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South Africa

Man in court over Limpopo woman’s murder

Today at 11:18 AM, via SAnews

A 23-year-old man is expected to appear in the Seshego Magistrate’s Court in Limpopo today in connection with the murder of a 50-year-old woman.

South Africa

Locust outbreak reported in various provinces

Today at 10:01 AM, via SAnews

Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development Minister Thoko Didiza has announced that the country is currently experiencing outbreaks of locusts in the Free State, Northern Cape and Western Cape.

Business

Tokyo stocks edge up on vaccine hopes

Today at 11:55 AM, via Fin24

Tokyo stocks closed marginally higher on Thursday as optimism over coronavirus vaccines deflated selling pressure following a recent surge.

Business

Hong Kong shares end morning higher

Today at 11:48 AM, via Fin24

Hong Kong shares went into the break on a healthy note Thursday as hopes for a breakthrough on a new US stimulus added to ongoing vaccine optimism.

Sport

Ronaldo reaches new goal-scoring milestone

Today at 11:45 AM, via CNN

Cristiano Ronaldo scored the 750th goal of his astonishing career in Juventus’ comfortable 3-0 win against Dynamo Kyiv on Wednesday.

Education

Nigeria: Kano Disburses Over N100m Unicef Grants to 720 Schools

Today at 11:07 AM, via AllAfrica

[Vanguard] Kano — Kano State government says it has disbursed over N100 million school improvement grants from the United Nations Children Fund, UNICEF to not fewer than 720 primary and Integrated Qur’anic and Islammiyya Schools in the state.

Education

Liberia: APM Terminal Reconditions Tubman High school

Today at 11:00 AM, via AllAfrica

[New Dawn] As part of its social and corporate responsibilities, APM Terminal Liberia has begun replacing windows chairs at the William V. S. Tubman High School in Sinkor, Monrovia.

Education

Gavin Williamson vows A-levels and GCSEs will not be cancelled in England

Today at 10:55 AM, via The Guardian

To support students affected by Covid pandemic pupils will be given advance notice of topics

The education secretary, Gavin Williamson, said he could “absolutely” give a cast-iron guarantee exams in England would not be cancelled next year as the government unveiled plans to support students impacted by the pandemic.

After months of uncertainty for pupils and their teachers, the government...

Science/Tech

Facebook accused of predatory pricing, squeezing VR start-ups

Today at 12:00 PM, via TechCentral

Virtual reality start-ups are accusing Facebook of using a familiar playbook to muscle out rivals in what could be the digital platform of the future – prompting a new line of scrutiny from competition enforcers.

Science/Tech

Williamson: Britain’s ‘a much better country than all of them’

Today at 11:43 AM, via The Guardian

Education secretary lauds vaccine rollout saying scientists in UK better than in France, Belgium or US

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The education secretary, Gavin Williamson, has claimed the UK was the first country in the world to clinically approve a coronavirus vaccine because the country has “much better” scientists than France, Belgium or the US.

Now that...

Health

Boris Johnson: ‘We must not get carried away’

Yesterday at 20:17 PM, via BBC News

Boris Johnson says it will be “some months before all the most vulnerable are protected” and we must not get “carried away with over-optimism”.

Nature

Be the hero this summer – report fire and smoke quickly

Yesterday at 22:19 PM, via CapeNature

  The Western Cape is one of the areas most affected by veldfires where these are a natural phenomenon during the hot, windy, dry summers. This is exacerbated by infestations of alien vegetation and increased hot, dry periods as a result of climate change.  As we enter fire season, CapeNature would like to urge the […]

Nature

Adventure beckons in Kogelberg

Yesterday at 11:15 AM, via CapeNature

New eco-cabins in Kogelberg Nature Reserve are the ideal base for exciting activities among the mountain fynbos of this world heritage site.

Nature

Movember Animal Inspiration (part 2)

Tuesday at 17:59 PM, via CapeNature

By Nicole Horn, Biodiversity Capabilities In the month of November, we traditionally raise awareness of men’s health issues as part of the Movember campaign and in part 1 of this blog, we looked at a few marine species with ‘moustaches’ for inspiration. In part 2 of the blog, we look at some more animal species beyond […]