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South Africa

Cape Town tourism fears the worst as COVID-19 cases continue to rise

Yesterday at 20:00 PM, via SABC News

Tourism bodies in Cape Town fear that rising COVID-19 infections in the city may have a devastating impact on the industry this festive season. Although no decision has been made on the possibility of restricting the movement of people, concern abounds.

World

Saudi judge refers activist’s case to terror court

Today at 03:44 AM, via CNN

Loujain al-Hathloul, the jailed activist who led the charge to allow women to drive in Saudi Arabia, has gone from jailed rights activist to alleged national security threat. While human rights groups called on world leaders to use the virtual G20 Summit in Riyadh to pressure Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to allow her release, Hathloul appeared before a judge only to learn her case was being...

Africa

Sudan inflation soars, raising spectre of hyperinflation

Yesterday at 12:13 PM, via News24

Inflation in Sudan has risen to one of the highest levels in the world, and the country risks slipping into hyperinflation unless it gets its budget deficit and money supply under control, economists say.

Politics

Moyane to grill Gordhan at the State Capture Commission on Monday

Yesterday at 21:17 PM, via SABC News

On Monday, former SARS boss Tom Moyane will cross-examine Minister Pravin Gordhan when the inquiry into state capture resumes in Johannesburg. Moyane will be allowed to question the Public Enterprises Minister on a few issues regarding his 2018 testimony at the commission. 

Politics

Call for Ramaphosa to appear before the Zondo commission

Yesterday at 16:50 PM, via SABC News

Former chairperson of the General Council of the Bar of South Africa, Vuyani Ngalwana SC, wants President Cyril Ramaphosa to testify before the State Capture Commission. He has written to commission chairperson, Justice Raymond Zondo, regarding this.

Politics

Holomisa says COVID-19 has taken its toll on him

Saturday at 16:22 PM, via SABC News

 United Democratic Movement (UDM) leader, General Bantu Holomisa, says the past few months are the most devastating the party has ever endured.

Politics

Nyhontso to challenge Speaker’s decision in court

Saturday at 15:56 PM, via SABC News

The sole Pan Africanist Congress of Azania (PAC) MP who had his membership revoked by Parliament, Mzwanele Nyhontso says he will urgently challenge the Speaker’s decision in court.

Education

Tom Winnifrith obituary

Yesterday at 19:54 PM, via The Guardian

My father, Tom Winnifrith, who has died aged 82, was an academic who was instrumental in founding the department of classics at Warwick University and inspired generations of students in their love of classics and English literature.

Born in London to John Winnifrith, a civil servant at the Ministry of Agriculture who became director general of the National Trust, and his wife, Lesbia (nee...

Education

New York City public schools to reopen for in-person learning

Yesterday at 19:24 PM, via The Guardian

Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on Sunday that schools will reopen on 7 December, starting with elementary schools

New York City’s public schools will begin to reopen for in-person learning on 7 December , starting with elementary schools, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on Sunday.

The schools were closed less than two weeks ago after the citywide rate of coronavirus tests coming back positive...

Entertainment

Darth Vader actor David Prowse, 85, dies

Yesterday at 10:00 AM, via Channel24

British actor, David Prowse, best known for playing Darth Vader in the original Star Wars trilogy, has died at the age of 85.

Science/Tech

Report Claims America’s CIA Also Controlled a Second Swiss Encryption Firm

Today at 04:05 AM, via Slashdot

Long-time Slashdot reader SonicSpike brings this report from AFP:Swiss politicians have voiced outrage and demanded an investigation after revelations that a second Swiss encryption company was allegedly used by the CIA and its German counterpart to spy on governments worldwide. “How can such a thing happen in a country that claims to be neutral like Switzerland?” co-head of Switzerland’s...

Health

Make a Poem From Newspaper

Yesterday at 06:58 AM, via New York Times

A cento is a poem written using borrowed lines, like ones from this publication. Don’t forget to give credit.

Health

Making Bar Trivia Virtual

Yesterday at 06:37 AM, via New York Times

Though many bars are under lockdown restrictions, pub quiz companies still operate online. You provide the booze, they provide the brainteasers.

Nature

Escape to Marloth Nature Reserve

24 November at 17:01 PM, via CapeNature

Words and photos by Scott Ramsay Lying just off the national N2 road, about two and a half hours from Cape Town, Swellendam is South Africa’s third oldest town and owes much of its attractiveness to the mountains lying a few kilometres to the north. I’ve always slowed down on the road here, mostly because […]

Nature

Responsible fishing encouraged this World Fisheries Day

21 November at 13:09 PM, via CapeNature

World Fisheries Day is an Environmental Calendar Day celebrated every year on the 21st of November to highlight the importance of a sustainable means to maintain fish stocks. It highlights the critical importance of fish and the role it plays in job creation and economic impact. Fishing is central to the livelihoods and food security […]