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South Africa

Vaccination programme gains pace

Yesterday at 21:37 PM, via SAnews

With the country due to mark one year since the first case of COVID-19 was reported, the vaccination programme continues to edge forward, President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Sunday.

South Africa

SA moves to lockdown Alert Level 1

Yesterday at 21:04 PM, via SAnews

With a fall in new COVID-19 cases, South Africa will move from Level 3 to Level 1 of the Risk Adjusted Strategy tonight.

South Africa

South Africa moves to Level 1 as the number of new infections drops

Yesterday at 20:43 PM, via SABC News

President Cyril Ramaphosa has delivered an upbeat address to the nation regarding the COVID 19 pandemic, announcing a return to Level 1 of the lockdown and saying that the vaccine rollout has gone extremely well. 

Africa

Living with Long Covid in Lagos

Yesterday at 21:00 PM, via Mail & Guardian

Most people recover from Covid‑19 quickly, but Long Haulers in Nigeria are turning to one another for support

Africa

The many faces of Idi Amin

Saturday at 19:41 PM, via Mail & Guardian

Was he a joke, an oaf, a hero, or the evil dictator the West loved to hate? Decades after his death, his legacy is still a puzzle.

Politics

Political parties react to SA moving to COVID-19 lockdown Level 1

Yesterday at 23:02 PM, via SABC News

Political parties have reacted to President Cyril Ramaphosa’s announcement that the country will move to Level 1 of the coronavirus lockdown following the first leg of the vaccinations on healthcare workers across the country.

Politics

LIVE: President Ramaphosa addresses the nation on COVID-19 response

Yesterday at 18:05 PM, via SABC News

President Cyril Ramaphosa addresses the nation on Sunday at 8pm on developments in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The address comes as the country continues the rollout of the Johnson and Johnson vaccine against COVID 19.

Politics

President Cyril Ramaphosa to address the nation at 20h00

Yesterday at 16:15 PM, via SABC News

President Cyril Ramaphosa is expected to address the nation Sunday evening at 20h00.  The address will be broadcast live on the SABC television News channel and digital platforms.  

Sport

Liverpool bounce back to beat Sheffield United

Today at 01:32 AM, via News24

Liverpool snapped a four-game Premier League losing streak to close back within two points of the top four as Curtis Jones and a Kean Bryan own goal earned a win at Sheffield United.

Education

Top UK universities ‘use secret waiting lists’ due to Covid uncertainty

Yesterday at 20:52 PM, via The Guardian

Exclusive: universities accused of telling applicants privately they have places to ensure their courses are full

British universities are taking extreme measures to ensure a supply of recruits for the coming academic year, with some accused of operating secret waiting lists to encourage school leavers to accept their offers amid uncertainty over A-level results.

With many admissions offices...

Education

University of Tasmania clears scientists accused of research misconduct by logging industry

Yesterday at 18:30 PM, via The Guardian

Investigation followed researchers’ decision to retract paper that found logging made forests more flammable

Two conservation scientists have been cleared of research misconduct by the University of Tasmania after a review sparked by complaints from logging industry representatives.

The Institute of Foresters of Australia and the Australian Forest Products Association wrote to the university in...

Education

Pupils’ families in England to be tested for Covid twice a week

Yesterday at 16:31 PM, via The Guardian

Free rapid tests to be provided to households under plans to reopen schools from 8 March

Families with children in school or college will be able to test themselves for coronavirus twice a week from home under plans for schools to safely reopen in England from 8 March.

Free tests will be provided to pupils’ households, as well as those in their childcare or support bubbles, regardless of...

Lifestyle

COVID curbs dampen carousing on Jewish costume festival Purim

Today at 00:09 AM, via SABC News

 COVID-19 curbs have curtailed celebrations of the Jewish costume festival of Purim, with Israeli police preventing parties and some rabbis urging people not to drink too much so social distancing is maintained.

Lifestyle

Golden Globes to launch pandemic-era Hollywood awards season

Yesterday at 16:09 PM, via Eyewitness News

Usually, a star-packed, laid-back party that draws Tinseltown’s biggest names to a Beverly Hills hotel ballroom, this pandemic edition will be broadcast from two scaled-down venues in California and New York.

Lifestyle

Chadwick Boseman, Netflix up for honours at virtual Golden Globes

Yesterday at 14:36 PM, via SABC News

The Golden Globes will be handed out under pandemic conditions on Sunday on a night that could see big wins for streaming service Netflix, honours for late actor Chadwick Boseman, and a smattering of celebrities in pajamas.

Entertainment

Your Golden Globes viewing guide

Yesterday at 17:18 PM, via CNN

The Golden Globes will unofficially kickoff Hollywood’s award season on Sunday, but the event will look a little different this year due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Science/Tech

Bill Gates Prefers ‘More Open Nature’ of Android, Regrets Microsoft’s Missing Phone Market

Today at 01:34 AM, via Slashdot

Bill Gates “prefers the more open nature of the Android ecosystem, as it’s more ‘flexible’ about how software interfaces with the OS,” reports PC Magazine, citing remarks Gates made on Clubhouse to CNBC’s Andrew Ross Sorkin:”I actually use an Android phone,” Gates told Sorkin. “Because I want to keep track of everything, I’ll often play around with iPhones, but the one I carry around happens to...

Science/Tech

Credit Card Payment Systems Crashed Friday at Stores and Restaurants Across America

Today at 00:34 AM, via Slashdot

On Friday credit-card payment systems went down for major businesses scattered across the U.S. Business Insider reports:Fiserv, one of the leading payments providers in the US, told Insider, “A widespread internet service provider outage has impacted multiple businesses today.” Ann Cave, a company spokesperson, added in an email: “Some Fiserv services that rely on internet connectivity were...

Science/Tech

Did ‘Tens of Thousands’ of Bot Accounts Hype GameStop’s Stock and Dogecoin?

Yesterday at 23:34 PM, via Slashdot

Reuters reports: Bots on major social media platforms have been hyping up GameStop Corp and other “meme” stocks, according to an analysis by Massachusetts-based cyber security company PiiQ Media, suggesting organized economic or foreign actors may have played a role in the Reddit-driven trading frenzy… it is unclear how influential they were in the overall saga… PiiQ said it identified very...

Science/Tech

Exploring the Open Source That Really Goes Into a RISC-V Chip

Yesterday at 22:34 PM, via Slashdot

“Maker Andreas Spiess talks about the Open Source that really goes into a RISC-V chip and the ESP32-C3,” writesSlashdot reader nickwinlund77 — sharing a link to this article from Hackaday: It’s an exciting time in the world of microprocessors, as the long-held promise of devices with open-source RISC-V cores is coming to fruition. Finally we might be about to see open-source from the silicon...

Nature

Matrics in De Hoop – In their own words

Saturday at 23:05 PM, via CapeNature

On the weekend of 19-21 five 2020 Matric learners were hosted by CapeNature and world-renowned adventurer Riaan Manser at the De Hoop Nature Reserve. These five matriculants; Jama Paliso, Hannah Chetty, Abdullah Seedat, Silondukhule Nquma and Lucy can der Meulen were the runners up in a campaign that saw five other students join Manser on […]