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South Africa

Man in court over Limpopo woman’s murder

Today at 11:18 AM, via SAnews

A 23-year-old man is expected to appear in the Seshego Magistrate’s Court in Limpopo today in connection with the murder of a 50-year-old woman.

South Africa

Heavy sentences for E Cape sex offenders

Today at 10:58 AM, via SAnews

The South African Police Service (SAPS) has welcomed the heavy sentences handed to the accused in various sexual offences cases in the Eastern Cape over the course of the year.

South Africa

Local government too important to fail: President

Today at 10:52 AM, via SAnews

Despite the well-documented deficiencies plaguing the country’s local government, President Cyril Ramaphosa has warned that the sphere cannot be allowed to fail.

Business

Tokyo stocks edge up on vaccine hopes

Today at 11:55 AM, via Fin24

Tokyo stocks closed marginally higher on Thursday as optimism over coronavirus vaccines deflated selling pressure following a recent surge.

Sport

Ronaldo reaches new goal-scoring milestone

Today at 11:45 AM, via CNN

Cristiano Ronaldo scored the 750th goal of his astonishing career in Juventus’ comfortable 3-0 win against Dynamo Kyiv on Wednesday.

Education

Nigeria: Kano Disburses Over N100m Unicef Grants to 720 Schools

Today at 11:07 AM, via AllAfrica

[Vanguard] Kano — Kano State government says it has disbursed over N100 million school improvement grants from the United Nations Children Fund, UNICEF to not fewer than 720 primary and Integrated Qur’anic and Islammiyya Schools in the state.

Education

Liberia: APM Terminal Reconditions Tubman High school

Today at 11:00 AM, via AllAfrica

[New Dawn] As part of its social and corporate responsibilities, APM Terminal Liberia has begun replacing windows chairs at the William V. S. Tubman High School in Sinkor, Monrovia.

Education

Gavin Williamson vows A-levels and GCSEs will not be cancelled in England

Today at 10:55 AM, via The Guardian

To support students affected by Covid pandemic pupils will be given advance notice of topics

The education secretary, Gavin Williamson, said he could “absolutely” give a cast-iron guarantee exams in England would not be cancelled next year as the government unveiled plans to support students impacted by the pandemic.

After months of uncertainty for pupils and their teachers, the government...

Science/Tech

The only way to stop a second wave in South Africa

Today at 12:28 PM, via MyBroadband

Professor Alex van den Heever from the Wits School of Governance said there is only one thing which can stop a major second wave of COVID-19 infections in South Africa.

Health

The Newest Hotel Amenity? Virus-Scrubbed Air

Today at 12:00 PM, via New York Times

Hotels, and even some cruise ships, are installing state-of-the-art filtration systems that claim to tackle the coronavirus where it is believed to be the most dangerous: in the air.

Nature

Be the hero this summer – report fire and smoke quickly

Yesterday at 22:19 PM, via CapeNature

  The Western Cape is one of the areas most affected by veldfires where these are a natural phenomenon during the hot, windy, dry summers. This is exacerbated by infestations of alien vegetation and increased hot, dry periods as a result of climate change.  As we enter fire season, CapeNature would like to urge the […]

Nature

Adventure beckons in Kogelberg

Yesterday at 11:15 AM, via CapeNature

New eco-cabins in Kogelberg Nature Reserve are the ideal base for exciting activities among the mountain fynbos of this world heritage site.

Nature

Movember Animal Inspiration (part 2)

Tuesday at 17:59 PM, via CapeNature

By Nicole Horn, Biodiversity Capabilities In the month of November, we traditionally raise awareness of men’s health issues as part of the Movember campaign and in part 1 of this blog, we looked at a few marine species with ‘moustaches’ for inspiration. In part 2 of the blog, we look at some more animal species beyond […]