France says social media platforms will still sign hate speech pledge

25 August 2019, 9:42 AM
France was initially hoping to make social media giants sign a so-called “Charter for an Open, Free, and Safe Internet” on Friday, according to the official program.
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Medical negligence costs Gauteng over R500-million 17 April 2018, 12:25 PM

The Gauteng Health Department has paid over R500-million for medical negligence cases since January last year.

Cape Town water consumption increases 17 April 2018, 7:57 AM

The City of Cape Town says it's concerned that water consumption over the past week has spiked by 5%.

Facebook must face class action over facial recognition: US judge 17 April 2018, 7:17 AM

A US federal judge ruled on Monday that Facebook Inc must face a class action lawsuit alleging that the social network unlawfully used a facial recognition process on photos without user permission.

Facebook takes out ads to tout new EU data protection law 16 April 2018, 2:05 PM

Facebook took out full-page ads in European newspapers Monday to trumpet tough new EU legislation that promises "more data protection for you", as the company seeks to win back trust following a damaging privacy scandal.

Nigeria reduces malaria prevalence to 27% 16 April 2018, 6:42 AM

The Minister for Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, says the prevalence rate of malaria has been reduced from 42% in 2010 to 27% in 2015.

Calls for more schools for children with autism 15 April 2018, 7:04 PM

Families with children living with autism have called on government to build more schools that cater for children with special needs.

SA oceans fast becoming biggest dumping site 15 April 2018, 5:06 PM

It is said that every minute, one garbage truck of plastic is dumped into the South African oceans.

Cape Town prepared for coming winter season 15 April 2018, 10:30 AM

The City of Cape Town says they have identified 29 informal settlements prone to flooding during the coming winter season.

Call for goverment to build more schools for children with special needs 15 April 2018, 7:25 AM

Families and various professionals have called on government to build more schools for children living with special needs and autism so they can lead a normal life.

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Thousands take part in Global March for Science 14 April 2018, 9:16 PM

Thousands of academics, scientists and civil society members from around the world took part in the annual Global March for Science.

People cleaning at a beach.
Commonwealth communities asked to tackle ocean pollution 14 April 2018, 8:29 PM

Environmental activists have appealed to communties within the Commonwealth to seriously tackle the issue of ocean pollution.

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14 Dolphins stranded at Woody Cape Nature Reserve 14 April 2018, 3:54 PM

Scientists are awaiting pathology results after a group of common dolphins stranded at Woody Cape Nature Reserve in the Eastern Cape last week.

Musk insists Tesla does not need more capital 14 April 2018, 10:50 AM

Tesla has already sought this month to play down widespread Wall Street speculation that it would need to return to capital markets.

NGOs up in arms over HIV/Aids funding 14 April 2018, 8:16 AM

Thirty-six Non-Governmental Organisations funded by government have handed over their memorandum of demands to the Health Department over the withdrawal of funding for HIV and AIDS programmes.

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Hydrogen fuel cell system launched in N West 13 April 2018, 10:07 PM

Minister of Science and Technology Mamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane on Friday launched a R10 million hydrogen fuel cell system in the North West.

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C.Town residents protest proposed water tariff increases 13 April 2018, 8:09 PM

Cape Town residents took to the streets on Friday to protest against proposed municipal tariff increases.

Gassner becomes new Britehouse CEO 13 April 2018, 6:58 PM

Ed Gassner has been appointed as the new CEO of the Britehouse Group, a division of Dimension Data, the Johannesburg-based information technology services company announced on Friday.

Uganda plans tax on social media use from July, rights activists cry foul 12 April 2018, 6:04 PM

Uganda plans to slap a new tax on social media users from July to raise revenue, which human rights activists denounced as another attempt by President Yoweri Museveni to stifle freedom of expression and quash dissent to his 32-year-rule. The move is unlikely to go down well in a country where more than 40 percent […]

New weapon in malaria fight: a better bed net 12 April 2018, 6:35 AM

A new kind of bed net that blocks mosquitoes’ resistance to a common insecticide provides substantially improved protection against malaria, a major study has found.

Listeriosis outbreak leaves farmers at a loss 11 April 2018, 9:12 PM

Pig farmers have suffered a huge blow in the wake of the Listeriosis outbreak.

HIV, TB patients up in arms in Limpopo 11 April 2018, 5:11 PM

HIV and TB patients that access health care services under the Ndlovu Care Group, a private medical non-profit organisation, have launched a protest over the Health Department’s decision to stop funding the organisation. Limpopo department of health announced this week that it will no longer fund centres and non-profit organisations providing services to HIV patients […]

N14 temporarily closed due to sinkhole 11 April 2018, 3:55 PM

The N14 between Kuruman and Vryburg has been temporarily closed due to a sinkhole that has occurred outside the Kuruman Hospital.

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Contrite Zuckerberg says Facebook in ‘arms race’ with Russia 11 April 2018, 5:36 AM

Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg accepted personal responsibility on Tuesday for the leak of data on tens of millions of its users, while warning of an "arms race" against Russian disinformation during a high-stakes hearing with US lawmakers.

Parties give to flood victims in Hammanskraal 10 April 2018, 6:14 PM

City of Tshwane's Chief Whips of various political parties donated temporary houses and food parcels to residents severely affected by last month's floods in the Hammanskraal area north or the city.

Energy expert ready to fight Eskom over tariffs 10 April 2018, 1:33 PM

South African energy expert Ted Blom said on Tuesday that he would be representing 80,000 citizens from all provinces in the country at provincial electricity tariff negotiations with the national energy regulator and power supplier Eskom.

Apple turns green, claiming ‘100% clean energy’ 10 April 2018, 8:16 AM

Apple said Monday it had achieved a goal of "100 percent clean energy" for its facilities around the world.

Alleged abalone syndicate to appear in court 10 April 2018, 6:31 AM

Seventeen alleged members of an abalone poaching syndicate are expected to appear in the Cape Town Regional Court on Tuesday.

Bushbuckridge residents march against water shortage 9 April 2018, 8:45 PM

Water utility, Rand water is being accused of failing to pump enough water in Bushbuckridge, Mpumalanga.

Rock Hopper finds home at Two Oceans Aquarium 9 April 2018, 6:56 PM

The Two Oceans Aquarium has welcomed a new member to their Northern Rock Hopper family.

Plastic pollution set to outweigh fish in oceans by 2050 9 April 2018, 6:10 PM

Experts predict that by 2050, the plastic pollution in the sea will outweigh the fish in the oceans.