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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.


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.


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


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.


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.


Durham University keeps college head in post despite alleged intimidating conduct

Yesterday at 11:58 AM, via The Guardian

Prof Adekunle Adeyeye of Trevelyan College is alleged to have reduced colleagues to tears and made sexist remarks

A leading British university has been accused of turning a blind eye to bullying after a college principal was allowed to remain in post despite complaints of intimidating behaviour towards colleagues.

Prof Adekunle Adeyeye, who was responsible for helping to reform Durham...


Your daily Horoscope for 02 August 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!


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.


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.


Evolutionary ‘trap’ leading young sea turtles to ingest plastic, study says

Today at 06:15 AM, via The Guardian

Researchers find fragments in innards of species that have adapted to develop in open ocean, which has highly polluted areas

Young marine turtles are swallowing large quantities of plastic, with ocean pollution changing habitats that were once ideal for their development into a risk, researchers have found.

The impact of plastic on wildlife is a growing area of research, and studies have...


The Case for Another Antitrust Action Against Microsoft

Today at 03:34 AM, via Slashdot

“Since its own brush with antitrust regulation decades ago, Microsoft has slipped past significant scrutiny,” argues a new article from The Atlantic. But it also asks if there’s now a case for another antitrust action — or if we’re convinced instead that “The company is reluctantly guilty of the sin of bigness, yes, but it is benevolent, don’t you see? Reformed, even! No need to cast your pen...


Zoom Agrees to Settle Lawsuit Over ‘Zoombombing’

Today at 01:51 AM, via New York Times

The videoconferencing company said it would pay $85 million to settle the suit, which claimed that it violated users’ privacy, in part by allowing hackers to interrupt online meetings.