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South Africa

Cabinet approves UN ICERD periodic report

Today at 11:42 AM, via SAnews

Cabinet has this week approved the submission of South Africa’s ninth to 11th periodic country report on the UN International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (ICERD).

South Africa

Cabinet welcomes SONA 2021

Today at 11:39 AM, via SAnews

Cabinet has welcomed the SONA 2021 delivered by President Cyril Ramaphosa to a hybrid Joint Sitting of the two houses of Parliament, the National Assembly and National Council of Provinces, in Cape Town, last Thursday.

South Africa

Cabinet concerned by SA’s job creation rates

Today at 11:35 AM, via SAnews

Cabinet has expressed concern that the rate at which the South African economy creates jobs remains slower than the rate the country sheds jobs.

World

U.S. Launches Military Airstrikes Against Syria

Today at 12:01 PM, via NPR

The U.S. launched an air attack in Syria Thursday. Pentagon officials say they targeted facilities used by Iranian-backed militias responsible for a deadly rocket attack on a U.S. base in Iraq.

Business

Huawei plans to make electric cars under its own brand

Today at 11:41 AM, via BusinessTech

Huawei Technologies Co is planning to manufacture electric cars under its own brand, Reuters reported, as it shifts away from a consumer electronics business battered by US sanctions.

Education

Gambia: STA President Harps On Quality Education At Gambia College

Today at 11:35 AM, via AllAfrica

[Foroyaa] Lamin Fatty, the newly elected leader of the Student Teachers Association (STA) at the Gambia College School of Education has promised to work with the administration to maintain quality education at the College, the oldest tertiary learning institution.

Science/Tech

A Critic of Technology Turns Her Gaze Inward

Today at 12:00 PM, via New York Times

Sherry Turkle is best known for exploring the dysfunctional relationships between humans and their screens. She takes on a new focus — herself — in her memoir, “The Empathy Diaries.”

Science/Tech

What Kind of Plane Am I Flying On?

Today at 12:00 PM, via New York Times

After engine debris from a Boeing 777-200 rained down on a Denver suburb, some fliers may want to know more about plane safety and maintenance. Here are some answers.

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 […]