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MONDAY, 19 APRIL 2021, 13:22

South Africa

Police get tough on Jouberton crime

Today at 10:44 AM, via SAnews

Deputy Minister of Police, Cassel Mathale, has urged swift SAPS intervention in the crime situation and an impasse between the police and the Jouberton community near Klerksdorp, in the North West.

South Africa

UCT management, students and staff left reeling in wake of fire

Today at 10:31 AM, via Eyewitness News

Several buildings including the Pearson, Smuts and Fuller halls, as well as the Jagger Library, were affected by the blaze. By far the biggest loss is the library, which housed invaluable collections.

World

Photos: The Culture Of Whales

Today at 13:08 PM, via NPR

Belugas play, a sperm whale nurses, and orcas teach their pups to hunt in a series of photographs from National Geographic photographer and explorer Brian Skerry.

Politics

IFP on election campaign trail in KZN

Yesterday at 19:14 PM, via SABC News

Hundreds of Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) members gathered at KwaDukuza’s sports field in Ward 5 on the north coast of KwaZulu-Natal. The party is campaigning ahead of Wednesday’s by-election.

Education

Kenya: Grade Five Roll-Out in Final Stage

Today at 12:56 PM, via AllAfrica

[Nation] Plans to roll out Grade Five under the new curriculum in July are in the final stage as the curriculum developer begins to adapt course books to meet needs of learners with special needs.

Education

Tanzania: State Devises Strategy to Improve Mathematics

Today at 12:56 PM, via AllAfrica

[Daily News] THE government is crafting measures to improve the performance of students in basic education, especially in mathematics that will include conducting in-service training to teachers and reviving Teachers’ Resource Centres (TRCs).

Education

Tanzania: Kimanta Sets Bar High On Primary Education

Today at 12:35 PM, via AllAfrica

[Daily News] DISTRICT Executive Directors (DEDs) and Education Officers in Arusha Region have been challenged to register a 90 per cent pass mark average in this year’s Standard VII national examinations. Arusha Regional Commissioner Iddi Hassan Kimanta stated categorically that DEDs and Education Officers will be held responsible, should the region fall short of the target.

Lifestyle

Oscars producers lift the lid on nearly ‘impossible’ ceremony

Today at 10:38 AM, via Eyewitness News

The 93rd Academy Awards will mark the first time Tinseltown’s finest have assembled in over a year, for a three-hour show that co-producer Steven Soderbergh said is “not going to be like anything that’s been done before”.

Science/Tech

Significant investment needed in supply chain tech

Today at 13:01 PM, via ITWeb

Nearly two-thirds of surveyed global supply chain professionals say they require better technologies and data to optimise their processes, says IHS Markit.

Science/Tech

Nasa conducts Mars helicopter flight test – watch live

Today at 12:48 PM, via The Guardian

Nasa’s Ingenuity aircraft was due to ascend to an altitude of three metres above the Martian surface, hover for 30 seconds and rotate before descending to a gentle landing. Data confirming the outcome should reach Nasa three hours later

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Health

What’s Behind the Growth in Alcohol Consumption?

Today at 11:12 AM, via New York Times

A comparison across demographic groups over two decades offers some clues, and there has been a particular rise in misuse among women during the pandemic.

Nature

Sour fig harvesting provides income for communities

Thursday 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 […]