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THURSDAY, 03 DECEMBER 2020, 11:50

South Africa

Locust outbreak reported in various provinces

Today at 10:01 AM, via SAnews

Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development Minister Thoko Didiza has announced that the country is currently experiencing outbreaks of locusts in the Free State, Northern Cape and Western Cape.

Business

Hong Kong shares end morning higher

Today at 11:48 AM, via Fin24

Hong Kong shares went into the break on a healthy note Thursday as hopes for a breakthrough on a new US stimulus added to ongoing vaccine optimism.

Education

Nigeria: Kano Disburses Over N100m Unicef Grants to 720 Schools

Today at 11:07 AM, via AllAfrica

[Vanguard] Kano — Kano State government says it has disbursed over N100 million school improvement grants from the United Nations Children Fund, UNICEF to not fewer than 720 primary and Integrated Qur’anic and Islammiyya Schools in the state.

Education

Liberia: APM Terminal Reconditions Tubman High school

Today at 11:00 AM, via AllAfrica

[New Dawn] As part of its social and corporate responsibilities, APM Terminal Liberia has begun replacing windows chairs at the William V. S. Tubman High School in Sinkor, Monrovia.

Education

Gavin Williamson vows A-levels and GCSEs will not be cancelled in England

Today at 10:55 AM, via The Guardian

To support students affected by Covid pandemic pupils will be given advance notice of topics

The education secretary, Gavin Williamson, said he could “absolutely” give a cast-iron guarantee exams in England would not be cancelled next year as the government unveiled plans to support students impacted by the pandemic.

After months of uncertainty for pupils and their teachers, the government...

Entertainment

Idols trio ecstatic about debut singles

Today at 07:06 AM, via SowetanLIVE

Idols SA’s top three – Zama, Mr Music and Brandon – can’t wait to debut their singles this coming Sunday.

Science/Tech

Man versus machine: concern or opportunity?

Today at 11:12 AM, via ITWeb

By 2040, it is predicted that AI will have been developed and matured to the point that it will reach general, or human-level, intelligence, says Rudie Raath, chief digital officer at Datacentrix.

Health

Boris Johnson: ‘We must not get carried away’

Yesterday at 20:17 PM, via BBC News

Boris Johnson says it will be “some months before all the most vulnerable are protected” and we must not get “carried away with over-optimism”.

Nature

Be the hero this summer – report fire and smoke quickly

Yesterday at 22:19 PM, via CapeNature

  The Western Cape is one of the areas most affected by veldfires where these are a natural phenomenon during the hot, windy, dry summers. This is exacerbated by infestations of alien vegetation and increased hot, dry periods as a result of climate change.  As we enter fire season, CapeNature would like to urge the […]

Nature

Adventure beckons in Kogelberg

Yesterday at 11:15 AM, via CapeNature

New eco-cabins in Kogelberg Nature Reserve are the ideal base for exciting activities among the mountain fynbos of this world heritage site.

Nature

Movember Animal Inspiration (part 2)

Tuesday at 17:59 PM, via CapeNature

By Nicole Horn, Biodiversity Capabilities In the month of November, we traditionally raise awareness of men’s health issues as part of the Movember campaign and in part 1 of this blog, we looked at a few marine species with ‘moustaches’ for inspiration. In part 2 of the blog, we look at some more animal species beyond […]