from vintage metal signs, locally made veldskoen, locally made leather goods, jams and preserves, antiques, and probably a good few items you don't know what they are used for. They also stock Dover cast iron wood stoves, one of which they use to bake their bread in.

Wondering what a skilpadjie is? It is lamb's liver wrapped in netvet (caul fat), which is the fatty membrane that surrounds the kidneys

See some of the photos at https://photos.gadgeteer.co.za/index.php?/category/242

#dassiesfontein #southafrica #breakfast

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Linux laptops alive in South Africa - By Dell at Least


Dell and Canonical recently announced the new version of the Dell XPS 13 Developer Edition laptop, offering up to 16GB RAM and a 1TB SSB. Since then, a 2TB version has become available. Like other Developer Edition variants of the Dell XPS 13, the 2018 model comes with Ubuntu Linux rather than Windows. At the time, the latest long-term support release: Ubuntu 18.04 “Bionic Beaver”.

Despite the fact that these laptops serve a small demand, Dell continues to offer them in South Africa. “You can order today,” he said. Buchanan said that many computer users still consider Linux as a technical operating system, however, and perhaps don’t understand it.

Linux performs a range of tasks better than Windows, though, including the package management features it offers.

So if you are a Linux user in South Africa choose Dell and don't pay for an OS you won't be using.

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Linux laptops alive in South Africa - Buy Dell at Least

Dell and Canonical recently announced the new version of the Dell XPS 13 Developer Edition laptop, offering up to 16GB RAM and a 1TB SSB. Since then, a 2TB version has become available. Like other Developer Edition variants of the Dell XPS 13, the 2018 model comes with Ubuntu Linux rather than Windows. At the time, the latest long-term support release: Ubuntu 18.04 “Bionic Beaver”.

Despite the fact that these laptops serve a small demand, Dell continues to offer them in South Africa. “You can order today,” he said. Buchanan said that many computer users still consider Linux as a technical operating system, however, and perhaps don’t understand it.

Linux performs a range of tasks better than Windows, though, including the package management features it offers.

So if you are a Linux user in South Africa choose Dell and don't pay for an OS you won't be using.

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Ex-prison gang leader Collin Khumalo employs 258 wardens in the South African city, but moral questions abound. #SouthAfrica #Africa #Crime
 

No Coincidence that YouMe Social is starting to look much like Google+


The new look is starting to roll out (as well as some additional themes) and the site has a more familiar look to it now for Google+ users. Collections have also started to appear (Groups that only allow the owner to post but anyone can comment) and Categories have gone live too along with +1 on posts instead of a Like button.

Many changes are still to be rolled out and there are some glitches being attended to but it is good to see that from day one posts can be fully public (so you can reshare them to other networks and link back to them) and the owner is managing to keep up with daily feedback to everyone.

You can find me there at https://www.youme.social/-danievdm

#youmesocial #socialnetworks #google+




 
The proposed #fairuse exception under #SouthAfrica ’s #Copyright Amendment Bill
 
#southafrica does very well in this domain. If only #eu did the same..
South Africa Moves Forward With Creator Rights Agenda
 
#SouthAfrica #copyright reform recognises the changing time; not protecting the "old guard"
 
no, no. it's fine. really. ~ National Eskom blackout warning #southafrica
National Eskom blackout warning
 
By Sebastian Staines



2019-03-02T05:58:22-05:00

Location: 38 Beach Rd, Cape Town, South Africa

Source: https://unsplash.com/photos/PKbxk5JAs3o
Full image: Link

Via Unsplash.com

\#photography #CC0 #Unsplash #APIRandom #38BeachRd #CapeTown #SouthAfrica
 
Torrential rains have affected 843,000 people across southeast Africa, officials say, prompting calls for emergency aid. #Africa #Mozambique #Malawi #SouthAfrica
 

YouTube Premium launched in South Africa includes Google Play Music but seems to exclude YouTube Original Movies


YouTube Music has been integrated with Google Play Music, and if you are a Play Music subscriber, you will automatically receive a subscription to YouTube Music Premium. What is interesting about this is I recall paying a lot more for Google Music Premium a year back. YouTube Premium brings not only ad-free viewing but also the ability to download songs and videos for offline viewing.

YouTube Music Premium is available for R59.99 a month, or R89.99 per month for a Family Plan. A free trial of YouTube Music Premium is also available through the YouTube website.

YouTube Premium is available for R71.99, while the Family plan is R109.99 per month. A Family subscription allows up to six members to share a single subscription. All family members must be 13 or older, have a Google Account, and reside in the same household as the family manager.

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YouTube Premium launched in South Africa includes Google Play Music but seems to exclude YouTube Original Movies

YouTube Music has been integrated with Google Play Music, and if you are a Play Music subscriber, you will automatically receive a subscription to YouTube Music Premium. What is interesting about this is I recall paying a lot more for Google Music Premium a year back. YouTube Premium brings not only ad-free viewing but also the ability to download songs and videos for offline viewing.

YouTube Music Premium is available for R59.99 a month, or R89.99 per month for a Family Plan. A free trial of YouTube Music Premium is also available through the YouTube website.

YouTube Premium is available for R71.99, while the Family plan is R109.99 per month. A Family subscription allows up to six members to share a single subscription. All family members must be 13 or older, have a Google Account, and reside in the same household as the family manager.

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#freesw firm in #southafrica on "how open source has permeated virtually every facet of business today."
 
Doorewaard and Schutte handed 18 and 23-year sentences for killing 15-year-old Matlhomola Mosweu in 2017. #Africa #SouthAfrica #Law
 

This is how many couples get divorced before their 10th anniversary in South Africa... and other fascinating stats on marriages in SA


StatsSA has published its marriages and divorces statistics for 2017.

The report is based on a combination of population censuses, household sample surveys, and administrative data.

Stats SA found that a total of 135,458 civil marriages, 2,588 customary marriages, and 1,357 civil unions were registered in 2017.

A comparison with the 2016 data shows that registration of civil marriages and customary marriages dropped by 2.9% and 34.9% respectively – whereas civil unions increased by 0.3%.

The article goes into a lot more depth and trends at https://businesstech.co.za/news/lifestyle/302494/this-is-how-many-sa-couples-get-divorced-before-their-10th-anniversary/

#southafrica #marriages #statssa#business #technology #businesstechnology #Headline #StatsSA #Lifestyle
This is how many couples get divorced before their 10th anniversary in South Africa
 
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This is how many couples get divorced before their 10th anniversary in South Africa... and other fascinating stats on marriages in SA

StatsSA has published its marriages and divorces statistics for 2017.

The report is based on a combination of population censuses, household sample surveys, and administrative data.

Stats SA found that a total of 135,458 civil marriages, 2,588 customary marriages, and 1,357 civil unions were registered in 2017.

A comparison with the 2016 data shows that registration of civil marriages and customary marriages dropped by 2.9% and 34.9% respectively – whereas civil unions increased by 0.3%.

The article goes into a lot more depth and trends at https://businesstech.co.za/news/lifestyle/302494/this-is-... Show more...
 
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Погребални агенти съдят пастор за възкресение менте

публикувано на 26.02.19 в 16:35

Пастор Алф Лукау с „възкресения“ жител на Йоханесбург.

Снимка: „Фейсбук“

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This map shows the no-fly zones for drones in South Africa

Drone-flying in South Africa is governed by the South African Civil Aviation Authority which has set out regulations for remotely piloted aircraft (RPAS).

The regulations set out the requirements for flying a drone in the country, as well as the areas where you are prohibited from flying and the dangers of flying in certain zones.

THere is a useful summary of the general rules as an interactive map at https://businesstech.co.za/news/technology/302406/this-map-shows-the-no-fly-zones-for-drones-in-south-africa/. The bad news is that with the 5 airports situated around Cape Town it blankets out most of Cape Town!

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Private owner of largest rhino farm feared to run bankrupt


These are monitored and protected at the 8,000 hectare Buffalo Dream Ranch (BDR), near the North West province town of Klerksdorp, which is defined as a Captive Breeding Operation (CBO) under Threatened Or Protected Species (TOPS) and Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) regulations.

Hume has regularly stated that he believes a legal trade is the only way to stop the poaching crisis, arguing that the escalating security costs for rhino owners and managers of wild rhino populations alike are unsustainable.

The huge cost of keeping his rhinos safe from poachers, as well as paying for feed, veterinary care and staff, has seemingly made it impossible to continue under the current financial model.
#Africa #Rhino #Environment #Environmentalism #FightPoachers #Ivory #News #SouthAfrica #SouthernAfrica #Hume #JohnHume
World’s largest ‘rhino farm’ at risk of collapse
 

Two South African Internet connectivity projects - Project Isizwe and Zenzeleni - have made it into the semi-finals of Mozilla's $250 000 Equal Rating Innovation Challenge - A Competition to bridge the digital divide across the world


From SA, Cape Town-based Afri-Fi: Free Public WiFi and Zenzeleni Networks, also from Cape Town, have made it into the semi-finals made up of five teams. Furthermore, Steve Song, a South African who is now living in Canada, is among the final five.

What impresses me about the projects is not so much the technology (mesh-networking itself is not new) but rather what they did to make it work, and even more difficult, to actually get it integrated and used within a community. Such connectivity not only helps spread information and education within the community but even more importantly aids with crucial communications during disasters or other emergencies.

See https://www.itweb.co.za/content/nG98Yd7LYRQMX2PD

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Two South African Internet connectivity projects - Project Isizwe and Zenzeleni - have made it into the semi-finals of Mozilla's $250 000 Equal Rating Innovation Challenge - A Competition to bridge the digital divide across the world

From SA, Cape Town-based Afri-Fi: Free Public WiFi and Zenzeleni Networks, also from Cape Town, have made it into the semi-finals made up of five teams. Furthermore, Steve Song, a South African who is now living in Canada, is among the final five.

What impresses me about the projects is not so much the technology (mesh-networking itself is not new) but rather what they did to make it work, and even more difficult, to actually get it integrated and used within a community. Such connectivity not only helps spread information and education within the community but even more importantly aids with crucial communications during disasters or other emergencies.

See https://www.itweb.co.za/content/nG98Yd7LYRQMX2PD

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Two South African Internet connectivity projects - Project Isizwe and Zenzeleni - have made it into the semi-finals of Mozilla's $250 000 Equal Rating Innovation Challenge - A Competition to bridge the digital divide across the world

From SA, Cape Town-based Afri-Fi: Free Public WiFi and Zenzeleni Networks, also from Cape Town, have made it into the semi-finals made up of five teams. Furthermore, Steve Song, a South African who is now living in Canada, is among the final five.

What impresses me about the projects is not so much the technology (mesh-networking itself is not new) but rather what they did to make it work, and even more difficult, to actually get it integrated and used within a community. Such connectivity not only helps spread information and education within the community but even more importantly aids with crucial communications during disasters or other emergencies.

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South Africa’s largest opposition party, the Democratic Alliance, has launched its manifesto ahead of elections due to take place in May. #Africa #SouthAfrica #Politics
 
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Малък южноафрикански ресторант стана номер 1 в света

Бакхус

21 Февруари 2019, 10:15

снимка: www.theworlds50best.com

Победителите в конкурса World Restaurant Awards бяха обявени на церемония в Париж.

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Малък южноафрикански ресторант стана номер 1 в света

Бакхус

21 Февруари 2019, 10:15

снимка: www.theworlds50best.com

Победителите в конкурса World Restaurant Awards бяха обявени на церемония в Париж.

Най-го... Show more...
 
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Фотогалерия: Пигкасо от Южна Африка

Пигкасо е роденa във ферма в Южна Африка и е трябвало да бъде изпратенa в кланица.

Info: https://www.dnevnik.bg/photos/2019/02/22/3394234_fotogaleriia_pigkaso_ot_jujna_afrika/

#южнаафрика #southafrica #rhodesia #родезия

#пигкасо #прасе #художник
 
Finance minister under pressure to bail out power utility Eskom, set to reveal rescue plan on Wednesday. #SouthAfrica #Africa #Business&Economy
 
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We’re 10 days away from new mobile data laws (out of bundle protection) in South Africa – here’s what you need to know

South Africa is 10 days away from new data regulations – with mobile customers soon to be spared from out of bundle charges, unless they choose to opt in.

The amended End User and Subscriber Services Charter (EUSSC) Regulations will come into effect on 1 March, which will prevent mobile operators from automatically charging out of bundle data rates for customers who do not opt into the service.

The regulations also state that mobile operators must send usage depletion notifications (SMSes) as customers consume their data bundles.

Good news as many subscribers got caught by surprise - myself included once.

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#UN committee finds #austerity measures implemented in #SouthAfrica https://www.dailymaverick.co.za/article/2019-02-19-un-committee-finds-austerity-measures-implemented-in-sa-may-further-worsen-inequalities/ a worldwide trend as oligarchs stole all the capital, replaced human workers with volunteers
UN committee finds austerity measures implemented in SA ‘may further worsen inequalities’
 
Wolfgat, which opened last year in an isolated fishing village on the Western Cape, named best restaurant in the world. #SouthAfrica #Africa #Food
 

My G+ South African Technology Collection has a presence on MeWe


You'll find all my posts for this Collection over there was well as on Youme Social, Minds, Mastodon, Friendica, Hubzilla, Blogger, Tumblr, Twitter. Links are on my G+ Profile About page.

See https://mewe.com/join/south_africa1

#southafrica
MeWe: The best chat & group app with privacy you trust.
 
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My G+ South African Technology Collection has a presence on MeWe

You'll find all my posts for this Collection over there was well as on Youme Social, Minds, Mastodon, Friendica, Hubzilla, Blogger, Tumblr, Twitter. Links are on my G+ Profile About page.

See https://mewe.com/join/south_africa1

\#southafrica

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This is how many R1.6-million Jaguar I-Pace EVs have been sold so far in SA - It's quite surprising compared to Nissan Leafs


Jaguar South Africa will launch its all-electric SUV, the I-Pace, at the end of February. However, sales figures show Jaguar has already sold 11 I-Pace units from December to January.

The company's first electric vehicle (EV) uses two electric motors placed at each axle, producing 294kW and 696Nm, and all-wheel-drive. Jag says its rapid too, with a 4.5 second sprint to reach 100km/h from standstill.

The I-Pace has a range of 470km from a single charge, according to the automaker.

The surprising part is that Nissan Leafs cost under half of this and only just over 60 or so were sold in the past two to three years. It's possible Jaguar does a better job of promoting their EV or else the richer buyers want something different and which has good performance. They are certainly NOT buying it to save money on fuel costs.

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The best priced uncapped fibre deals in South Africa per fibre provider and speed tier


This comparison is based on price (not performance) so does not take into account the fair usage policy (FUP), throttling, and shaping rules for each package which all differ depending on price and ISP, and buyers should investigate these policies before deciding between uncapped fibre packages.

It is interesting to note too for the same ISP how the prices differ across fibre providers indicating how the base fibre providers cost also differs.

US$1 is worth roughly ZAR14.

See https://mybroadband.co.za/news/fibre/295706-the-best-uncapped-fibre-deals-in-south-africa.html

#southafrica #fibre #uncapped#Frogfoot #Headline #ISPs #Octotel #OpenServe #uncappedfibre #Vumatel #Fibre
The best uncapped fibre deals in South Africa
 
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