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South Africa

The Bushiris to spend another weekend in jail

Today at 18:13 PM, via SABC News

Enlightened Christian Gathering Church (ECG) leader and self-proclaimed prophet, Shepherd Bushiri’s bail application has been postponed yet again.

Business

5 WhatsApp messages that can get you fired in South Africa

Today at 18:06 PM, via BusinessTech

Technology has not only enabled remote work but also introduced new forms of sexual harassment, with South African companies increasingly dealing with inappropriate messages sent between employees.

Politics

DA’s Rendall Williams elected as Tshwane Mayor

Today at 16:47 PM, via SABC News

The Democratic Alliance’s (DA) Randall Williams has been elected as new Tshwane Mayor. DA interim leader John Steenhuisen has taken to Twitter to congratulate Williams.

Politics

IFP not supporting idea of synchronised poll

Today at 15:30 PM, via SABC News

The Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) says it does not support the idea of holding local government elections together with national and provincial elections.

Politics

INFOGRAPHIC | Previous DA Leaders

Today at 14:20 PM, via SABC News

The Democratic Alliance (DA) will announce its new leader on Sunday afternoon following its first-ever virtual elective congress which will begin this weekend.

Education

Children in poorer areas of England missing more schooling – study

Today at 18:30 PM, via The Guardian

Attendance rates at their lowest in high-Covid regions such as north-west and Yorkshire

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Children in the poorest areas of England are missing the most schooling, research suggests, and attendance levels are at their lowest in regions with high Covid-19 infection rates.

Attendance levels at secondary schools in Knowsley, Merseyside,...

Education

Namibia: Covid-19 – Crowded Dormitories Put Pupils At Risk

Today at 15:27 PM, via AllAfrica

[New Era] Oshakati — Members of the Oshana Covid-19 task force this week visited the Iipumbu Senior Secondary School at Oshakati where a number of pupils have tested positive for the novel coronavirus.

Entertainment

‘The Mandalorian’ powers up with a polished second-season launch

Today at 15:45 PM, via CNN

If “Baby Yoda” (a.k.a. “The Child”) was the big surprise when “The Mandalorian” made its debut a year ago, the second season arrives amid sky-high expectations that seemed difficult to fulfill. Yet the Disney+ series managed to deliver on them with its premiere, which featured numerous creatures and aliens looping back into the mythology of the original trilogy, and yes, another flourish...

Science/Tech

Chinese Spacecraft Set for Mars Landing in May: State Media

Today at 18:47 PM, via Slashdot

A Chinese spacecraft is expected to land on Mars in May, state-run media reported on Thursday, citing a space agency official. From a report: The spacecraft, which left Earth in July, is set to land in Utopia Planitia, a plain in the northern hemisphere of Mars, the China News Service reported, citing Liu Tongjie, spokesman for the Mars mission. Separate spacecraft launched by the United States...

Science/Tech

Honeywell Announces its H1 Quantum Computer with 10 Qubits

Today at 18:09 PM, via Slashdot

New submitter B1948J writes: It’s interesting that Honeywell is once again emerging as a computing hardware vendor. Over 50 years ago, Honeywell established itself as one of the big 3 computer mainframe manufacturers (Honeywell, Burroughs and IBM). Some say the Honeywell-200 introduced “channel architecture” before IBM “announced” it for their 360 series computers. Now, Honeywell is announcing...

Motoring

WATCH | How to change a tyre

Today at 16:00 PM, via Wheels24

Getting a puncture is a pain but it’s something that can often be rectified quickly at the roadside. Here’s how to do it.

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 […]