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SUNDAY, 18 APRIL 2021, 09:39

South Africa

Eastern Cape accident claims seven lives

Today at 07:12 AM, via SABC News

Seven people have been killed in a collision between a truck and a car on the N2 between Dutywa and Butterworth in the Eastern Cape.

Africa

Nigeria lifts four-month ban on new mobile subscriptions

Friday at 16:49 PM, via News24

Nigeria will restart issuing new mobile subscriptions from next week, the government said, four months after it halted the process in an attempt to curb growing insecurity in the country.

Africa

F1 in Africa: The fast and the fragile

Friday at 15:18 PM, via BBC News

The story of the first South African Grand Prix, and the nail-biting title showdown between Graham Hill and Jim Clark.

Politics

Lungisa to study High Court ruling

Today at 01:00 AM, via SABC News

Former Nelson Mandela Bay African National Congress (ANC) councillor, Andile Lungisa says he is studying the ruling by the High Court in Gqeberha, that he must pay R844 000 in damages to Democratic Alliance (DA) councillor Rayno Kayser.

Politics

Anger as Ace alters step-aside rules

Yesterday at 21:00 PM, via Mail & Guardian

Outraged provincial secretaries called for a meeting with LuthuliHouse after the ANC secretary general broadened the NEC’s step-aside resolution

Education

‘Some messages have been just sobbing’: phone line helps headteachers with burden of Covid

Yesterday at 09:30 AM, via The Guardian

A group of former heads have set up a vital service for colleagues with nowhere to turn

For Alex Barnes*, head of a large secondary school in Yorkshire, the stresses of being in charge in the pandemic became too much. Last spring, just at the end of the first lockdown, she reached breaking point. “The demands were coming at me from every angle,” she says. “Worried parents bombarding me...

Science/Tech

The Oscars Are a Week Away, but How Many Will Watch?

Today at 09:00 AM, via New York Times

TV ratings for awards shows have been in free fall, especially during the pandemic, and Hollywood doesn’t want the viewing public to toss its premier showcase into the entertainment dustbin.

Science/Tech

4,000 to attend FA Cup semi-final as live sport cautiously reopens

Today at 08:15 AM, via The Guardian

Largest crowd at a major British stadium for more than a year will aid research into events reopening this summer

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A sporting record will be broken on Sunday when 4,000 football fans gather at Wembley to watch the FA Cup semi-final between Leicester City and Southampton. It will be the largest crowd to have watched a football match in...

Science/Tech

The obscure maths theorem that governs the reliability of Covid testing

Today at 08:00 AM, via The Guardian

There’s been much debate about lateral flow tests – their accuracy depends on context and the theories of a 18th-century cleric

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Maths quiz. If you take a Covid test that only gives a false positive one time in every 1,000, what’s the chance that you’ve actually got Covid? Surely it’s 99.9%, right?

No! The correct answer is: you have...

Health

How To Clean Your Patio

Today at 05:22 AM, via New York Times

Sprucing up for spring includes giving your lawn furniture the cleaning it deserves.

Health

Things To Do At Home

Today at 04:41 AM, via New York Times

This week, tune in to a drag-queen story hour, learn about equity in the cannabis industry with Snoop Dogg or listen to a conversation with the journalist Don Lemon.

Nature

Sour fig harvesting provides income for communities

Thursday at 14:01 PM, via CapeNature

CapeNature celebrates International Plant Appreciation Day this year by highlighting the important role that indigenous plants play in the livelihood of communities. The special calendar day falls on 13 April every year and is aimed at highlighting the importance of plants in our daily lives. Much of human nutrition depends on land plants, either directly […]