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WEDNESDAY, 25 NOVEMBER 2020, 09:16


JJ Rawlings left an indelible mark on Ghana’s history

Today at 07:00 AM, via Mail & Guardian

The air force pilot and former president used extreme measures, including a coup, enforced ‘discipline’ through executions, ‘disappearances’ and floggings, but reintroduced democracy


Former Niger president Mamadou Tandja dies

Yesterday at 22:53 PM, via News24

Niger’s former president Mamadou Tandja, ousted from power in 2010 after attempting to stay on beyond a two-term limit, has died, the government in capital Niamey said.


Magashule apologises for utterances made about Mahumapelo

Yesterday at 17:57 PM, via SABC News

African National Congress (ANC) Secretary-General, Ace Magashule has publicly apologised for the utterances he made two weeks ago in Bloemfontein while addressing his supporters after his court appearance.


Fall of the All Blacks? Defeats pile pressure on coach, captain

Today at 08:45 AM, via News24

The mighty All Blacks have seemed almost invincible in recent years but back-to-back defeats have left their new coach and captain under fire and raised an unthinkable prospect: losing three in a row for the first time this century.


The Indian school where students pay for lessons with plastic waste

Today at 08:00 AM, via The Guardian

Villagers once burned the toxic waste as fuel, but a pioneering couple’s radical education model uses it much more creatively

Every morning, students in Assam’s Pamohi village go to school clutching a bag of plastic waste, in exchange for which they will get their day’s lessons.

Akshar School, founded by Mazin Mukhtar, 32, and his wife Parmita Sarma, 30, has turned its pupils into ecowarriors...


National curriculum in England ‘systematically omits’ Black British history

Today at 02:01 AM, via The Guardian

The Black Curriculum report says England’s ‘white, Eurocentric curriculum’ fails to reflect UK society

The national curriculum in England “systematically omits the contribution of black British history in favour of a dominant white, Eurocentric curriculum” which fails to reflect the UK’s multi-ethnic society, according to a new report.

It accuses the current history curriculum of dissociating...


Mysterious ‘obelisk’ in US desert draws wild theories

Today at 05:51 AM, via Eyewitness News

News of the discovery quickly went viral online, with many noting the object’s similarity with strange alien monoliths that trigger huge leaps in human progress in Kubrick’s classic sci-fi ‘2001: A Space Odyssey.’


Master KG brushes off mockers over style award

Today at 05:19 AM, via SowetanLIVE

Master KG remains unfazed following backlash over him receiving the coveted Most Stylish SA Icon trophy at the SA Style Awards on Sunday.


Study Finds Users, Not Notifications, Initiate 89% of Smartphone Interactions

Today at 09:00 AM, via Slashdot

According to a new study published in the journal Computers In Human Behavior, smartphone users initiate 89% of the interactions, with only 11% initiated by a notification. “This is at odds with previous academic literature and news reports which commonly claim that smartphone notifications are ruining your life, ruining productivity, and so on,” reports PsychNewsDaily. From the report: “The...


Is it a bird? Is it a bee? No, it’s a lizard pollinating South Africa’s ‘hidden flower’

Today at 09:00 AM, via The Guardian

How a chance encounter with a ‘weird plant’ in the Drakensberg mountains led to a startling discovery

Towards the end of 2017, PhD candidate Ruth Cozien and her husband Dr Timo van der Niet were attending a citizen science workshop high up in South Africa’s Drakensberg mountains when they stumbled across “this weird plant with green flowers hidden beneath its leaves, a really strong scent...


Massive Black Friday deals from Khaliques – Up to 75% off

Today at 08:59 AM, via MyBroadband

The Khaliques Annual Black Friday Sale is back and better than ever! Khaliques offer world class Business suits and will once again offer great Black Friday deals on a variety of stylish clothing from major brands.


Escape to Marloth Nature Reserve

Yesterday at 17:01 PM, via CapeNature

Words and photos by Scott Ramsay Lying just off the national N2 road, about two and a half hours from Cape Town, Swellendam is South Africa’s third oldest town and owes much of its attractiveness to the mountains lying a few kilometres to the north. I’ve always slowed down on the road here, mostly because […]


Responsible fishing encouraged this World Fisheries Day

Saturday at 13:09 PM, via CapeNature

World Fisheries Day is an Environmental Calendar Day celebrated every year on the 21st of November to highlight the importance of a sustainable means to maintain fish stocks. It highlights the critical importance of fish and the role it plays in job creation and economic impact. Fishing is central to the livelihoods and food security […]


Take some inspiration from wildlife this Movember!

19 November at 20:48 PM, via CapeNature

By Nicole Horn, Biodiversity Capabilities It’s Movember, and to raise awareness about men’s health, here are some examples of possible looks inspired by marine species with ‘moustaches’. To show your support, grow your moustache and don’t shave it for the rest of the month! Here are some animals that are following suit. All mammals besides humans […]