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South Africa

State pushes for Bushiri not to be granted bail

Today at 15:22 PM, via SABC News

The state in the case of the Enlightened Christian Gathering church leader and self-proclaimed prophet, Shepherd Bushiri, his wife Mary and three others has argued that they should not be granted bail.

South Africa

Vulnerable bear brunt of COVID-19: UN report

Today at 15:09 PM, via SAnews

Despite significant strides made by government to soften the blow of the COVID-19 pandemic, more still needs to be done to assist the vulnerable as the country faces a risk of resurgence.

South Africa

Sol Plaatjie Municipality female workers decry sexual harassment

Today at 14:37 PM, via SABC News

Some female employees at the Sol Plaatje Municipality in Kimberley in the Northern Cape, say their work environment has become unbearable because of alleged sexual harassment and intimidation by male workers.

South Africa

ANC committee in the North West looks to oust 8 officials

Today at 14:36 PM, via Eyewitness News

The interim provincial committee has been in a battle with at least eight officials after ordering 15 of them – including mayors, speakers and chief-whips – to step down last month.

Politics

DA’s Rendall Williams elected as Tshwane Mayor

Today at 16:47 PM, via SABC News

The Democratic Alliance’s (DA) Randall Williams has been elected as new Tshwane Mayor. DA interim leader John Steenhuisen has taken to Twitter to congratulate Williams.

Politics

IFP not supporting idea of synchronised poll

Today at 15:30 PM, via SABC News

The Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) says it does not support the idea of holding local government elections together with national and provincial elections.

Politics

INFOGRAPHIC | Previous DA Leaders

Today at 14:20 PM, via SABC News

The Democratic Alliance (DA) will announce its new leader on Sunday afternoon following its first-ever virtual elective congress which will begin this weekend.

Politics

NPA welcomes Agrizzi’s bail conditions

Today at 12:51 PM, via SABC News

The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) has welcomed the bail conditions set out for former Bosasa COO Angelo Agrizzi. They include the disclosure of all his assets to authorities as well as handing over the deed to his villa in Italy.

Sport

Diego Maradona’s best goals for Argentina

Today at 16:07 PM, via BBC News

Watch some of Diego Maradona’s best goals for Argentina as the one of football’s greatest talents and biggest characters turns 60.

Education

Namibia: Covid-19 – Crowded Dormitories Put Pupils At Risk

Today at 15:27 PM, via AllAfrica

[New Era] Oshakati — Members of the Oshana Covid-19 task force this week visited the Iipumbu Senior Secondary School at Oshakati where a number of pupils have tested positive for the novel coronavirus.

Entertainment

‘The Mandalorian’ powers up with a polished second-season launch

Today at 15:45 PM, via CNN

If “Baby Yoda” (a.k.a. “The Child”) was the big surprise when “The Mandalorian” made its debut a year ago, the second season arrives amid sky-high expectations that seemed difficult to fulfill. Yet the Disney+ series managed to deliver on them with its premiere, which featured numerous creatures and aliens looping back into the mythology of the original trilogy, and yes, another flourish...

Science/Tech

Eskom reports a R20.5-billion full-year loss

Today at 16:51 PM, via TechCentral

Eskom on Friday said it made a net loss of R20.5-billion in its financial year ending in March 2020, down slightly from R20.9-billion the previous year.

Science/Tech

‘It’s possible’: the race to approve a Covid vaccine by Christmas

Today at 16:16 PM, via The Guardian

At least three companies close to revealing results of phase three trials, but to be approved for use safety has to be ensured

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The race for a Covid vaccine is reaching a crucial stage, with the glimmer of a possibility that one of the leading contenders will be approved by Christmas.

In an interview with the Guardian, Kate Bingham,...

Science/Tech

Samsung Regains Top Smartphone Vendor Spot as Xiaomi Overtakes Apple

Today at 16:01 PM, via Slashdot

Samsung is back on top as the world’s biggest smartphone vendor one quarter after losing its spot to Huawei, according to reports from IDC, Counterpoint, and Canalys. The news comes just as Samsung posted its highest quarterly revenue figures ever, which the company said was helped by a boost in demand for smartphones. From a report: Huawei became the number one vendor for the first time three...

Science/Tech

Which Tablet Should I Get for My Kids?

Today at 16:00 PM, via Wired

In this moment of need, let there be no judgments passed about screen time. Here are the tablets you should get your kids, and why.

Motoring

WATCH | How to change a tyre

Today at 16:00 PM, via Wheels24

Getting a puncture is a pain but it’s something that can often be rectified quickly at the roadside. Here’s how to do it.

Nature

The iconic Whale Trail has reopened after an extensive revamp

Wednesday 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 […]