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South Africa

SA warned against bystander syndrome on issues of women leadership

Today at 08:34 AM, via SABC News

South Africa has been warned against embracing a bystander syndrome when it comes to issues of women’s leadership and countering the scourge of femicide and other forms of violence against women. That was the message from the Executive Director of UNWOMEN as the world marked International Women’s Day this Monday, March 8.

Politics

What is EFF’s party funding quest?

Yesterday at 21:00 PM, via Mail & Guardian

Its court application to force disclosure of donations to Cyril Ramaphosa may mask a bid to portray him as a capitalist puppet

Politics

Mixed reactions to JCC order that CJ Mogoeng apologise

Yesterday at 18:19 PM, via SABC News

The JCC has ordered that the Chief Justice apologise unconditionally and retract statements relating to South Africa’s stance on Israel that he made during a webinar hosted by the Jerusalem Post in June 2020.

Sport

Man City face Man United test on march towards history

Today at 10:26 AM, via News24

Manchester City have history in their sights as the runaway leaders bid to take a huge step towards the Premier League title in Sunday’s showdown with fading challengers Manchester United.

Education

A Bullingdon in reverse: how working-class student club is taking on elitism

Today at 10:00 AM, via The Guardian

The 93% Club, begun at Bristol University by a state-educated student, is snowballing nationally, with big firms now taking note

Sophie Pender was the first in her family to go to university and believed what her mother had always told her – in a meritocracy you can use education to rise above your family circumstances.

For Pender, this was perhaps more important than for most students leaving...

Education

MI5 involvement in drone project revealed in paperwork slip-up

Today at 09:00 AM, via The Guardian

Exclusive: Document produced by university cited agency as secret funder of research

For an agency devoted to secrecy and surveillance, it is an embarrassing slip-up. An inadvertent disclosure on a university document has revealed that MI5 is partly behind what was meant to be a covert bug and drone research project.

Ostensibly, Imperial College’s research was to create a quadcopter system...

Education

Schools: ventilation and testing will be key in England’s ‘big bang’ reopening

Yesterday at 19:40 PM, via The Guardian

Analysis: with schools and colleges returning Monday, experts say local Covid outbreaks are to be expected

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The ‘big bang’ reopening of all schools and colleges will start in England from Monday.

University students on practical courses can also return to face-to-face learning, while breakfast and after-school clubs, including...

Science/Tech

From Pfizer to Moderna: who’s making billions from Covid vaccines?

Today at 10:00 AM, via The Guardian

The companies in line for the biggest gains – and the shareholders who have already made fortunes

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The arrival of Covid-19 vaccines promises a return to more normal life – and has created a global market worth tens of billions of dollars in annual sales for some pharmaceutical companies.

Among the biggest winners will be Moderna and...

Science/Tech

‘Gravity Portals’ Could Morph Dark Matter Into Ordinary Matter

Today at 09:00 AM, via Slashdot

fahrbot-bot shares a report from Live Science: Astrophysicists have an idea that could help to solve two mysteries: the reason for the bizarre abundance of super-high-energy radiation shooting from the center of our galaxy and the identity of invisible stuff called dark matter that has perplexed the world since its discovery some 50 years ago. And the idea has a super-cool name: gravity...

Nature

Celebrating World Wildlife Day at the Potberg Cape Vulture colony

Wednesday at 13:15 PM, via CapeNature

By Lusanda Gqaza and Yanga Mbatana (Environmental Education Officers, De Hoop Nature Reserve) On 20 December 2013, the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), proclaimed 03 March (the day of adopting the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora, CITES, in 1973), as World Wildlife Day. This is a day that […]

Nature

World Wildlife Day 2021

Wednesday at 12:12 PM, via CapeNature

World Wildlife Day is celebrated on 3 March every year as an opportunity to highlight the many beautiful and varied forms of wild fauna and flora and to raise awareness of the multitude of benefits that conservation provides to people. The Western Cape is a very special place with an abundance of unique and irreplaceable […]

Nature

The ‘LitterCam’ that’s watching you

Wednesday at 02:03 AM, via BBC News

AI software can now match footage of motorists throwing rubbish with their car’s number plate and issue an automatic fine .

Nature

Matrics in De Hoop – In their own words

27 February at 23:05 PM, via CapeNature

On the weekend of 19-21 five 2020 Matric learners were hosted by CapeNature and world-renowned adventurer Riaan Manser at the De Hoop Nature Reserve. These five matriculants; Jama Paliso, Hannah Chetty, Abdullah Seedat, Silondukhule Nquma and Lucy can der Meulen were the runners up in a campaign that saw five other students join Manser on […]