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South Africa

3 dead in Mpumalanga crash

Today at 12:41 PM, via Eyewitness News

It is understood a toddler was among those who lost their lives during the fatal crash between Mbombela and Alkmaar Claimed Road.

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

Push to make climate change education part of school curriculum

Today at 15:00 PM, via BusinessTech

An international campaign to make climate change education compulsory in all schools  – to support the growth of the green economy – is attracting backing from a growing range of organisations in more than 100 countries.

Business

WATCH | Norwegian Air gets backing for survival plan

Today at 14:30 PM, via Fin24

Norway backed Norwegian Air’s survival plan on Thursday as Industry Minister Iselin Nyboe said that the government had no intention of being a shareholder but would stump up cash if private investors did too.

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...

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.

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...

Science/Tech

Electric Vehicles Close To ‘Tipping Point’ of Mass Adoption

Today at 15:00 PM, via Slashdot

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Guardian: Electric vehicles are close to the “tipping point” of rapid mass adoption thanks to the plummeting cost of batteries, experts say. Global sales rose 43% in 2020, but even faster growth is anticipated when continuing falls in battery prices bring the price of electric cars dipping below that of equivalent petrol and diesel models, even...

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 […]