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WEDNESDAY, 27 JANUARY 2021, 15:53

South Africa

Condolences for dedicated public servant

Today at 15:23 PM, via SAnews

The Department of Public Service and Administration (DPSA) has paid tribute to Donald Maphiri for being a dedicated public servant.

Politics

Explosive evidence expected at State Capture Commission

Today at 12:09 PM, via SABC News

Political analyst Lukhona Mnguni says members of the public should prepare themselves for explosive evidence which an unidentified witness has started to give at the Commission of Inquiry into State Capture in Johannesburg.

Politics

Swift failure to act against Mpumalanga premier regrettable: Cele

Today at 10:40 AM, via SABC News

Police Minister Bheki Cele says he agrees with many members of the public that his department’s officials should have acted against Mpumalanga Premier Refilwe Mtsweni-Tsipane for not wearing a mask at the funeral of Minister in the Presidency Jackson Mthembu on Sunday.  

Education

UK Covid live: Johnson announces enforced hotel quarantine for travellers from 22 high-risk countries

Today at 15:34 PM, via The Guardian

Latest updates: PM says arrivals from South Africa and South America to be subject to mandatory quarantine

PM too slow to act throughout Covid pandemic, says Starmer‘I’m deeply sorry’: Boris Johnson faces questions over UK death tollWhy has Britain suffered more than 100,000 Covid deaths?UK hotel quarantine system to target travellers from high-risk areasGlobal coronavirus updates – live

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Education

Nigeria: Unilag VC Tasks New DLI Students On Focus, Discipline

Today at 14:58 PM, via AllAfrica

[This Day] The Vice Chancellor, University of Lagos, Professor Oluwatoyin Ogundipe has appealed to the newly admitted students of its Distance Learning Institute (DLI) to be focused, disciplined and uphold its academic and moral standards.

Education

Nigeria: Schools’ Resumption – Ensuring the Safety of Nigerian Varsities Amidst Covid-19

Today at 14:55 PM, via AllAfrica

[This Day] With the directive by the federal government that schools across the country, should resume despite the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic which has led to an increase in the number of cases, the management of some universities explained to Funmi Ogundare the efforts they have taken to prevent the spread of the virus among students and staff

Entertainment

The cast of ‘Backstage’: Where are they now?

Today at 11:01 AM, via The Citizen

From producing hit Netflix films to heading up corporate conglomerates, this is what the former cast of e.tv’s ‘Backstage’ are up to now.

Science/Tech

Samsung Galaxy S21 vs Apple iPhone 12

Today at 15:24 PM, via MyBroadband

The recently-launched Samsung Galaxy S21 is set tp be the main Android rival for Apple’s iPhone 12.

Science/Tech

Eskom Red Alerts on DStv pay off

Today at 15:07 PM, via MyBroadband

Eskom has thanked South Africans for heeding its regular power alerts aired on various television broadcasts.

Science/Tech

Just 1 In 10 Companies Expect All Employees To Return To the Office

Today at 15:00 PM, via Slashdot

An anonymous reader writes: Only about 1 in 10 companies expect all employees to return to their pre-pandemic work arrangements, according to a new survey. The National Association for Business Economics found that just 11 percent of survey respondents expect all staff members at their companies to return eventually. Around 65 percent of companies have allowed “most” or “all” of their staff...

Health

The Best Time of Day to Exercise

Today at 12:00 PM, via New York Times

Men at risk for diabetes had greater blood sugar control and lost more belly fat when they exercised in the afternoon than in the morning.

Nature

The bontebok – a species saved from the brink of extinction

Monday at 14:07 PM, via CapeNature

By Nicole Horn, Biodiversity Capabilities The bontebok – a likable, medium sized antelope with a multi-coloured coat and endemic to the Western Cape, is listed as Vulnerable in the International Union for Conservation of Nature Red List of Threatened Species.  It was once on the brink of extinction due to hunting, human settlement and incorrect […]

Nature

Fish migrations: they would swim 500 miles and they would swim 500 more

20 January at 18:23 PM, via CapeNature

By Nicole Horn and Alexis Olds Migration is a widespread but highly complicated and diverse component to many fish species lives.  Migration can be strenuous and often consists of extremely long journeys. The life history stages of certain species rely heavily on migration. Fish will migrate for several reasons including escaping unfavourable conditions, moving to […]