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In Pictures: China’s poverty alleviation

Today at 19:04 PM, via Al Jazeera

China lifted over 800 million people out of poverty over 40 years. For the relocated, the transition has been difficult.

South Africa

Parliament a significant part of SA’s Heritage

Today at 18:15 PM, via SABC News

As South Africa celebrates Heritage Day, one of the places that reflects the country’s history and tells the perfect story of its heritage is Parliament.

Business

WATCH | Musk says cheaper Tesla batteries 3 years away

Today at 18:22 PM, via Fin24

Investors slashed $50 billion from Tesla’s market value after CEO Elon Musk promised to cut electric vehicle costs so radically that a $25 000 car that drives itself will be possible – but not for at least another three years.

Business

Eating a R1 million dinner

Today at 18:00 PM, via BusinessTech

If you received a R1 million bill with your restaurant dinner, your jaw would likely hit the floor. But what if you knew that your weekly takeout meals could be worth an extra million rand in your retirement pot?

Politics

LIVE | State Capture Inquiry pt 2, 23 September 2020

Today at 14:10 PM, via SABC News

Former head of the Free State Department of Human Settlements Mpho Mokoena is expected to conclude his testimony on Wednesday afternoon at the Commission of Inquiry into State Capture in Johannesburg. Below is the live stream:  

Politics

LIVE | State Capture Inquiry, 23 September 2020

Today at 09:15 AM, via SABC News

Former head of the Free State Department of Human Settlements Mpho Mokoena is on Wednesday morning expected to conclude his testimony at the Commission of Inquiry into State Capture in Johannesburg.

Education

Sorry, freshers: that wild week you were promised will be more bed than bedlam | Phil Wang

Today at 18:00 PM, via The Guardian

Like A-level grades from a disadvantaged school, your social life has been downgraded to Zoom pub crawls and Sims-inspired campuses

My first party at university was a cheese and port party hosted by our college chaplain. It was 2008, and I was both smart and lucky enough to be at Cambridge. I have to be clear that neither “cheese”, “port” nor “college chaplain” are street names for...

Education

Namibia: Schools Comply With Reopening Protocols

Today at 13:53 PM, via AllAfrica

[New Era] Keetmanshoop — Pre-primary and grade 1-3 learners in the //Kharas region were excited after resuming face-to-face learning this week following a long break due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Education

Nigeria: Osinbajo, Obi Agree On Need for More Investment in Education

Today at 13:34 PM, via AllAfrica

[Vanguard] Vice President of Nigeria, Prof Yemi Osinbajo and the Vice Presidential Candidate of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, in 2019 elections, Mr. Peter Obi, have both spoken on the need for the government to pay attention to education, saying that a nation’s development is directly proportional to the level of educational investment in the nation.

Entertainment

No Heritage Day plans? Here’s something to do

Today at 17:12 PM, via The Citizen

If you’re one of those people who haven’t booked a long weekend away, here’s a list of things to do across the country this Heritage Day and over the weekend.

Science/Tech

Intel Details Chips Designed For IoT and Edge Workloads

Today at 18:46 PM, via Slashdot

Intel today announced the launch of new products tailored to edge computing scenarios like digital signage, interactive kiosks, medical devices, and health care service robots. From a report: The 11th Gen Intel Core Processors, Atom x6000E Series, Pentium, Celeron N, and J Series bring new AI security, functional safety, and real-time capabilities to edge customers, the chipmaker says, laying...

Science/Tech

Hooray (Mostly) for the Government!

Today at 18:40 PM, via New York Times

U.S. lawmakers are digging into questions about how to steer technology to make our lives better.

Nature

Kogelberg’s Palmiet Honeymoon Studio is now open for bookings!

17 September at 10:28 AM, via CapeNature

There are exciting developments underway at Kogelberg Nature Reserve. CapeNature is delighted to announce the opening of a new one-bedroom unit, the Palmiet honeymoon studio which is just perfect for for couples seeking privacy and romance. The glass-fronted eco-cabin is designed to offer guests unparalleled 360-degree breath-taking views of the reserve. The building work was meticulously […]