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South Africa

Six arrested for murder of Msinga school principal

Today at 06:47 AM, via SABC News

KwaZulu-Natal police have arrested six suspects for the murder of a 46-year-old school principal from Somashi High School in Msinga, north of the province.

Africa

Lagos curfew eases after days of unrest in Nigeria

Yesterday at 16:46 PM, via News24

Shops lifted their shutters and market traders set out their stalls Saturday, as Nigeria’s biggest city Lagos cautiously reopened after a curfew was eased following days of unrest.

Business

Plans to expand Gautrain outside Johannesburg and Pretoria

Today at 07:11 AM, via BusinessTech

South Africa’s only high-speed rail network is drawing up a multibillion rand plan to expand outside Johannesburg and Pretoria, joining a potential bonanza of infrastructure projects the government says are key to reviving the economy.

Business

Positioning SA for a green recovery

Today at 00:55 AM, via Moneyweb

Sustainable finance may not yet be as mainstream locally as it is globally, but it is gathering momentum.

Politics

EFF holds Central Command Committee meeting

Yesterday at 18:42 PM, via SABC News

The Economic Freedom Fighters  (EFF) is this weekend holding a Central Command Committee meeting in Boksburg on Gauteng’s East Rand where the up-coming bi-elections are among the topics to be discussed.

Education

The Observer view on the Commons vote to let poor children go hungry | Observer editorial

Today at 06:59 AM, via The Guardian

It is indicative of this government’s attitude to poverty that even the education secretary and the children’s minister approve of sending them into further hardship

It speaks volumes of the government that it has taken a 22-year-old footballer to step into the vacuum to provide moral and compassionate leadership during a pandemic. Perhaps Boris Johnson thought that giving Marcus Rashford an...

Education

UK academics: opening of universities was illegal

Yesterday at 21:00 PM, via The Guardian

Academic union seeks legal battle over government’s decision to ignore expert advice to move all non-essential teaching online

The government is facing a legal battle with academics over its “unlawful” decision to reopen universities for face-to-face teaching last month.

The UK’s largest academic union is seeking a judicial review of the government’s decision to ignore advice from its own...

Education

The government must support students stuck in Covid nightmare at universities

Yesterday at 21:00 PM, via The Guardian

The pandemic exposes why a higher education model built on fees is precarious and shows the urgent need for reform

We have now seen more than 27,000 cases of Covid at universities since the government told students it was safe to return to campus. We cannot let this disaster be repeated in January. That is why the University and College Union (UCU) has launched a legal challenge over...

Education

After Marcus Rashford, cafes step in where Tories refuse to tread | Barbara Ellen

Yesterday at 19:00 PM, via The Guardian

It has been heartening to see small businesses rush to offer help to poor children

Oh dear, Boris Johnson, not another massive public spanking from 22-year-old Manchester United footballer Marcus Rashford? Last time, as part of his food poverty activism alongside the charity network FareShare, Rashford, the child of a single mother, forced the government into a climbdown over feeding vulnerable...

Lifestyle

Vhangani community celebrates the crowning of one of their own as Miss SA

Today at 06:34 AM, via SABC News

There is jubilation at Vhangani Village, outside Vuwani in Limpopo, where Miss South Africa 2020 Shudufhadzo Musida was born and bred. One of the people who supported her campaign to be Miss South Africa, Khosi Livhiwani Matsila, says her hard work is inspiring many young villagers.

Lifestyle

Your daily Horoscope for 25 October 2020

Today at 01:00 AM, via The South African

Wondering what the day has in store for your star sign? Here’s a quick glance at horoscopes and more for today – completely free!

Entertainment

Shudufhadzo Musida crowned Miss SA 2020

Yesterday at 17:19 PM, via SowetanLIVE

It’s official: Shudufhadzo Musida has inherited the Miss SA crown from reigning queen Sasha-Lee Olivier

Science/Tech

Google Patched an Actively-Exploited Zero-Day Bug in Chrome

Today at 07:34 AM, via Slashdot

“Google released an update to its Chrome browser that patches a zero-day vulnerability in the software’s FreeType font rendering library that was actively being exploited in the wild, Threatpost reported this week:Security researcher Sergei Glazunov of Google Project Zero discovered the bug which is classified as a type of memory-corruption flaw called a heap buffer overflow in FreeType....

Science/Tech

Chrome Caught Exempting Google Sites From User Requests To Delete Data

Today at 05:34 AM, via Slashdot

This week the Verge reported:If you ask Chrome to delete all cookies and site data whenever you quit the browser, it’s reasonable to expect that this policy applies to all websites. Recently, though, a bug in the browser meant data wasn’t being removed for two sites in particular: Google and YouTube. This problem was first documented by iOS developer Jeff Johnson on his blog. Johnson found that...

Science/Tech

Cult Expert Predicts QAnon Adherents Will ‘Get Angry and Exit’

Today at 03:34 AM, via Slashdot

“From my time studying cults and helping followers escape them, I can reassure you that QAnon will disintegrate in the United States over time if effective measures are taken if and when Trump is defeated,” writes prominent mental health counselor Steven Haasan:When cult adherents get confused, then ashamed, then realize they’ve been scammed, they get angry and exit. While some followers may...

Health

UnitedHealth Ships Flu Kits to Medicare Recipients

Yesterday at 11:00 AM, via New York Times

Under MedAdvantage plans, the major insurer is sending packages including Tamiflu and coronavirus tests to those considered especially vulnerable to Covid and the flu.

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 […]