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THURSDAY, 02 DECEMBER 2021, 09:04

South Africa

DMRE investigates fatal mining incidents

Today at 08:46 AM, via SAnews

The Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE) says it will be conducting investigations into two fatal mining incidents at the Impala Platinum mine in Rustenburg.

South Africa

Germiston labour centre reopens

Today at 08:30 AM, via SAnews

Unemployed residents of Germiston and the surrounding areas will no longer have to travel far to receive the free services provided by the Department of Employment and Labour.

World

Omicron rapidly dominating in South Africa; US reports first case

Today at 07:55 AM, via News24

Omicron is rapidly becoming the dominant variant of the coronavirus in South Africa less than four weeks after it was first detected there, and the United States on Wednesday became the latest country to identify an Omicron case within its borders.

Education

Uganda: Education Is Key in HIV/Aids Fight

Yesterday at 19:19 PM, via AllAfrica

[Monitor] In the fight against HIV/Aids , Uganda is at a crucial stage. With the massive scale-up of anti-retroviral treatment, we are saving millions of lives, but the total number of new HIV infections is still unacceptably high.

Science/Tech

Trigger of Rare Blood Clots In AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccine Found

Today at 09:00 AM, via Slashdot

Long-time Slashdot reader tlhIngan writes: The AstraZeneca vaccine, one of the few approved vaccines to fight COVID-19, was under fire earlier this year for causing blood clots. While the vaccine is still approved for use, and is being used, scientists have been working hard to figure out the cause. The main trigger appears to be caused by the immune system mistakenly identifying a blood...

Science/Tech

Lexmark commits to carbon neutrality by 2035

Today at 08:46 AM, via ITWeb

Since 2005, Lexmark has lowered emissions by 62% globally, and is on track to meet a 40% reduction target from 2015 levels by 2025.

Health

The first Omicron case has been detected in the U.S.

Yesterday at 20:58 PM, via New York Times

Much remains unknown about the new variant of the coronavirus. But with cases being detected in more countries, experts had said it was only a matter of time before the variant showed up in the United States.