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Covid: US death toll passes 200,000

Today at 17:43 PM, via BBC News

The US is now the worst hit country in the world and cases are still continuing to rise, data shows.

South Africa

Cele reveals SA’s top 30 GBV hotspots

Today at 17:58 PM, via News24

The government has identified the top 30 gender-based violence hotspots in its efforts to respond to what Police Minister Bheki Cele described as the “second pandemic”.

South Africa

Police sharpen GBVF response, as hotspots identified

Today at 16:32 PM, via SAnews

In an effort to narrow down to community and district level the response to gender-based violence and femicide (GBVF), government has identified 30 GBVF hotspots.

Business

What to expect from ‘Edgars 2.0’

Today at 17:07 PM, via BusinessTech

South African retailer Retailability plans to reposition Edgars as a mass-market brand catering to fashion and beauty products, says chief executive Norman Drieselmann.

Politics

LIVE: State Capture Inquiry Part 2

Today at 14:17 PM, via SABC News

The Commission of Inquiry into State Capture is hearing testimony related to the Free State housing project.

Education

Malawi: Govt Commits to Promote Sign Language

Today at 16:52 PM, via AllAfrica

[Malawi News Agency] Lilongwe — Minister of Gender, Community Development and Social Welfare, Patricia Kaliati, says government is committed to promoting sign language as one way of addressing communication challenge among the deaf in the country.

Education

‘I’m going to make the most of it’: can freshers’ week be fun despite Covid?

Today at 16:33 PM, via The Guardian

Freshers’ week is going to look very different this year, but students and universities say there’s no need to panic

First-year drama student Lola Cook, 19, is going to Manchester University and can’t wait to get started. “I don’t mind what freshers’ will look like, I’m just excited to move out of home,” she says. “The situation has meant everyone has been stuck with their...

Education

Covid-19: number of schools in England ‘not fully open’ quadruples

Today at 16:04 PM, via The Guardian

In space of a week the number of absent pupils has risen by 50%

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The number of schools in England badly affected by Covid-19 cases among students and staff has quadrupled in the space of a week, and the number of pupils absent rose by 50%, according to estimates released by the Department for Education.

The DfE’s figures revealed...

Science/Tech

The R15-billion blunder

Today at 18:10 PM, via MyBroadband

It took two bankers to realise the true value of spectrum and build a business model around it which works.

Science/Tech

Facebook Vows To Restrict Users if US Election Descends Into Chaos

Today at 18:07 PM, via Slashdot

Facebook has said it will take aggressive and exceptional measures to “restrict the circulation of content” on its platform if November’s presidential election descends into chaos or violent civic unrest [the link may be paywalled; alternative source]. From a report: In an interview with the Financial Times, Nick Clegg, the company’s head of global affairs, said it had drawn up plans for how to...

Science/Tech

Younger women ‘bearing brunt’ of second wave of Covid in UK

Today at 18:00 PM, via The Guardian

Exclusive: Figures show big rise in number of women aged 20 to 40 admitted to hospital

Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverage

Younger women are “bearing the brunt” of the UK’s second wave of coronavirus infections, according to a fresh analysis of hospital admissions prepared by government science advisers.

Hospital records reveal a substantial rise in the number of women...

Nature

Kogelberg’s Palmiet Honeymoon Studio is now open for bookings!

Thursday at 10:28 AM, via CapeNature

There are exciting developments underway at Kogelberg Nature Reserve. CapeNature is delighted to announce the opening of a new one-bedroom unit, the Palmiet honeymoon studio which is just perfect for for couples seeking privacy and romance. The glass-fronted eco-cabin is designed to offer guests unparalleled 360-degree breath-taking views of the reserve. The building work was meticulously […]