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Today marked 10 years since the Marikana Massacre

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Today marked 10 years since the Marikana Massacre

Today marks exactly 10 years since the Marikana Massacre. What was meant to be a strike by mine workers turned deadly in the North West Province when police opened fire on the striking workers killing 34 people and seriously injuring nearly 80 others. Amcu says 10 years is a long time and its time that people are arrested for the massacre.

AA predicts massive fuel price decrease next month

There might be some good news on the cards for motorists come September. That’s the word from the Automobile Association which has forecast a massive decrease in fuel prices across the board. According to data by the AA petrol is expected to drop by around two rand, sixty cents a litre, while diesel may go down by around two rand, thirty cents a litre. The association says the main driver behind the decreases are a stronger rand dollar exchange and lower international oil prices.

Icy weather conditions predicted for the Western Cape from tonight

Another cold front is approaching the Western Cape and will make landfall from late this evening into tomorrow. The South African Weather Service predicts snowfall over the high lying areas of the province, but this may be washed away by heavy rain. The Weather Service says that the snowfall this year will be very minimal and will melt away quickly. Meanwhile there’s icy weather conditions forecast for the interior of the Northern Cape this week as well.

In your international news….

Oscars apologises to Native American woman booed off stage nearly 50 years ago

The Oscars has made an apology to Sacheen Littlefeather, a Native American woman booed off stage nearly 50 years ago.

The activist and actress appeared on live TV in 1973 to refuse an Oscar that Marlon Brando won for The Godfather.

Brando rejected the best actor award because of misrepresentation of Native Americans by the US film industry – and sent Littlefeather in his place.

The Academy said Littlefeather endured “unwarranted and unjustified” abuse following her brief speech.

And finally….

Scientists find Earth’s water may be from outer edges of the solar system

Water may have been brought to Earth by asteroids from the outer edges of the solar system. That’s according to scientists after analysing rare samples collected on a six-year Japanese space mission.

In a quest to shed light on the origins of life and the formation of the universe, researchers are scrutinising material brought back to earth in 2020 from the asteroid Ryugu. In a new paper published in the journal Nature Astronomy, scientists said the Ryugu samples could give clues to the mystery of how oceans appeared on Earth billions of years ago.

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Written by: Keenan Williams

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