2 new features for WhatsApp

WhatsApp is giving users 2 new features, the ability to add a description to group chats and allows users to switch between the voice and video call feature, according to reports. 

WhatsApp rolled out the group description feature for the beta version of Android last month. 

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AU Summit to sign free trade treaty without Nigeria

African Union (AU) chairperson Paul Kagame on Tuesday gave a strong indication yet that member states will sign the treaty to create the continental free trade area even if the continent's most-populated country, Nigeria, withdraws from the meeting.

At least 53 African Heads of States have gathered in Kigali, Rwanda, for the 10th Extraordinary Summit of the AU to consider the legal instruments of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCTA) and also launch the agreement officially to establish the treaty.

Snow expected on Drakensberg

Snow is expected to fall on the Drakensberg mountains on Thursday, Snow Watch South Africa said.

According to Snow Watch a dusting of snow is expected to fall on the Southern and Central Drakensberg mountains. But don't get into that car and head to the Drakensberg in the hope of making a snowman as snow is only predicted to fall on the high peaks.

Flurries could start as early as Thursday afternoon, and continue through to the early hours of Friday morning.

Facebook has a "responsibility" to protect its users' data

Breaking more than four days of silence, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg admitted mistakes and outlined steps to protect user data in light of a privacy scandal involving a Trump-connected data-mining firm.

Zuckerberg posted on his Facebook page on Wednesday that Facebook has a "responsibility" to protect its users' data.

"If we can't then we don't deserve to serve you," he wrote.

YES to new continental free trade agreement

President Cyril Ramaphosa has welcomed the adoption by the African Union of an agreement of free trade on the continent as "a new beginning for the continent that will catapult African countries and companies to much higher levels of growth".

Ramaphosa returns to South Africa Wednesday night following the adoption of the agreement by the African Union at its 10th Extraordinary Summit of Heads of State and Government.

Breaking down racial barriers

The SA National Civic Organisation (Sanco) has encouraged South Africans to rededicate themselves to eradicate the legacy of colonialism and restore the dignity of those who were denied human rights during apartheid.

Sanco’s spokesperson Jabu Mahlangu said issues, such as land restitution, racism and the treatment of the poor and vulnerable, need to be addressed.

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