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Andile Lungisa granted parole

Today at 09:08 AM, via SABC News

The Department of Correctional Services has confirmed that former ANC Nelson Mandela Bay councillor Andile Lungisa has been placed on parole with effect from Tuesday.


England Ofsted chief resists calls to make curriculum more diverse

Today at 19:56 PM, via The Guardian

‘Teach science behind climate change not morality tale’ says Amanda Spielman

The chief inspector of schools in England has pushed back against growing calls to make the national curriculum more diverse, warning against making curriculum changes based on a single issue or purpose.

Speaking at the launch of Ofsted’s annual report, Amanda Spielman said there were increasing efforts to...


Tyne and Wear deaths: ‘We gave her a pep talk, she was to go and be remarkable’

Today at 18:05 PM, via The Guardian

Family tells of daughter’s dream to study medicine and the furore over campus drug use that followed her death at Newcastle University

When Nicola and Stefan Sillifant dropped their 18-year-old daughter off at Newcastle University two months ago, they were bursting with pride to see her dreams to study medicine materialise. On Friday 2 October, alongside Stephanie, they bundled into the car –...


Five new shows coming to Netflix in December

Today at 19:54 PM, via The South African

Here are five new shows to binge-watch on Netflix in December, including the acclaimed ‘Kings of Joburg’, as well as ‘Selena: The Series’, Part 4 of ‘Chilling Adventures of Sabrina’, and more.


‘Juno’ star Elliot Page shares transgender identity

Today at 19:54 PM, via CNN

Meet Elliot Page. On Tuesday, the Oscar-nominated star of movies like “Juno” and “X-Men: Days of Future Past” shared with fans that they are transgender and identify as non-binary, a term used to describe a person whose gender identity is neither man nor woman.


Queen and Prince Philip to have quiet Christmas at Windsor Castle

Today at 20:00 PM, via The Guardian

Royal couple will skip celebrations in Sandringham for first time in 32 years due to Covid pandemic

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The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh will spend a quiet Christmas at Windsor Castle due to the coronavirus pandemic.

It is the first time in 32 years that the couple will not be at Sandringham for the festive period. The Queen usually...


Qualcomm’s New Snapdragon 888 Processor Will Power the Android Flagships of 2021

Today at 19:25 PM, via Slashdot

Qualcomm has officially announced the Snapdragon 888 at its Snapdragon Tech Summit, offering a first look at its next-generation flagship smartphone processor. The 888 will power the next wave of 2021 Android flagships from companies like Samsung, OnePlus, LG, Sony, and more. From a report: In a first for the company’s top-of-the-line 8-series chipsets, the Snapdragon 888 is making a big...


Why WhatsApp Matters

Today at 19:24 PM, via New York Times

What Facebook does to WhatsApp could change how we shop and use the internet forever.


Who Will Get the Coronavirus Vaccine First?

Today at 12:00 PM, via New York Times

A C.D.C. advisory panel will decide on its recommendations on Tuesday afternoon. Here’s what we expect, along with answers to other questions about the new shot.


A Shifting View on Telemedicine

Today at 12:00 PM, via New York Times

Where just last year, communication with patients and families through a screen felt crass, now it’s the compassionate thing to do.


Movember Animal Inspiration (part 2)

Today at 17:59 PM, via CapeNature

By Nicole Horn, Biodiversity Capabilities In the month of November, we traditionally raise awareness of men’s health issues as part of the Movember campaign and in part 1 of this blog, we looked at a few marine species with ‘moustaches’ for inspiration. In part 2 of the blog, we look at some more animal species beyond […]


Escape to Marloth Nature Reserve

24 November 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 […]


Responsible fishing encouraged this World Fisheries Day

21 November 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 […]