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South Africa

Cape Town poo sludge contract dispute resolved

Today at 14:52 PM, via News24

The smell will continue for a few days as collection of the pile of sludge that has built up starts. The City hopes this will begin before the end of this week.

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SONA 2021: No ceremonial festivities

Today at 14:13 PM, via SAnews

The Presiding Officers of Parliament have announced that given the current COVID-19 regulations, this year’s State of the Nation Address will be different, with no SONA red carpet, ceremonial guard and many other activities associated with the event.

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HIGHER HEALTH to create strategy to support vaccine roll out

Today at 14:04 PM, via SAnews

Higher Education, Science and Innovation Minister Blade Nzimande has instructed HIGHER HEALTH to create a Post School Education and Training (PSET) strategy that is aligned with, and supports the Health Department’s phased national strategy and coordinate its subsequent roll out of COVID-19 vaccines.

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Another truck crashes while carrying farmworkers

Today at 14:04 PM, via News24

A truck transporting about 80 farmworkers has crashed in the Western Cape, leaving at least two people seriously injured, and others with moderate and minor injuries.


Explosive evidence expected at State Capture Commission

Today at 12:09 PM, via SABC News

Political analyst Lukhona Mnguni says members of the public should prepare themselves for explosive evidence which an unidentified witness has started to give at the Commission of Inquiry into State Capture in Johannesburg.


Swift failure to act against Mpumalanga premier regrettable: Cele

Today at 10:40 AM, via SABC News

Police Minister Bheki Cele says he agrees with many members of the public that his department’s officials should have acted against Mpumalanga Premier Refilwe Mtsweni-Tsipane for not wearing a mask at the funeral of Minister in the Presidency Jackson Mthembu on Sunday.  


Nigeria: Unilag VC Tasks New DLI Students On Focus, Discipline

Today at 14:58 PM, via AllAfrica

[This Day] The Vice Chancellor, University of Lagos, Professor Oluwatoyin Ogundipe has appealed to the newly admitted students of its Distance Learning Institute (DLI) to be focused, disciplined and uphold its academic and moral standards.


Nigeria: Schools’ Resumption – Ensuring the Safety of Nigerian Varsities Amidst Covid-19

Today at 14:55 PM, via AllAfrica

[This Day] With the directive by the federal government that schools across the country, should resume despite the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic which has led to an increase in the number of cases, the management of some universities explained to Funmi Ogundare the efforts they have taken to prevent the spread of the virus among students and staff


Malawi: Civil Society Demands Malawi Govt to Implement University Unbundling

Today at 14:24 PM, via AllAfrica

[Nyasa Times] In a letter to Minister of Education and copied to President Lazarus Chakwera, Civil Society Education Coalition (CSEC) has asked government to gazette and implement commencement of new universities to be born out of the 1965 University of Malawi.


The cast of ‘Backstage’: Where are they now?

Today at 11:01 AM, via The Citizen

From producing hit Netflix films to heading up corporate conglomerates, this is what the former cast of’s ‘Backstage’ are up to now.


Just 1 In 10 Companies Expect All Employees To Return To the Office

Today at 15:00 PM, via Slashdot

An anonymous reader writes: Only about 1 in 10 companies expect all employees to return to their pre-pandemic work arrangements, according to a new survey. The National Association for Business Economics found that just 11 percent of survey respondents expect all staff members at their companies to return eventually. Around 65 percent of companies have allowed “most” or “all” of their staff...


The Best Time of Day to Exercise

Today at 12:00 PM, via New York Times

Men at risk for diabetes had greater blood sugar control and lost more belly fat when they exercised in the afternoon than in the morning.


The bontebok – a species saved from the brink of extinction

Monday at 14:07 PM, via CapeNature

By Nicole Horn, Biodiversity Capabilities The bontebok – a likable, medium sized antelope with a multi-coloured coat and endemic to the Western Cape, is listed as Vulnerable in the International Union for Conservation of Nature Red List of Threatened Species.  It was once on the brink of extinction due to hunting, human settlement and incorrect […]


Fish migrations: they would swim 500 miles and they would swim 500 more

20 January at 18:23 PM, via CapeNature

By Nicole Horn and Alexis Olds Migration is a widespread but highly complicated and diverse component to many fish species lives.  Migration can be strenuous and often consists of extremely long journeys. The life history stages of certain species rely heavily on migration. Fish will migrate for several reasons including escaping unfavourable conditions, moving to […]