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South Africa

Eastern Cape accident claims seven lives

Today at 07:12 AM, via SABC News

Seven people have been killed in a collision between a truck and a car on the N2 between Dutywa and Butterworth in the Eastern Cape.

Africa

Nigeria lifts four-month ban on new mobile subscriptions

Friday at 16:49 PM, via News24

Nigeria will restart issuing new mobile subscriptions from next week, the government said, four months after it halted the process in an attempt to curb growing insecurity in the country.

Africa

F1 in Africa: The fast and the fragile

Friday at 15:18 PM, via BBC News

The story of the first South African Grand Prix, and the nail-biting title showdown between Graham Hill and Jim Clark.

Politics

Lungisa to study High Court ruling

Today at 01:00 AM, via SABC News

Former Nelson Mandela Bay African National Congress (ANC) councillor, Andile Lungisa says he is studying the ruling by the High Court in Gqeberha, that he must pay R844 000 in damages to Democratic Alliance (DA) councillor Rayno Kayser.

Politics

Anger as Ace alters step-aside rules

Yesterday at 21:00 PM, via Mail & Guardian

Outraged provincial secretaries called for a meeting with LuthuliHouse after the ANC secretary general broadened the NEC’s step-aside resolution

Education

Rise in students asking to repeat year after campus shutdowns

Today at 11:00 AM, via The Guardian

Final exam worries grow with in-person teaching still banned at universities in England

Anxiety is mounting among students who are feeling underprepared for their final exams after more than 12 months of major disruption, with some universities reporting that more students than usual are asking to repeat the year.

Students in England were told last week that those who are not studying for...

Lifestyle

How Meghan took part in Prince Philip’s funeral from afar

Today at 08:57 AM, via Times Live

While Prince Harry attended his grandfather Prince Philip’s UK funeral in person, his pregnant wife, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, reportedly watched the proceedings from the pair’s home in California.

Science/Tech

Vodka, toothpaste, yoga mats … the new technology making items out of thin air

Today at 10:15 AM, via The Guardian

An exhibition at London’s Science Museum shows how far carbon capture research has come

Tackling climate change may bring unexpected benefits, London’s Science Museum will reveal next month. A special exhibition on carbon capture, the fledgling technology of extracting greenhouse gases from the atmosphere and emissions from factories, will display bottles of vodka, tubes of toothpaste, pens...

Science/Tech

China and Huawei’s Dystopian ‘New IP’ Plan for 6G

Today at 09:34 AM, via Slashdot

Long-time Slashdot reader schwit1 shared this analysis from Just Security:Huawei’s plans for 6G and beyond make U.S. concerns over 5G look paltry: Huawei is proposing a fundamental internet redesign, which it calls “New IP,” designed to build “intrinsic security” into the web. Intrinsic security means that individuals must register to use the internet, and authorities can shut off an individual...

Health

How To Clean Your Patio

Today at 05:22 AM, via New York Times

Sprucing up for spring includes giving your lawn furniture the cleaning it deserves.

Health

Things To Do At Home

Today at 04:41 AM, via New York Times

This week, tune in to a drag-queen story hour, learn about equity in the cannabis industry with Snoop Dogg or listen to a conversation with the journalist Don Lemon.

Nature

Sour fig harvesting provides income for communities

Thursday at 14:01 PM, via CapeNature

CapeNature celebrates International Plant Appreciation Day this year by highlighting the important role that indigenous plants play in the livelihood of communities. The special calendar day falls on 13 April every year and is aimed at highlighting the importance of plants in our daily lives. Much of human nutrition depends on land plants, either directly […]