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SUNDAY, 28 FEBRUARY 2021, 09:03

South Africa

No vaccinations scheduled at Chris Hani Baragwanath today

Today at 07:30 AM, via SABC News

The Gauteng Health Ministry says it will await confirmation from the National Department of Health and South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC) regarding the availability of new slots.


The many faces of Idi Amin

Yesterday at 19:41 PM, via Mail & Guardian

Was he a joke, an oaf, a hero, or the evil dictator the West loved to hate? Decades after his death, his legacy is still a puzzle.


Eskom facing R2 billion fraud probe – report

Today at 08:19 AM, via BusinessTech

A preliminary forensic report claims that over R2 billion has been stolen from state power firm Eskom through a network of ghost service suppliers and well-placed officials, according to City Press.


ANC Parliamentary Caucus welcomes Bongo’s acquittal

Yesterday at 11:40 AM, via SABC News

The African National Congress (ANC) Parliamentary Caucus welcomes the judgment by the Western Cape High Court that has found ANC MP Adv Bongani Bongo not guilty of bribery accusations levelled against him. 


From the archive: how to make your kids learn faster, 1970

Today at 08:00 AM, via The Guardian

The latest educational trends for the under-sixes, 50 years ago

‘Can you make your child brighter?’ asked the Observer Magazine of 13 September 1970, tapping into the anxieties of middle-class parents. Joy Scully charted the ‘often neglected first five years’ and described ‘some of the ways parents can help their children to realise their inborn potentialities’.

You can’t make your baby walk,...


The Observer view on basing pupils’ results on teacher assessment | Observer editorial

Today at 08:00 AM, via The Guardian

Gavin Williamson, once again, has passed schools a poisoned chalice to avoid any political risk to himself

A pandemic that has seen schools shut for months, exams cancelled for two years running and has consigned the majority of university students to a distance-learning model, was always going to wreak havoc with children and young people’s lives. However, time and again the government has,...


Doctors fear new child mental health crisis in UK, made worse by Covid

Yesterday at 21:30 PM, via The Guardian

Surge in cases expected as schools reopen and charities report 70% rise in demand for services

A surge in child mental health cases is expected to emerge as schools reopen next week, amid warnings of a “crisis on top of a crisis” hitting vulnerable children during the pandemic.

Paediatricians, psychologists and charitable groups providing mental health support all told the Observer they were...


Taylor Swift, Cher, Tim Cook call on Senate to pass LGBT+ Equality Act

Today at 01:30 AM, via SABC News

Taylor Swift, Cher, and Apple’s CEO Tim Cook joined a growing list of celebrities and corporations by Friday calling on the US Senate to pass legislation that would expand federal legal protection from discrimination to LGBT+ Americans.


Your daily Horoscope for 28 February 2021

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!


How the Globes are coming together during the pandemic

Yesterday at 16:31 PM, via CNN

In the 30 years Melissa Trueblood has worked in production, she’s seen it all — even if she claims she doesn’t have the coolest stories. But 2021 has dealt her one of her tallest orders yet: to help the Golden Globes put on, essentially, three shows in one night.


Apple’s Powerful M1 MacBooks are Lowering The Resale Value of Older MacBooks

Today at 07:34 AM, via Slashdot

“The impressive performance and battery life gains of the new M1 MacBooks have created a historic discontinuity in the normally placid resale market,” reports ZDNet:Should you spend $800 for a one year old MacBook Air when for $200 more you could get a MacBook Air with several times the performance and 50 percent better battery life? That’s a question savvy buyers are asking themselves. Not...


Dropping Nearly 20%, Bitcoin Suffers Worst Weekly Drop in a Year

Today at 04:34 AM, via Slashdot

“Bitcoin’s rally this year has hit a speed bump, putting it on track for the worst weekly slide in almost a year amid wider losses in risk assets,” reports Fortune:The largest cryptocurrency slumped as much as 20% this week, the most since March, and was holding at about $46,925 as of 10:22 a.m. in Hong Kong. The wider Bloomberg Galaxy Crypto Index, tracking Bitcoin, Ether and three other...


How To Ritualize Tea Time

Today at 06:58 AM, via New York Times

Tea might be the perfect drink for the pandemic winter malaise. Here’s how to start your own ritual.


Dances to Learn At Home

Today at 06:41 AM, via New York Times

Online tutorials for TikTok and music-video routines can help prove you wrong. The “WAP” dance is within your reach.


Show Thanks With A Gratitude Letter

Today at 06:03 AM, via New York Times

Concerned about a friend or a loved one who may be feeling the winter doldrums? Try writing them a gratitude letter.


Matrics in De Hoop – In their own words

Yesterday 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 […]