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South Africa

KZN tourism picks up as regulations eased

Today at 08:13 AM, via SAnews

Travel-starved local tourists are descending on KwaZulu-Natal shores in record numbers since the COVID-19 outbreak, with the gradual easing of restrictions.

South Africa

VIDEO | COVID-19 In Numbers : Level 1

Today at 07:43 AM, via SABC News

This week, we look at the coronavirus (COVID-19) alert level 1 in numbers as South Africa sets to move to alert level 1 on 24 September.  

World

Who will succeed Ginsburg on the US Supreme Court?

Today at 06:17 AM, via News24

The death of Ginsburg will offer Trump an opportunity to nominate a third jurist to the Supreme Court. Earlier this month, the US President announced a list of 20 potential contenders he would tap into, should a vacancy on the nine-justice court emerged. This is an insight into some names that are being considered.

Africa

Fire ravages Uganda’s top university

Yesterday at 13:37 PM, via The Citizen

Makerere University was established in 1922 as a humble technical school, but today is one of Africa’s oldest and most prestigious English universities.

Business

New pension law proposed for South Africa

Today at 08:40 AM, via BusinessTech

The Democratic Alliance (DA) has called for comment on its proposed Private Member’s Bill (PMB) to amend the Pension Funds Act.

Education

Tanzania: Bukoba Urban Candidate Vows to Strengthen Education

Today at 08:46 AM, via AllAfrica

[Daily News] CHADEMA parliamentary candidate Chifu Adonis Kalumuna in Bukoba Urban District has identified education as among the key sectors he intends to strengthen, if he is elected Member of Parliament (MP)) in the October 20 General Election.

Education

Children urged to strike against lack of action on climate emergency

Today at 08:00 AM, via The Guardian

Schoolchildren to protest on Friday in first such action since coronavirus pandemic struck

Schoolchildren around the world are being urged to go on strike to protest against a lack of action on the climate crisis.

Children and their supporters are invited to take to the streets on Friday, if it is safe to do so, or to go online with their protests “in whatever way suits you best”, according...

Entertainment

Emmys style: gowns, pyjamas and… hazmat tuxedos

Today at 06:44 AM, via The Citizen

Cult favourite “Schitt’s Creek” cleaned up in the comedy awards, taking home a total of nine prizes, including four for creator and star Daniel Levy.

Entertainment

Duo behind Room Rater Twitter account rates the rooms at the Emmys

Today at 06:32 AM, via CNN

Sunday night marked the first time the Emmy Awards went virtual and until red carpets make a comeback, all eyes are on backgrounds. That’s why CNN enlisted the help of Claude Taylor and Jessie Bahrey, the duo behind the popular and endlessly entertaining Twitter account @ratemyskyperoom, to share their thoughts on celebrity set-ups during the Emmys.

Science/Tech

The best fibre deals we’ve ever seen

Today at 08:55 AM, via MyBroadband

If you’re looking to get connected, now is the time, and RSAWEB are the perfect partner to do it with.

Science/Tech

Phages: the tiny viruses that could help beat superbugs

Today at 08:45 AM, via The Guardian

Bacteriophages were superseded by modern antibiotics, but scientists believe they could be key to conquering antimicrobial resistance

It is, say enthusiasts, the cure that the world forgot. An old therapy that could take on the new superbugs.

Discovered in 1917 by French Canadian biologist Félix d’Hérelle, phages – or bacteriophages – are tiny viruses that are natural predators of...

Science/Tech

Six tips for easy POPIA compliance

Today at 08:38 AM, via ITWeb

Depending on the size, scope and function of your organisation, appoint either a dedicated POPIA compliance officer or a full team, says Ezra Pillay, compliance specialist: Data Protection and Technology at LexisNexis.