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Politics

Race remains a thorny issue as DA looks to elect new leader

Today at 16:43 PM, via SABC News

AS the Democratic Alliance prepares to elect new leadership with John Steenhuisen and Mbali Ntuli leading the race, political analyst Mcebisi Ndletyana says the DA still has to work on its real challenge of identity, especially after losing popular black leaders. 

Politics

Assault case against Malema and Ndlozi postponed to March 2021

Today at 16:00 PM, via SABC News

Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema and party MP Dr Mbuyiseni Ndlozi’s legal representative Lawrence Hodes has wrapped-up his cross examination of Colonel Johannes Venter in the assault case being heard at the Randburg Magistrates Court, north of Johannesburg.

Sport

England’s RFU announces £10.8m loss amid virus

Today at 18:17 PM, via News24

England’s Rugby Football Union announced a £10.8 million ($13.9 million, 11.9 million euros) annual loss on Thursday, with officials braced for more financial bad news during the next 12 months as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

Education

France orders children aged six and over to wear masks in school

Today at 18:20 PM, via The Guardian

National Assembly votes to extend rule to primary schools as national lockdown starts

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Children in France aged six and over will have to wear face masks in the classroom to keep schools open, the prime minister, Jean Castex, said on the eve of a second national lockdown.

Speaking before the National Assembly backed the new restrictions...

Education

South Africa: The Writing Is On the Blackboard for South Africa’s Early Childhood Development Education

Today at 17:42 PM, via AllAfrica

[Daily Maverick] The state of early childhood development education in South Africa is largely informal and at times totally unregulated. For many parents, the core goal of an early childhood development centre or preschool is to keep their children occupied for the most of the day. So, when children enter Grade 1, there are stark differences in cognitive and comprehension abilities.

Education

Student Voting Surges Despite Efforts to Suppress It

Today at 15:50 PM, via New York Times

The coronavirus pandemic and new requirements in Republican-led states created voting obstacles for college students this year. Yet youth participation appears to be on the rise.

Science/Tech

TikTok-parent ByteDance Launches Its First Gadget, a Smart Lamp With Camera and Display

Today at 18:19 PM, via Slashdot

ByteDance on Thursday unveiled its first consumer hardware product, a smart light lamp with a display and camera, that it says is part of its education technology portfolio as the Chinese internet giant continues to expand to categories beyond social video. From a report: The Dali smart lamp features a display, camera, and a built-in digital assistant. The Dali smart lamp, which starts at $119,...

Science/Tech

Wisconsin Republican Party Says Hackers Stole $2.3 Million

Today at 17:27 PM, via Slashdot

Hackers stole $2.3 million from the Wisconsin Republican Party’s account that was being used to help reelect President Donald Trump in the key battleground state, the party’s chairman told The Associated Press on Thursday. From a report: The party noticed the suspicious activity on Oct. 22 and contacted the FBI on Friday, said Republican Party Chairman Andrew Hitt. Hitt said the FBI is...

Nature

The iconic Whale Trail has reopened after an extensive revamp

Yesterday 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 […]

Nature

Communities and Conservation working together for sustainable oceans

22 October 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 […]