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South Africa

Tshegofatso Pule murder case postponed yet again

Today at 12:58 PM, via SABC News

The case against the man accused of killing 28-year-old Tshegofatso Pule has been postponed to the 19th of November at the High Court in Johannesburg.

Education

Nigeria: Back to School in Covid-19 Times

Today at 13:05 PM, via AllAfrica

[This Day] Ibadan — With many schools gradually re-opening in many regions of the world, learners are faced with the task of adapting to the concept of “new normal” in their learning environments. However, it is not just learners who will be basking in the “Back to School” fever which is reverberating in these Covid-19 times but also teachers and parents, alike. For these stakeholders, their...

Education

‘Scarred for life’: Sage experts warn of impact of Covid policies on the young

Today at 12:00 PM, via The Guardian

Government accused of failing to protect generation Z from harm caused by pandemic response

Generation Z and the Covid pandemic: ‘I have pressed pause on my life’Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverage

Children and young people are at risk of becoming a “lost generation” because of the UK government’s pandemic policies, members of Sage have warned.

Those aged seven to 24,...

Entertainment

Meet the Miss SA 2020 Judges

Today at 12:34 PM, via The Citizen

Leandie Durant, Zozi Tunzi and Peggy-Sue Khumalo will be among those deciding who the next Miss SA will be when the finale airs this coming weekend.

Science/Tech

Scientists on lookout for Covid mutations which cause treatments to lose potency

Today at 14:00 PM, via The Guardian

UK genetics consortium to monitor mutations so signs of potential resistance are spotted early

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Scientists are to ramp up surveillance for new coronavirus mutations amid concerns that future strains of the virus could develop at least partial resistance to antibody treatments and Covid-19 vaccines.

There is no evidence that the...

Science/Tech

Cell C CEO explains how Vodacom and MTN waste money

Today at 13:42 PM, via MyBroadband

Cell C CEO Douglas Craigie Stevenson has highlighted a major problem in the mobile telecoms industry, one which is especially prevalent at major operators like Vodacom and MTN.

Nature

Scott Ramsay’s Photo Tours – Robberg Nature Reserve

Today at 12:11 PM, via CapeNature

Words and photos by Scott Ramsay Take all the natural wonders of Robberg, and divide them by the number of square metres of this relatively tiny reserve…and you’ve got one of the most impressive reserves in the country. Few other small protected areas pack so much punch. Lying near the town of Plettenberg Bay (although […]

Nature

Essential Estuaries – Restoring an effective link between catchments and the ocean

Thursday at 15:44 PM, via CapeNature

The link between oceans and land, in most instances, is not well understood as people do not comprehend and understand the impact that their day to day life has on the ocean whether positive or negative. Freshwater, a critical life-giving resource, evaporates from the ocean surface and is largely responsible for much of the rain that reaches the land. […]