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South Africa

SA records over 790 000 positive COVID-19 cases

Yesterday at 22:53 PM, via SABC News

The Health Ministry says the total number of people who have tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19) in South Africa has topped 790 000 after a further 2 302 people were confirmed to have the virus in the most recent period.

Africa

Al-Shabab’s terror in Mozambique

Yesterday at 21:29 PM, via Mail & Guardian

Amid reports of brutal, indiscriminate slaughter, civilians bear the brunt as villages are abandoned and the number of refugees nears half a million

Business

The mechanics of crypto arbitrage

Today at 00:31 AM, via Moneyweb

You’re effectively buying US dollars abroad and selling them for a higher price in SA.

Politics

Release Andile Lungisa Campaign, Lungisa to hold media briefing

Yesterday at 23:30 PM, via SABC News

The Release Andile Lungisa Campaign will tomorrow in Port Elizabeth hold a media briefing together with former Nelson Mandela Bay ANC councilor, Andile Lungisa, to appreciate the sense of comradeship and solidarity as well as to outline his program of action for the remainder of 2020 and 2021.

Politics

LIVE: OR Tambo Memorial Lecture

Yesterday at 18:47 PM, via SABC News

Actor, playwright, author, and director  John Kani delivers the OR Tambo Memorial Lecture.

Education

Dick Ross obituary

Yesterday at 19:38 PM, via The Guardian

Richard Ross, my mentor and friend of 40 years, who has died aged 84, was a passionate, kind-hearted intellectual and a pre-eminent figure in film education for three decades. A modest man who wore his achievements lightly, he was known by peers and students alike as Dick.

Born in Hokitika, New Zealand, Dick was the son of Paddy Ross, who owned a cycle shop, and Muriel (nee Bell) a school...

Education

Did you solve it? The queens of chess

Yesterday at 19:00 PM, via The Guardian

The solutions to today’s puzzles

Earlier today I set you the following chess-themed conundrums:

1. The quintet of queens.

Continue reading…

Science/Tech

Pirate Bay Founder Warns US Govt Against Mafia-Esque Copyright Lobby

Today at 00:40 AM, via Slashdot

One of the original founders of The Pirate Bay, Peter Sunde, is warning against the power American corporations have on the internet. After several copyright industry groups reported Sunde’s domain registration service Njalla to the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR), branding it a “notorious market,” Sunde wrote a letter to the USTR, not to defend Njalla but to warn against the threat major U.S....

Science/Tech

Nikola Stock Plunges As Company Cancels Badger Pickup Truck

Today at 00:02 AM, via Slashdot

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: Things keep going downhill for aspiring hydrogen truck-maker Nikola. Nikola’s stock plunged on Monday morning as the company announced that a previously announced deal with General Motors was not going to close. Instead, the two companies signed a “non-binding memorandum of understanding” related to the use of GM’s hydrogen fuel cell...

Health

The Long Darkness Before Dawn

Yesterday at 22:29 PM, via New York Times

With vaccines and a new administration, the pandemic will be tamed. But experts say the coming months “are going to be just horrible.”

Nature

Escape to Marloth Nature Reserve

24 November at 17:01 PM, via CapeNature

Words and photos by Scott Ramsay Lying just off the national N2 road, about two and a half hours from Cape Town, Swellendam is South Africa’s third oldest town and owes much of its attractiveness to the mountains lying a few kilometres to the north. I’ve always slowed down on the road here, mostly because […]

Nature

Responsible fishing encouraged this World Fisheries Day

21 November at 13:09 PM, via CapeNature

World Fisheries Day is an Environmental Calendar Day celebrated every year on the 21st of November to highlight the importance of a sustainable means to maintain fish stocks. It highlights the critical importance of fish and the role it plays in job creation and economic impact. Fishing is central to the livelihoods and food security […]