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South Africa

SA warned against bystander syndrome on issues of women leadership

Today at 08:34 AM, via SABC News

South Africa has been warned against embracing a bystander syndrome when it comes to issues of women’s leadership and countering the scourge of femicide and other forms of violence against women. That was the message from the Executive Director of UNWOMEN as the world marked International Women’s Day this Monday, March 8.

Politics

What is EFF’s party funding quest?

Yesterday at 21:00 PM, via Mail & Guardian

Its court application to force disclosure of donations to Cyril Ramaphosa may mask a bid to portray him as a capitalist puppet

Politics

Mixed reactions to JCC order that CJ Mogoeng apologise

Yesterday at 18:19 PM, via SABC News

The JCC has ordered that the Chief Justice apologise unconditionally and retract statements relating to South Africa’s stance on Israel that he made during a webinar hosted by the Jerusalem Post in June 2020.

Sport

Tsitsipas, Rublev to clash for Rotterdam final spot

Today at 08:57 AM, via News24

Stefanos Tsitsipas, a semi-finalist at last month’s Australian Open, reached the final four of the ATP Rotterdam tournament on Friday with a 4-6, 6-3, 7-5 victory over Karen Khachanov.

Education

Schools: ventilation and testing will be key in England’s ‘big bang’ reopening

Yesterday at 19:40 PM, via The Guardian

Analysis: with schools and colleges returning Monday, experts say local Covid outbreaks are to be expected

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The ‘big bang’ reopening of all schools and colleges will start in England from Monday.

University students on practical courses can also return to face-to-face learning, while breakfast and after-school clubs, including...

Education

Boris Johnson faces testing time as schools prepare to reopen

Yesterday at 18:42 PM, via The Guardian

PM will have anxious few weeks before Covid impact of return to classrooms in England is known

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Pubs may not open until April, nightclubs until June, but for millions of frazzled parents across England, Monday will be the most eagerly awaited landmark on the long road back to normal life, when schools reopen their doors to all...

Education

Mozambique: Government Authorises Re-Opening of Schools

Yesterday at 18:29 PM, via AllAfrica

[AIM] Maputo — Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi on Thursday night announced that all schools, closed because of the Covid-19 pandemic, may re-open and give face-to-face classes as from Monday.

Lifestyle

Your daily Horoscope for 6 March 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

‘Raya and the Last Dragon’ mixes a serious message with its animated action

Yesterday at 16:39 PM, via CNN

The latest Disney animated adventure can be seen two ways: “Raya and the Last Dragon” offers another bold female lead from an underrepresented group and cute (in one case magical) sidekicks, embarking on a stirring quest. The deeper message, however, involves the toll that division and distrust inflicts on a mythical kingdom, which gives the otherwise pretty-good movie a rather timely hook.

Science/Tech

Reddit Hires CFO As It Considers IPO

Today at 05:30 AM, via Slashdot

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The New York Times: Reddit, the social network and online bulletin, said on Thursday that it had appointed its first chief financial officer, Drew Vollero, in a move toward tidying up the company’s books before an eventual public offering of its stock. Mr. Vollero, 55, previously ran financial operations for Mattel, Snap and Allied Universal. His task at...

Science/Tech

CDC Study Says On-Premises Dining Linked To COVID-19 Spread

Today at 04:02 AM, via Slashdot

Thelasko shares a new study published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. NPR reports on the key findings: As several states face criticism for lifting coronavirus-related public health restrictions, a study published Friday confirms that state-imposed mask mandates and on-premises dining restrictions help slow the spread of COVID-19. The study, published in the Centers for...

Nature

Celebrating World Wildlife Day at the Potberg Cape Vulture colony

Wednesday at 13:15 PM, via CapeNature

By Lusanda Gqaza and Yanga Mbatana (Environmental Education Officers, De Hoop Nature Reserve) On 20 December 2013, the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), proclaimed 03 March (the day of adopting the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora, CITES, in 1973), as World Wildlife Day. This is a day that […]

Nature

World Wildlife Day 2021

Wednesday at 12:12 PM, via CapeNature

World Wildlife Day is celebrated on 3 March every year as an opportunity to highlight the many beautiful and varied forms of wild fauna and flora and to raise awareness of the multitude of benefits that conservation provides to people. The Western Cape is a very special place with an abundance of unique and irreplaceable […]

Nature

The ‘LitterCam’ that’s watching you

Wednesday at 02:03 AM, via BBC News

AI software can now match footage of motorists throwing rubbish with their car’s number plate and issue an automatic fine .

Nature

Matrics in De Hoop – In their own words

27 February at 23:05 PM, via CapeNature

On the weekend of 19-21 five 2020 Matric learners were hosted by CapeNature and world-renowned adventurer Riaan Manser at the De Hoop Nature Reserve. These five matriculants; Jama Paliso, Hannah Chetty, Abdullah Seedat, Silondukhule Nquma and Lucy can der Meulen were the runners up in a campaign that saw five other students join Manser on […]