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SAP shares plummet on trimmed outlook

Today at 17:18 PM, via News24

Shares in German software giant SAP plunged on Monday after it downgraded its outlook on falling demand due to a renewed surge in coronavirus infections.

Africa

Jihadists kill eight in northeast Nigeria

Today at 14:22 PM, via The Citizen

Boko Haram militants slaughtered 14 farmers earlier this month as they worked on fields in Ngwom village near Maiduguri.

Business

Bayer spends up to $4bn on US biotech firm AskBio

Today at 16:54 PM, via Fin24

German pharmaceutical giant Bayer said it will buy the US-based biotech firm for as much as $4 billion as it aims to get a foothold in the rapidly growing gene-therapy market.

Business

Stocks drop on surge in virus cases, elusive US stimulus

Today at 16:52 PM, via Fin24

Stock markets retreated Monday with traders increasingly pessimistic that US lawmakers will pass a new stimulus package before next week’s election, while spiking virus cases fanned worries about the economic impact of new containment measures.

Politics

Race to lead DA gathers momentum

Today at 14:57 PM, via SABC News

After almost a year since the resignation of Mmusi Maimane as leader of the official opposition, the Democratic Alliance (DA), the party now gears itself elect a new leader. Since Maimane’s exit, the party has been rocked by numerous shock resignations and developments.

Politics

LIVE: Julius Malema leads EFF media briefing

Today at 12:09 PM, via SABC News

Leader of the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) Julius Malema leads a media briefing on a range of issues, including elections, recent incidents of public violence and gender-based violence.

Education

Africa: UCT the Only Financial Times Ranked MBA School in Africa

Today at 15:48 PM, via AllAfrica

[UCT] The University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business (UCT GSB) is the only business school in Africa to feature in the prestigious Financial Times rankings for its groundbreaking Executive MBA programme.

Education

Tell us: are you helping UK school children get free meals?

Today at 15:10 PM, via The Guardian

We’d like to hear from local initiatives helping to feed disadvantaged children struggling to access free school meals

Marcus Rashford continues to put pressure on the government to extend its free school meals voucher system for low-income families over school holiday periods.

However, the scheme has been criticised as being hard to use, sometimes leaving local initiatives to plug the gaps, as...

Science/Tech

Schools Clamored for Seesaw’s App. That Was Good News, and Bad News.

Today at 17:22 PM, via Slashdot

An anonymous reader shares a report: The first requests that upended Seesaw, a popular classroom app, came in January from teachers and education officials abroad. Their schools were shutting down because of the coronavirus, and they urgently wanted the app adjusted for remote learning. The company figured it could do that with a single short hackathon project. “We were so naive,” said Emily...

Science/Tech

Mirror Trading International offices raided

Today at 17:22 PM, via MyBroadband

Law enforcement officials have raided the offices of Mirror Trading International in Stellenbosch and Polokwane, as well as the home of two of its leadership team members in Durban.

Science/Tech

Microsoft Will Forcibly Stop Loading Some URLs in Internet Explorer To Move Users To Edge

Today at 16:43 PM, via Slashdot

Big changes are coming to Internet Explorer. Starting next month, users trying to access certain websites will see IE refuse to load the URL and automatically open the site in Edge instead. From a report: This forced IE-to-Edge behavior is part of Microsoft’s Internet Explorer deprecation plans. Microsoft has been gradually rolling out the feature for testing purposes for some Windows users...

Health

Why False Positives Matter, Too

Yesterday at 11:00 AM, via New York Times

False negatives are not the only troublesome outcome of a faulty coronavirus test.

Nature

A journey to Keurbooms Nature Reserve – by Scott Ramsay

Today 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

Thursday 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 […]