NewsWrap: Wooden structures from nearly a million years ago could change belief about ancient humans 

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Gordhan requests shortlist of three names for next Eskom CEO post 

The Minister of Public Enterprises, Pravin Gordhan, has rejected the latest person who was recommended for the position of Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at Eskom.
The position became vacant after former CEO, André de Ruyter, resigned nine months ago.
Calib Cassim was appointed to act in the position in February.
The Eskom board conducted interviews in May and recommended a name to Gordhan.
Reports suggest that the minister has now requested a shortlist of three names to be submitted to him.

Postbank says payment issues have been resolved 

Postbank says some social grant beneficiaries tried to defraud the system.
According to the state-owned bank, they picked up cases of paid recipients claiming non-payment.
Thousands of Sassa beneficiaries could not access their funds at the start of the month due to a system glitch. Postbank says it resolved all payment issues.

President Ramaphosa calls on improved women empowerment 

President Cyril Ramaphosa has called on the world to improve women empowerment.
Ramaphosa says he is proud that 50-percent of his cabinet consists of women.
He told the United Nations General Assembly that women empowerment must be central to the actions that are taken to the realisation of Agenda 2030.
He says women have a right to participate in decision making bodies.

SACP calls for review on the country’s approach to road safety 

The South African Communist Party (SACP) has called for an urgent and comprehensive review of the country’s approach to road safety.
This call follows the accident that claimed the lives of 22 workers in Limpopo on Sunday.
The workers died when their bus collided with a truck.
The SACP says this accident is one of many that involve trucks, buses, and taxis.

Wooden structures from nearly a million years ago could change belief about ancient humans 

The discovery of ancient wooden logs in the banks of a river in Zambia has changed archaeologists’ understanding of ancient human life.
Researchers found evidence the wood had been used to build a structure almost half a million years ago.
The findings, published in the journal Nature, suggest stone-age people built what may have been shelters. The discovery could transform the current belief ancient humans led simple, nomadic lives.

Written by: Keenan Williams

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