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South Africa

Framework on professionalising Public Service published

Today at 09:06 AM, via SAnews

In December 2020, the Minister for the Public Service and Administration, Senzo Mchunu, approved the publication of the draft National Implementation Framework towards the Professionalisation of the Public Service for public comments.

South Africa

SA’s COVID-19 deaths top 41 000

Today at 08:36 AM, via SAnews

South Africa’s COVID-19 deaths have passed 41 000 as the country works around the clock to contain the further spread of the virus.

World

Vaccine rollouts lay bare the Middle East’s deep inequalities

Today at 09:01 AM, via CNN

• Grim outlook in UK is a warning for the world• Moderna says its Covid-19 vaccine is expected to be protective against new variants• LIVE: Everyday activities are more dangerous with new Covid-19 variants circulating: physician

Africa

Nine dead in clashes on Somalia, Kenya border

Yesterday at 16:01 PM, via The Citizen

The incident is the latest linked to a political crisis in the semi-autonomous Jubaland region of Somalia which has strained diplomatic relations between the East African countries.

Business

African Bank swings into a loss amid reduced credit activity

Today at 09:31 AM, via BusinessTech

African Bank has published it financial results for the year ended September 2020, reporting a net loss of R27 million, against a R1.2 billion profit previously, citing higher credit impairments and reduced insurance income.

Politics

EFF calls for prosecution of those implicated in Mufamadi’s testimony

Today at 05:36 AM, via SABC News

The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) has called for the immediate criminal prosecution of everyone implicated in wrongdoing during the testimony of Chairperson of the High Level Review Panel into the State Security Agency (SSA) Sydney Mufamadi.

Sport

2020-21 NBA SEASON – AFRICAN BLOGTABLE

Today at 07:00 AM, via Mail & Guardian

Joel Embiid gets the nod, and though Curry has performed well lately, there are doubts that the Warriors will prevail

Sport

Proteas win toss, bat against Pakistan in first Test

Today at 04:58 AM, via Eyewitness News

South Africa entered the Test – their first in Pakistan in 14 years – with two spinners, Keshav Maharaj and George Linde, to exploit a bare pitch which is expected to take spin.

Education

Teachers in England ‘should pick vulnerable pupils for early return’

Today at 08:00 AM, via The Guardian

Leading scientist says schools should let staff decide rather than bringing back entire year groups

Schools should let teachers select additional vulnerable pupils for an early return to classrooms to increase numbers gradually, a leading scientist has said as the children’s commissioner demanded a roadmap for full reopening.

In an interview with the Guardian, the president of the Royal College...

Education

Kenya: Kapedo Attacks – Local Leaders Appeal for Special KCPE, KCSE Exams

Today at 07:45 AM, via AllAfrica

[Nation] Candidates for the forthcoming Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) and Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) examinations at Kapedo trading centre are a worried lot. Recent attacks and constant fear of the return of bandits has disrupted learning at five schools, leading to growing worry that the pupils will register poor performance in this year’s national...

Lifestyle

IN PICTURES: Tropical Storm Eloise trail of destruction

Today at 07:19 AM, via SABC News

Localised flooding caused by tropical storm Eloise wreaked havoc in parts of South Africa. In Limpopo, Mpumalanga and parts of KwaZulu-Natal, the storm washed away bridges and left houses and vehicles submerged. SABC Digital News compiled pictures of some of the devastation caused by Eloise.

Entertainment

The Estate to replace Isidingo

Today at 06:37 AM, via SowetanLIVE

Public broadcaster SABC has found a replacement for Isidingo a year after canning the long-running soapie.

Health

An Organ Recital, With a Coronavirus Shot

Yesterday at 18:20 PM, via New York Times

Salisbury Cathedral is joining Britain’s vaccination drive, and its organists are providing a musical accompaniment. They’re even taking requests.

Nature

The bontebok – a species saved from the brink of extinction

Yesterday at 14:07 PM, via CapeNature

By Nicole Horn, Biodiversity Capabilities The bontebok – a likable, medium sized antelope with a multi-coloured coat and endemic to the Western Cape, is listed as Vulnerable in the International Union for Conservation of Nature Red List of Threatened Species.  It was once on the brink of extinction due to hunting, human settlement and incorrect […]

Nature

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

20 January 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 […]