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South Africa

Senzo Meyiwa murder suspects named

Today at 10:48 AM, via SABC News

The five suspects involved in the murder case of former Bafana Bafana captain and Orlando Pirates Striker Senzo Meyiwa have been named.

South Africa

OR Tambo statue and new Radisson Hotel unveiled

Today at 10:12 AM, via SAnews

President Cyril Ramaphosa has officially unveiled a statue in honour of the late struggle stalwart and global icon Oliver Reginald Tambo at OR Tambo International Airport.

Business

All the updates to South Africa’s marriage laws

Today at 11:44 AM, via BusinessTech

The coronavirus lockdown has impacted the Department of Home Affairs’ plans to introduce new policy changes, including a draft law to update South Africa’s marriage laws.

Business

SA airports boss voices concern over long-term traffic volumes

Today at 11:30 AM, via BusinessTech

Airports Company South Africa on Tuesday reported revenue of R7.12 billion, down marginally from the prior period as the Covid-19 pandemic and weak economy generated significant revenue and cost pressures.

Politics

LIVE | President Cyril Ramaphosa unveils OR Tambo bronze statue

Today at 08:44 AM, via SABC News

As part of the birthday celebrations of the late and longest-serving ANC president Oliver Tambo, President Cyril Ramaphosa unveils a nine-metre tall bronze statue at the OR Tambo International Airport. Tambo would have been 103-years-old today.

Education

Zimbabwe: 2021 Exam Pupils Back in Class

Today at 11:31 AM, via AllAfrica

[The Herald] Next year’s examination classes returned to school yesterday under careful supervision and strict adherence to regulations aimed at controlling the spread of Covid-19.

Education

Even Victorians felt sympathy for hungry children. Why doesn’t this government? | Angelique Richardson

Today at 11:00 AM, via The Guardian

Novelists from Gaskell to Hardy helped change thinking about childhood poverty. It’s time some MPs took a lesson from them

Hunger courses through Mary Barton, Elizabeth Gaskell’s 1848 novel documenting what would become known as the hungry 40s. Like Dickens with Oliver Twist, 10 years earlier, she sought to move the heart of middle England. Hunger could no longer be accepted as natural or...

Entertainment

Dance challenge brings instant fame to five matrics

Today at 10:10 AM, via SowetanLIVE

Katlego “Katt” Mohlahlo was just an ordinary matriculant before her life changed overnight thanks to the viral video of her doing the John Vuli Gate dance challenge.The 17-year-old from KwaMhlanga, in Mpumalanga, took Mzansi by storm with her black pleated mini-skirt, strappy sandals and stylish sunglasses as she participated in the John Vuli Gate dance challenge.

Science/Tech

About 3% of Starlink Satellites Have Failed So Far

Today at 12:00 PM, via Slashdot

According to Phys.Org, about 3% of SpaceX’s Starlink satellites “have proven to be unresponsive and are no longer maneuvering in orbit, which could prove hazardous to other satellites and spacecraft in orbit.” From the report: In order to prevent collisions in orbit, SpaceX equips its satellites with krypton Hall-effect thrusters (ion engines) to raise their orbit, maneuver in space and deorbit...

Science/Tech

Hello Paisa halves remittance fees to Zimbabwe

Today at 11:34 AM, via ITWeb

The money transfer service drops remittance fees by half on every transaction to Zimbabwe and offers digital banking accounts with zero transaction fees.

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 […]