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South Africa

Judgment reserved in Unisa students exclusion case

Today at 15:00 PM, via SABC News

The High Court in Pretoria reserved judgment in an application relating to the exclusion of 20 000 first-year students to the University of South Africa (Unisa).

Sport

Rory Kockott extends Castres stay by a year

Today at 14:41 PM, via News24

Castres’ South African-born scrum-half Rory Kockott has extended his contract with the Top 14 club by a year, meaning he will retire in 2022.

Education

Rise in food banks in UK schools highlights depth of Covid crisis – survey

Today at 14:30 PM, via The Guardian

Exclusive: third of teachers say schools have become key providers of support services for families in poverty

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One in five UK schools has set up a food bank since the start of the coronavirus pandemic to support struggling local families, according to a survey highlights how deeply the Covid crisis has hit living standards for many,...

Education

Zimbabwe: ‘Presidential Scholarships Cement Ties’

Today at 14:21 PM, via AllAfrica

[The Herald] SCHOLARSHIPS and student exchange programmes play an important role in cementing relations and mutual understanding between and among nation states, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Trade has said.

Education

Namibia: Pupils ‘Overwhelm’ Namcol

Today at 13:48 PM, via AllAfrica

[Namibian] THE Namibia College of Open Learning (Namcol) has been overwhelmed by pupils who are trying to make telephone bookings to register for the 2021 academic year.

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+.

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 […]