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WEDNESDAY, 28 OCTOBER 2020, 19:22

Politics

ANC MP Bongani Bhongo and brother granted R10 000 bail

Today at 15:04 PM, via SABC News

Former Minister of State Security and African National Congress MP Bongani Bhongo and his brother Sipho are facing charges of fraud and corruption together with 14 co-accused.

Sport

AB opts out of Big Bash League

Today at 19:11 PM, via News24

AB de Villiers will not play in the Big Bash League in Australia this year Brisbane Heat have confirmed.

Sport

Cream of amateur crop named for SA Open

Today at 19:01 PM, via News24

Five of South Africa’s most promising amateur talents will join the star-studded field in the South African Open Championship at the Gary Player Country Club from 3-6 December.

Education

Malawi: Learning Amidst Covid-19

Today at 18:59 PM, via AllAfrica

[Malawi News Agency] Mchinji — Rose is a 16 year old girl in Mangochi in the area of Traditional Authority (TA) Chimwala.

Education

Black activism can’t be effective if we aren’t taught black history| Olivette Otele

Today at 17:46 PM, via The Guardian

To avoid repeating mistakes and move towards a more equal future, children need to be given a fuller picture of the past

“But Olivette, my darling, we’ve been there. We’ve done that already. It doesn’t work,” said an exasperated Bonnie Greer during one of our online, caring but also heated conversations.

The playwright, novelist and broadcaster was referring to the long history of activism to...

Science/Tech

We Need Policy, Not WrestleMania

Today at 18:55 PM, via New York Times

Lawmakers could debate an important law that affects speech on the internet. Or they could yell.

Science/Tech

Inside Uber and DoorDash’s Push To Win the Most Expensive Ballot Race in California History

Today at 18:52 PM, via Slashdot

Uber, Lyft and DoorDash are spending tens of millions of dollars and flooding voters with messages in a neck-and-neck battle to preserve their current business model in California. From a report: The companies, along with other gig-economy giants like Postmates and Instacart , have contributed nearly $200 million to persuade voters to approve a ballot measure that would exempt them from a new...

Science/Tech

Get up and go: is 54 really the age we lose our passion for life?

Today at 18:27 PM, via The Guardian

You need a combination of passion and grit to maintain a positive mindset. But a Norwegian study has found that by the time we reach our mid-50s we don’t seem to possess both

Name: Get Up and Go.Appearance: Lively, bold, adventurous. Age: 54.I could swear the concept is older than that. Apparently not. Are you saying that until 54 years ago there was no such thing as get up and go? No, I’m...

Science/Tech

Apple is Stepping Up Efforts To Build Google Search Alternative

Today at 18:05 PM, via Slashdot

Apple is stepping up efforts to develop its own search technology as US antitrust authorities threaten multibillion-dollar payments that Google makes to secure prime placement of its engine on the iPhone, Financial Times reported Wednesday [Editor’s note: the link may be paywalled; alternative source]. From the report: In a little-noticed change to the latest version of the iPhone operating...

Health

More evidence masks slow Covid spread

Today at 15:01 PM, via Health24

A new study found clear benefits to universal masking for preventing infectious spread within the work environment.

Nature

The iconic Whale Trail has reopened after an extensive revamp

Today 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 […]

Nature

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 […]

Nature

Communities and Conservation working together for sustainable oceans

22 October 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 […]