Walter Steenekamp

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This shipping-container farm could someday solve the food desert problem

There’s a farm opening soon in Laurel, Md., that can grow strawberries in January. It could grow rare tropical fruits from Asia and Central America on our native soil. It could produce custom-designed lettuce, more peppery or sweet. It’s a hydroponic farm in a shipping container, and its owners …

Aquaponics

‘Chain reaction’: Smart appliances vulnerable to remote hacking (VIDEO)

International researchers have demonstrated how simple it is to hack into internet-connected appliances, often called the ‘Internet of Things.’ As …

SA's best and worst unit trusts: Find out whether you picked a winner here

<i>If you invested in a specialist gold fund over the past three months, most likely you would be a very happy investor. Gold has benefited from events</i> …

Investing

Air China magazine London race slur sparks anger

<b>A Chinese airline has reportedly warned passengers that "precautions" should be taken when visiting areas in London mainly populated by "Indians, Pakistanis and black people".</b><p>Air China included the comments as part of a feature in its in-flight magazine on visiting the city.<p>It also advised tourists …

China

Austria threatens to sue Hungary over refusal to take back refugees

The Austrian interior minister has threatened Hungary with “legal consequences” if it refuses to take back refugees under the Dublin Accord – the …

‘Jungle’ camp must close to stop mass attacks by migrants – Calais mayor to RT

The mayor of the French port city of Calais is urging the government to completely dismantle the notorious ‘Jungle’ migrant camp as soon as possible. …

Up to 40% of asylum seekers in Switzerland ‘disappear’– report

Up to 40 percent of refugees who asked for asylum in Switzerland over the past three months reportedly disappeared from Swiss reception centers …

‘Operation Snail’: Protesters block Calais roads demanding removal of ‘Jungle’ camp

French truckers, farmers, shopkeepers and police are united in a major protest. The port of Calais has been blockaded amid calls for local residents …

Photo of French police enforcing burkini ban goes viral, politician threatens legal action

A French politician is threatening legal action against social media users for sharing a photo of police enforcing a ban on the burkini. He says the …

'French first, Muslim second': Riviera mayor defends burkini ban

The mayor of a French Riviera town which has recently banned the burkini from its beaches believes the authorities should remind Muslim citizens that …

Muslim intern refuses to remove headscarf, German mayor fires her on 1st day

The mayor of a German town fired a Muslim intern on her first day of work because she refused to take off her headscarf, local media reported.<p>The …

‘Not Germany’s waiting room’: Austrian defense chief lashes out at Merkel’s refugee policy

The German chancellor’s “we can do it” approach to refugee crisis is “irresponsible” as it lures more migrants to Europe instead of capping their …

Burkini ban suspended by France's top administrative court

France’s highest administrative court has suspended the burkini ban imposed by the southern town of Villeneuve-Loubet.<p>The ban "<i>seriously, and clearly</i> …

30% of Germans call for burqa ban in public places, 51% want complete prohibition – poll

The majority of Germans who took part in a recent ARD poll want the burqa and the niqab banned in some public places, while every second respondent …

‘No more parallel Islamic law’: Germany looks to up marriage age after flood of underage weddings

Senior politicians from Germany’s ruling center-right coalition held a meeting to hammer out a new law that will stem the glut of marriages between …

Swedish city rocked by 2nd night of violent clashes

Violent clashes between locals and police have hit the town of Trollhättan in southwest Sweden for the second consecutive night. Firecrackers and …

Refugee sets wife ablaze, dies in flames at German migrant center

A refugee set fire to his wife inside a migrant center in the German town of Ruedesheim. The man died in the flames, while the woman suffered severe …

Swiss politician arrested for helping 4 refugee children illegally enter the country

A Swiss politician was arrested after she helped four African children enter Switzerland illegally. Her actions were supported by a number of …

France vows to destroy Calais ‘Jungle’ as Paris authorities plan 2 more refugee camps

The French interior minister has vowed to destroy the notorious Calais ‘Jungle’ migrant camp with “utmost determination.” The statement comes days …

Police officer stabbed in Paris suburb, attacker shot dead

A police officer has been seriously injured in the Paris suburb of Vincennes, local media said. The attacker was reported dead after an exchange of …

Illegal school teaching Koran to children as young as 6 busted in Paris mosque

An Illegal Koranic school teaching up to 20 children as young as six was discovered inside a mosque, earlier attended by several extremists, in a …

How your social media reputation could secure you a loan

<b>Traditional banking in Africa has failed - 80% of the continent's 1.2 billion people do not have a bank account or access to formal financial services.</b><p>So mobiles and web-based services are stepping in to fill the gap. But there is much more to Africa's financial services story than M-Pesa, the …

Social Media

SA school's 'racist hair rules': A visual guide

<b>A South African school has been accused of racism over its rules on students' hairstyles.</b><p>Black female pupils at Pretoria Girls High, whose protests have sparked a national debate about race, say that they have been told to straighten their hair and are banned from having afros.<p>Watch our visual …

Hair

Mitsubishi to stop selling eight models in fuel scandal

<b>Mitsubishi Motors has been told to stop selling eight more models after it was found they overstated fuel efficiency.</b><p>The investigation by the transport ministry comes after the firm admitted in April to falsifying the fuel efficiency of two of its models, along with two cars produced for Nissan.<p>The …

Selling

'I didn't know drinking would harm my child'

South Africa has the highest reported rate of babies born with foetal alcohol syndrome. Those born with the condition are often brain damaged and suffer developmental problems growing up.<p>The majority are from the Western Cape where poverty and unemployment, coupled with a culture of drinking, have …

Western Cape

‘Fortress Europe’: Anti-refugee activists climb Brandenburg Gate to oppose ‘rampant’ immigration

A far-right group opposed to immigration in Germany has hung a banner from Berlin’s Brandenburg Gate and distributed anti-Islamization flyers in one …

Close all mosques & ban the Koran: Poll-topping Geert Wilders launches ‘de-Islamization’ manifesto

Geert Wilders, the wild-haired head of the right-wing Dutch Freedom Party (PVV), launched a new manifesto that calls for the “de-Islamization" of the …

Hungary set to build second fence on Serbian border to stop migrants – Orban

Hungary is planning to build a second fence on its border with Serbia in order to stop more migrants from coming, the country’s premier Viktor Orban …

Bats, pipes & hotheads: Finns clash with migrants in massive fight

A massive fight ensued between Finnish citizens and migrants in the town of Forssa, located in southern part of the country. A total of around 100 …

Germany’s anti-immigrant AfD becoming a force with young, unemployed males – study

Despite being only three years old, the anti-Islamization, anti-EU and anti-immigration Alternative for Germany (AfD) is entrenching its popularity …