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Somizi reflects on new best-seller book

  JOHANNESBURG – Weekend Wake-up’s big interview on Sunday is with a man known for being outspoken, outrageous and highly entertaining. He found fame in the early 1990’s, performing in the musical Sarafina at age of 13. Nowadays Somizi Mhlongo is a household name. The Idols judge, choreographer and reality …

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Voices grow against sexism in Silicon Valley

A growing chorus of voices denouncing sexist culture is echoing through male-dominated Silicon Valley, knocking a number of internet industry executives from their perches. Accusations concerning the lack of women in tech jobs and unfair, or downright crude, treatment endured by some in the industry have simmered for years, occasionally …

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US unemployment rate ticks up to 4.4 percent in June

  WASHINGTON – US job creation rebounded in June while the unemployment rate ticked higher as more people entered the work force in search of jobs, the Labor Department reported Friday. The US economic engine created another 222,000 jobs in last month, while the jobless rate rose a tenth of …

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Google’s Alphabet working on offering energy services

  WASHINGTON – Google parent Alphabet is spinning off a little-known unit working on geothermal power called Dandelion, which will begin offering residential energy services. The announcement on Thursday took the wraps off one of the secretive projects at the Alphabet unit X, known notably for its work on self-driving …

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Opposition parties dispute parliamentary response to ICC

  CAPE TOWN – The Inkatha Freedom Party on Saturday rejected a statement issued by Parliament’s international relations and co-operation portfolio committee chairman Siphosezwe Masango about the International Criminal Court’s (ICC) ruling on South Africa’s failure to arrest Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir in keeping with its obligations as per the …

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France unveils pro-business reform plan

  PARIS – French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe unveiled an ambitious programme of tax cuts and reduced public spending on Tuesday designed to boost investment and end the country’s reliance on state borrowing. Philippe put spurring entrepreneurship at the heart of his first policy speech to the National Assembly after …

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