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SUNDAY, 28 FEBRUARY 2021, 08:11

South Africa

No vaccinations scheduled at Chris Hani Baragwanath today

Today at 07:30 AM, via SABC News

The Gauteng Health Ministry says it will await confirmation from the National Department of Health and South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC) regarding the availability of new slots.

Africa

The many faces of Idi Amin

Yesterday at 19:41 PM, via Mail & Guardian

Was he a joke, an oaf, a hero, or the evil dictator the West loved to hate? Decades after his death, his legacy is still a puzzle.

Politics

ANC Parliamentary Caucus welcomes Bongo’s acquittal

Yesterday at 11:40 AM, via SABC News

The African National Congress (ANC) Parliamentary Caucus welcomes the judgment by the Western Cape High Court that has found ANC MP Adv Bongani Bongo not guilty of bribery accusations levelled against him. 

Sport

WATCH | Specman bamboozles Stormers defenders

Today at 00:21 AM, via News24

Flying winger Rosko Specman was the Cheetahs’ hero with a hat-trick of tries in Saturday’s 34-33 win over the Stormers at Cape Town Stadium.

Education

Doctors fear new child mental health crisis in UK, made worse by Covid

Yesterday at 21:30 PM, via The Guardian

Surge in cases expected as schools reopen and charities report 70% rise in demand for services

A surge in child mental health cases is expected to emerge as schools reopen next week, amid warnings of a “crisis on top of a crisis” hitting vulnerable children during the pandemic.

Paediatricians, psychologists and charitable groups providing mental health support all told the Observer they were...

Education

Nigeria: Hundreds of Schoolgirls Abducted in Raid

Yesterday at 21:28 PM, via AllAfrica

[DW] Gunmen have abducted hundreds of children in an attack on a boarding school. Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari said his government would not “succumb to blackmail by bandits.”

Lifestyle

Taylor Swift, Cher, Tim Cook call on Senate to pass LGBT+ Equality Act

Today at 01:30 AM, via SABC News

Taylor Swift, Cher, and Apple’s CEO Tim Cook joined a growing list of celebrities and corporations by Friday calling on the US Senate to pass legislation that would expand federal legal protection from discrimination to LGBT+ Americans.

Lifestyle

Your daily Horoscope for 28 February 2021

Today at 01:00 AM, via The South African

Wondering what the day has in store for your star sign? Here’s a quick glance at horoscopes and more for today – completely free!

Entertainment

How the Globes are coming together during the pandemic

Yesterday at 16:31 PM, via CNN

In the 30 years Melissa Trueblood has worked in production, she’s seen it all — even if she claims she doesn’t have the coolest stories. But 2021 has dealt her one of her tallest orders yet: to help the Golden Globes put on, essentially, three shows in one night.

Science/Tech

Apple’s Powerful M1 MacBooks are Lowering The Resale Value of Older MacBooks

Today at 07:34 AM, via Slashdot

“The impressive performance and battery life gains of the new M1 MacBooks have created a historic discontinuity in the normally placid resale market,” reports ZDNet:Should you spend $800 for a one year old MacBook Air when for $200 more you could get a MacBook Air with several times the performance and 50 percent better battery life? That’s a question savvy buyers are asking themselves. Not...

Science/Tech

Dropping Nearly 20%, Bitcoin Suffers Worst Weekly Drop in a Year

Today at 04:34 AM, via Slashdot

“Bitcoin’s rally this year has hit a speed bump, putting it on track for the worst weekly slide in almost a year amid wider losses in risk assets,” reports Fortune:The largest cryptocurrency slumped as much as 20% this week, the most since March, and was holding at about $46,925 as of 10:22 a.m. in Hong Kong. The wider Bloomberg Galaxy Crypto Index, tracking Bitcoin, Ether and three other...

Health

How To Ritualize Tea Time

Today at 06:58 AM, via New York Times

Tea might be the perfect drink for the pandemic winter malaise. Here’s how to start your own ritual.

Health

Dances to Learn At Home

Today at 06:41 AM, via New York Times

Online tutorials for TikTok and music-video routines can help prove you wrong. The “WAP” dance is within your reach.

Health

Show Thanks With A Gratitude Letter

Today at 06:03 AM, via New York Times

Concerned about a friend or a loved one who may be feeling the winter doldrums? Try writing them a gratitude letter.

Nature

Matrics in De Hoop – In their own words

Yesterday at 23:05 PM, via CapeNature

On the weekend of 19-21 five 2020 Matric learners were hosted by CapeNature and world-renowned adventurer Riaan Manser at the De Hoop Nature Reserve. These five matriculants; Jama Paliso, Hannah Chetty, Abdullah Seedat, Silondukhule Nquma and Lucy can der Meulen were the runners up in a campaign that saw five other students join Manser on […]