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Referendum on SA nuclear plan needed: Catholic Church

Catholic Church

The Catholic Church in South Africa called on government on Tuesday to suspend its nuclear procurement plans and hold a referendum on the issue as a matter of urgency. The Justice and Peace Commission for the Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference (SACBC) said in a statement that the economic and …

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Space in 2015 was out of this world


This was a golden year for planetary exploration thanks to all of the NASA and European Space Agency missions that were planned and implemented decades ago. Not since Apollo and the epic space race of the Cold War has space featured so heavily in the public eye. So here are …

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Zuckerberg asks India to allow free net service

Mark Zuckerberg

Facebook creator Mark Zuckerberg at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. After a $19bn takeover by Facebook, mobile messaging service WhatsApp said it will launch free voice calls by mid-year. (Lluis Gene, AFP) Mumbai – Facebook Chairman and founder Mark Zuckerberg made a personal appeal in an op-ed column in …

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Arthur Goldstuck’s top three gadgets of 2015

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THE stand-out gadgets of 2015 each makes its presence felt by touching a chord – although not all in the same way. One speaks to health, one to educational needs and one to sheer entertainment – but in a manner seldom encountered in electronics and gadgetry. It is rare for …

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Traffic fines if you don’t pay e-tolls


A Department of Transport Gazette published in December could be a veiled attempt by government to fine motorists who are boycotting the e-toll system. That is the concern raised by Opposition to Urban Tolling Alliance (Outa) chairperson Wayne Duvenage, who has been heading up a call for the Gauteng system …

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Free State farmer scammed on OLX

Stefan Weydeman

A Free State farmer has lost R21 000 after he fell victim to an online scam. Stefan Weydeman said he responded to an OLX advert selling animal feed earlier this month. “I wanted to buy cattle feed, so I deposited the money immediately after I verified the seller’s banking details,” …

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The season’s weird and wacky tech gifts

New York – Whether you’re shopping for a Trekkie, a tech-savvy fisherman or a paranoid chef, gadget gifts abound this year. They may be weird or wacky, but they are sure to be memorable as last-minute gifts for the geek who has everything. Foodsniffer ($130) ‘Tis the season for overeating, …

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