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South Africa

Shift to level 1 a ‘welcomed move’

Today at 09:02 AM, via SAnews

South Africa’s move to lockdown level 1 has been welcomed by all sectors of society including labour, business, civil society and political formations, says Cabinet.

South Africa

Cabinet reiterates determination to win GBVF fight

Today at 08:43 AM, via SAnews

Cabinet has reiterated its determination to fight gender-based violence and femicide (GBVF) by strengthening the law, and providing psychosocial support and advocacy programmes within communities.

Africa

WATCH | West African bloc may lift Mali sanctions soon, says envoy

Yesterday at 19:47 PM, via News24

West African leaders may lift painful economic sanctions against Mali once an interim president is inaugurated on Friday in the wake of the Aug. 18 military coup, the bloc’s envoy said, praising the junta’s leadership.

Politics

Mosebenzi Zwane, advisor to testify at State Capture Commission

Today at 07:00 AM, via SABC News

The State Capture Commission will on Friday hear the testimony of former Free State MEC for Human Settlements, Mosebenzi Zwane as well as his former Advisor, Mmuso Tsoametsi on the 2010 housing scheme in the province.

Politics

The ANC’s clean-up mission is causing a standoff

Yesterday at 21:00 PM, via Mail & Guardian

ANC factions in several provinces are failing to abide by the dictates of the NEC’s decision that leaders who face corruption charges step aside from state and party posts

Politics

Acting NMB mayor to continue fight against placing metro under administration

Yesterday at 18:12 PM, via SABC News

The acting mayor of the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Municipality, Tshonono Buyeye, says he will now turn to the Constitutional Court after the Grahamstown High Court dismissed his application to prevent the Eastern Cape Cogta MEC, Xolile Nqatha, from placing the Metro under administration.

Education

Gambia: ACALAN Engages Health Authorities On Role of African Languages in Fight Against Covid-19

Today at 09:56 AM, via AllAfrica

[Foroyaa] The African Academy of Languages (ACALAN) in partnership with the Centre for Linguistic and Historical Studies by Oral Tradition (CELHTO) recently engaged health authorities all over Africa on the ‘Engagement of Traditional and Religious structures as a Risk Communication and Community Engagement (RCCE) Strategy in COVID-19 Response.’

Education

Nigeria: Access Bank Emphasises Private/Public Sector Collaboration

Today at 09:55 AM, via AllAfrica

[This Day] Access Bank’s Head of Sustainability, Omobolanle Victor-Laniyan, has stressed the urgent need for private and public players to collaborate in order to meet up with the remaining 10 years timeline for the full implementation of the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Education

Why do students travel to university? Covid has proved they don’t need to | Simon Jenkins

Today at 09:00 AM, via The Guardian

Freshers’ week in Glasgow has turned into a fiasco. But tech advances mean most students can become digital commuters

Who ever thought it a good idea to disperse 2 million Covid super-spreaders across British cities this month? One hundred and twenty-four returning Glasgow students have already tested positive, with dozens more at Aberdeen, St Andrews and elsewhere. Six hundred are now confined...

Lifestyle

Queen Elizabeth II’s finances take pandemic hit

Today at 07:19 AM, via Eyewitness News

The Sovereign Grant, which pays for the monarch’s official duties and upkeep of royal palaces, came to £82.4 million ($105 million, 90.1 million euros) in the financial year ending in March 2020, a slight rise from the year before.

Science/Tech

DStv Premiership launched by MultiChoice and PSL

Today at 09:53 AM, via MyBroadband

MultiChoice and the Premier Soccer League (PSL) have signed a five-year deal which will see DStv becoming the new title sponsor of the premier division.

Science/Tech

Coalition for App Fairness launched to protest App Store

Today at 09:33 AM, via MyBroadband

Spotify Technology SA, Match Group Inc., Epic Games Inc. and 10 other organizations launched the Coalition for App Fairness on Thursday to push Apple Inc. and Google to change their app store rules.

Health

Novavax Enters Final Stage of Coronavirus Vaccine Trials

Yesterday at 22:53 PM, via New York Times

The Maryland company, which has never brought a vaccine to market, has started its Phase 3 trial in the United Kingdom, with plans to begin in the United States in October.

Health

Covid-19 Live News

Yesterday at 22:51 PM, via New York Times

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo of New York said his state would conduct its own review of vaccines authorized by the federal government amid concern that the approval process has become politicized.

Nature

Kogelberg’s Palmiet Honeymoon Studio is now open for bookings!

17 September at 10:28 AM, via CapeNature

There are exciting developments underway at Kogelberg Nature Reserve. CapeNature is delighted to announce the opening of a new one-bedroom unit, the Palmiet honeymoon studio which is just perfect for for couples seeking privacy and romance. The glass-fronted eco-cabin is designed to offer guests unparalleled 360-degree breath-taking views of the reserve. The building work was meticulously […]