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SA mines have vaccinated nearly half their workforce

Today at 12:29 PM, via News24

South Africa mining companies have fully vaccinated slightly more than 203 000 of the industry’s workers, said Roger Baxter, chief executive officer of Minerals Council South Africa, the industry lobby group for big producers.

South Africa

Road users urged to exercise caution ahead of the long weekend

Today at 12:09 PM, via SABC News

Gauteng Traffic Police have urged road users to exercise caution ahead of the long weekend. This as many road users and holidaymakers are expected to travel to various destinations to spend Heritage Day and the weekend with their families and friends.

Education

Uganda: Schools Will Re-Open in January 2022 – Museveni

Today at 11:46 AM, via AllAfrica

[Independent (Kampala)] Entebbe, Uganda — Primary and secondary schools will re-open next year after 4.8 million people in priority and vulnerable groups are fully vaccinated. That includes teachers and 330,000 students aged 18 years and above.

Science/Tech

FedEx Uses Autonomous Trucks For First Time On Delivery Route

Today at 12:00 PM, via Slashdot

On Wednesday FedEx announced its first autonomously-driven Class 8 truck delivery route. Mashable reports: Working with truck maker PACCAR and self-driving company Aurora, which is backed by Amazon, FedEx will start making deliveries in Texas using an autonomous semi. The route on Interstate 45 between Houston and Dallas is about 500 miles round trip, and expected to be busy as the holiday...