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South Africa

Over 48 000 educators, staff vaccinated

Today at 08:40 AM, via SAnews

The Department of Basic Education says it is satisfied with the first day of the vaccination programme in the basic education sector, which saw more than 48 000 educators and staff vaccinated.

South Africa

Cele, WC SAPS to meet over Gugulethu mass killing

Today at 08:35 AM, via SAnews

Police Minister Bheki Cele is today expected to receive a briefing from the Western Cape SAPS management following Wednesday’s shooting, which claimed eight lives in Gugulethu.

South Africa

Free State Premier emphasises importance of vaccination

Today at 08:31 AM, via SAnews

Free State Premier Sisi Ntombela has emphasised the importance of vaccinating educators, administrative and support staff against COVID-19 as they play an important role in society.

South Africa

Naptosa calls “anti-vaxers” to reconsider the vaccine’s safety

Today at 07:15 AM, via SABC News

The National Professional Teacher’s Organisation, Naptosa, has called on educators who are so-called “anti-vaxers” – or have doubts over the efficacy of the coronavirus vaccines – to reconsider the vaccine’s safety.

Africa

SADC to deploy troops to Mozambique 

Yesterday at 17:41 PM, via The Citizen

A document leaked earlier this year recommended sending around 3,000 soldiers to insurgent-hit Cabo Delgado.

Business

Minimising vehicle wear and tear: Is it covered under your warranty?

Today at 08:59 AM, via BusinessTech

If you own and use a car, you know that maintaining it is of utmost importance. It’s not just about avoiding extra (often unexpected) costs when things break down; a preventative care approach also makes it safer to drive, and you can even prolong the lifespan of your car too!

Politics

ANC, Magashule to go head-to-head in court

Today at 05:00 AM, via SABC News

The ANC Secretary-General wants the High Court in Johannesburg to nullify his suspension and the party’s step-aside resolution.

Education

Botswana: Education Office Investigates Incident

Today at 08:39 AM, via AllAfrica

[Botswana Daily News] Mochudi — The Kgatleng regional education office is investigating an incident in which a video featuring a Molefhi Senior Secondary School pupil was circulated on social media.

Entertainment

Loki might be a hedonist, but so far ‘Loki’ remains a bit of a bore

Today at 02:04 AM, via CNN

The Marvel/Disney+ strategy of slowly building stories is becoming a bit of a bore with the third episode of “Loki,” a protracted escape scenario that gave fans lots of time to luxuriate in the title character — and his new variant — while doing precious little to advance the overarching plot.

Science/Tech

Physicists Induce Motionless Quantum State In Largest Object Yet

Today at 09:00 AM, via Slashdot

Scientists have managed to slow down the atoms almost to a complete stop in the largest macro-scale object yet. The research has been published in the journal Science. New Atlas reports: The temperature of a given object is directly tied to the motion of its atoms — basically, the hotter something is, the more its atoms jiggle around. By extension, there’s a point where the object is so cold...