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UPDATE | Fire services fighting blaze in Franschhoek

Today at 08:37 AM, via News24

The Cape Winelands District Municipality has said its Fire Services and teams from CapeNature were fighting a blaze in the Banhoek area and Berg River Dam, Franschhoek.

South Africa

NSFAS finalising checks on funding applications

Today at 09:37 AM, via SAnews

Higher Education, Science and Innovation Minister, Dr Blade Nzimande, says the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) is currently finalising the due diligence and quality checks of the application information received.

Politics

Mkhize innocent until proven guilty: ANC

Today at 06:06 AM, via SABC News

The African National Congress (ANC) says Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize is innocent until proven guilty. This comes after reports that the Special Investigating Unit (SIU) was probing a complaint about a multi-million-rand tender that was awarded to a communications company in KwaZulu-Natal.

Education

Welsh watchdog criticises lack of action since home-school scurvy death

Today at 09:01 AM, via The Guardian

Children’s commissioner says moves to better regulate home education have been slow and ineffective

The Welsh government is failing in its legal duty to protect the rights of home-educated children a decade after a boy who was being taught by his parents slipped under the radar of education and health officials and died of scurvy, an official report has concluded.

Eight-year-old Dylan Seabridge...

Science/Tech

African online retailer Jumia’s losses narrow after cost cuts

Today at 09:27 AM, via TechCentral

African e-commerce pioneer Jumia said on Wednesday its cost cuts helped it reduce fourth quarter losses by 47% from a year ago, even as revenues continue to slide, showing that its path to profitability was on course.

Science/Tech

Woolworths reports online sales surge

Today at 09:18 AM, via TechCentral

Woolworths delivered a more than 58% improvement in headline earnings per share in the 26 weeks ended 27 December 2020, with the retail group benefiting, in part, from a big focus on e-commerce.

Nature

Water quality and quantity the key to healthy estuaries

Tuesday at 16:19 PM, via CapeNature

The health of on estuary is a description of the condition of an estuary and are driven by two key drivers, water quality and quantity. Rain falling on the land eventually makes its way to a lake, river, stream, estuary, or ocean. Some rainwater flows slowly, in a thin layer called sheet flow across the […]