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South Africa

Education Department gazettes new school regulations

Today at 11:26 AM, via SABC News

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga has gazetted the new school regulations, which are likely to pave the way for private schools to open on the first of next month.

Africa

Another big storm, growing stronger, set to hit central Mozambique

Yesterday at 21:51 PM, via News24

A powerful storm nearing Mozambique is expected to intensify into a tropical cyclone on Friday, according to forecasts, dumping rain onto already swollen rivers in an area devastated by Cyclone Idai less than two years ago.

Business

South African regulator backs distribution of AstraZeneca shots

Today at 13:06 PM, via BusinessTech

South Africa’s regulator granted the health department permission to distribute the vaccine from AstraZeneca Plc and the University of Oxford in its first nod for Covid-19 inoculations. The National Department of Health has been recognized by the South African Health Products Regulatory Authority as a supplier of The Serum Institute of India Ltd, health minister … Continue reading “South...

Business

Covid-19 pandemic could be source of global crises for years: WEF

Today at 13:00 PM, via BusinessTech

The coronavirus has exposed the “catastrophic effects” of ignoring long-term risks such as pandemics, and the economic and political consequences could cause more crises for years to come, according to the World Economic Forum.

Politics

Mthembu’s COVID-19 related death unites friends and rivals in tribute

Today at 12:10 PM, via SABC News

The death of Jackson Mphikwa Mthembu, Minister in the Office of the President of South Africa, has been met with sorrow across the country. Tributes have come from across the political spectrum for the country’s first government minister to succumb to COVID-19.

Politics

Malema accuses former EFF MP Rawula of tarnishing his political image

Today at 10:34 AM, via SABC News

Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema has accused former party MP Thembinkosi Rawula of being set on tarnishing his political image. Malema has escalated his legal battle with Rawula to the Supreme Court of Appeal in Bloemfontein.

Politics

Late Minister Mthembu’s memorial service postponed to Monday

Today at 08:04 AM, via SABC News

The late Minister in the Presidency Jackson Mthembu’s memorial service will be held at the Government Communication and Information System Auditorium in Hatfield, Pretoria on Monday. The memorial service was originally planned for Saturday but has been postponed following consultation between the Presidency and the late minister’s family.

Sport

Odogwu a world-class prospect says Jones

Today at 13:28 PM, via News24

England coach Eddie Jones believes Paolo Odogwu has the potential to be “world-class” after selecting the uncapped centre in his squad for the Six Nations.

Sport

Gavin Hunt heaps praise on Stellenbosch FC

Today at 13:24 PM, via News24

Kaizer Chiefs head coach Gavin Hunt has heaped praise on Stellenbosch FC ahead of Saturday’s DStv Premiership encounter at Danie Craven Stadium.

Education

Dear Gavin Williamson, could you tell parents what a fronted adverbial is? | Michael Rosen

Today at 10:00 AM, via The Guardian

Families homeschooling in lockdown are discovering the full horror of the primary grammar curriculum – and they’re mystified

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How are you getting on with fronted adverbials? I only ask because my timeline on social media is suddenly full of parents telling me that they don’t know what these are and they don’t know why their...

Education

‘Annoy your librarian’: how to study without library access at university

Today at 09:00 AM, via The Guardian

Browsing library shelves isn’t an option at the moment – but there are other things to try

Universities are following the latest government Covid guidance and, as a result, most libraries on campus are operating on an essential access only basis. Some are providing bookable, socially distanced study areas; others are offering click-and-collect services.With limited access to resources, students...

Lifestyle

Valetine’s Day weddings on Robben Island cancelled

Today at 07:29 AM, via SABC News

Weddings on Robben Island on Valentine’s Day will be a glaring absence from the calendar this year. This after the Robben Island Museum decided to cancel the prestigious event. This is because there has been an increase in staff who tested positive for the coronavirus. The annual Robben Island Valentine’s Day weddings have become a […]

Lifestyle

Your daily Horoscope for 23 January 2021

Today at 01:00 AM, via The South African

Wondering what the day has in store for your star sign? Here’s a quick glance at horoscopes and more for today – completely free!

Science/Tech

SpaceX Plans Record-Breaking Launch With 143 Satellites

Today at 12:00 PM, via Slashdot

SpaceX plans to launch the most satellites ever deployed in a single mission, 143, on Saturday morning from Florida for more than a dozen customers. UPI reports: A 2017 mission by the India Space Research Organization launched 104 spacecraft, which would be the previous record if the SpaceX launch is a success. Liftoff aboard a Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station is planned...

Motoring

The VW Golf GTI for nerds

Today at 07:35 AM, via The Citizen

Don’t believe all the rubbish you read about electric mobility.

Health

Do Curfews Slow the Coronavirus?

Today at 12:00 PM, via New York Times

A restriction more often used in natural disasters, or to quell unrest, has never been tested against a pathogen like the virus.

Nature

Fish migrations: they would swim 500 miles and they would swim 500 more

Wednesday at 18:23 PM, via CapeNature

By Nicole Horn and Alexis Olds Migration is a widespread but highly complicated and diverse component to many fish species lives.  Migration can be strenuous and often consists of extremely long journeys. The life history stages of certain species rely heavily on migration. Fish will migrate for several reasons including escaping unfavourable conditions, moving to […]