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South African Officials Release Consultation Paper Regarding Crypto


This week, South African representatives revealed a consultation paper (PDF) regarding cryptocurrency assets. The news was posted via the South African Revenue Service (SARS,) the Financial Intelligence Centre (FIC,) the South African Reserve Bank (SARB,) the National Treasury (NT,) and the Financial Sector Conduct Authority (FSCA,).

The paper was built on top of a foundation established by the Crypto Assets Regulatory Working Group (CARWG.) This group was founded in 2018 in an attempt to enhance the governments’ views on cryptocurrencies. CARWG is made up of officials from SARS and the Intergovernmental FinTech Working Group (IFWG.) However, the IFWG is made up of FSCA, NT, FIC, and SARB.

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This paper is intended to “develop a regulatory policy response to deal with…

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Apex mom couldn’t find wrapping paper with Santa who looked like her son, so she made her own


It’s that time of year. You’ve done all of your Christmas shopping and now it’s time to pick the best wrapping paper. Well, one family said they weren’t exactly happy with their choices so they decided to make their own.

In the Rodgers’ home, Clarence Claus is a part of their holiday tradition.

“It’s important for children to see images that look like them and there could be a Santa for everyone,” said Jacquelyn Rodgers.

After having their first son, Jacquelyn and her husband Shaun were searching for the perfect Christmas wrapping paper but Jacquelyn said she just became frustrated.

“I was looking for a wrapping paper with an African American Santa Claus on it. I couldn’t find any anywhere,” Jacquelyn said.

So Jacquelyn decided to make her own and Clarence Claus was born.

“We’ve got the six rolls…

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NC mom couldn’t find wrapping paper with African American Santa, so she made her own


Clarence Claus wrapping paper (Photo: Green Top Gifts)

APEX, NC (WTVD) — It’s that time of year. You’ve done all of your Christmas shopping and now it’s time to pick the best wrapping paper. Well, one family said they weren’t exactly happy with their choices so they decided to make their own.

In the Rodgers’ home, Clarence Claus is a part of their holiday tradition.

“It’s important for children to see images that look like them and there could be a Santa for everyone,” said Jacquelyn Rodgers.

After having their first son, Jacquelyn and her husband Shaun were searching for the perfect Christmas wrapping paper but Jacquelyn said she just became frustrated.

“I was looking for a wrapping paper with an African American Santa Claus on it. I couldn’t find any…

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White paper highlights Gigaba’s antipoor and anti-African approach


One of the most controversial aspects of the white paper is the plan to establish asylum-seeker processing centres. These centres will be used for the detention of asylum seekers while their applications are being processed. The use of blanket detention of migrants as the primary way of managing migration is problematic in that it amounts to the criminalisation of the poor.

The proposals in the white paper that deal with the asylum system are regressive and likely to be in breach of the Constitution. As Lawyers for Human Rights has pointed out, the blanket detention provision is an “inherent violation of the right to human dignity” that will fail to “meet the requirements of proportionality under the limitations clause under section 36 of the…

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Paper not plastic: Alternative straws you can use


Marriott is joining other companies such as Starbucks, McDonald’s, United Airlines, Royal Caribbean, Ikea in either partial or total bans on plastic straws. (Source: pixabay)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – Plastic straws appear to be on the way out. Marriott International is the latest company to announce an eventual ban.

The company plans to remove plastic straws and drink stirrers from all of its 6,500 hotels and resorts worldwide by next year. Marriott joins other companies such as Starbucks, McDonald’s, United Airlines, Royal Caribbean, Ikea in either partial or total bans on plastic straws.

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So what to do? Alternatives are out there.

Paper straws are an option, but some people don’t like the texture or taste. They…

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Paper focuses on African-American neighborhoods in Virginia Beach


The history of Princess Anne County extends back for more than 400 years, but for African-American residents whose ancestors have been here for much of that time it’s a challenge to find inclusion for themselves anywhere in those centuries of history.

In an effort to begin that inclusion, two Virginia Beach historians have completed a paper that will help to fill in at least some of the obscurity surrounding the lives of Princess Anne County’s and Virginia Beach’s black residents.

The authors of the research paper entitled “History of African-American Communities in Princess Anne County/Virginia Beach,”  Joanne Lucas, a retired American history teacher, and Edna Hawkins-Hendrix, a Virginia Beach historian and author, have known each other for years. The two were in complete…

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