NewsWrap: Semenya advocates for human rights 

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No end in sight for country’s energy crisis 

Eskom continues to suffer at the hands of those controlling it through corrupt networks and they are still walking free. That’s the word from former Eskom CEO Andre de Ruyter in an interview. De Ruyter said that underlying factors created an environment where corruption flourished at the utility. Meanwhile,…. The country has been gripped by high stages of rolling blackouts, with no real end in sight for South Africans.


President Ramaphosa pays respects to Namibian president 

President Cyril Ramaphosa visited Namibia at the weekend to pay his respects following the passing of the President of the Republic, Hage Geingob.
The president died last Sunday while being treated in hospital for cancer.
President Ramaphosa says South Africa mourns alongside Namibia.

Semenya advocates for human rights 

Two-time Olympic gold medallist Caster Semenya says she is now advocating for human rights, with the large goal of advocating for young women to not endure what she endured.
Semenya is currently fighting a legal battle against World Athletics’ testosterone regulations. The legal team needs more than three-million rand to take the battle back to court in May.

North West University suspends student for objecting LGBTQI+ ideologies 

The North West University has suspended a third-year student after he objected to the discussion of the LGBTQI-plus ideology during an orientation. The ACDP has called on the university to lift the suspension and apologise to the student.
Meanwhile, the university claims that it suspended the student because he disrupted the orientation and not because of his views.

AI telemarketers made illegal in the US 

Have you ever been called by someone who sounds robotic on the other end? There are chances that AI generated audio had been created to try and sell you a product or service. Well in the US, the federal agency that regulates communication made robocalls or those generated by AI illegal. It comes amid a rise in robocalls that have mimicked the voices of celebrities and political candidates. The move comes on the heels of an incident last month in which voters in New Hampshire received robocalls impersonating US President Joe Biden ahead of the state’s presidential primary.
The calls encouraged voters not to cast ballots in the primary. An estimated 5,000 to 25,000 were placed.

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