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Messi, Ronaldo set to renew stellar rivalry in Champions League – The Citizen
Lionel Messi’s rivalry with Cristiano Ronaldo has enthralled football for the better part of a decade, and the pair will duel for potentially the final time when Barcelona host Juventus in the Champions League on Tuesday.

The two titans of the modern game, who split ownership of the Ballon d’Or between 2008-2017, were the talismans of Spanish giants Barcelona and Real Madrid until Ronaldo left the Spanish capital for Juventus in 2018.

After the Portuguese ...
Ramaphosa: More work needed on HIV prevention among key populations – The Citizen
In his latest letter, President Cyril Ramaphosa says government must do more in the fight against HIV/AIDS for the country to end AIDS as a public health threat by 2030.

South Africa continues to have the largest number of people living with HIV in the world, however, over the last decade, the country made progress in reducing the number of new HIV infections in the population by nearly 60%.

The figure can be higher if government ensures that young people are empowered to ...
Malema, Ndlozi in court for day one of assault trial – The Citizen
The assault trial of EFF leader Julius Malema and MP Mbuyiseni Ndlozi begins Wednesday morning after the media were granted access to record video and take photographs in court.

The Randburg Magistrate’s Court postponed the trial two weeks ago due to delays after applications brought by the media to cover the case were considered on the second day of the trial.

The court confirmed certain media houses will be allowed to record the proceedings but under strict regulations. ...
Why anti-corruption campaigns are bad for democracy - The Mail & Guardian
Public awareness campaigns have become ubiquitous in the age of foreign aid, democratisation and social media. Think of any cause related to governance, human rights and democracy and someone will have proposed a public awareness campaign to advance it. Nowadays it would be strange to promote electing more women to the legislature without a public awareness campaign designed to “sensitise” voters to the value of supporting female candidates. Similarly, almost every anti-corruption strategy now h ...
Cosatu calls on workers, citizens to support Nehawu’s Union Building ‘protest’ on Monday – The Citizen
The National Education, Health and Allied Workers’ Union (Nehawu) is set to protest outside the Union Buildings in Pretoria on Monday amid the union threats to go on a full-blown strike in October.

Nehawu has been engaging in lunch hour demonstrations hoping that President Cyril Ramaphosa responded to their demands.

The union’s demands include proper personal protective equipment (PPE) for health workers, for government to address mounting allegations of corruption ...
Lekwa municipality seek court interdict over workers’ protests – The Citizen
Political parties represented in the Lekwa Local Municipality council strongly condemned the recent protest actions of municipal workers.

The Civic Voice, who has three councillors debating issues, questioned the motives of the South African Municipal Workers’ Union (Samwu).

“It was not an honest strike,” said Nicholas Selepe of the Civic Voice on Thursday, 13 August.

The union went on a rampage in town and scenes of burning tyres, overthrown dustb ...
Nudist gives chase as brazen boar nabs laptop – The Citizen
A naked sunbather unashamedly gave chase in his birthday suit after a wild boar stole his laptop while he was relaxing by a Berlin lake in an escapade that has gone viral.

The man was pictured running after the cheeky swine at the Teufelssee lake, a popular spot for nude sunbathing.

A naked sunbather giving chase in his birthday suit after a wild boar stole his laptop while he was relaxing by the Teufelsee lake in Berlin, an escapade that has gone viral (Photo by Adele La ...
Canadian brewer apologises for naming beer ‘pubic hair’ instead of ‘feather’ in Maori – The Citizen
A Canadian brewery has apologised for naming one of its beers after the Maori term for “pubic hair”, and not “feather” as it had intended, CBC reported.

Hell’s Basement Brewery in Alberta province launched its Huruhuru (The Feather) New Zealand pale ale two years ago, using the Maori term they believed meant feather to reflect its light citrus taste for a summer brew.

But earlier this week Maori former TV personality Te Hamua Nikora posted a ...
EU methane emissions policies will affect Africa’s energy transition - The Mail & Guardian
The gender gap is not narrowing fast enough despite efforts globally over the past decades to increase the participation of women in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and maths (Stem). The numbers seem to be static, despite much public awareness and programmes, which include considerable financial investments, to encourage girls and women to enter Stem fields. 

The latest data from the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation’s Institute for S ...
We need more women in STEM careers - The Mail & Guardian
The gender gap is not narrowing fast enough despite efforts globally over the past decades to increase the participation of women in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and maths (Stem). The numbers seem to be static, despite much public awareness and programmes, which include considerable financial investments, to encourage girls and women to enter Stem fields. 

The latest data from the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation’s Institute for S ...

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