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South Africa

Sisulu probes report of evicted Mpumalanga elder

Today at 13:43 PM, via SAnews

Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation Minister, Lindiwe Sisulu, has directed her department to investigate and find a solution to the alleged eviction of an elderly citizen in Standerton, Mpumalanga.

South Africa

Drive-by visit to pay tribute to Mthembu

Today at 13:15 PM, via SAnews

The management of departments and entities led by the late Minister in the Presidency, Jackson Mthembu, will pay their respects through a drive-by visit to his family residence in Ackerville, Witbank, this afternoon.

Business

European stocks drop at open

Today at 13:55 PM, via Fin24

European stocks fell at the open Friday, extending the previous session’s falls as the focus switches back to the economic impact of fresh virus lockdowns.

Business

Cape Town to get online system for car licences

Today at 13:23 PM, via BusinessTech

The City of Cape Town says that its Driving Licence Testing Centres (DLTCs) are working around the clock to assist members of the public with applications.

Politics

Mthembu was an honest person: Mbalula

Today at 12:03 PM, via SABC News

Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula has described Minister in the Presidency Jackson Mthembu as an honest person.

Politics

Ramaphosa signs Political Party Funding Act into law

Today at 12:00 PM, via SABC News

President Cyril Ramaphosa has determined that the Political Party Funding Act will come into operation on April 1, 2021. The Act prohibits donations to parties by foreign governments or agencies, foreign persons or entities, organs of state or state-owned enterprises. Parties may, however, receive funding from foreign entities for training, skills development or policy development.

Education

‘Despicable in a pandemic’: fury as 10 UK universities plan job cuts

Today at 14:00 PM, via The Guardian

Staff prepare to strike over redundancies at institutions including Goldsmiths, Liverpool and UEL

At least 10 universities in the UK have announced plans for staff job cuts to save money, in moves branded as “insensitive” and “despicable” by academics struggling to support students through the difficulties of the Covid pandemic.

In London, the University and College Union is fighting potential...

Education

Gambia: Young Gambian Doctors to Study Medicine Specialties in Cuba

Today at 12:55 PM, via AllAfrica

[The Point] Banjul, Jan 19 – Two young Gambian doctors will study in Cuba the specialties of Gynecology and Obstetrics, and Intensive Therapy, after the authorities of the largest of the Antilles grant two free scholarships to this nation, as part of their historic solidarity collaboration with Africa.

Science/Tech

An Internet Without Trump

Today at 14:00 PM, via Wired

With Donald Trump no longer the heart of online discourse, there’s room for a powerful shift.

Health

The Eggs I Sold, the Baby I Gained

Today at 12:00 PM, via New York Times

Instead of lolling around in a lush pool of liquid, our baby was balled tight. Was there a connection to the eggs I had donated 10 years earlier?

Nature

Fish migrations: they would swim 500 miles and they would swim 500 more

Wednesday at 18:23 PM, via CapeNature

By Nicole Horn and Alexis Olds Migration is a widespread but highly complicated and diverse component to many fish species lives.  Migration can be strenuous and often consists of extremely long journeys. The life history stages of certain species rely heavily on migration. Fish will migrate for several reasons including escaping unfavourable conditions, moving to […]