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World

Hezbollah and Israel’s richest were both welcome at a DRC bank

Today at 16:03 PM, via News24

Information provided by whistleblowers suggest Swiss-based Afriland’s Congo bank did business with risky clientele, including Israeli billionaire Dan Gertler and firm believed to be a subsidiary of a sanctioned company linked to a financier of Lebanon’s Hezbollah.

World

Russia launches satellite to monitor climate in Arctic

Today at 15:45 PM, via CNN

Russia launched its space satellite Arktika-M on Sunday on a mission to monitor the climate and environment in the Arctic amid a push by the Kremlin to expand the country’s activities in the region.

Africa

The many faces of Idi Amin

Yesterday at 19:41 PM, via Mail & Guardian

Was he a joke, an oaf, a hero, or the evil dictator the West loved to hate? Decades after his death, his legacy is still a puzzle.

Business

SA probes R2bn Eskom fraud, press says

Today at 17:28 PM, via Moneyweb

Company officials said to have been colluding with various service providers to generate fraudulent invoices.

Business

Two important things to know if you are late to the retirement saving game

Today at 15:00 PM, via BusinessTech

The Covid-19 pandemic and resulting economic crises have severely hit the financial wellbeing of many across the globe, the impact of which is likely to be felt for the long-term. Even before the pandemic, many South Africans were already facing significant constraints in saving enough for their retirement.

Politics

LIVE: President Ramaphosa addresses the nation on COVID-19 response

Today at 18:05 PM, via SABC News

President Cyril Ramaphosa addresses the nation on Sunday at 8pm on developments in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The address comes as the country continues the rollout of the Johnson and Johnson vaccine against COVID 19.

Politics

President Cyril Ramaphosa to address the nation at 20h00

Today at 16:15 PM, via SABC News

President Cyril Ramaphosa is expected to address the nation Sunday evening at 20h00.  The address will be broadcast live on the SABC television News channel and digital platforms.  

Politics

South Africa needs to talk about a future beyond ANC: Mnguni

Today at 13:55 PM, via SABC News

Political analyst Lukhona Mnguni says the country needs to start talking about a future beyond the African National Congress (ANC) as the party has decided to sink the entire country into a discourse of division that goes against the common good.

Education

Pupils’ families in England to be tested for Covid twice a week

Today at 16:31 PM, via The Guardian

Free rapid tests to be provided to households under plans to reopen schools from 8 March

Families with children in school or college will be able to test themselves for coronavirus twice a week from home under plans for schools to safely reopen in England from 8 March.

Free tests will be provided to pupils’ households, as well as those in their childcare or support bubbles, regardless of...

Education

Ireland 1921: how republicans used their whiteness to win freedom

Today at 12:15 PM, via The Guardian

Nationalist leaders tried to exploit what they had in common with their racist oppressors: the colour of their skin

In February 1921, newspapers in London began to publish stories about how military lorries in Ireland were carrying prisoners as hostages in the hope of deterring attacks by the IRA, the guerrilla army fighting British rule since 1919. Within a year, negotiations would lead to...

Education

Elisabeth Murdoch funds school for TV talent that says no to nepotism

Today at 11:15 AM, via The Guardian

Company will launch London project to encourage more diverse intake of young people with no industry connections

Elisabeth Murdoch’s company is to fund a new London school designed to get young people from different backgrounds into the television industry. Murdoch, the daughter of media magnate Rupert Murdoch, and her production company Sister are to set up the Ghetto Film School, already...

Lifestyle

Chadwick Boseman, Netflix up for honours at virtual Golden Globes

Today at 14:36 PM, via SABC News

The Golden Globes will be handed out under pandemic conditions on Sunday on a night that could see big wins for streaming service Netflix, honours for late actor Chadwick Boseman, and a smattering of celebrities in pajamas.

Entertainment

Your Golden Globes viewing guide

Today at 17:18 PM, via CNN

The Golden Globes will unofficially kickoff Hollywood’s award season on Sunday, but the event will look a little different this year due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Science/Tech

Introducing Crowdsec: a Modernized, Collaborative Massively Multiplayer Firewall

Today at 17:34 PM, via Slashdot

Slashdot reader b-dayyy writes: CrowdSec is a massively multiplayer firewall designed to protect Linux servers, services, containers, or virtual machines exposed on the Internet with a server-side agent. It was inspired by Fail2Ban and aims to be a modernized, collaborative version of that intrusion-prevention tool. CrowdSec is free and open-source (under an MIT License), with the source code...

Science/Tech

‘The Earth could hear itself think’: how birdsong became the sound of lockdown

Today at 16:00 PM, via The Guardian

When the pandemic hit, the song of birds offered joy and hope. The author of a new book recalls that glittering spring and explains the science behind bird calls and how to identify them

It’s six in the morning and still dark, 24 March 2020. I wake early and, knowing the children will soon be up, decide to steal half an hour’s solitude in the park. From the dense latticework of trees and...

Science/Tech

I have tested positive for Covid – and I feel really guilty

Today at 16:00 PM, via The Guardian

At first I felt relieved that my symptoms aren’t too grim. Then I felt bad about my relief, as if I’d failed a basic solidarity duty

It started with a text that was doing the rounds from Lambeth council’s director of public health: the South African variant of Covid had been discovered in a tiny box of postcodes that included our house, and we were all encouraged to get tested. I forwarded it...

Health

How To Ritualize Tea Time

Today at 06:58 AM, via New York Times

Tea might be the perfect drink for the pandemic winter malaise. Here’s how to start your own ritual.

Health

Dances to Learn At Home

Today at 06:41 AM, via New York Times

Online tutorials for TikTok and music-video routines can help prove you wrong. The “WAP” dance is within your reach.

Health

Show Thanks With A Gratitude Letter

Today at 06:03 AM, via New York Times

Concerned about a friend or a loved one who may be feeling the winter doldrums? Try writing them a gratitude letter.

Nature

Matrics in De Hoop – In their own words

Yesterday at 23:05 PM, via CapeNature

On the weekend of 19-21 five 2020 Matric learners were hosted by CapeNature and world-renowned adventurer Riaan Manser at the De Hoop Nature Reserve. These five matriculants; Jama Paliso, Hannah Chetty, Abdullah Seedat, Silondukhule Nquma and Lucy can der Meulen were the runners up in a campaign that saw five other students join Manser on […]