Recent content by Jan

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    Apple and Amazon deny report of tiny Chinese spy chip infiltrating US networks

    No their denials were extensive... The Big Hack: Statements From Amazon, Apple, Supermicro, and the Chinese Government: (But, yes. Larry Page also denied any knowledge of PRISM.) Amazon It’s untrue that AWS knew about a supply chain compromise, an issue with malicious chips, or hardware...
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    Comic Con South Africa was awesome – this is why I will definitely go again

    Noooo! I didn't even think of that option. *weeps*
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    Do you listen to podcasts?

    A bunch in my subscription feed, but these are the only ones I really make time to listen to: 99% Invisible Dear Hank & John Planet Money The Moth The Anthropocene Reviewed ID10T (is Chris Hardwick ever coming back?!) Some cool suggestions in this thread already that I'll take a listen to.
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    Here it is – the Act which will determine Vodacom and MTN’s future in South Africa

    Don't bring your optimism here. (Seriously though, the fuss is because the point of the process is to discuss the bill. Now is the time to make a fuss.)
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    Rolling Blackouts: Tuesday 12 May 2015 [Stage 2 from 4pm]

    Eskom load shedding update: 12 May The latest on load shedding from Eskom.
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    New Grade 9 exit-level exam and compulsory history in SA schools

    New Grade 9 exit-level exam for South Africa The Department of Basic Education wants to introduce a new school exit level certificate and compulsory history.
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    "Vaccinate your kids" says Health MEC after rare disease re-appears in Durban

    by Adiel Ismail Kwazulu-Natal MEC for Health Dr Sibongiseni Dhlomo has urged parents to get their children vaccinated as he moved to ease fears of the public after a rare and deadly disease claimed the life of one child. An 8-year-old boy died of diphtheria, which is a serious bacterial...
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    SA man granted permission for assisted suicide

    The High Court in Pretoria on Thursday granted a terminally ill man the right to end his own life, with the help of a doctor. Robin Stransham-Ford was granted an order that allows a doctor to help him commit suicide and the doctor shall not be subject to prosecution or disciplinary...
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    Mercy killing application in SA court

    by Thomas Hartleb, Mpho Raborife, News24 People suffering from terminal diseases should lawfully be allowed to end their lives in a dignified manner, a member of Dignity SA said on Wednesday ahead of an urgent application before the High Court in Pretoria. Robert Stransham-Ford, 65, is...
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    Peace restored in South Africa after xenophobic attacks: government

    By More Matshediso Minister in the Presidency Jeff Radebe has reassured the country and the world that peace and calm have returned to communities that were affected by attacks on foreign nationals. “We want to reassure those who have plans to travel to South Africa that our government is...
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    Eskom load shedding hits stage 2

    Eskom load shedding at stage 2 Stage 2 rolling blackouts have been implemented from 17:58 on Thursday, 23 April 2015.
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    WhatsApp Calling update for iPhones rolled out

    WhatsApp voice calling rolling out to iPhones A new version of WhatsApp for iOS promises that WhatsApp Calling is rolling out to Apple smartphones.
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    SA Spelling Bee 2015 launched

    As part of a broader comprehensive strategy to address the poor performance by learners in languages and numeracy, the Department of Basic Education, in partnership with Spell It South Africa, will today launch the Spelling Bee South Africa Competition for 2015. The Annual National...
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    MyBroadband journalist Jan Vermeulen on KykNET and CNBC Africa

    I went on KykNET to talk about the recent launch of the Wi-Fi Forum in South Africa, as well as why broadband in SA remains so poor and so expensive. It's in Afrikaans: Also chatted with Gugu on CNBC Africa about the high price of the Samsung Galaxy...