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South Africa

SA COVID-19 death toll passes 19 000

Today at 08:53 AM, via SAnews

South Africa’s COVID-19 deaths have exceeded the 19 000 mark after 40 more people succumbed to the respiratory disease on Monday.

South Africa

Zikalala welcomes Meyiwa murder arrests

Today at 08:35 AM, via SAnews

KwaZulu-Natal Premier, Sihle Zikalala, has welcomed the arrest of five suspects linked to the murder of former Orlando Pirates and Bafana Bafana goalkeeper and captain, Senzo Meyiwa.

Africa

Fearless Burundi MP suffers in jail

Yesterday at 21:00 PM, via Mail & Guardian

Fabien Banciryanino, who challenged state on political murders, detained in notorious prison

Business

SAP sends warning for software earnings

Today at 09:59 AM, via BusinessTech

Dire earnings results at SAP SE wiped out more than 35 billion euros ($41 billion) from the German software company’s market value in a matter of minutes, sending a warning to tech investors about the health of the business software industry.

Business

Tokyo stocks close lower on US falls

Today at 09:33 AM, via Fin24

Tokyo stocks edged lower on Tuesday as bargain-hunting purchases failed to fully offset losses in early trade following a rout on Wall Street.

Politics

LIVE | President Cyril Ramaphosa unveils OR Tambo bronze statue

Today at 08:44 AM, via SABC News

As part of the birthday celebrations of the late and longest-serving ANC president Oliver Tambo, President Cyril Ramaphosa unveils a nine-metre tall bronze statue at the OR Tambo International Airport. Tambo would have been 103-years-old today.

Education

Dear Gavin Williamson, claw back some respect by pausing Sats, league tables and Ofsted | Michael Rosen

Today at 09:30 AM, via The Guardian

It’s time to listen to teachers and heads who are calling for primary tests to be suspended because of coronavirus

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I think we are getting a good picture of what kind of secretary of state for education you are. You completely messed up last year’s GCSEs. Now there are big question marks over whether you have made schools safe from...

Entertainment

‘Sgonondo pocketed our dad’s burial money’

Today at 06:56 AM, via SowetanLIVE

Former kid producer and gospel singer Jamela Vuma, also known as Sgonondo, is embroiled in a nasty family feud with his brother, who has accused him of misusing money meant for the burial of their father .

Science/Tech

New “Netflix tax” proposed for South Africa

Today at 10:00 AM, via MyBroadband

A new government report proposes implementing a digital tax on global companies such as Netflix, Amazon, and Facebook that operate in South Africa.

Science/Tech

Gijima scores R339m health tender

Today at 09:49 AM, via ITWeb

The contract will see the company provide a fully-managed health information system to the Gauteng Department of Health.

Science/Tech

Capabilities for the competitive digital enterprise

Today at 09:33 AM, via TechCentral

Promoted | Digitalisation has affected all aspects of our lives, the way we live, the way we work, and, essential to your business, the way we consume. And it has altered the way customers want to interact with your business.

Motoring

The best four moments from Spa 24 Hours

Today at 09:30 AM, via Wheels24

The Rowe Racing team was victorious at the Spa 24 Hours in their Porsche GT3 R. We look at the top four moments from the endurance race.

Nature

A journey to Keurbooms Nature Reserve – by Scott Ramsay

Yesterday 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 […]

Nature

Communities and Conservation working together for sustainable oceans

Thursday 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 […]