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South Africa

Demarcation Board urged collaborate with district development committees

Today at 10:58 AM, via SAnews

The Portfolio Committee on Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, has called on the Municipal Demarcation Board (MDB) to commit to ensuring that the demarcation of municipal boundaries results in the creation of sustainable municipalities.

World

An Ethiopian American Refugee Longs For Her Homeland

Today at 11:06 AM, via NPR

As a young teen, Najat Hamza fled Oromia, a regional state of Ethiopia, with her father to live in America. At StoryCorps, she spoke about what it means to leave “the familiar” behind.

Africa

Malawi opposition party calls for President to vacate office

Yesterday at 18:31 PM, via News24

Malawi’s once-ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) on Thursday called for President Lazarus Chakwera’s election to be annulled after the country’s electoral commissioners were removed from office.

Politics

Cyril & co rise as Ace’s plot bombs

Yesterday at 21:00 PM, via Mail & Guardian

Magashule’s group and ANC outsiders have made moves to get the president and others to also stand aside

Education

Namibia: Hearing and Speech Impaired Education At DHPS Gets Much Needed Support

Today at 12:37 PM, via AllAfrica

[Namibia Economist] Heide Beinhauer, Executive Director of the Association for Children with Language, Speech and Hearing Impairments of Namibia (CLaSH) handed over school books, exercise books and game of historical and educational value to the diagnostic and support centre of Deutsche Höhere Privatschule (DHPS) Windhoek.

Education

Kenya: Girls Top 2020 KCPE as Overall Outcome Improves

Today at 12:08 PM, via AllAfrica

[Nation] The overall outcome of the 2020 Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) exams was better than in 2019, despite the long break occasioned by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Science/Tech

Amazon Tried To Coerce Ecobee Into Collecting Private User Data, the WSJ Reports

Today at 12:00 PM, via Slashdot

Amazon tried to use its power to coerce Ecobee into using its smart home products to collect user data by threatening Ecobee’s ability to sell its products on Amazon, according to a report from The Wall Street Journal. The Verge reports: As of now, Ecobee’s products can still be purchased on Amazon, but the WSJ claims that negotiations between Ecobee and Amazon are ongoing. According to the...

Science/Tech

When you can go to jail for tax mistakes

Today at 11:10 AM, via MyBroadband

A new set of tax law amendments makes it possible for SARS to impose criminal sanctions on taxpayers who neglect their tax affairs.

Science/Tech

Not all satellite services are created equal

Today at 10:55 AM, via MyBroadband

As media awareness grows and the market realises the potential of satellite services, it is becoming increasingly important to discuss architecture specifics in order to guide application design and network implementation considerations.

Health

A Lawsuit Over Frozen Embryos

Today at 11:00 AM, via New York Times

Elaine Meyer and Barry Prizant had given up on having more than one child. Then, in their 60s, they got a letter from the hospital where they’d long ago had IVF treatment.

Nature

Sour fig harvesting provides income for communities

Yesterday at 14:01 PM, via CapeNature

CapeNature celebrates International Plant Appreciation Day this year by highlighting the important role that indigenous plants play in the livelihood of communities. The special calendar day falls on 13 April every year and is aimed at highlighting the importance of plants in our daily lives. Much of human nutrition depends on land plants, either directly […]

Nature

Schools gifted with seedlings for food gardens this International Plant Appreciation Day

Tuesday at 12:05 PM, via CapeNature

  CapeNature and the Western Cape Government celebrate Plant Appreciation Day together by gifting 12 schools across the Western Cape with seedlings and seeds for their food gardens. The special calendar day falls on 13 April every year and is aimed at highlighting the importance of plants in our daily lives. With 52% of South […]