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Israel strikes Gaza after rocket attack

Today at 10:19 AM, via Al Jazeera

Israeli army says it struck Hamas military targets in the besieged strip after two rockets were fired into Israel.

South Africa

Strong winds reignited Northern Cape veld fire

Today at 09:16 AM, via SABC News

Free State Umbrella Fire Protection Association says strong winds have reignited the veld fire that was contained in the Northern Cape.

South Africa

SA COVID-19 cases on the rise

Today at 08:59 AM, via SAnews

Health Minister, Dr Zweli Mkhize, has raised his concerns about the climbing figures of positive COVID-19 cases in South Africa.

World

Biden slams Trump friendship with ‘thug’ Kim

Today at 10:12 AM, via News24

Democratic candidate Joe Biden on Thursday denounced President Donald Trump for befriending North Korea’s “thug” leader, likening his diplomacy to working with Hitler.

Business

Mboweni on South Africa’s R70 billion IMF loan

Today at 08:54 AM, via BusinessTech

Finance minister Tito Mboweni says that the International Monetary Fund ‘s R70 billion ($4.3 billion) loan to South Africa will not ‘be earmarked specifically for the payment of salaries’. 

Politics

DA lays criminal charges against EFF’s Ndlozi

Today at 06:40 AM, via SABC News

Democratic Alliance (DA) Chief Whip in Parliament Natasha Mazzone has laid criminal charges against Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) Member of Parliament, Dr Mbuyiseni Ndlozi, for inciting violence.

Politics

Free State branches gun for Ace

Yesterday at 21:00 PM, via Mail & Guardian

Parts of the provincial ANC will target their former premier, Magashule, and the Free State PEC in a rolling mass action campaign

Sport

Bravo! Rabada ramps up hunt for IPL record

Today at 10:27 AM, via News24

In-form Kagiso Rabada should inch ever closer on Saturday to Dwayne Bravo’s record of 32 wickets in a single IPL season, writes Rob Houwing.

Education

Kenya: Thousands of Primary School Learners Miss Knec Tests

Today at 08:18 AM, via AllAfrica

[Nation] Thousands of Grade Four and Standard Eight learners missed the Kenya National Examinations Council (Knec) assessment that began on Wednesday, as head teachers blamed the government of failing to fund the buying of materials.

Science/Tech

ICT tenders: A race to the finish

Today at 09:58 AM, via ITWeb

This week’s National Tender Bulletin sees the rush to conclude outstanding tenders heating up.

Science/Tech

Ubuntu 20.10 Groovy Gorilla released

Today at 09:40 AM, via MyBroadband

Ubuntu has announced the latest release of its Linux-based operating system, codenamed Groovy Gorilla.

Nature

Communities and Conservation working together for sustainable oceans

Yesterday 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 […]