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Business

What’s up (and down) with the S&P and the importance of asset allocation

Today at 07:18 AM, via Moneyweb

Nedbank’s Preston Narainsamy on the drivers behind the latest S&P and Famous Brands numbers. Cobus Loots, CEO of Pan African Resources on the reprocessing of gold tailings and the sustainability of this trend. Sam Feinstein of Definitive Capital talks asset allocation.

Business

South Africa’s cities to switch to solar as Eskom monopoly ends

Today at 07:09 AM, via BusinessTech

South Africa’s biggest cities are preparing to source their own power after the energy ministry this month approved letting them wean themselves off the state utility that’s subjected cities to outages for the past 13 years.

Politics

EFF against looming retrenchments at SABC

Yesterday at 17:34 PM, via SABC News

Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader, Julius Malema, says they are opposed to the looming retrenchments at the SABC.

Politics

Race to lead DA gathers momentum

Yesterday 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

Yesterday 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.

Sport

Man United search for home comforts as Leipzig test looms

Today at 07:00 AM, via News24

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has stopped the rot at Manchester United but he must rediscover the winning formula at home as he prepares for Wednesday’s visit of RB Leipzig in the Champions League.

Sport

Son and Kane to the rescue for lacklustre Spurs

Today at 06:46 AM, via News24

Son Heung-min pounced to steal a 1-0 win for lacklustre Tottenham on Monday, linking up with Harry Kane yet again as Jose Mourinho’s side climbed to fifth in the Premier League table.

Education

Treasury rejects claims it refused extra £150m for free school meals

Yesterday at 21:33 PM, via The Guardian

Education secretary Gavin Williamson did not ask for funds for half-term, say officials

The Treasury has rejected the idea that it refused to fund an extension of free school meals, with sources claiming Gavin Williamson, the education secretary, failed to make any request for the £150m cost.

Treasury sources said there was no request from Williamson for extra funds to cover school meals for...

Education

HAF: the hit pilot scheme that could offer way out of school meals row

Yesterday at 19:35 PM, via The Guardian

The holiday activity and food programme is well regarded and would cost £200m a year

With pressure mounting on ministers to accede to Marcus Rashford’s campaign to extend free school meals to the holidays, sources suggest the government may be looking to extend its holiday activity and food (HAF) programme as one way of mitigating the damage without appearing to perform yet another U-turn.

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Education

‘Where’s Boris?’: anger among volunteers at food bank on PM’s patch

Yesterday at 19:00 PM, via The Guardian

Refusal to back free school meals extension riles families and volunteers in London and Bolton

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The volunteers at Hillingdon Crisis Support Service in north-west London did not get much sleep over the weekend. The team of 10 have been working around the clock to get a week’s worth of lunches ready for children over half-term.

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Lifestyle

Influential Africans, part 6 | Ngugi wa Thiong’o

Today at 05:48 AM, via SABC News

One of Africa’s most celebrated writer’s Ngugi wa Thiong’o continues to advocate for African literature to be written in African languages, four decades after he took that decision on his own works.

Science/Tech

5G is about to get much better

Today at 07:03 AM, via MyBroadband

Release 16 of the 3GPP standards, also known as 5G Phase 2, is focused on technologies that will benefit non-smartphone applications, including vehicle communications, factory connectivity and internet of things, but also supports DRX power saving on smartphones as well as integrated access and backhaul support.

Nature

A journey to Keurbooms Nature Reserve – by Scott Ramsay

Yesterday 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 […]