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Africa

OPINION | Africa will not be able to feed 10 billion people by 2050

Today at 05:03 AM, via News24

The intensification of cereal cultivation will not assist Africa in reducing poverty and malnutrition as the crops are vulnerable to pests, diseases and climate change. write Ethel Phiri, Elsje Dippenaar, Mpho Molapo and Philasande Feju.

Business

Frighteningly good movies to stream on Halloween

Today at 08:30 AM, via BusinessTech

2020 has been plenty scary enough – but if you’re looking for something a little less real to keep you up at night, Showmax has a monster Halloween line-up full of things that go bump in the night… 

Politics

DA to announce new leader on Sunday

Today at 07:12 AM, via SABC News

The Democratic Alliance (DA) says it will announce its new leader on Sunday afternoon following its first-ever virtual elective congress which will begin on Saturday.

Education

One in six childcare providers in England may close by Christmas

Today at 02:01 AM, via The Guardian

Poll finds providers in deprived areas particularly vulnerable as a result of low demand

A quarter of nurseries and childminders in deprived areas of England say they will not get by beyond Christmas without additional income, according to a survey.

The poll by the Early Years Alliance (EYA) found that low demand for places and inadequate government support during the Covid pandemic could...

Entertainment

Meet the Black creators changing the horror game

Yesterday at 23:50 PM, via CNN

This Halloween season, scary viewing looks more diverse than ever. Get to know “Lovecraft Country” screenwriter Ihuoma Ofordire and Jay Ellis, whose Black Bar Mitzvah production company is releasing “Black Box.”

Entertainment

‘City So Real’ tries to get past the headlines with a deep but scattered portrait of Chicago

Yesterday at 21:40 PM, via CNN

Chicago is a big, wonderful mess of a city, one that President Trump has turned into a political punching bag amid his “law and order” campaign cries. Filmmaker Steve James seeks to capture the Windy City’s complexity in “City So Real,” a five-part documentary that proves richly detailed but a bit too messy, pulling in disparate stories and characters at the expense of a cohesive picture.

Science/Tech

Strong prepaid growth, data demand lift MTN South Africa

Today at 08:15 AM, via TechCentral

MTN South Africa delivered strong subscriber growth in the third quarter of 2020, propelled higher by an advance in prepaid users. This, coupled with surging demand for data, helped lift revenue and margins.

Science/Tech

Why SABC wants Netflix users to pay TV Licences

Today at 07:59 AM, via MyBroadband

The SABC has clarified its requests for new regulations that would require companies like MultiChoice and Netflix to collect TV Licence fees on its behalf.

Science/Tech

Big subscriber growth for MTN South Africa

Today at 07:36 AM, via MyBroadband

MTN has published a trading update for the quarter ended 30 September 2020, reflecting significant subscriber growth in South Africa.

Science/Tech

What to expect from the Huawei P Smart 2021

Today at 07:31 AM, via MyBroadband

The Huawei P Smart 2021 is going to offer significant improvements over the P Smart 2020 and is expected to shake up the mid-range smartphone market.

Nature

The iconic Whale Trail has reopened after an extensive revamp

Wednesday at 12:26 PM, via CapeNature

The iconic and world class Whale trail hike in the De Hoop Nature Reserve will reopen on Wednesday, 28 October 2020. CapeNature prides itself on leading the way in sustainable tourism as demonstrated by a continued commitment to nature-based recreational and tourism facilities for local and international visitors to enjoy and explore. Situated on 34 000 […]

Nature

A journey to Keurbooms Nature Reserve – by Scott Ramsay

Monday at 14:41 PM, via CapeNature

Words and photos by Scott Ramsay Keurbooms River Nature Reserve is a small reserve near Plettenberg Bay, and despite its proximity to the busy town, once you’ve paddled up the river away from the national road, it soon becomes clear that this reserve is another tiny patch of paradise in the Western Cape. Ancient yellow-wood […]

Nature

Communities and Conservation working together for sustainable oceans

22 October at 15:57 PM, via CapeNature

Baited Underwater Videos (BRUVs) – Innovation for a Sustainable Ocean Marine protected areas (MPAs) aim to conserve marine life and promote the conservation and effective management of ecologically and biologically diverse marine areas. The social and economic context within which they exist also needs to be considered when planning and making management decisions. They are […]