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Education Department gazettes new school regulations

Today at 11:26 AM, via SABC News

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga has gazetted the new school regulations, which are likely to pave the way for private schools to open on the first of next month.


Another big storm, growing stronger, set to hit central Mozambique

Yesterday at 21:51 PM, via News24

A powerful storm nearing Mozambique is expected to intensify into a tropical cyclone on Friday, according to forecasts, dumping rain onto already swollen rivers in an area devastated by Cyclone Idai less than two years ago.


Beware these 2 types of mobile fraud in South Africa

Today at 11:00 AM, via BusinessTech

Evina says that Africa’s mobile fraud losses will continue to rise above the 2020 figure of $4 billion to peak at a record $5 billion by the end of 2021 if nothing is done to prevent global cybercriminals from looting the continent’s wealth in a new, virtual ‘scramble for Africa’.


Vacancies rise as landlords battle rough rental market

Today at 11:00 AM, via Fin24

Activity in the residential rental market is driven by low interest rates, attractive market pricing, lower transfer duties and the changing housing needs due to the pandemic.


Malema accuses former EFF MP Rawula of tarnishing his political image

Today at 10:34 AM, via SABC News

Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema has accused former party MP Thembinkosi Rawula of being set on tarnishing his political image. Malema has escalated his legal battle with Rawula to the Supreme Court of Appeal in Bloemfontein.


Late Minister Mthembu’s memorial service postponed to Monday

Today at 08:04 AM, via SABC News

The late Minister in the Presidency Jackson Mthembu’s memorial service will be held at the Government Communication and Information System Auditorium in Hatfield, Pretoria on Monday. The memorial service was originally planned for Saturday but has been postponed following consultation between the Presidency and the late minister’s family.


Dickwella drive Sri Lanka forward

Today at 11:20 AM, via News24

Wicketkeeper-batsman Niroshan Dickwella helped Sri Lanka fight back after early wickets including overnight partner Angelo Mathews on day two of the second Test on Saturday.


Dear Gavin Williamson, could you tell parents what a fronted adverbial is? | Michael Rosen

Today at 10:00 AM, via The Guardian

Families homeschooling in lockdown are discovering the full horror of the primary grammar curriculum – and they’re mystified

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How are you getting on with fronted adverbials? I only ask because my timeline on social media is suddenly full of parents telling me that they don’t know what these are and they don’t know why their...


‘Annoy your librarian’: how to study without library access at university

Today at 09:00 AM, via The Guardian

Browsing library shelves isn’t an option at the moment – but there are other things to try

Universities are following the latest government Covid guidance and, as a result, most libraries on campus are operating on an essential access only basis. Some are providing bookable, socially distanced study areas; others are offering click-and-collect services.With limited access to resources, students...


Valetine’s Day weddings on Robben Island cancelled

Today at 07:29 AM, via SABC News

Weddings on Robben Island on Valentine’s Day will be a glaring absence from the calendar this year. This after the Robben Island Museum decided to cancel the prestigious event. This is because there has been an increase in staff who tested positive for the coronavirus. The annual Robben Island Valentine’s Day weddings have become a […]


R980k Aston Martin-inspired Scotch… Aye, connoisseurs only

Yesterday at 20:58 PM, via The South African

With only 25 bottles for sale, the significance of the year 1964 is paramount in this exceptionally rare 31-Year-Old Black Bowmore DB5 1964 as it represents a truly defining era of evolution for both Bowmore and Aston Martin in that year.


Brad Cox, Creator of Objective-C Programming Language, Dies At 76

Today at 09:00 AM, via Slashdot

We have learned that Brad Cox, computer scientist known mostly for creating the Objective-C programming language with his business partner Tom Love, died on January 2, 2021 at his residence. He was 76. From a post: Brad was born on May 2, 1944 in Fort Benning, Georgia, to the late Nancy Hinson Cox and Dewey McBride Cox of Lake City, South Carolina. Brad grew up on the family’s dairy...


The VW Golf GTI for nerds

Today at 07:35 AM, via The Citizen

Don’t believe all the rubbish you read about electric mobility.


Fish migrations: they would swim 500 miles and they would swim 500 more

Wednesday at 18:23 PM, via CapeNature

By Nicole Horn and Alexis Olds Migration is a widespread but highly complicated and diverse component to many fish species lives.  Migration can be strenuous and often consists of extremely long journeys. The life history stages of certain species rely heavily on migration. Fish will migrate for several reasons including escaping unfavourable conditions, moving to […]