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South Africa

SA COVID-19 cases top 720 000

Today at 08:40 AM, via SAnews

Coronavirus continues to spread in South Africa with 2 056 new cases identified on Thursday, while 53 more people succumbed to the deadly virus.

South Africa

Minister Mchunu chairs APRM meeting

Today at 08:32 AM, via SAnews

Public Service and Administration Minister Senzo Mchunu in his capacity as the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) Focal Point for South Africa has launched the First Edition of the Africa Sovereign Credit Review Report.

South Africa

Taxi industry urged to speak in one voice

Today at 08:31 AM, via SABC News

There are growing calls for the stakeholders in the taxi industry to unite and speak with one voice. This comes as the National Taxi Lekgotla enters its second-day in Boksburg east of Johannesburg.

Africa

OPINION | Africa will not be able to feed 10 billion people by 2050

Today at 05:03 AM, via News24

The intensification of cereal cultivation will not assist Africa in reducing poverty and malnutrition as the crops are vulnerable to pests, diseases and climate change. write Ethel Phiri, Elsje Dippenaar, Mpho Molapo and Philasande Feju.

Politics

DA to announce new leader on Sunday

Today at 07:12 AM, via SABC News

The Democratic Alliance (DA) says it will announce its new leader on Sunday afternoon following its first-ever virtual elective congress which will begin on Saturday.

Sport

Harry Maguire confident Man United are back on track

Today at 09:12 AM, via News24

Harry Maguire admits there was an air of crisis around Old Trafford following the defeat to Tottenham, but the Manchester United captain is certain things are now back on track.

Education

‘I feel free here’: how a miracle girls’ school was built in India’s ‘golden city’

Today at 09:15 AM, via The Guardian

A strikingly-designed centre reminiscent of Rajasthan’s famous forts will soon be opening its doors in conservative Jaisalmer

“Don’t even try,” friends told Michael Daube, when he said he wanted to coax women in Jaisalmer to embroider yoga bags to help them earn some income.

For the most part, at least in rural areas, this is Federico García Lorca territory, where marriage for a woman, as a...

Education

Kenya: Magoha Warns Schools Against Recalling Other Classes

Today at 08:37 AM, via AllAfrica

[Nation] Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha has warned private and international schools against recalling back to school other learners apart from those in Grade Four, Standard Eight and Form Four.

Entertainment

Kgomotso Matsunyane back with a bang

Today at 07:41 AM, via SowetanLIVE

TV personality and former Kaya FM presenter Kgomotso Matsunyane returns to TV after a five-year hiatus to host a new show which starts on SABC2 on Sunday.Matsunyane  will co-host an eight-part talk-show called  It’s A Feminist Thing with Phinah Kodisang, Thando Gumede and Nyiko Shikwambane. The seasoned talk-show host last hosted Rise, a  lifestyle talk-show on the SABC in 2015.

Science/Tech

In China, Big Tech isn’t the enemy. It’s the strategy

Today at 09:41 AM, via TechCentral

Just as the US government starts looking to rein in, or even break up, big technology companies in the belief they have too much power, China is going in the opposite direction.

Science/Tech

Routed co-founder Malcolm Siegel passes away

Today at 09:20 AM, via ITWeb

The ICT industry mourns the loss of Malcolm Siegel, who was co-founder and director of Routed, SA’s neutral cloud infrastructure provider.

Nature

The iconic Whale Trail has reopened after an extensive revamp

Wednesday at 12:26 PM, via CapeNature

The iconic and world class Whale trail hike in the De Hoop Nature Reserve will reopen on Wednesday, 28 October 2020. CapeNature prides itself on leading the way in sustainable tourism as demonstrated by a continued commitment to nature-based recreational and tourism facilities for local and international visitors to enjoy and explore. Situated on 34 000 […]

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 […]