Digested week: I’ve finally realised how terrible lockdown was for extroverts

Monday I appreciate that I am about to hang my dirty – or at least selfish and unreflective – washing out here for all to see but … I’ve only just started to appreciate how terrible the pandemic and lockdowns must have been for extroverts. Last week, I had to go out two nights in … Read more

Public sector unions to down tools next week over wage impasse with govt | The Citizen

South Africa’s public servants are set to down tools next week over government’s decision to unilaterally implement a 3% wage hike this month. This follows a deadlock in wage negotiations between government and public sector unions. Public service strike Civil servants are demanding above-inflation increases of 10%, among other demands. But government has stuck to … Read more

Who will China’s Xi meet this week and what’s at stake? | The Citizen

China’s President Xi Jinping arrived Monday for the G20 summit in Bali, Indonesia, after almost three years of self-imposed pandemic seclusion. Fresh from securing a norm-breaking third term as Communist Party leader, Xi will have the wind at his back as he prepares to meet a string of powerful dignitaries in what is only his … Read more

WATCH: Family distraught after kidnapped businessman Ranga Gova missing for week | The Citizen

A well-known Gauteng businessman, Ranga Gova, has been missing for a week after being kidnapped while driving his wife’s Mercedes-Benz in Midstream, Centurion. The 35-year-old Zimbabwean-born businessman was kidnapped while stopped at traffic lights, minutes away from his residential estate. When the incident occurred, Gova was on his way home after playing golf nearby. Watch: … Read more

8 Songs A Week: Vote for Your Favorite Beatles Songs with ‘Heart’ in the Lyrics (POLL CLOSES 11/25/2022)

Here on The Beatles Channel (Ch. 18), we ain’t got nothing but love for our listeners, eight days a week. That’s why we’ve created a show where your votes determine the playlist. Welcome to 8 Songs A Week! Each week, listeners can vote for their favorites from a list of songs by John, Paul, George, and Ringo … Read more

Drummer Tries to Further Ruin Elon Musk’s Week with a $56 Billion Lawsuit

World’s richest man and life-long poster boy for “failing upwards” Elon Musk is headed back into the legal hot seat again and this time it’s got nothing to do with Twitter. Next week, the world’s richest man will square off against one of his most unique challengers yet – former Dawn of Correction drummer Richard … Read more

Twitter employees open up about their ‘strange week’ after Elon Musk takeover | The Citizen

The whirlwind week that Elon Musk took over Twitter began with sleepless nights for company engineers – and ended with half the staff getting the axe. “It was a strange week,” said one former employee speaking on condition of anonymity. “Executives were getting fired or were resigning, but there was basically no official communication until … Read more

Dave Chappelle to Host SNL Next Week with Musical Guest Black Star

Saturday Night Live has announced Dave Chappelle will host the show next week (November 12), with a reunited Black Star (Yasiin Bey and Talib Kweli) serving as the musical guests. The last time Chappelle hosted the show was November 2016, the week after the U.S. general election. At that show, Chappelle implored the audience to … Read more