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OPINION | Gender-based violence is all of our problem

Today at 05:40 AM, via News24

The tales of the violence committed against women narrated in stories like The Rape of Dinah and Milkman draw our attention in these 16 Days of Activism to the barrage of gender-based violence which is so widespread in our country, writes Juliana Claassens.

South Africa

Human Rights Commission concerned about racial polarisation in SA

Yesterday at 21:21 PM, via SABC News

The Human Rights Commission has expressed concern over an increase in racial polarisation in South Africa, saying the involvement of political parties in such incidents threatens the sense of social cohesion in the country.

Africa

Former Niger president Mamadou Tandja dies

Yesterday at 22:53 PM, via News24

Niger’s former president Mamadou Tandja, ousted from power in 2010 after attempting to stay on beyond a two-term limit, has died, the government in capital Niamey said.

Politics

Magashule apologises for utterances made about Mahumapelo

Yesterday at 17:57 PM, via SABC News

African National Congress (ANC) Secretary-General, Ace Magashule has publicly apologised for the utterances he made two weeks ago in Bloemfontein while addressing his supporters after his court appearance.

Education

National curriculum in England ‘systematically omits’ Black British history

Today at 02:01 AM, via The Guardian

The Black Curriculum report says England’s ‘white, Eurocentric curriculum’ fails to reflect UK society

The national curriculum in England “systematically omits the contribution of black British history in favour of a dominant white, Eurocentric curriculum” which fails to reflect the UK’s multi-ethnic society, according to a new report.

It accuses the current history curriculum of dissociating...

Education

Gavin Williamson unlawfully removed child safeguards in pandemic, court rules

Yesterday at 18:08 PM, via The Guardian

Education secretary failed to consult children’s agencies over changes, judges find

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The education secretary, Gavin Williamson, acted unlawfully in removing safeguards for children in care at the start of the Covid pandemic without consulting children’s rights organisations, the court of appeal has ruled.

The children’s rights...

Lifestyle

‘Unemployment, alcohol abuse exacerbating intimate partner violence in SA’

Yesterday at 19:55 PM, via SABC News

Gender activists say unemployment and alcohol abuse are some of the main contributing factors to the increase in intimate partner violence in South Africa. They say men tend to compensate for their lack of employment by physically and sexually abusing their partners.

Entertainment

See who is nominated for a Grammy Award

Yesterday at 20:36 PM, via CNN

Nominations for the 63rd annual Grammy Awards were announced Tuesday, with Beyoncé leading among the nominees with nine.

Entertainment

Trevor Noah announced as host of 63rd annual Grammy Awards

Yesterday at 19:27 PM, via The Citizen

A former Grammy nominee himself, Noah now joins the likes of Alicia Keys, LL Cool J, and even former The Daily Show host Jon Stewart, who have all hosted the award ceremony in the past.

Science/Tech

Is Apple Silicon Ready?

Today at 05:30 AM, via Slashdot

Programmer Abdullah Diaa has put together a website to help determine if your favorite apps work on Apple Silicon yet. An anonymous reader shares a report from The Next Web: … [P]lease say hello to Is Apple silicon ready? The idea behind the site is simple: it shows you if specific apps will work on laptops and desktops with Apple’s in-house chip. Easy to get your head around, right? It shows...

Science/Tech

A vaccine revolution | podcast

Today at 05:00 AM, via The Guardian

Results from clinical trials have shown that the world has three apparently highly effective vaccines for Covid-19. With the race now on for regulatory approval, production and distribution, is the end of the pandemic within reach?

After a gruelling year of successive waves of Covid-19 infections and national lockdowns there has been a burst of good news this month, with three separate vaccine...

Science/Tech

Linus Torvalds Would Like To Use An M1 Mac For Linux, But…

Today at 02:45 AM, via Slashdot

Yes, Torvalds said he’d love to have one of the new M1-powered Apple laptops, but it won’t run Linux and, in an exclusive interview he explains why getting Linux to run well on it isn’t worth the trouble. Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols writes via ZDNet: Recently, on the Real World Technologies forum, Linux’s creator Linus Torvalds was asked what he thought of the new M1-powered Apple laptops....

Nature

Escape to Marloth Nature Reserve

Yesterday 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

Saturday 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 […]

Nature

Take some inspiration from wildlife this Movember!

19 November at 20:48 PM, via CapeNature

By Nicole Horn, Biodiversity Capabilities It’s Movember, and to raise awareness about men’s health, here are some examples of possible looks inspired by marine species with ‘moustaches’. To show your support, grow your moustache and don’t shave it for the rest of the month! Here are some animals that are following suit. All mammals besides humans […]