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WEDNESDAY, 21 OCTOBER 2020, 15:23

South Africa

KZN Commissioner vows to root out rogue cops

Today at 13:48 PM, via SAnews

KwaZulu-Natal Police Commissioner, Lieutenant General Khombinkosi Jula, has vowed to root out criminal elements soiling the badge in the province.

Africa

The natural resource curse in Cabo Delgado

Today at 12:18 PM, via Mail & Guardian

A humanitarian crisis looms as a violent insurgency continues to sweep over northern Mozambique. As many flee to safety, the question remains: who, or what, fuels the fire?

Business

Apology to Nova

Today at 14:25 PM, via Moneyweb

On 24 February 2020 Moneyweb published with the headline: Irba reports Nova to Sars and CIPC. The article focussed on the Independent Regulatory Board of Auditors’ (Irba) referral of a reportable irregularity (RI) related to the Nova Property Group to the South African Revenue Service (Sars) and the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC) for

Sport

Manchester United’s American owners ‘should spread some of the wealth’ to help struggling clubs, says Gary Neville

Today at 14:57 PM, via CNN

Player, pundit, club owner, manager, captain, board member — Gary Neville has worn a lot of different hats throughout his time in football. Now, alongside former English Football Association chairman David Bernstein, Greater Manchester mayor Andy Burnham and Conservative lawmaker Helen Grant and others, Neville may have a new moniker: game-changer.

Education

Parents and teachers: share your experiences with free school meals during the coronavirus pandemic

Today at 13:53 PM, via The Guardian

We’d like to hear from parents and school staff in the UK about the surge in free school meals applications during the coronavirus pandemic

An estimated 1 million pupils have signed up for free school meals in the UK for the first time during the coronavirus pandemic, which has forced many families to cope with a significant drop in their income. Around 1.4 million children were already...

Education

Nigeria: Dan’azumi – New Teachers’ Salary Structure Is Implementable

Today at 12:17 PM, via AllAfrica

[This Day] Mohammed Dan’azumi is the Chairman, Nasarawa State Universal Basic Education Board. In this interview with Igbawase Ukumba, he speaks on the state’s preparedness before reopening schools in the midst of COVID-19 pandemic, the new Teachers’ Salary Structure, among other issues. Excerpts:

Science/Tech

How to Take Better Pet Portraits

Today at 15:00 PM, via New York Times

Even if you don’t have an expensive camera, you can capture memorable images with your smartphone, the right software and a few tricks.

Science/Tech

What Even Is Friction, Anyway?

Today at 15:00 PM, via Wired

You might think of it as the force that slows things down, but you literally couldn’t get anywhere without it.

Health

Vitamin D won’t reduce risk of depression

Today at 11:00 AM, via Health24

According to researchers, there was no significant benefit from the supplementation of vitamin D for the purpose of alleviating depression.

Nature

Scott Ramsay’s Photo Tours – Robberg Nature Reserve

Yesterday at 12:11 PM, via CapeNature

Words and photos by Scott Ramsay Take all the natural wonders of Robberg, and divide them by the number of square metres of this relatively tiny reserve…and you’ve got one of the most impressive reserves in the country. Few other small protected areas pack so much punch. Lying near the town of Plettenberg Bay (although […]

Nature

Essential Estuaries – Restoring an effective link between catchments and the ocean

15 October at 15:44 PM, via CapeNature

The link between oceans and land, in most instances, is not well understood as people do not comprehend and understand the impact that their day to day life has on the ocean whether positive or negative. Freshwater, a critical life-giving resource, evaporates from the ocean surface and is largely responsible for much of the rain that reaches the land. […]