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South Africa

Know the signs of a stroke

Today at 15:25 PM, via SAnews

To mark World Stroke Awareness Week, the South African Medical Association (SAMA) has urged South Africans to actively seek to be better informed on the risks of stroke.

South Africa

Life sentence for man who killed girlfriend’s nephew

Today at 15:08 PM, via SAnews

Police management has welcomed the hefty sentence handed down by the Mpumalanga Division of the High Court on Monday to a man who brutally murdered a toddler for soiling himself.

World

Why the image of first lady is judged so harshly

Today at 15:00 PM, via CNN

The role of first lady of the United States is one of the most visible public positions in the world. From the moment votes are counted, and often during campaigning in the preceding months, the spouse of a newly elected president is thrust into the spotlight, where she remains for the duration of his term.

Politics

SCA rules in favour of DA over Tshwane Metro administration saga

Today at 15:12 PM, via SABC News

The Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) in Bloemfontein has dismissed with costs the Gauteng government’s appeal to suspend the implementation of the judgment which overturned its decision to dissolve the Tshwane Metro and place it under administration.

Politics

‘Tambo was proudly ANC’

Today at 13:03 PM, via SABC News

President Cyril Ramaphosa says Oliver Tambo was proudly ANC and therefore South Africans should not to be ashamed of associating him with the organisation.

Education

South Africa: Major Decline in Matric Stem Subject Enrollment

Today at 15:26 PM, via AllAfrica

[DA] The Democratic Alliance (DA) calls on the Department of Basic Education (DBE) to provide urgent plans on the work it is doing to reverse the alarming trend of decreases in Matric enrollment in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) subjects.

Education

Nigeria: Govt Feeding About 300,000 Pupils in Zamfara – Minister

Today at 14:27 PM, via AllAfrica

[Vanguard] A total of 282,529 pupils are currently being fed under the Home Grown School Feeding Programme in Zamfara, Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajiya Sadiya Umar Faruk, has said.

Education

Malawi: Teachers Blamed On Covid-19 Measures

Today at 14:20 PM, via AllAfrica

[Malawi News Agency] Mzuzu — Mzuzu City Council COVID-19 Security and Enforcement cluster has bemoaned the tendency by some teachers who teach without putting on face masks, saying they are not being exemplary and putting lives of learners at risk.

Entertainment

‘Sarah Cooper: Everything’s Fine’ gives the Trump satirist a bigger stage on Netflix

Today at 16:13 PM, via CNN

Sarah Cooper’s spot-on parodies of President Trump turned her into a social-media sensation, a promotional opportunity that didn’t present an obvious way to translate that into a more expansive version. Happily, her guest-star-studded Netflix variety special incorporates her most famous shtick — satirically lip-synching Trump speeches and interviews — while adding a few extremely clever sketches.

Science/Tech

AMD Grabs Xilinx for $35 Billion as Chip Industry Consolidation Continues

Today at 16:55 PM, via Slashdot

The chip industry consolidation dance continued this morning as AMD has entered into an agreement to buy Xilinx for $35 billion, giving the company access to a broad set of specialized workloads. From a report: AMD sees this deal as combining two companies that complement each other’s strengths without cannibalizing its own markets. CEO Lisa Su believes the acquisition will help make her...

Science/Tech

AMD to buy Xilinx for R564 billion

Today at 16:26 PM, via MyBroadband

Advanced Micro Devices Inc. agreed to buy Xilinx Inc. for $35 billion in stock, taking the chipmaker into more diverse and profitable markets and adding to its data center offerings.

Science/Tech

Yes, your organisation can afford powerful workstations

Today at 16:17 PM, via TechCentral

Promoted | For many IT executives and financial gatekeepers, the idea of buying workstations for performance-intensive applications has long seemed like overkill – or just a pipe dream. But they’re actually quite affordable.

Health

This Addiction Treatment Works. Why Is It So Underused?

Today at 09:00 AM, via New York Times

An approach called contingency management rewards drug users with money and prizes for staying abstinent. But few programs offer it, in part because of moral objections to the concept.

Nature

A journey to Keurbooms Nature Reserve – by Scott Ramsay

Yesterday at 14:41 PM, via CapeNature

Words and photos by Scott Ramsay Keurbooms River Nature Reserve is a small reserve near Plettenberg Bay, and despite its proximity to the busy town, once you’ve paddled up the river away from the national road, it soon becomes clear that this reserve is another tiny patch of paradise in the Western Cape. Ancient yellow-wood […]

Nature

Communities and Conservation working together for sustainable oceans

Thursday at 15:57 PM, via CapeNature

Baited Underwater Videos (BRUVs) – Innovation for a Sustainable Ocean Marine protected areas (MPAs) aim to conserve marine life and promote the conservation and effective management of ecologically and biologically diverse marine areas. The social and economic context within which they exist also needs to be considered when planning and making management decisions. They are […]