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South Africa

The Bushiris to spend another weekend in jail

Yesterday at 18:13 PM, via SABC News

Enlightened Christian Gathering Church (ECG) leader and self-proclaimed prophet, Shepherd Bushiri’s bail application has been postponed yet again.


21 people gunned down in northwestern Nigeria attack

Yesterday at 16:57 PM, via The Citizen

A surge in criminal activity has affected the region, where clashes over land and resources between ethnic Fulani herders and local farmers erupted more than a decade ago.


Chip wars: The US v China

Today at 00:35 AM, via BBC News

Chips that power nearly all electronic devices are at the heart of the battle for global dominance.


All systems go for DA’s virtual congress

Yesterday at 20:50 PM, via SABC News

It’s all systems go for the Democratic Alliance (DA) as the party holds the largest virtual political gathering in the history of the country to elect its new leadership this weekend.


DA’s Rendall Williams elected as Tshwane Mayor

Yesterday at 16:47 PM, via SABC News

The Democratic Alliance’s (DA) Randall Williams has been elected as new Tshwane Mayor. DA interim leader John Steenhuisen has taken to Twitter to congratulate Williams.


IFP not supporting idea of synchronised poll

Yesterday at 15:30 PM, via SABC News

The Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) says it does not support the idea of holding local government elections together with national and provincial elections.


Europe’s Locked Down, but Schools Are Open

Yesterday at 19:22 PM, via New York Times

“We cannot and will not allow our children and young people’s futures to be another victim of this disease,” the Irish prime minister said.


Children in poorer areas of England missing more schooling – study

Yesterday at 18:30 PM, via The Guardian

Attendance rates at their lowest in high-Covid regions such as north-west and Yorkshire

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Children in the poorest areas of England are missing the most schooling, research suggests, and attendance levels are at their lowest in regions with high Covid-19 infection rates.

Attendance levels at secondary schools in Knowsley, Merseyside,...


Ariana Grande drops sultry new album, backs Biden

Yesterday at 18:47 PM, via Eyewitness News

After releasing the title track ‘positions’ last week along with a presidential cosplay music video, the 27-year-old issued her sixth studio album days before a US election playing out during a still-raging pandemic.


‘Roadkill’ is the latest politcal show to get run over by reality

Yesterday at 23:19 PM, via CNN

“Roadkill” is one of those classy British miniseries that looks right at home on PBS’ Masterpiece, even though it’s a contemporary story. But this tale of a politician wrestling with twin scandals — one involving corruption, the other in his personal life — seems quaint against the backdrop of modern politics, as fans of shows like “Veep” and “House of Cards,” once seen as enjoyably over the...


Under Armour To Sell MyFitnessPal For $345 Million, After Acquiring It In 2015 For $475 Million

Today at 00:40 AM, via Slashdot

Global fitness giant Under Armour announced this morning that it will be selling MyFitnessPal to investment firm Francisco Partners for $345 million, five and a half years after acquiring it for $475 million. The company also announced that it will be winding down the Endomondo platform which it also acquired at the same time for $85 million. TechCrunch reports: In a press release announcing...


Waymo Pulls Back the Curtain On 6.1 Million Miles of Self-Driving Car Data

Today at 00:02 AM, via Slashdot

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Verge: In its first report on its autonomous vehicle operations in Phoenix, Arizona, Waymo said that it was involved in 18 crashes and 29 near-miss collisions during 2019 and the first nine months of 2020. These crashes included rear-enders, vehicle swipes, and even one incident when a Waymo vehicle was T-boned at an intersection by another car at...


These Drones Will Plant 40,000 Trees in a Month. By 2028, They’ll Have Planted 1 Billion

Yesterday at 23:25 PM, via Slashdot

Earlier this month, on land north of Toronto that previously burned in a wildfire, drones hovered over fields and fired seed pods into the ground, planting native pine and spruce trees to help restore habitat for birds. From a report: Flash Forest, the Canadian startup behind the project, plans to use its technology to plant 40,000 trees in the area this month. By the end of the year, as it...


WATCH | How to change a tyre

Yesterday at 16:00 PM, via Wheels24

Getting a puncture is a pain but it’s something that can often be rectified quickly at the roadside. Here’s how to do it.


You’re Not Too Old to Talk to Someone

Yesterday at 16:20 PM, via New York Times

Studies have shown that older people do as well in psychotherapy as younger ones. But finding and affording therapy can prove difficult.


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 […]


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 […]