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South Africa

Taxi industry urged to speak in one voice

Today at 08:31 AM, via SABC News

There are growing calls for the stakeholders in the taxi industry to unite and speak with one voice. This comes as the National Taxi Lekgotla enters its second-day in Boksburg east of Johannesburg.

Africa

OPINION | Africa will not be able to feed 10 billion people by 2050

Today at 05:03 AM, via News24

The intensification of cereal cultivation will not assist Africa in reducing poverty and malnutrition as the crops are vulnerable to pests, diseases and climate change. write Ethel Phiri, Elsje Dippenaar, Mpho Molapo and Philasande Feju.

Business

Frighteningly good movies to stream on Halloween

Today at 08:30 AM, via BusinessTech

2020 has been plenty scary enough – but if you’re looking for something a little less real to keep you up at night, Showmax has a monster Halloween line-up full of things that go bump in the night… 

Politics

DA to announce new leader on Sunday

Today at 07:12 AM, via SABC News

The Democratic Alliance (DA) says it will announce its new leader on Sunday afternoon following its first-ever virtual elective congress which will begin on Saturday.

Education

Kenya: Magoha Warns Schools Against Recalling Other Classes

Today at 08:37 AM, via AllAfrica

[Nation] Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha has warned private and international schools against recalling back to school other learners apart from those in Grade Four, Standard Eight and Form Four.

Education

Kenya: Clear School Fees, Ministry Tells Parents

Today at 08:36 AM, via AllAfrica

[Nation] The government has urged Kenyans with children in boarding schools to clear fee balances, a reversal of an order on heads not to send learners home.

Entertainment

Meet the Black creators changing the horror game

Yesterday at 23:50 PM, via CNN

This Halloween season, scary viewing looks more diverse than ever. Get to know “Lovecraft Country” screenwriter Ihuoma Ofordire and Jay Ellis, whose Black Bar Mitzvah production company is releasing “Black Box.”

Science/Tech

Humans Have Been Living In Space For 20 Years Straight

Today at 09:00 AM, via Slashdot

Since 2000, there have always been humans living and working on the International Space Station — and the streak could just be getting started. National Geographic reports: On Halloween in the year 2000, a Russian Soyuz rocket launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan and flew into the history books, carrying one U.S. astronaut and two Russian cosmonauts to the nascent International...

Science/Tech

Rain launches mobile app

Today at 08:42 AM, via MyBroadband

Rain has launched a new mobile app called “My Rain”, which allows customers to manage their accounts and data usage from their mobile phones.

Science/Tech

Serole Technologies SA on the move

Today at 08:38 AM, via ITWeb

Serole is growing locally and in several domains, including expanding its SAP practice outside of FSI and JAVA/Angular, the company notes.

Nature

The iconic Whale Trail has reopened after an extensive revamp

Wednesday 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 […]