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22 October 2017. The all girl robotics team from Alexandra High School (From Left:) Matebogo Thobejane, Agreeneth Kgasago, Kopano Kgatla and  Tshegofatso Mampuru pose for a picture with the racing robots they built before competing in the second annual  AfrikaBOT robotics competition at the Zwartkops Raceway in Pretoria. The event aims at getting young minds involved in the engineering and coding fields by building and programming a robot that can autonomously race through a maze and collect a item with a robotic arm along the way. The challenge illustrates the challenges faced when creating driverless cars. Picture: Alaister Russell/The Times

Alex pupil wants to build a robot that can cook and clean

Alexandra township might in the near future produce a robot with cooking skills.
Teacher's desk. Picture Credit: Pixabay

KZN traditional leaders guard school and keep kids in class

Elders‚ chiefs and indunas are taking to KwaZulu-Natal’s taverns – but not for the reasons you may think.

Data leak: Legal delays create a 'free for all'

If the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA) had been fully enacted‚ those responsible for leaking the data of millions of South Africans could have been fined up to R10 million or imprisoned for up to 10 years.

Ntlemeza fights back after Mbalula axed him as Hawks boss

Axed Hawks boss Berning Ntlemeza has turned to the highest court in the land to win his job back.
Zimbabwe's President Robert Gabriel Mugabe addresses the U.N. General Assembly at the United Nations on September 21, 2017 in New York, New York. / Kevin Hagen/Getty Images

WHO chief reverses Mugabe ambassador appointment

 The head of the World Health Organization on Sunday reversed his decision to name Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe as a goodwill ambassador, following widespread uproar.

Cops seize rifles‚ silencers and cellphones as they arrest 36 suspects for rhino crimes

Thirty-six suspects have been arrested over the past three weeks in connection with crimes related to rhino poaching‚ police said.

Suspects in shootout with police in Pinetown

Three suspects have been killed in a shootout with police in Pinetown‚ Durban‚ paramedics said.

Civil society must step up anti-nuclear campaign

The Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (Outa) says civil society must fight even harder to stop the nuclear deal following revelations that the cabinet reshuffle by President Jacob Zuma was orchestrated by Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Fires gut buildings in Cape Town

More than 20 people were displaced and 19 structures were destroyed in fires in Cape Town on Sunday.
A mother and her two daughters have burnt to death in a fire Credit: Supplied by SAPS

Mom and daughters burn to death after suspected attack by soldier

A mother and her two daughters have burnt to death in a fire‚ suspected to have been started by her boyfriend‚ who is a member of the SA National Defence Force (SANDF).
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