Skip to Content

THURSDAY, 02 DECEMBER 2021, 09:22

South Africa

DMRE investigates fatal mining incidents

Today at 08:46 AM, via SAnews

The Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE) says it will be conducting investigations into two fatal mining incidents at the Impala Platinum mine in Rustenburg.

South Africa

Germiston labour centre reopens

Today at 08:30 AM, via SAnews

Unemployed residents of Germiston and the surrounding areas will no longer have to travel far to receive the free services provided by the Department of Employment and Labour.

South Africa

Nigeria backs SA in criticism of travel bans over Omicron COVID variant

Today at 06:52 AM, via Eyewitness News

Several countries including the UK, US and Rwanda have moved to ban southern Africans from travelling to their shores after scientists in South Africa identified the new variant which has since been found in several European countries as well.

World

Omicron rapidly dominating in South Africa; US reports first case

Today at 07:55 AM, via News24

Omicron is rapidly becoming the dominant variant of the coronavirus in South Africa less than four weeks after it was first detected there, and the United States on Wednesday became the latest country to identify an Omicron case within its borders.

Education

Tanzania: Tz At 60 – Record Set in Provision of Free Education

Today at 09:03 AM, via AllAfrica

[Daily News] THE ministry of State in the President’s Office Regional Administration and Local Government has outlined notable success that it has so far recorded during the country’s 60 years of independence, among them, sustainability on the provision of free basic education.

Science/Tech

Trigger of Rare Blood Clots In AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccine Found

Today at 09:00 AM, via Slashdot

Long-time Slashdot reader tlhIngan writes: The AstraZeneca vaccine, one of the few approved vaccines to fight COVID-19, was under fire earlier this year for causing blood clots. While the vaccine is still approved for use, and is being used, scientists have been working hard to figure out the cause. The main trigger appears to be caused by the immune system mistakenly identifying a blood...

Science/Tech

In the thick of the opportunity revolution

Today at 08:51 AM, via ITWeb

The fourth industrial revolution is characterised by a fusion of tech that is blurring the lines between the physical, digital and biological, creating endless possibilities.

Health

The first Omicron case has been detected in the U.S.

Yesterday at 20:58 PM, via New York Times

Much remains unknown about the new variant of the coronavirus. But with cases being detected in more countries, experts had said it was only a matter of time before the variant showed up in the United States.