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South Africa

Walking the most common mode of transport

Today at 13:26 PM, via SAnews

Walking is the most common mode of transport used in the country, with about 17.4 million South Africans walking to their various destinations, followed by 10.7 million individuals who made use of taxis and 6.2 million who used car/truck as a driver.

South Africa

KZN extends contracts for healthcare workers

Today at 12:58 PM, via SAnews

The KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Executive Council has approved the extension of the contracts for healthcare workers who were appointed to strengthen the provincial healthcare system.

These healthcare workers were also deployed to COVID-19 sites.

Africa

At least 10 people killed South Sudan plane crash

Yesterday at 16:55 PM, via News24

At least 10 people, including the two pilots, have died when a plane crashed at an airstrip in South Sudan’s Jonglei state, the region’s governor and the airline has said.

Business

Cape Town to develop a ‘second CBD’

Today at 13:22 PM, via BusinessTech

Cape Town mayor Dan Plato has launched the Bellville Future City project which aims to transform the area into a second central business district.

Education

Botswana: Exceptional Masiapeto Secures Scholarship

Today at 13:18 PM, via AllAfrica

[Botswana Daily News] Francistown — When news of 2020 Junior certificate examinations results release trickled in, Ernest Masiapeto heard a whisper that he got merit and he sprung from his chair with one thing in mind that he has taken a second leap towards achieving his childhood dream of becoming a lawyer.

Entertainment

With ‘WandaVision’ and ‘The Mandalorian,’ Disney+ has found its magic spell

Today at 00:33 AM, via CNN

Hits are elusive in the entertainment industry, and the fact Disney+ has conjured two with “The Mandalorian” and now “WandaVision” speaks to a certain kind of Disney magic. Yet as the latter prepares to end its run, lessons have emerged about translating “Star Wars” and Marvel into this relatively new medium, as well as the spells they have cast for Disney+.

Science/Tech

Eskom’s turnaround plan focused on procurement savings

Today at 13:45 PM, via MyBroadband

The Eskom board has instructed the power utility’s executive management to pay particular attention to the procurement function to effect the required change, and deliver the expected savings as it implements its turnaround plan.

Science/Tech

UK to investigate Apple over App Store ‘monopoly’

Today at 13:25 PM, via TechCentral

Britain’s competition regulator said on Thursday it has opened an investigation into Apple after complaints that the iPhone maker’s terms and conditions for app developers are unfair and anticompetitive.

Nature

Celebrating World Wildlife Day at the Potberg Cape Vulture colony

Yesterday at 13:15 PM, via CapeNature

By Lusanda Gqaza and Yanga Mbatana (Environmental Education Officers, De Hoop Nature Reserve) On 20 December 2013, the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), proclaimed 03 March (the day of adopting the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora, CITES, in 1973), as World Wildlife Day. This is a day that […]

Nature

World Wildlife Day 2021

Yesterday at 12:12 PM, via CapeNature

World Wildlife Day is celebrated on 3 March every year as an opportunity to highlight the many beautiful and varied forms of wild fauna and flora and to raise awareness of the multitude of benefits that conservation provides to people. The Western Cape is a very special place with an abundance of unique and irreplaceable […]

Nature

The ‘LitterCam’ that’s watching you

Yesterday at 02:03 AM, via BBC News

AI software can now match footage of motorists throwing rubbish with their car’s number plate and issue an automatic fine .

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 […]