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South Africa

Cabinet reiterates determination to win GBVF fight

Today at 08:43 AM, via SAnews

Cabinet has reiterated its determination to fight gender-based violence and femicide (GBVF) by strengthening the law, and providing psychosocial support and advocacy programmes within communities.


WATCH | West African bloc may lift Mali sanctions soon, says envoy

Yesterday at 19:47 PM, via News24

West African leaders may lift painful economic sanctions against Mali once an interim president is inaugurated on Friday in the wake of the Aug. 18 military coup, the bloc’s envoy said, praising the junta’s leadership.


Oppo launches smartphones in South Africa

Today at 08:20 AM, via BusinessTech

Chinese smartphone manufacturer Oppo has officially landed in South Africa, offering a number of devices in the country.


Mosebenzi Zwane, advisor to testify at State Capture Commission

Today at 07:00 AM, via SABC News

The State Capture Commission will on Friday hear the testimony of former Free State MEC for Human Settlements, Mosebenzi Zwane as well as his former Advisor, Mmuso Tsoametsi on the 2010 housing scheme in the province.


The ANC’s clean-up mission is causing a standoff

Yesterday at 21:00 PM, via Mail & Guardian

ANC factions in several provinces are failing to abide by the dictates of the NEC’s decision that leaders who face corruption charges step aside from state and party posts


Acting NMB mayor to continue fight against placing metro under administration

Yesterday at 18:12 PM, via SABC News

The acting mayor of the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Municipality, Tshonono Buyeye, says he will now turn to the Constitutional Court after the Grahamstown High Court dismissed his application to prevent the Eastern Cape Cogta MEC, Xolile Nqatha, from placing the Metro under administration.


Nadal eyes Federer record, 15 years after first Roland Garros title

Today at 08:10 AM, via News24

The undisputed king of clay, Rafael Nadal is one title away from matching Roger Federer’s all-time Grand Slam record, but 15 years on from the Spaniard’s first French Open triumph he appears more vulnerable than ever at his beloved Roland Garros.


Why do students travel to university? Covid has proved they don’t need to | Simon Jenkins

Today at 09:00 AM, via The Guardian

Freshers’ week in Glasgow has turned into a fiasco. But tech advances mean most students can become digital commuters

Who ever thought it a good idea to disperse 2 million Covid super-spreaders across British cities this month? One hundred and twenty-four returning Glasgow students have already tested positive, with dozens more at Aberdeen, St Andrews and elsewhere. Six hundred are now confined...


South Africa: Case Law Suggests South Africa Must Do More About Disrupted Schooling

Today at 08:25 AM, via AllAfrica

[The Conversation Africa] Since the first case of COVID-19 was reported in South Africa, the question of how to manage the country’s schools has been top of mind. Schools were closed in March and, as part of a phased approach, began returning from June. The risks associated with the pandemic mean the situation could change at any moment.


‘Extremely Brilliant Source’ X-Rays Set To Revolutionize Science

Today at 09:00 AM, via Slashdot

Rose Pastore reporting via Gizmodo: A new way of producing powerful X-ray beams — the brightest on Earth — is now making it possible to create 3D images of matter at astounding resolutions. This “Extremely Brilliant Source” officially opened last month at the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility in France, and scientists are already using it to study the coronavirus behind covid-19. These...


Radical e-commerce shift fuels buy now, pay later

Today at 08:59 AM, via ITWeb

The democratisation of payments through the tech innovation of buy now, pay later enables more consumers to choose interest-free financing for their shopping.


Novavax Enters Final Stage of Coronavirus Vaccine Trials

Yesterday at 22:53 PM, via New York Times

The Maryland company, which has never brought a vaccine to market, has started its Phase 3 trial in the United Kingdom, with plans to begin in the United States in October.


Covid-19 Live News

Yesterday at 22:51 PM, via New York Times

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo of New York said his state would conduct its own review of vaccines authorized by the federal government amid concern that the approval process has become politicized.


Kogelberg’s Palmiet Honeymoon Studio is now open for bookings!

17 September at 10:28 AM, via CapeNature

There are exciting developments underway at Kogelberg Nature Reserve. CapeNature is delighted to announce the opening of a new one-bedroom unit, the Palmiet honeymoon studio which is just perfect for for couples seeking privacy and romance. The glass-fronted eco-cabin is designed to offer guests unparalleled 360-degree breath-taking views of the reserve. The building work was meticulously […]