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WEDNESDAY, 25 NOVEMBER 2020, 10:57

South Africa

E Cape SAPS mourns GBV, COVID-19 victims

Today at 10:17 AM, via SAnews

The South African Police Service (SAPS) in the Eastern Cape has responded to government’s call to honour those who lost their lives due to gender-based violence and femicide (GBVF) and the COVID-19 pandemic.

South Africa

Consumers urged to buy local goods

Today at 09:55 AM, via SAnews

South Africans have been encouraged to buy local products this festive season as this could contribute to improving the country’s economy.

Africa

JJ Rawlings left an indelible mark on Ghana’s history

Today at 07:00 AM, via Mail & Guardian

The air force pilot and former president used extreme measures, including a coup, enforced ‘discipline’ through executions, ‘disappearances’ and floggings, but reintroduced democracy

Africa

Former Niger president Mamadou Tandja dies

Yesterday at 22:53 PM, via News24

Niger’s former president Mamadou Tandja, ousted from power in 2010 after attempting to stay on beyond a two-term limit, has died, the government in capital Niamey said.

Business

Non-negotiable that ‘new SAA’ be flown by black pilots: Gordhan

Today at 10:38 AM, via BusinessTech

Public Enterprises minister Pravin Gordhan says the failure to ‘transform’ the pilot corps at SAA is a symptom of the general failure of leadership at the airline, and old agreements which have impeded the transformation process need to be terminated.

Business

Rand dips before CPI data

Today at 09:45 AM, via Moneyweb

In early trade the rand was at R15.23 versus the dollar, roughly 0.3% weaker than its previous close.

Politics

Magashule apologises for utterances made about Mahumapelo

Yesterday at 17:57 PM, via SABC News

African National Congress (ANC) Secretary-General, Ace Magashule has publicly apologised for the utterances he made two weeks ago in Bloemfontein while addressing his supporters after his court appearance.

Sport

England to play 4 Tests in India: Ganguly

Today at 10:41 AM, via News24

India will host England for four Tests in early 2021 in what could become the key clashes in deciding who reaches the world Test championship final.

Education

Gambia: ‘Covid-19 Negatively Impacted Our Education’

Today at 10:22 AM, via AllAfrica

[The Point] Students of Kotu Senior Secondary School have said that covid-19 pandemic negatively impacted their education, resulting to their poor results in their recent grade nine examination.

Education

Nigeria: ‘Reducing Cost of Governance, Proper Funding of Education Will Bring Devt to Nigeria’

Today at 10:19 AM, via AllAfrica

[This Day] Professor Ibraheem Gbajabiamila is the Vice-Chancellor, Crescent University, Abeokuta, Ogun State. In this interview with Funmi Ogundare, the Professor of Virology explained why the country must reduce the cost of governance and spend the 26 per cent UNESCO recommended figure on education and human capital development, to move the nation forward. Excerpts:

Education

Ghana: TEWU Signs New Conditions of Service

Today at 10:13 AM, via AllAfrica

[Ghanaian Times] The Teachers and Educational Workers Union (TEWU) has signed a new condition of service with the Ghana Education Service (GES) after the last one expired more than 10 years ago.

Education

Nigeria: Coal City Varsity Appoints Ihua Professor of Practice

Today at 10:06 AM, via AllAfrica

[This Day] The Executive Director of Africa Polling Institute (API), Dr. Bell Ihua has been appointed a visiting Professor of Practice in the Faculty of Arts, Social and Management Sciences, Coal City University, Enugu State.

Nature

Escape to Marloth Nature Reserve

Yesterday at 17:01 PM, via CapeNature

Words and photos by Scott Ramsay Lying just off the national N2 road, about two and a half hours from Cape Town, Swellendam is South Africa’s third oldest town and owes much of its attractiveness to the mountains lying a few kilometres to the north. I’ve always slowed down on the road here, mostly because […]

Nature

Responsible fishing encouraged this World Fisheries Day

Saturday at 13:09 PM, via CapeNature

World Fisheries Day is an Environmental Calendar Day celebrated every year on the 21st of November to highlight the importance of a sustainable means to maintain fish stocks. It highlights the critical importance of fish and the role it plays in job creation and economic impact. Fishing is central to the livelihoods and food security […]

Nature

Take some inspiration from wildlife this Movember!

19 November at 20:48 PM, via CapeNature

By Nicole Horn, Biodiversity Capabilities It’s Movember, and to raise awareness about men’s health, here are some examples of possible looks inspired by marine species with ‘moustaches’. To show your support, grow your moustache and don’t shave it for the rest of the month! Here are some animals that are following suit. All mammals besides humans […]