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SATURDAY, 27 FEBRUARY 2021, 13:55

South Africa

Health dept ‘ahead of target’ in vaccine rollout for healthcare workers

Today at 09:38 AM, via Eyewitness News

The health department released a statement shortly after the arrival of the second batch of the J&J vaccine, saying it was ahead of its vaccination targets with more than 63,000 frontline healthcare workers receiving their jab in the past 10 days.

Business

South Africans are migrating to smaller towns

Today at 11:00 AM, via BusinessTech

The Covid-19 lockdown has led to a shift in property buying in South Africa, and one of the biggest trends to emerge has been the migration away from big cities to smaller towns along the coast or in more rural settings.

Business

Big changes coming to South Africa’s motoring landscape

Today at 08:30 AM, via BusinessTech

For the first time ever, owners of new cars will have the right to repair or service their vehicles at an independent provider of their choice, notes Filum Ho, CEO of South African auto parts and glass specialists Autoboys.

Politics

ANC Parliamentary Caucus welcomes Bongo’s acquittal

Today at 11:40 AM, via SABC News

The African National Congress (ANC) Parliamentary Caucus welcomes the judgment by the Western Cape High Court that has found ANC MP Adv Bongani Bongo not guilty of bribery accusations levelled against him. 

Education

Gavin Williamson using ‘misleading’ research to justify campus free-speech law

Today at 10:30 AM, via The Guardian

Cardiff University calls on education secretary to correct the record over claim Germaine Greer was banned

The education secretary is using “completely misleading” and “dubious” research to justify introducing new legislation on free speech in universities, according to the head of Cardiff University.

Gavin Williamson sparked anger in universities when he unveiled plans on 16 February to...

Lifestyle

Lady Gaga’s two abducted bulldogs returned unharmed to police

Today at 09:04 AM, via SABC News

Lady Gaga’s two stolen bulldogs, snatched in a violent abduction that left the pets’ caretaker shot in the chest this week in Hollywood, were turned over to police on Friday and have been reunited with the pop singer’s representatives, police said.

Lifestyle

Lady Gaga’s dogs safely returned: LA police

Today at 08:13 AM, via Eyewitness News

Koji and Gustav were seized after an employee walking them was shot and wounded Wednesday night, and the attackers escaped in a vehicle.

Lifestyle

Your daily Horoscope for 27 February 2021

Today at 01:00 AM, via The South African

Wondering what the day has in store for your star sign? Here’s a quick glance at horoscopes and more for today – completely free!

Entertainment

What the controversy over ‘Minari’ says about being American

Yesterday at 22:21 PM, via CNN

When the Golden Globes air on Sunday, “Minari” — an American movie written and directed by an American man about a family’s struggles on their American farm — will be competing in a surprising category: best foreign-language film.

Science/Tech

Your old home router is probably vulnerable to hackers

Today at 13:00 PM, via MyBroadband

Linux is the most-used operating system on Internet routers, but a recent study from Fraunhofer FKIE has shown that these devices are running extremely old and potentially insecure versions of the Linux kernel.

Science/Tech

Coronavirus live news: UK will face ‘enormous strains’, says chancellor; New Zealand PM says Auckland to go into lockdown for seven days

Today at 10:35 AM, via The Guardian

Rishi Sunak warns of risk to economy; Joe Biden tells US ‘now is not the time to relax – follow all the day’s news as it happens

Van-Tam warns against giving up on Covid rulesExperts criticise Boris Johnson for putting dates in Covid roadmapSee all our coronavirus coverage

8.35am GMT

New Zealand’s largest city, Auckland, will enter a week-long lockdown, Jacinda Ardern has announced, after a...

Nature

Water quality and quantity the key to healthy estuaries

Tuesday at 16:19 PM, via CapeNature

The health of on estuary is a description of the condition of an estuary and are driven by two key drivers, water quality and quantity. Rain falling on the land eventually makes its way to a lake, river, stream, estuary, or ocean. Some rainwater flows slowly, in a thin layer called sheet flow across the […]