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South Africa

SA COVID-19 death toll passes 19 000

Today at 08:53 AM, via SAnews

South Africa’s COVID-19 deaths have exceeded the 19 000 mark after 40 more people succumbed to the respiratory disease on Monday.

South Africa

Zikalala welcomes Meyiwa murder arrests

Today at 08:35 AM, via SAnews

KwaZulu-Natal Premier, Sihle Zikalala, has welcomed the arrest of five suspects linked to the murder of former Orlando Pirates and Bafana Bafana goalkeeper and captain, Senzo Meyiwa.

Africa

Fearless Burundi MP suffers in jail

Yesterday at 21:00 PM, via Mail & Guardian

Fabien Banciryanino, who challenged state on political murders, detained in notorious prison

Politics

LIVE | President Cyril Ramaphosa unveils OR Tambo bronze statue

Today at 08:44 AM, via SABC News

As part of the birthday celebrations of the late and longest-serving ANC president Oliver Tambo, President Cyril Ramaphosa unveils a nine-metre tall bronze statue at the OR Tambo International Airport. Tambo would have been 103-years-old today.

Politics

EFF against looming retrenchments at SABC

Yesterday at 17:34 PM, via SABC News

Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader, Julius Malema, says they are opposed to the looming retrenchments at the SABC.

Education

Rwanda: More Than 1,500 Teachers Are Undocumented – New Report

Today at 08:22 AM, via AllAfrica

[New Times] A total of 1,566 teachers in public schools are currently working without legal documents putting them in the positions that they occupy, the Public Service Commission has said in its 2019/2020 activity report.

Education

Archive, 27 October 1979: nearly 500,000 children may lose right to free school meals

Today at 08:00 AM, via The Guardian

27 October 1979: Education bill proposes ending entitlement to free meals for thousands of children, and permitting local authorities to open up meal services to competitive tender

Nearly 500,000 children will lose their legal right to free school meals if one of the major provisions of the government’s education bill goes on the statute book.

The bill published yesterday, which is designed to...

Lifestyle

Influential Africans, part 6 | Ngugi wa Thiong’o

Today at 05:48 AM, via SABC News

One of Africa’s most celebrated writer’s Ngugi wa Thiong’o continues to advocate for African literature to be written in African languages, four decades after he took that decision on his own works.

Entertainment

‘Sgonondo pocketed our dad’s burial money’

Today at 06:56 AM, via SowetanLIVE

Former kid producer and gospel singer Jamela Vuma, also known as Sgonondo, is embroiled in a nasty family feud with his brother, who has accused him of misusing money meant for the burial of their father .

Science/Tech

New Nuclear Engine Concept Could Help Realize 3-Month Trips To Mars

Today at 09:00 AM, via Slashdot

Seattle-based Ultra Safe Nuclear Technologies (USNC-Tech) has developed a concept for a new Nuclear Thermal Propulsion (NTP) engine that they claim is safer and more reliable than previous NTP designs and with far greater efficiency than a chemical rocket. The concept could reduce Earth-Mars travel time to just three months. New Atlas reports: According to Dr. Michael Eades, principal engineer...

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 […]