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Business

SA Airlink changes its name

Today at 08:13 AM, via BusinessTech

Privately-owned regional airline SA Airlink has changed its company name to Airlink, as part of a strategy to distinguish itself as a totally independent airline.

Business

What’s up (and down) with the S&P and the importance of asset allocation

Today at 07:18 AM, via Moneyweb

Nedbank’s Preston Narainsamy on the drivers behind the latest S&P and Famous Brands numbers. Cobus Loots, CEO of Pan African Resources on the reprocessing of gold tailings and the sustainability of this trend. Sam Feinstein of Definitive Capital talks asset allocation.

Politics

EFF against looming retrenchments at SABC

Yesterday at 17:34 PM, via SABC News

Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader, Julius Malema, says they are opposed to the looming retrenchments at the SABC.

Politics

Race to lead DA gathers momentum

Yesterday at 14:57 PM, via SABC News

After almost a year since the resignation of Mmusi Maimane as leader of the official opposition, the Democratic Alliance (DA), the party now gears itself elect a new leader. Since Maimane’s exit, the party has been rocked by numerous shock resignations and developments.

Education

Archive, 27 October 1979: nearly 500,000 children may lose right to free school meals

Today at 08:00 AM, via The Guardian

27 October 1979: Education bill proposes ending entitlement to free meals for thousands of children, and permitting local authorities to open up meal services to competitive tender

Nearly 500,000 children will lose their legal right to free school meals if one of the major provisions of the government’s education bill goes on the statute book.

The bill published yesterday, which is designed to...

Education

Treasury rejects claims it refused extra £150m for free school meals

Yesterday at 21:33 PM, via The Guardian

Education secretary Gavin Williamson did not ask for funds for half-term, say officials

The Treasury has rejected the idea that it refused to fund an extension of free school meals, with sources claiming Gavin Williamson, the education secretary, failed to make any request for the £150m cost.

Treasury sources said there was no request from Williamson for extra funds to cover school meals for...

Lifestyle

Influential Africans, part 6 | Ngugi wa Thiong’o

Today at 05:48 AM, via SABC News

One of Africa’s most celebrated writer’s Ngugi wa Thiong’o continues to advocate for African literature to be written in African languages, four decades after he took that decision on his own works.

Science/Tech

Second hard lockdown concerns in South Africa

Today at 08:00 AM, via MyBroadband

With President Cyril Ramaphosa expected to address the nation about COVID-19 this week, many people are concerned about a second hard lockdown and the impact on the economy.

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 […]