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    CoCT appeals to communities to stop attacks on public infrastructure

    Good to see SA motorsport taking Lewis Hamilton's complaints that motorsport isn't inclusive enough seriously.
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    African-American museum removes controversial chart linking 'whiteness' to self-reliance, decision-making

    That's the point. The problem is figuring out who's trying to drive a wedge. we have reached the ridiculous point where good, gay people are being picked out as insufficiently militant and are being lynched by the LGBT crew. Gay people who have fought long and hard simply to be accepted as...
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    African-American museum removes controversial chart linking 'whiteness' to self-reliance, decision-making

    ...gratuitous snip here... Correct. Jabu. The practicality of the A-bomb was determined by Rudolf Peierls and Otto Frisch at the University of Birmingham. The Brits looked at the problem, played with it and realised they had not the industrial capacity to produce the raw U-235 when they were...
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    African-American museum removes controversial chart linking 'whiteness' to self-reliance, decision-making

    'Bert had nothing to do with building the A-bomb. To quote him when Szilard told him of the possibility of a chain reaction: "I did not think of that". But Bert signed the letter to Roosevelt encouraging research into the possibility in an A bomb.
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    African-American museum removes controversial chart linking 'whiteness' to self-reliance, decision-making

    The consensus is that special relativity was inevitable. If not Einstein then somebody else would have come up with it with a few years of the annus mirabilis. But general relativity was so far out there that if Einstein hadn't have come up with it then we'd probably not have it today. Einstein...
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    Zimbabwe salaries worth LESS than one US dollar a day – Cathy Buckle

    How much further down do they need to go before they implode?
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    Whites still earning three times more than blacks: Stats SA

    What? The Nationalist establishment may have life made uncomfortable for them but few, very few "vanished from their homes".
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    Evidence found of epic prehistoric Pacific voyages

    Saw a doco about pale skinned Maori once. Oral tradition says that they came from Persia via South America and this was treated with contempt. Until the DNA tests came back.
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    First quarter GDP falls by 2% as recession continues

    https://www.iol.co.za/sundayindependent/statssa-chiefs-threats-to-staff-1550045
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    Zimbabwe VP blames colonisers for not teaching locals how to run economy

    Yes he had (I remember the postings by the MDC of the election results by polling station) but he completely outflanked Tsvangirai after the elections. AFAIR he offered Tsvangirai the post as PM and promised to transfer executive power to that post while Mugabe remained president. But Mugabe...
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    Zimbabwe VP blames colonisers for not teaching locals how to run economy

    Mugabe completely outmanoeuvred Tsvangirai in the 2008 elections aided and abetted by Mbeki.
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    Privilege and Inheritance: Time to disrupt intergenerational transfers of wealth

    So you think your schooling's phoney I guess it's hard not to agree You say, "It all depends on money And who is in your family tree" Right, right, you're bloody well right You got a bloody right to say Right, you're bloody well right You know you got a right to say Ha ha you're bloody well...
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    'I'll kill you like George Floyd' - doctor says Tshwane metro cop assaulted, throttled him

    And another highly skilled professional will probably leave SA. How to win friends and influence people.
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    Lobby group wants Louis Botha statue at Parliament removed

    Yes it was banned at the time but the Nats had allowed Mandela to contact the ANC in exile. The Nats started negotiating with the ANC in the late 70's/early '80's (the Soweto uprisings gave them a huge skrik). It's all in Mandelas biography.
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