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South Africa

Outa vows to challenge e-toll fine proposal in court

Today at 15:32 PM, via Eyewitness News

The draft regulations to the Aarto act – which are still open for public comment – propose a fine of R500 for defaulting motorists and a R1,000 for companies each time they pass under a gantry.

South Africa

State pushes for Bushiri not to be granted bail

Today at 15:22 PM, via SABC News

The state in the case of the Enlightened Christian Gathering church leader and self-proclaimed prophet, Shepherd Bushiri, his wife Mary and three others has argued that they should not be granted bail.

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.

Politics

NPA welcomes Agrizzi’s bail conditions

Today at 12:51 PM, via SABC News

The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) has welcomed the bail conditions set out for former Bosasa COO Angelo Agrizzi. They include the disclosure of all his assets to authorities as well as handing over the deed to his villa in Italy.

Sport

Diego Maradona’s best goals for Argentina

Today at 16:07 PM, via BBC News

Watch some of Diego Maradona’s best goals for Argentina as the one of football’s greatest talents and biggest characters turns 60.

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

WhatsApp is Now Delivering Roughly 100 Billion Messages a Day

Today at 17:40 PM, via Slashdot

WhatsApp, the popular instant messaging app owned by Facebook, is now delivering roughly 100 billion messages a day, the company’s chief executive Mark Zuckerberg said at the quarterly earnings call Thursday. From a report: For some perspective, users exchanged 100 billion messages on WhatsApp last New Year’s Eve. That is the day when WhatsApp tops its engagement figures, and as many of you may...

Science/Tech

Eskom reports a R20.5-billion full-year loss

Today at 16:51 PM, via TechCentral

Eskom on Friday said it made a net loss of R20.5-billion in its financial year ending in March 2020, down slightly from R20.9-billion the previous year.

Science/Tech

‘It’s possible’: the race to approve a Covid vaccine by Christmas

Today at 16:16 PM, via The Guardian

At least three companies close to revealing results of phase three trials, but to be approved for use safety has to be ensured

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The race for a Covid vaccine is reaching a crucial stage, with the glimmer of a possibility that one of the leading contenders will be approved by Christmas.

In an interview with the Guardian, Kate Bingham,...

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 […]