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South Africa

Haunted – Do you dare to hear our scariest ghost stories?

Today at 03:46 AM, via Eyewitness News

Do you dare to listen to our scariest, real-life accounts of ghosts? We’ve visited some of Gauteng’s most haunted properties to get to know the resident ghosts and the people who look after them.

Africa

Why anti-corruption campaigns are bad for democracy

Yesterday at 21:00 PM, via Mail & Guardian

Such campaigns can draw attention to the widespread presence of the very behaviour they are trying to stamp out — and subconsciously encourage people to view it as appropriate

Business

Mum, Dad, money and me

Today at 02:01 AM, via BBC News

Many people find talking about money awkward, particularly with their parents – so how do their views differ?

Politics

LIVE: OR Tambo Lecture

Yesterday at 18:39 PM, via SABC News

OR Tambo Foundation is holding the 7th Memorial Lecture with TsiTsi Dangarembga, the Zimbabwean novelist, playwright, and filmmaker.

Education

Sharon Hunt, Teacher for a Quarter-Century, Dies at 65

Yesterday at 22:58 PM, via New York Times

After a career in the classroom, she died before she could spend her first retirement check. Her battle with Covid-19 taught family and friends a lesson in fortitude.

Education

The need to improve access to universities | Letters

Yesterday at 19:42 PM, via The Guardian

Richard Wilkinson and Kate Picket on recognising where social division and discrimination stems from, and Dr Nicola Scott on the lack of diversity among economists at top universities

It would be wonderful if the growing protests against class, ethnic and gender discrimination are the start of a transition to a radically better society (UK’s top universities urged to act on classism and...

Education

Indian child poverty charity offers free school meals in UK

Yesterday at 17:48 PM, via The Guardian

Akshaya Patra, which feeds millions in India, opens first of three planned kitchens in England

A charity that feeds millions of poor children in India has joined the drive to end holiday hunger in the UK and distributed its first meals from a new kitchen in Watford.

Hot vegetarian dishes cooked for less than £2 each using a model developed to feed the hungry in cities such as Mumbai and...

Education

South Africa: Major Decline in Matric Stem Subject Enrollment

Yesterday at 15:26 PM, via AllAfrica

[DA] The Democratic Alliance (DA) calls on the Department of Basic Education (DBE) to provide urgent plans on the work it is doing to reverse the alarming trend of decreases in Matric enrollment in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) subjects.

Entertainment

‘This is Us’ veers into current events, while introducing a new twist

Today at 04:49 AM, via CNN

“This is Us” pivoted directly into current events, tackling the pandemic and, more pointedly, the fallout from the killing of George Floyd and subsequent Black Lives Matter protests. Yet the show also closed its two-hour premiere with another major twist in the Pearson family history, potentially adding a new long-lost relative to its ranks.

Science/Tech

Folding@Home Exascale Supercomputer Finds Potential Targets For COVID-19 Cure

Today at 05:30 AM, via Slashdot

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Network World: The Folding@home project has shared new results of its efforts to simulate proteins from the SARS-CoV-2 virus to better understand how they function and how to stop them. Folding@home is a distributed computing effort that uses small clients to run simulations for biomedical research when users’ PCs are idle. The clients operate...

Science/Tech

Trump’s Campaign Website Hacked By Cryptocurrency Scammers

Today at 04:10 AM, via Slashdot

President Trump’s campaign website was briefly and partially hacked Tuesday afternoon as unknown adversaries took over the “About” page and replaced it with what appeared to be a scam to collect cryptocurrency. TechCrunch reports: There is no indication, despite the hackers’ claims, that “full access to trump and relatives” was achieved or “most internal and secret conversations strictly...

Science/Tech

Facebook Tells Academics To Stop Monitoring Its Political Ads

Today at 03:30 AM, via Slashdot

couchslug shares a report from The Register: Facebook has ordered the end to an academic monitoring project that has repeatedly exposed failures by the internet giant to clearly label political advertising on its platform. The social media goliath informed New York University (NYU) that research by its Tandon School of Engineering’s Online Transparency Project’s Ad Observatory violates...

Nature

A journey to Keurbooms Nature Reserve – by Scott Ramsay

Monday at 14:41 PM, via CapeNature

Words and photos by Scott Ramsay Keurbooms River Nature Reserve is a small reserve near Plettenberg Bay, and despite its proximity to the busy town, once you’ve paddled up the river away from the national road, it soon becomes clear that this reserve is another tiny patch of paradise in the Western Cape. Ancient yellow-wood […]

Nature

Communities and Conservation working together for sustainable oceans

22 October at 15:57 PM, via CapeNature

Baited Underwater Videos (BRUVs) – Innovation for a Sustainable Ocean Marine protected areas (MPAs) aim to conserve marine life and promote the conservation and effective management of ecologically and biologically diverse marine areas. The social and economic context within which they exist also needs to be considered when planning and making management decisions. They are […]