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South Africa

Tshegofatso Pule murder case postponed yet again

Today at 12:58 PM, via SABC News

The case against the man accused of killing 28-year-old Tshegofatso Pule has been postponed to the 19th of November at the High Court in Johannesburg.

South Africa

Taking to the skies

Today at 12:01 PM, via SAnews

After what felt like a lifetime in incarceration, global skies have opened up for domestic and international travel for those suffering from bouts of itchy feet.

World

Thailand suspends TV station over protests coverage

Today at 11:28 AM, via News24

A Thai court has ordered the suspension of an online TV station critical of the government, which has accused it of violating emergency measures aimed at ending three months of protests.

Education

‘Scarred for life’: Sage experts warn of impact of Covid policies on the young

Today at 12:00 PM, via The Guardian

Government accused of failing to protect generation Z from harm caused by pandemic response

Generation Z and the Covid pandemic: ‘I have pressed pause on my life’Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverage

Children and young people are at risk of becoming a “lost generation” because of the UK government’s pandemic policies, members of Sage have warned.

Those aged seven to 24,...

Education

Zimbabwe: Govt Dismisses Fake Directive On School Closure

Today at 11:05 AM, via AllAfrica

[New Zimbabwe] INFORMATION Ministry secretary Nick Mangwana has dismissed as fake a message circulating on social media indicating the government will be closing schools due to an absence of teachers.

Science/Tech

Your call centre is a vast, untapped source of value

Today at 12:37 PM, via TechCentral

Promoted | If you work at an organisation with a call centre, it’s highly likely you see it as a business cost. But, perhaps it’s time to change that view. Your call centre could be the last – and a vast – untapped source of value.

Science/Tech

The world’s on fire, our nerves on edge: the merchants of Calm have just the fix | Jessa Crispin

Today at 12:34 PM, via The Guardian

Religion is no longer the opiate of the masses. It’s ASMR videos, low-stakes nature documentaries and ‘mindfulness’ apps

California is still on fire. I take half a tranquilizer with two glasses of a sparkling rosé, pull the weighted blanket over my cashmere pajama-clad body, and cue up the next episode of HBO Max’s new series A World of Calm. It’s the one that has Keanu Reeves telling me...

Science/Tech

Seize the operational technology opportunity

Today at 12:22 PM, via TechCentral

Promoted | Operational technology represents a largely untapped resource capable of generating breakthrough business benefits for the next-generation Enterprise 5.0. By Wilhelm Swart.

Nature

Scott Ramsay’s Photo Tours – Robberg Nature Reserve

Today at 12:11 PM, via CapeNature

Words and photos by Scott Ramsay Take all the natural wonders of Robberg, and divide them by the number of square metres of this relatively tiny reserve…and you’ve got one of the most impressive reserves in the country. Few other small protected areas pack so much punch. Lying near the town of Plettenberg Bay (although […]

Nature

Essential Estuaries – Restoring an effective link between catchments and the ocean

Thursday at 15:44 PM, via CapeNature

The link between oceans and land, in most instances, is not well understood as people do not comprehend and understand the impact that their day to day life has on the ocean whether positive or negative. Freshwater, a critical life-giving resource, evaporates from the ocean surface and is largely responsible for much of the rain that reaches the land. […]