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South Africa

Eastern Cape accident claims seven lives

Today at 07:12 AM, via SABC News

Seven people have been killed in a collision between a truck and a car on the N2 between Dutywa and Butterworth in the Eastern Cape.

Africa

Nigeria lifts four-month ban on new mobile subscriptions

Friday at 16:49 PM, via News24

Nigeria will restart issuing new mobile subscriptions from next week, the government said, four months after it halted the process in an attempt to curb growing insecurity in the country.

Africa

F1 in Africa: The fast and the fragile

Friday at 15:18 PM, via BBC News

The story of the first South African Grand Prix, and the nail-biting title showdown between Graham Hill and Jim Clark.

Politics

Lungisa to study High Court ruling

Today at 01:00 AM, via SABC News

Former Nelson Mandela Bay African National Congress (ANC) councillor, Andile Lungisa says he is studying the ruling by the High Court in Gqeberha, that he must pay R844 000 in damages to Democratic Alliance (DA) councillor Rayno Kayser.

Politics

Anger as Ace alters step-aside rules

Yesterday at 21:00 PM, via Mail & Guardian

Outraged provincial secretaries called for a meeting with LuthuliHouse after the ANC secretary general broadened the NEC’s step-aside resolution

Sport

UEFA set to announce Champions League reforms and decide on Euro 2020 hosts

Today at 07:28 AM, via Eyewitness News

The Champions League group stage is set to be completely overhauled, with an increase from 32 to 36 participants and the introduction of a so-called ‘Swiss system’ inspired by chess, with clubs playing 10 group games instead of the current six, all against different opponents.

Education

‘Some messages have been just sobbing’: phone line helps headteachers with burden of Covid

Yesterday at 09:30 AM, via The Guardian

A group of former heads have set up a vital service for colleagues with nowhere to turn

For Alex Barnes*, head of a large secondary school in Yorkshire, the stresses of being in charge in the pandemic became too much. Last spring, just at the end of the first lockdown, she reached breaking point. “The demands were coming at me from every angle,” she says. “Worried parents bombarding me...

Science/Tech

Oracle cuts Eskom IT support

Today at 09:34 AM, via MyBroadband

Software giant Oracle has cut Eskom off from essential technical services the utility has previously said were crucial to its operations.

Science/Tech

China and Huawei’s Dystopian ‘New IP’ Plan for 6G

Today at 09:34 AM, via Slashdot

Long-time Slashdot reader schwit1 shared this analysis from Just Security:Huawei’s plans for 6G and beyond make U.S. concerns over 5G look paltry: Huawei is proposing a fundamental internet redesign, which it calls “New IP,” designed to build “intrinsic security” into the web. Intrinsic security means that individuals must register to use the internet, and authorities can shut off an individual...

Science/Tech

The Oscars Are a Week Away, but How Many Will Watch?

Today at 09:00 AM, via New York Times

TV ratings for awards shows have been in free fall, especially during the pandemic, and Hollywood doesn’t want the viewing public to toss its premier showcase into the entertainment dustbin.

Health

How To Clean Your Patio

Today at 05:22 AM, via New York Times

Sprucing up for spring includes giving your lawn furniture the cleaning it deserves.

Health

Things To Do At Home

Today at 04:41 AM, via New York Times

This week, tune in to a drag-queen story hour, learn about equity in the cannabis industry with Snoop Dogg or listen to a conversation with the journalist Don Lemon.

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 […]