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South Africa

Nzimande condemns fatal shooting of KZN TVET college official

Today at 12:30 PM, via SABC News

Higher Education, Science and Innovation Minister Blade Nzimande has condemned a shooting incident, which claimed the life of the head of the infrastructure development at the Coastal TVET college in KwaMakhutha, on the KwaZulu-Natal south coast.

Africa

21 people gunned down in northwestern Nigeria attack

Yesterday at 16:57 PM, via The Citizen

A surge in criminal activity has affected the region, where clashes over land and resources between ethnic Fulani herders and local farmers erupted more than a decade ago.

Business

Moody’s warns over the lack of detail in Mboweni’s budget

Today at 15:00 PM, via BusinessTech

Ratings agency Moody’s warns that despite finance minister Tito Mboweni’s talk of driving economic reform and cutting government spending, South Africa’s economy is likely to remain flat, and economic change to be slow.

Politics

The elective process will be free and fair: DA’s Meyer

Today at 11:20 AM, via SABC News

Democratic Alliance (DA) Interim Federal Chairperson Ivan Meyer says the party is committed to refocusing on three principles in the lead up to the 2021 local government elections and the person elected to lead the DA will be charged with this as a priority.

Politics

LIVE: DA Elective Federal Congress 2020

Today at 09:29 AM, via SABC News

The Democratic Alliance’s election congress kicks off on Saturday and the two candidates contesting to be the party’s federal leader are confident of victory.

Sport

Simona Halep tests positive for Covid-19

Today at 14:40 PM, via News24

Simona Halep has tested positive for Covid-19 but the former women’s tennis world No 1 said she was “recovering well and feels good”.

Sport

Donaldson, Armitage share lead at Cyprus Open

Today at 13:28 PM, via News24

Jamie Donaldson and Marcus Armitage remain in a share of the lead at the Cyprus Open after resuming their second rounds on Saturday morning following the suspension of play on Friday due to fading light.

Education

Kenya: Full School Reopening Plans in Top Gear

Today at 12:37 PM, via AllAfrica

[Nation] Talks on full reopening of schools are at an advanced stage between the ministries of Health and Education despite the current spike in Covid-19 infections.

Education

‘Universities have sidelined the science,’ says academics’ leader

Today at 10:00 AM, via The Guardian

The new president of the University and College Union, herself suffering from long Covid, says staff are increasingly angry, as branches ballot their members

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One weekend in May, when Vicky Blake, the new president of the University and College Union, was supposed to be helping her father with some decorating, she realised she could...

Lifestyle

Former James Bond actor Sean Connery dies aged 90

Today at 15:21 PM, via SABC News

Scottish movie legend Sean Connery, who shot to international stardom as the suave, sexy and sophisticated British agent James Bond and went on to dominate the silver screen for four decades, has died aged 90,the BBC and Sky News reported on Saturday.

Lifestyle

Legendary British actor Sean Connery has died: BBC

Today at 13:07 PM, via Eyewitness News

The Scottish actor, who was knighted in 2000, won numerous awards during his decades-spanning career, including an Oscar, three Golden Globes and two Bafta awards.

Science/Tech

UK coronavirus: Boris Johnson to give press conference on new lockdown – live news

Today at 15:49 PM, via The Guardian

Follow the latest on the virus in the UK as the prime minister is expected out plans for a month-long lockdown amid warnings that new infections are ‘running riot’

1.45pm GMT

The timing of the press conference has been put back until 5pm, lobby journalists have been told.

Press conference at Number 10 will now be 5pm not 4

They can’t even get the time of a press conference right. What an...

Health

Cruise Ships Can Get Ready to Set Sail Again, C.D.C. Says

Today at 00:02 AM, via New York Times

The C.D.C. has issued a conditional order toward certifying companies that can prove they can protect passengers and crews from the coronavirus. Actual travel by sea is still a distant wish.

Nature

The iconic Whale Trail has reopened after an extensive revamp

Wednesday at 12:26 PM, via CapeNature

The iconic and world class Whale trail hike in the De Hoop Nature Reserve will reopen on Wednesday, 28 October 2020. CapeNature prides itself on leading the way in sustainable tourism as demonstrated by a continued commitment to nature-based recreational and tourism facilities for local and international visitors to enjoy and explore. Situated on 34 000 […]

Nature

A journey to Keurbooms Nature Reserve – by Scott Ramsay

Monday at 14:41 PM, via CapeNature

Words and photos by Scott Ramsay Keurbooms River Nature Reserve is a small reserve near Plettenberg Bay, and despite its proximity to the busy town, once you’ve paddled up the river away from the national road, it soon becomes clear that this reserve is another tiny patch of paradise in the Western Cape. Ancient yellow-wood […]