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MONDAY, 02 AUGUST 2021, 08:08

South Africa

eThekwini municipality issues harmful smoke warning

Yesterday at 21:00 PM, via SABC News

The eThekwini municipality has issued a harmful smoke warning to Hammersdale and surrounding communities west of Durban. This follows a fire on the 13th of July at a logistics warehouse in the area.

World

Giant panda twins born in French zoo

Today at 06:05 AM, via BBC News

The event is described as “exceptional” by experts, as panda reproduction is notoriously difficult.

Africa

Malawi moves to Maggie Mkandawire’s beat

Yesterday at 14:54 PM, via Mail & Guardian

Empowering her people through music and education, Maggie Mkandawire fights the Covid-19 pandemic in her own unique way

Business

Eskom says Medupi is finally complete

Today at 07:54 AM, via BusinessTech

Eskom has announced that Unit 1, the last of six generation units at Medupi has attained commercial operation status.

Politics

Embrace RET as a formula to change lives of citizens: Mantashe

Today at 06:00 AM, via SABC News

African National Congress (ANC) chairperson Gwede Mantashe has urged alliance partners not to sloganise the idea of radical economic transformation (RET) but to embrace it as a formula to change the lives of ordinary South Africans.

Sport

Frustrated Verstappen ‘will never give up’ in title race

Today at 05:13 AM, via Eyewitness News

The Dutchman was sideswiped on the opening turn of the race in a series of collisions prompted by Mercedes’ Valtteri Bottas and which wiped out his Red Bull teammate Sergio Perez and three others.

Education

Nigeria: 4 Abducted Islamiyya Pupils Feared Dead

Today at 07:19 AM, via AllAfrica

[Leadership] Abductors of 136 pupils of Salihu Tanko Islamiyya School Tegina in Niger State have given indication that four of the pupils are dead.

Education

Nigeria: Govt Meets ASUU Tomorrow Over Unresolved Issues

Today at 06:30 AM, via AllAfrica

[This Day] Abuja — The federal government and the leadership of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) will meet tomorrow (Monday) to iron out issues relating to the allegations raised by the lecturers regarding the non-implementation of their agreement with the government last December.

Entertainment

Newbie Buci bags two Sama gongs

Today at 04:50 AM, via SowetanLIVE

The sky is the limit for gospel rising star Buci Radebe, who walked away with two accolades at the South African Music Awards (Samas) on Saturday.

Entertainment

Actor Saginaw Grant dies at 85

Yesterday at 20:47 PM, via CNN

Actor Saginaw Grant, known for his roles in “Breaking Bad” and “The Lone Ranger,” has died, according to his publicist Lani Carmichael. He was 85 years old.

Science/Tech

Coronavirus live news: China battles to contain surging cases as soldiers deployed in Sydney

Today at 07:04 AM, via The Guardian

China has rolled out mass testing as the country faces its most widespread outbreak in months while soldiers have been deployed to the streets of Sydney as the city struggles to contain its own surge in cases

China tests millions as Nanjing airport outbreak sees Covid cases surgeWellbeing in decline in England as loneliness rises, report showsFauci backs new masks guidance as Florida reports...

Science/Tech

Starwatch: look out for the waning crescent moon passing Taurus

Today at 07:00 AM, via The Guardian

Early on Tuesday morning, 27% of the moon’s visible surface will be illuminated, making it an attractive crescent

This is one for super early birds. In the early hours of Tuesday morning, a waning crescent moon will pass through the constellation of Taurus, the bull. Waning moons rise later and later throughout the night-time hours.

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