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November 13, 2017 5:00 AM Majwe Mining wins overtime case against employees

Majwe Mining Joint Venture is contracted by Debswana at the Jwaneng diamond mine Cut 8 project. The workers lost their case in which they demanded the company to pay them overtime allowances computed by utilising average hours over a three weeks’ cycle in terms of section 97 (1) as read with section 37 (1) of the Employment Act. The workers had dragged 25

November 2, 2017 4:00 PM New great ape species found, sparking fears for its survival

Researchers have identified a new species of orangutan in an isolated forest on the Indonesian island of Sumatra. Fewer than 800 individuals remain, and the construction of a dam and road threaten the prime habitat of the ape, which is distinguished from its cousins by, among other things, frizzier hair and a taste for caterpillars. "As a scientist 57

November 2, 2017 10:07 AM Gender wage gap in SA widens

South Africa is ranked 19 in a new global index report on gender inequality released by the World Economic Forum (WEF). The report finds that while South Africa has improved its share of women legislators, senior officials and managers, the gender wage gap in the country has increased. A decade of slow progress towards better parity between the sexes 55

November 1, 2017 9:46 PM The Most Expensive Drug in the World Is About to Be Made Worthless by Gene Therapy

A drug approved last year to treat a rare, fatal genetic disorder called spinal muscular atrophy came with one of the world’s highest price tags: $750,000 per year for the first year, then hundreds of thousands of dollars every year for the rest of the child's life. However, soon that drug, called Spinraza, may also have a gene therapy rival, giving 31

November 1, 2017 3:44 PM Six women accuse filmmaker Brett Ratner of sexual harassment or misconduct

Natasha Henstridge was watching a movie on Brett Ratner’s couch when she fell asleep. She was a 19-year-old fashion model; he was an up-and-coming music video director in his early 20s. They had been hanging out in front of the TV with friends at his New York apartment. But when Henstridge woke up, the others had left. She was alone with Ratner. She got up to leave 1

November 1, 2017 10:02 AM 'I woke up with Kevin Spacey lying on me'

A man has said he was left traumatised after waking up to find Hollywood star Kevin Spacey lying on him when he was a teenager in the 1980s. The man told Victoria Derbyshire Spacey invited him to spend the weekend in New York but it became clear he was interested in "a way I wasn't". He said Spacey asked him to share his bed, but he slept on the sofa and woke up with the actor's 27

November 1, 2017 6:50 AM Uganda: Numerous Prospects Awaiting Museveni in Retirement

When President Museveni completes his term in 2021, he will have served our nation for 35 years as a head of state and almost 55 years as a freedom fighter. He will have amassed immensurable governance experience, probably more than seven US presidents combined. Unlike millions of people who shiver at the thought of retirement, there are numerous safeguards 27

November 1, 2017 5:53 AM Numerous prospects awaiting Museveni in retirement

When President Museveni completes his term in 2021, he will have served our nation for 35 years as a head of state and almost 55 years as a freedom fighter. He will have amassed immensurable governance experience, probably more than seven US presidents combined. Unlike millions of people who shiver at the thought of retirement, there are numerous safeguards 53

November 1, 2017 5:00 AM Crime victims deserve real justice

Each day, via Btv and other media, Batswana witness violent criminals being paraded after capture, only for the same viewing audience to learn that the brazen, unrepentant and smug scoundrels are granted further bail. Just yesterday, a mob of suspects in violent robberies was shown on Btv, with the report noting that more than half of them were already 5

November 1, 2017 12:48 AM ‘House of Cards’ filming suspended; new Spacey allegations

LOS ANGELES — Hollywood’s widening sexual harassment crisis brought forth a second actor’s allegation against Kevin Spacey on Tuesday, halted production on his Netflix series “House of Cards” and prompted CBS to check into an actress’ claim she was groped by Jeremy Piven. Mexican actor Robert Cavazos wrote on his Facebook page that he encountered Spacey 13