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South Africa

Know the signs of a stroke

Today at 15:25 PM, via SAnews

To mark World Stroke Awareness Week, the South African Medical Association (SAMA) has urged South Africans to actively seek to be better informed on the risks of stroke.

South Africa

Life sentence for man who killed girlfriend’s nephew

Today at 15:08 PM, via SAnews

Police management has welcomed the hefty sentence handed down by the Mpumalanga Division of the High Court on Monday to a man who brutally murdered a toddler for soiling himself.

South Africa

11 arrested in R124m dubious Mpumalanga land deal

Today at 14:44 PM, via SAnews

A senior government official is among 11 suspects expected to appear in the Nelspruit Magistrate’s Court in connection with dubious land deals amounting to almost R124 million.

World

Why the image of first lady is judged so harshly

Today at 15:00 PM, via CNN

The role of first lady of the United States is one of the most visible public positions in the world. From the moment votes are counted, and often during campaigning in the preceding months, the spouse of a newly elected president is thrust into the spotlight, where she remains for the duration of his term.

Politics

SCA rules in favour of DA over Tshwane Metro administration saga

Today at 15:12 PM, via SABC News

The Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) in Bloemfontein has dismissed with costs the Gauteng government’s appeal to suspend the implementation of the judgment which overturned its decision to dissolve the Tshwane Metro and place it under administration.

Politics

‘Tambo was proudly ANC’

Today at 13:03 PM, via SABC News

President Cyril Ramaphosa says Oliver Tambo was proudly ANC and therefore South Africans should not to be ashamed of associating him with the organisation.

Sport

WRAP: PSL

Today at 15:52 PM, via News24

A comprehensive wrap of all the collated matches, kick-off times, results and match reports for all the midweek PSL matches.

Sport

Yaseen Vallie to skipper Warriors in 4-Day Franchise Series

Today at 15:45 PM, via News24

The Warriors squad for the upcoming 4-Day Franchise Series has been named with Yaseen Vallie set to captain a side that includes the likes of Rudi Second, Anrich Nortje, Jon Jon Smuts and Glenton Stuurman.

Education

South Africa: Major Decline in Matric Stem Subject Enrollment

Today at 15:26 PM, via AllAfrica

[DA] The Democratic Alliance (DA) calls on the Department of Basic Education (DBE) to provide urgent plans on the work it is doing to reverse the alarming trend of decreases in Matric enrollment in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) subjects.

Education

Nigeria: Govt Feeding About 300,000 Pupils in Zamfara – Minister

Today at 14:27 PM, via AllAfrica

[Vanguard] A total of 282,529 pupils are currently being fed under the Home Grown School Feeding Programme in Zamfara, Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajiya Sadiya Umar Faruk, has said.

Education

Malawi: Teachers Blamed On Covid-19 Measures

Today at 14:20 PM, via AllAfrica

[Malawi News Agency] Mzuzu — Mzuzu City Council COVID-19 Security and Enforcement cluster has bemoaned the tendency by some teachers who teach without putting on face masks, saying they are not being exemplary and putting lives of learners at risk.

Science/Tech

Verily’s COVID Testing Program Halted in San Francisco and Oakland

Today at 16:09 PM, via Slashdot

Amid fanfare in March, California officials celebrated the launch of a multimillion-dollar contract with Verily — Google’s health-focused sister company — that they said would vastly expand COVID testing among the state’s impoverished and underserved communities. But seven months later, San Francisco and Alameda counties — two of the state’s most populous — have severed ties with the company’s...

Science/Tech

Government seeks uncapped mobile data for civil servants

Today at 15:30 PM, via TechCentral

National treasury has issued a request for proposals for a government tender to supply mobile services to government workers – and its main requirement is that they get completely uncapped mobile Internet access.

Health

This Addiction Treatment Works. Why Is It So Underused?

Today at 09:00 AM, via New York Times

An approach called contingency management rewards drug users with money and prizes for staying abstinent. But few programs offer it, in part because of moral objections to the concept.

Nature

A journey to Keurbooms Nature Reserve – by Scott Ramsay

Yesterday 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

Thursday 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 […]