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South Africa

Eskom power grid under severe pressure

Yesterday at 23:00 PM, via SABC News

Eskom has warned that the power grid is under severe pressure and has urged people to turn off all unnecessary appliances.

World

Venezuelans Granted Protected Status In U.S.

Yesterday at 23:22 PM, via NPR

The Biden administration is granting temporary protected status to over 300,000 Venezuelans in the U.S., providing legal status to individuals who have fled the country — a shift in U.S. policy.

Africa

Senegal opposition leader charged with rape

Yesterday at 19:37 PM, via News24

A Senegalese judge charged opposition leader Ousmane Sonko with rape and freed him from detention pending an investigation on Monday, after his arrest last week sparked the West African state’s worst unrest in years.

Politics

No intention by Zuma to undermine SA’s constitution: ANC

Yesterday at 22:09 PM, via SABC News

The ANC Top Six has maintained that there was no intention by former President Jacob Zuma to undermine the Constitution of the country by not appearing at the State Capture Commission.

Politics

LIVE | ANC media briefing

Yesterday at 20:26 PM, via SABC News

The African National Congress (ANC) is holding a media briefing on the latest developments regarding the party.

Politics

Zuma meets ANC Top Six virtually

Yesterday at 19:02 PM, via SABC News

Former President Jacob Zuma has taken part in a virtual meeting with the ANC top six officials after an in person meeting at Luthuli House in Joburg failed to materialise.

Sport

Havertz stars as Chelsea sink top-four rivals Everton

Today at 00:35 AM, via News24

Chelsea cemented their grip on fourth place in the Premier League as Kai Havertz finally delivered an influential display in their vital 2-0 win against top-four rivals Everton.

Education

Biden Will Revisit Trump Rules on Campus Sexual Assault

Today at 01:40 AM, via New York Times

The Biden administration will examine regulations by Betsy DeVos that gave the force of law to rules that granted more due-process rights to students accused of sexual assault.

Education

Christopher Heywood obituary

Yesterday at 22:04 PM, via The Guardian

My friend Christopher Heywood, who has died aged 93, spent more than three decades as a lecturer and senior lecturer in English literature at Sheffield University, during which time he spent a couple of years from 1966 lecturing in Nigeria. For a further 10 years from 1988 he taught English at various universities in Japan.

Christopher was born in Banhoek, South Africa, to Arthur Heywood, a...

Entertainment

The role of an unexpected savior is not new to Tyler Perry

Yesterday at 20:52 PM, via CNN

In an interview filled with one bombshell after another, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry revealed their fears and struggles with racism in the royal family. But one unlikely hero emerged in the saga: Tyler Perry.

Science/Tech

OpenAI’s State-of-the-Art Machine Vision AI Fooled By Handwritten Notes

Today at 01:30 AM, via Slashdot

Researchers from machine learning lab OpenAI have discovered that their state-of-the-art computer vision system can be deceived by tools no more sophisticated than a pen and a pad. The Verge reports: As illustrated in the image above, simply writing down the name of an object and sticking it on another can be enough to trick the software into misidentifying what it sees. “We refer to these...

Science/Tech

PayPal To Acquire Cryptocurrency Security Startup Curv

Today at 00:50 AM, via Slashdot

PayPal has announced that it plans to acquire Curv, a cryptocurrency startup based in Tel Aviv, Israel. TechCrunch reports: Curv is a cryptocurrency security company that helps you store your crypto assets securely. The company operates a cloud-based service that lets you access your crypto wallets without any hardware device. Curv also lets you set up sophisticated policies so that the new...

Science/Tech

Waymo Simulated Real-World Crashes To Prove Its Self-Driving Cars Can Prevent Deaths

Yesterday at 23:30 PM, via Slashdot

In a bid to prove that its robot drivers are safer than humans, Waymo simulated dozens of real-world fatal crashes that took place in Arizona over nearly a decade. From a report: The Google spinoff discovered that replacing either vehicle in a two-car crash with its robot-guided minivans would nearly eliminate all deaths, according to data it publicized today. The results are meant to bolster...

Nature

Escaped crocodiles at Bonnievale

Friday at 16:38 PM, via CapeNature

Following the escape of an unknown number of subadult Nile crocodiles (Crocodylus niloticus) from a breeding facility outside of Bonnievale on Wednesday morning, CapeNature can report that in addition to the 27 already recaptured, a further seven crocodiles had to be euthanized last night and six more were spotted, but could not be recaptured as […]

Nature

Celebrating World Wildlife Day at the Potberg Cape Vulture colony

03 March 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

03 March 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

03 March 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 .