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South Korea, US scale back military drill over coronavirus

Today at 05:41 AM, via Times Live

South Korea and the US will conduct its springtime military exercise this week, but the joint drill will be smaller than usual because of the coronavirus pandemic, Seoul said on Sunday.

South Africa

Ipid investigates 49 cases of police brutality during hard lockdown

Today at 07:05 AM, via SABC News

The Independent Police Investigative Directorate (Ipid) has confirmed that it is investigating 49 cases of alleged police heavy-handedness against members of the public during the first two months of the hard lockdown in March and April last year.

Business

Understanding tax emigration if you leave South Africa

Today at 07:00 AM, via BusinessTech

If you are in the process of leaving South Africa, ensure you know the ins and outs of tax emigration and how to proceed, William Louw, professional tax practitioner and director at
Sable International, advises.

Business

What’s your pension invested in?

Today at 02:15 AM, via BBC News

While pension pots are going green, how easy is it to dump investments in tobacco or gambling?

Politics

ANC North West factions fight on

Yesterday at 20:55 PM, via Mail & Guardian

Premier Job Mokgoro’s hearing begins despite move to stop it by party secretary general Ace Magashule

Politics

What is EFF’s party funding quest?

Friday at 21:00 PM, via Mail & Guardian

Its court application to force disclosure of donations to Cyril Ramaphosa may mask a bid to portray him as a capitalist puppet

Education

Three Alabama professors on leave over racially insensitive Halloween pictures

Yesterday at 23:55 PM, via The Guardian

Students demand terminations over photos from 2014USA president announces independent investigation

Three professors at the University of South Alabama have been placed on leave over racially insensitive Halloween photos, the university said.

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Education

Nigeria: Halting Repeated School Kidnappings in Nigeria

Yesterday at 21:33 PM, via AllAfrica

[Crisis Group] Gunmen snatched more than 270 girls from a boarding school in north-western Nigeria on 26 February, releasing them four days later. In this Q&A, Crisis Group expert Nnamdi Obasi looks at why the authorities are struggling to prevent these mass kidnappings.

Education

New contract for firm behind school meals voucher fiasco

Yesterday at 17:03 PM, via The Guardian

Gavin Williamson’s department will have paid a total of £615m to the French company despite warnings about its capacity to deliver

Gavin Williamson, the education secretary, is facing criticism for awarding another £190m contract to a company blamed for the problems with a school meals voucher system that left families without food during the first lockdown.

The French company Edenred’s new...

Science/Tech

Antitrust Advocate Who Coined the Phrase ‘Net Neutrality’ Joins Biden’s White House

Today at 07:34 AM, via Slashdot

Tim Wu coined the phrase “net neutrality”. He’s the author of The Curse of Bigness: Antitrust in the New Gilded Age , and Bloomberg calls him an “outspoken advocate for aggressive antitrust enforcement against U.S. technology giants.” They add that now the Columbia University media law professor “is joining the White House an adviser, signaling that the Biden administration is preparing to...

Health

How to Play RPGs Online

Today at 06:41 AM, via New York Times

Let the good times roll, as old-school tabletop R.P.G.s have taken off online.

Health

Make Ice Ornaments At Home

Today at 06:22 AM, via New York Times

Ice ornaments reflect winter’s light, like momentary, sun-catching crystals.

Health

Things To Do At Home

Today at 05:42 AM, via New York Times

This week, attend an art lecture, listen to a conversation with the novelist Viet Thanh Nguyen or celebrate Deaf History Month.

Nature

Celebrating World Wildlife Day at the Potberg Cape Vulture colony

Wednesday at 13:15 PM, via CapeNature

By Lusanda Gqaza and Yanga Mbatana (Environmental Education Officers, De Hoop Nature Reserve) On 20 December 2013, the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), proclaimed 03 March (the day of adopting the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora, CITES, in 1973), as World Wildlife Day. This is a day that […]

Nature

World Wildlife Day 2021

Wednesday at 12:12 PM, via CapeNature

World Wildlife Day is celebrated on 3 March every year as an opportunity to highlight the many beautiful and varied forms of wild fauna and flora and to raise awareness of the multitude of benefits that conservation provides to people. The Western Cape is a very special place with an abundance of unique and irreplaceable […]

Nature

The ‘LitterCam’ that’s watching you

Wednesday at 02:03 AM, via BBC News

AI software can now match footage of motorists throwing rubbish with their car’s number plate and issue an automatic fine .

Nature

Matrics in De Hoop – In their own words

27 February 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 […]