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South Africa

Embracing our heritage

Today at 10:20 AM, via SAnews

South Africa, a melting pot of cultural diversity, continues to embrace its haunted history of racial divisions through a citizenry that displays a will to triumph over adversity.

Politics

SCA president demands Lungisa retract corruption utterances

Today at 11:37 AM, via SABC News

The President of the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) Mandisa Maya, together with four other Judges of the SCA and Judge President of the Eastern Cape Division of the High Court, Selby Mbenenge have demanded that African National Congress (ANC) politician Andile Lungisa retract remarks he made last week when he handed himself to authorities to start his two-year sentence for assault.

Politics

LIVE | State Capture Inquiry pt 2, 23 September 2020

Yesterday at 14:10 PM, via SABC News

Former head of the Free State Department of Human Settlements Mpho Mokoena is expected to conclude his testimony on Wednesday afternoon at the Commission of Inquiry into State Capture in Johannesburg. Below is the live stream:  

Education

Liberia: Grand Bassa to Get Technical, Professional School

Today at 11:43 AM, via AllAfrica

[New Dawn] The Port city of Buchanan in Grand Bassa County is to shortly benefit from a technical and professional skills training school. Addressing a news conference on 23 September in Paynesville, Montserrado County, the Founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Action for Professional Driving Institute (APDI) Mr. James Masssaboi disclosed that his institution has decided to extend its...

Education

South Africa: TLC2020 – Design Thinking During a Pandemic

Today at 11:18 AM, via AllAfrica

[UCT] If you’ve signed up for a course at the University of Cape Town’s (UCT) Hasso Plattner School of Design Thinking (d-school), then you’re familiar with the classroom set-up. White boards line the walls and the conventional in-class seating arrangement has been replaced with high tables and chairs. Teamwork is the norm, and the energy in the room is palpable.

Lifestyle

Heritage Day Series: Ndlebende and his three friends

Today at 11:22 AM, via The South African

(Partner Content) In this week’s edition, we bring you a South African adaptation of a well-known folktale, as we follow the journey of Ndlebene and his three friends.

Lifestyle

‘South Africans need something positive to look forward to’

Today at 10:54 AM, via SABC News

Sports, Arts and Culture Deputy Minister Nocawe Mafu says South Africans need something positive to look forward to such as government assurance that efforts are being made to revive the economy, as the country marks Heritage Day.

Science/Tech

Covid-19: is it possible to predict how sick someone could get? – podcast

Today at 12:00 PM, via The Guardian

Nine months in, and with over 30 million people having been infected with Covid-19, we now know some of the main factors that put people at higher risk of a severe case of the disease, such as age and having other health problems. But there is still a lot to learn about why some people, and not others, become very ill from catching Sars-CoV-2. Nicola Davis takes a look at the researchers...

Science/Tech

Chitin Could Be Used To Build Tools and Habitats On Mars, Study Finds

Today at 12:00 PM, via Slashdot

A team of scientists from the Singapore University of Technology and Design discovered that, using simple chemistry, the organic polymer chitin — contained in the exoskeletons of insects and crustaceans — can easily be transformed into a viable building material for basic tools and habitats. The findings have been published in the journal PLOS ONE. Ars Technica reports: “The technology was...

Nature

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

17 September 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 […]