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The registration process for returning undergraduate students and first-years has been extended at the University of the Free State. Vice-chancellor Professor Francis Petersen said that the university recognises the financial difficulties that have affected students, specifically due to Covid-19 and unemployment.  However, Petersen explained that the concession to allow students to register would only apply...
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Political pressure and people with links to key political players were found to be the main drivers of personal protective equipment (PPE) corruption, the head of the Special Investigating Unit (SIU) told parliament’s standing committee on public accounts (Scopa) on Wednesday, adding that some of his investigators had come under threat. “As a result, we...
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On the weekly recap, NLW looks at growth in institutional investment, big interest among the G20 in CBDCs and a new National Security Council report. On this edition of The Breakdown weekly recap, NLW looks at: Growth in the institutional investment space in crypto A new 10,000 BTC treasury announcement  Reports from the Bank for International Settlements,...
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Food processing and the food industry are often framed in a bad light, but for this year’s World Food Day (16 October) I’d like to add some perspective to a few of the ideas about food production (which includes the whole value chain from agricultural production to the food on your plate), food processing, food...
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An Asian cryptocurrency exchange’s funds have been compromised in a security breach. The Singapore-headquartered digital asset exchange KuCoin said in a statement that it detected large withdrawals of bitcoin and ethereum tokens to an unknown wallet beginning at 19:05 UTC time on Friday.  In a live stream on 4:30 UTC time Saturday, KuCoin CEO Johnny...
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The League of Entropy is launching the first production-ready version of drand, a network that produces “randomness” (also known as entropy) for anyone to use. Randomness is essential to cryptographic security. Filecoin is the first protocol to use this version of drand in its upcoming mainnet launch to create decentralized, verifiable randomness for “leader selection.”...
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