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WEDNESDAY, 21 OCTOBER 2020, 11:54

South Africa

Bemawu ready to approach CCMA over recent SABC dismissals

Today at 11:17 AM, via SABC News

The Broadcasting, Electronic, Media & Allied Workers Union (Bemawu) says it is ready to approach the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) over the SABC’s decision to dismiss employees who are believed to have been irregularly appointed.

South Africa

ECG members gather outside court ahead of Bushiri’s appearance

Today at 10:22 AM, via SABC News

Congregation members of the Enlightened Christian Gathering Church (ECG) have started to gather outside the Pretoria Magistrate’s Court whether their pastor Shepherd Bushiri and his wife Mary Bushiri are due to appear on Wednesday morning.

South Africa

Motshekga wishes matrics good luck

Today at 10:22 AM, via SAnews

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga has wished the matric class of 2020 the best of luck as they prepare to sit for their final exams next month.

World

Air pollution killed 500k newborns in 2019: global study

Today at 11:24 AM, via News24

Air pollution killed 476,000 newborns in 2019, with the biggest hotspots in India and Sub-Saharan Africa, according to a new global study which said that nearly two-thirds of the deaths came from noxious fumes from cooking fuels.

Africa

Clashes over presidential vote at Ivory Coast university

Today at 10:13 AM, via News24

Two people were hurt in Ivory Coast Tuesday in clashes involving opposition-aligned students from the powerful Fesci union, an AFP journalist said, as violence persists with two weeks to go before a contentious presidential election.

Africa

Call to prioritise investments in food systems

Today at 05:04 AM, via The Citizen

Gichuri said governments and development institutions should rethink investments in food security, healthy diets and building infrastructure to support the ways food is grown, processed, traded, delivered, sold and consumed.

Business

Encouraging signs for South African businesses

Today at 11:38 AM, via BusinessTech

While the lockdown has had dire financial consequences for many, it has also stimulated the growth of new business registrations as entrepreneurs changed their strategies and business plans to survive, says FNB.

Business

South Africa faces oil clean up after attempted theft from pipeline

Today at 11:31 AM, via BusinessTech

South Africa’s state-owned pipeline operator said it’s cleaning up a crude oil spill in the eastern city of Durban that was caused by attempted fuel theft, a practice that’s been ongoing despite measures taken by the company.

Education

Nigeria: Edo to Hand Over Public Schools to Missions, Others

Today at 11:27 AM, via AllAfrica

[This Day] The Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki has diclosed plans by his administration to handover some public schools to the missions and other private persons with interest to develop such institution.

Education

Liberia: Professor Patrick Lawrence Nimene Seyon – A Eulogy

Today at 11:25 AM, via AllAfrica

[FrontPageAfrica] Today we say farewell to Professor Dr. Patrick Lawrence Nimene Seyon, a distinguished Liberian public intellectual and progressive activist. Comfort and I and our family would like to convey to you, Barbara, his spouse; to Tuan, Juah and Marena his children; and to the other members of his family our condolences for his loss and to say to Barbara, thank you for taking good...

Education

Nigeria: Nigeria at 60 – LPSS Students Reflect On Education

Today at 11:06 AM, via AllAfrica

[This Day] As Nigeria recently marked its diamond jubilee, just as its education sector was disrupted with schools either closing or migrating to online teaching and learning, year five students of Lagos Preparatory and Secondary School recently shared their views on how such changes in 2020 have affected their learning, saying that general life and practical skills have become just as...

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. […]