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Politics

Race remains a thorny issue as DA looks to elect new leader

Today at 16:43 PM, via SABC News

AS the Democratic Alliance prepares to elect new leadership with John Steenhuisen and Mbali Ntuli leading the race, political analyst Mcebisi Ndletyana says the DA still has to work on its real challenge of identity, especially after losing popular black leaders. 

Politics

Assault case against Malema and Ndlozi postponed to March 2021

Today at 16:00 PM, via SABC News

Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema and party MP Dr Mbuyiseni Ndlozi’s legal representative Lawrence Hodes has wrapped-up his cross examination of Colonel Johannes Venter in the assault case being heard at the Randburg Magistrates Court, north of Johannesburg.

Politics

INFOGRAPHIC | Nominated DA Leaders

Today at 13:33 PM, via SABC News

The Democratic Alliance (DA) will this weekend hold their elective congress, which is expected to see about 2000 delegates attend. The congress will see the election of new leadership as well as the passing of resolutions to guide the party for the next five years.

Sport

Italy coach Mancini disappointed Balotelli has no club

Today at 16:36 PM, via News24

Italy coach Roberto Mancini expressed his regret that striker Mario Balotelli hadn’t found himself a club during the transfer window, arguing the striker would have been “very useful” for the national team.

Education

South Africa: The Writing Is On the Blackboard for South Africa’s Early Childhood Development Education

Today at 17:42 PM, via AllAfrica

[Daily Maverick] The state of early childhood development education in South Africa is largely informal and at times totally unregulated. For many parents, the core goal of an early childhood development centre or preschool is to keep their children occupied for the most of the day. So, when children enter Grade 1, there are stark differences in cognitive and comprehension abilities.

Education

Student Voting Surges Despite Efforts to Suppress It

Today at 15:50 PM, via New York Times

The coronavirus pandemic and new requirements in Republican-led states created voting obstacles for college students this year. Yet youth participation appears to be on the rise.

Lifestyle

Meghan Markle wins bid to delay court battle with UK newspaper

Today at 15:21 PM, via SABC News

Meghan, the wife of Britain’s Prince Harry, won her bid to have a privacy action against a tabloid newspaper postponed by about nine months until next Autumn after a judge heard a confidential reason from her lawyers for seeking a delay.

Lifestyle

UK judge delays Meghan privacy case trial to late 2021

Today at 14:41 PM, via Eyewitness News

The American former television actress claims Associated Newspapers breached her privacy, her data protection rights, and copyright by publishing extracts of correspondence with her estranged father, Thomas, before she married Harry.

Science/Tech

Wisconsin Republican Party Says Hackers Stole $2.3 Million

Today at 17:27 PM, via Slashdot

Hackers stole $2.3 million from the Wisconsin Republican Party’s account that was being used to help reelect President Donald Trump in the key battleground state, the party’s chairman told The Associated Press on Thursday. From a report: The party noticed the suspicious activity on Oct. 22 and contacted the FBI on Friday, said Republican Party Chairman Andrew Hitt. Hitt said the FBI is...

Science/Tech

Spotify stocks fall after missing revenue expectations

Today at 17:18 PM, via MyBroadband

Spotify Technology SA fell as much as 8.6% after its premium revenue fell short of analysts’ expectations even as subscriptions rose, with consumers in some markets resisting the company’s price increases.

Science/Tech

Democracy dies when Facebook and Twitter define the truth

Today at 17:02 PM, via TechCentral

The cure for bad information is good information. If people are sometimes persuaded by the false, that’s a risk attendant upon the proper practice of democracy. By Stephen L Carter.

Nature

The iconic Whale Trail has reopened after an extensive revamp

Yesterday 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 […]