Skip to Content

WEDNESDAY, 21 OCTOBER 2020, 15:35

Top Stories

Cycling Under Siege in Gaza

Today at 15:06 PM, via Al Jazeera

Shot in the leg during the Great March of Return, cycling champ Alaa al-Dali is now making a comeback as a para-cyclist.

South Africa

Teachers under investigation at Vaal High School for alleged sexual misconduct

Today at 15:16 PM, via SABC News

A number of educators at Vaal High School, south of Johannesburg are now under investigation for alleged sexual misconduct. The Gauteng Education Department says it has not given the law firm responsible for the probe any time frame as it wants investigators to leave no stone unturned.

South Africa

Looming retrenchments at SABC cannot be avoided: Magopeni

Today at 15:10 PM, via SABC News

The Group Executive for News and Current Affairs at the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) Phathiswa Magopeni says the looming retrenchments at the public broadcaster cannot be avoided as the wage bill has to be reduced.

South Africa

IEC warns of bogus employment advert

Today at 14:14 PM, via SAnews

The Electoral Commission of South Africa has warned the public of fraudsters using an online job advertisement in the name of the organisation to obtain personal information from unsuspecting job seekers.

Africa

The natural resource curse in Cabo Delgado

Today at 12:18 PM, via Mail & Guardian

A humanitarian crisis looms as a violent insurgency continues to sweep over northern Mozambique. As many flee to safety, the question remains: who, or what, fuels the fire?

Business

WATCH | PayPal set to launch Bitcoin payments

Today at 15:26 PM, via Fin24

PayPal says it will allow customers to buy, sell and hold virtual currencies in its online wallets, and also to use them for shopping at 26 million merchants worldwide.

Sport

Manchester United’s American owners ‘should spread some of the wealth’ to help struggling clubs, says Gary Neville

Today at 14:57 PM, via CNN

Player, pundit, club owner, manager, captain, board member — Gary Neville has worn a lot of different hats throughout his time in football. Now, alongside former English Football Association chairman David Bernstein, Greater Manchester mayor Andy Burnham and Conservative lawmaker Helen Grant and others, Neville may have a new moniker: game-changer.

Education

Parents and teachers: share your experiences with free school meals during the coronavirus pandemic

Today at 13:53 PM, via The Guardian

We’d like to hear from parents and school staff in the UK about the surge in free school meals applications during the coronavirus pandemic

An estimated 1 million pupils have signed up for free school meals in the UK for the first time during the coronavirus pandemic, which has forced many families to cope with a significant drop in their income. Around 1.4 million children were already...

Education

Nigeria: Dan’azumi – New Teachers’ Salary Structure Is Implementable

Today at 12:17 PM, via AllAfrica

[This Day] Mohammed Dan’azumi is the Chairman, Nasarawa State Universal Basic Education Board. In this interview with Igbawase Ukumba, he speaks on the state’s preparedness before reopening schools in the midst of COVID-19 pandemic, the new Teachers’ Salary Structure, among other issues. Excerpts:

Lifestyle

Frequently Asked Questions on the South African Relatives Visa

Today at 15:03 PM, via The South African

(Partner Content) Our SA Immigration Team at Breytenbachs have compiled answers to some of the most Frequently Asked Questions on the South African Relatives Visa, as the interest in this type of visas is picking up.

Science/Tech

What Even Is Friction, Anyway?

Today at 15:00 PM, via Wired

You might think of it as the force that slows things down, but you literally couldn’t get anywhere without it.

Health

Vitamin D won’t reduce risk of depression

Today at 11:00 AM, via Health24

According to researchers, there was no significant benefit from the supplementation of vitamin D for the purpose of alleviating depression.

Nature

Scott Ramsay’s Photo Tours – Robberg Nature Reserve

Yesterday at 12:11 PM, via CapeNature

Words and photos by Scott Ramsay Take all the natural wonders of Robberg, and divide them by the number of square metres of this relatively tiny reserve…and you’ve got one of the most impressive reserves in the country. Few other small protected areas pack so much punch. Lying near the town of Plettenberg Bay (although […]

Nature

Essential Estuaries – Restoring an effective link between catchments and the ocean

15 October at 15:44 PM, via CapeNature

The link between oceans and land, in most instances, is not well understood as people do not comprehend and understand the impact that their day to day life has on the ocean whether positive or negative. Freshwater, a critical life-giving resource, evaporates from the ocean surface and is largely responsible for much of the rain that reaches the land. […]