News Wrap: Winning photograph was infact created by AI

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Millions spent to keep lights on and operating rooms function at public hospitals- Health Minister 

Public hospitals are spending millions on diesel in efforts to keep the lights on and operating rooms functioning during loadshedding.
This was revealed by the Minister of Health, Joe Phaahla, during a parliamentary session.
According to the minister, over 686-million rand was spent from April last year to February this year.
Kwazulu-Natal, Gauteng and the Western Cape spent the most.

IMF paints bleak picture for Sub Saharan Africa 

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) says Sub-Saharan Africa is facing a funding squeeze that will affect growth and the ability to fund development needs.
According to the IMF, this leads to rising borrowing costs, weakened currencies and less access to international capital markets.
The funds’ new Sub-Saharan Africa regional outlook published last week states that the lack of financing has hit a region already struggling with high public debt and a cost of living crisis.

Zuma to return to court in August as case gets postponed again 

Former President Jacob Zuma’s corruption case was postponed to the 15th of August. Zuma appeared briefly in the High Court in Pietermaritzburg yesterday.
The 81-year-old former president brought another application before the court that advocate Billy Downer should withdraw from the case as public prosecutor.

Winning photograph was infact created by AI

The winner of a major photography award has refused his prize after revealing his work was in fact an AI creation.
German artist Boris El-dagsen’s entry, entitled Pseudomnesia: The Electrician, won the creative open category at last week’s Sony World Photography Award. He said he used the picture to test the competition and to create a discussion about the future of photography.

Written by: Keenan Williams

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