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South Africa

Be aware of WhatsApp R3 500 COVID-19 grant scam: Sassa

Today at 10:51 AM, via SABC News

The South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) has refuted claims that the government will be giving a R3 500 COVID-19 grant for unemployed adults who do not receive any social grant or unemployment insurance.

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.

Education

Morocco: National Education – Official Launch of ‘Massar’ Mobile Version

Today at 11:20 AM, via AllAfrica

[MAP] Rabat — Three new mobile applications to facilitate access to the services of the “Massar” information system, developed by the Department of National Education, with the support of the Millennium Challenge Account-Morocco Agency (MCA-Morocco) and the technical support of Mohammed VI Polytechnic University in Benguerir, were officially launched on Wednesday in Rabat.

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

Stalkerware in the year of COVID-19

Today at 11:25 AM, via ITWeb

Russia, Brazil, the US, India and Mexico are at the top of Kaspersky’s 2020 list of countries where users are most impacted.

Science/Tech

Does how we think influence what we think? – podcast

Today at 11:11 AM, via The Guardian

What we believe is influenced by an array of factors, from our past experience to who our friends are. But a recent paper has now looked at what role how we think plays in sculpting our world-views. Natalie Grover speaks to lead author Dr Leor Zmigrod about the research evaluating the link between cognitive disposition – differences in how information is perceived and processed – and...

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 […]