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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.

Africa

#EndSARS protesters killed in Nigeria

Today at 15:35 PM, via News24

WARNING: This article contains graphic content that may offend sensitive readers.Following the sudden announcement of a curfew, several people participating in #EndSARS protests were killed when the country’s military force opened fire at one of the protest sites.

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

South Africa: UCT Participates in Global Mission Atlantic Project

Today at 15:31 PM, via AllAfrica

[UCT] Global ocean experts, including an academic from the University of Cape Town (UCT), have teamed up to map and assess the current and imminent environmental risks posed by climate change, natural disasters and human activities – and their effects on the Atlantic Ocean ecosystems.

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...

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

How to Take Better Pet Portraits

Today at 15:00 PM, via New York Times

Even if you don’t have an expensive camera, you can capture memorable images with your smartphone, the right software and a few tricks.

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. […]