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Why the president must send the Copyright Amendment Bill back to Parliament
Why the president must send the Copyright Amendment Bill back to Parliament
The Copyright Act of 1978, last amended in 2002, urgently needed updating. But the Copyright Amendment Bill passed by Parliament earlier this year...
Boks braced for ‘slippery’ Wales in World Cup semifinal
Boks braced for ‘slippery’ Wales in World Cup semifinal
South Africa will need to be at their very best to overturn recent history against Wales in this weekend’s World Cup semifinal, scrum-half Faf de...
Brave Blossoms epitomise belief
Brave Blossoms epitomise belief
It took 29 years for Japanese soldier Hiroo Onoda to surrender after World War II had ended. He had been deployed to the Philippines to disrupt...
Back-on-track Boks await weekend winners
Back-on-track Boks await weekend winners
The Rugby World Cup pool stages are nearly over. That’s probably a good thing, given that towards the end it’s beginning to feel a bit like a...
US-UK-Japan trio win chemistry Nobel for lithium-ion battery
US-UK-Japan trio win chemistry Nobel for lithium-ion battery
Three researchers won the Nobel Chemistry Prize on Wednesday for the development of lithium-ion batteries, paving the way for smartphones and a...
The haka can’t scare Bokke gees
The haka can’t scare Bokke gees
No one can escape the feeling that a banal encounter between hosts Japan and rugby nobodies Russia doesn’t really feel like the true World Cup...
World must adapt to 'inevitable' climate change, warns report
World must adapt to 'inevitable' climate change, warns report
Nations rich and poor must invest now to protect against the effects of climate change or pay an even heavier price later, a global commission...
​TICAD 7: Investment, job creation, and skills development for South Africa
​TICAD 7: Investment, job creation, and skills development for South Africa
On August 28-30, the 7th Summit of the Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD 7) was held in Yokohama, Japan. Delegates from...
A tropical subject: Could typhoons hit Rugby World Cup?
A tropical subject: Could typhoons hit Rugby World Cup?
Namibia 0 New Zealand 0 at the Rugby World Cup! An improbable scoreline but one that could happen if their pool match is cancelled due to a...
Money, muscle, media: how China has handled Hong Kong protests
Money, muscle, media: how China has handled Hong Kong protests
China has deployed a three-pronged strategy to suffocate pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong — propaganda, economic leverage and intimidation....
Japan's Abe vows to reform constitution despite no 'supermajority'
Japan's Abe vows to reform constitution despite no 'supermajority'
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Monday pledged to keep alive his plans to amend the country's pacifist constitution, despite failing to secure a...

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