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WEDNESDAY, 23 SEPTEMBER 2020, 18:04

South Africa

23 September marks International Day of Sign Language

Today at 15:49 PM, via Eyewitness News

According to the World Federation of the Deaf, there were approximately 72 million people who were hard of hearing worldwide, with more than 80% of them living in developing countries.

World

Public evacuated after bomb threat at Eifel Tower

Today at 16:51 PM, via News24

The Eiffel Tower in Paris was evacuated for two hours after an anonymous caller threatened to blow up the great edifice in the heart of the French capital, police said.

Business

Eating a R1 million dinner

Today at 18:00 PM, via BusinessTech

If you received a R1 million bill with your restaurant dinner, your jaw would likely hit the floor. But what if you knew that your weekly takeout meals could be worth an extra million rand in your retirement pot?

Politics

LIVE | State Capture Inquiry pt 2, 23 September 2020

Today 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:  

Politics

LIVE | State Capture Inquiry, 23 September 2020

Today at 09:15 AM, via SABC News

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

Education

Namibia: Schools Comply With Reopening Protocols

Today at 13:53 PM, via AllAfrica

[New Era] Keetmanshoop — Pre-primary and grade 1-3 learners in the //Kharas region were excited after resuming face-to-face learning this week following a long break due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Education

Nigeria: Osinbajo, Obi Agree On Need for More Investment in Education

Today at 13:34 PM, via AllAfrica

[Vanguard] Vice President of Nigeria, Prof Yemi Osinbajo and the Vice Presidential Candidate of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, in 2019 elections, Mr. Peter Obi, have both spoken on the need for the government to pay attention to education, saying that a nation’s development is directly proportional to the level of educational investment in the nation.

Education

Malawi: Ossedi Hands Over Classroom Blocks and Teachers’ Houses

Today at 13:31 PM, via AllAfrica

[Malawi News Agency] Lilongwe — Organisation for Sustainable Socio-Economic Development Initiative (OSSEDI) with funding from Child Fund Korea on Monday handed over a classroom block of two classrooms and two teachers’ houses to Kadakatali Junior Primary School.

Education

Nigeria: Ondo Students Lament Non-Payment of Bursary Since 2016

Today at 12:50 PM, via AllAfrica

[Premium Times] Tertiary institution students from Ondo State under the umbrella of National Association of Ondo State Students (NAOSS) have expressed dissatisfaction over the failure of Governor Rotimi Akeredolu to pay their bursary and scholarship allowances since 2016.

Entertainment

No Heritage Day plans? Here’s something to do

Today at 17:12 PM, via The Citizen

If you’re one of those people who haven’t booked a long weekend away, here’s a list of things to do across the country this Heritage Day and over the weekend.

Science/Tech

England’s new Covid rules ‘too little, too late’ for the second time

Today at 17:32 PM, via The Guardian

Scientists say measures won’t stop spread and increase chance of crackdown later

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Scientific advisers to the government have warned that pub curfews and other new measures in England will fail to stop the exponential spread of Covid-19, as sources confirmed that ministers have departed from their “follow the science” mantra.

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Science/Tech

Firefox Usage is Down 85% Despite Mozilla’s Top Exec Pay Going Up 400%

Today at 17:27 PM, via Slashdot

Software engineer Cal Paterson writes: Mozilla recently announced that they would be dismissing 250 people. That’s a quarter of their workforce so there are some deep cuts to their work too. The victims include: the MDN docs (those are the web standards docs everyone likes better than w3schools), the Rust compiler and even some cuts to Firefox development. Like most people I want to see Mozilla...

Science/Tech

‘Tiny wind turbine’ can collect energy from a walker’s swinging arm

Today at 17:00 PM, via The Guardian

Researchers say device can generate sustainable power from gentle breeze

Scientists have developed a “tiny wind turbine” that can scavenge energy from the breeze made while walking.

Imagine rubbing a balloon on your hair for a few seconds – can you hear the crackle of static electricity, see your hair stand on end? That energy, powered by the contact and separation of two materials, can be...

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 […]