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WEDNESDAY, 28 OCTOBER 2020, 07:51

Africa

Why anti-corruption campaigns are bad for democracy

Yesterday at 21:00 PM, via Mail & Guardian

Such campaigns can draw attention to the widespread presence of the very behaviour they are trying to stamp out — and subconsciously encourage people to view it as appropriate

Business

Microsoft sales top estimates on cloud demand

Today at 07:16 AM, via BusinessTech

Microsoft Corp’s first-quarter revenue climbed a better-than-projected 12%, strengthened by corporate demand for cloud-computing services to support customers’ remote workers and move more of their business online.

Business

Big jump in business closures across South Africa

Today at 07:07 AM, via BusinessTech

South Africa reported a sharp rise in liquidations in Q3 2020 as the coronavirus lockdown continues to have an impact on businesses, new StatsSA data shows.

Politics

LIVE: OR Tambo Lecture

Yesterday at 18:39 PM, via SABC News

OR Tambo Foundation is holding the 7th Memorial Lecture with TsiTsi Dangarembga, the Zimbabwean novelist, playwright, and filmmaker.

Sport

Masterly De Bruyne inspires City past tame Marseille

Today at 07:03 AM, via News24

Manchester City made it two wins from two in their latest bid for Champions League glory as Kevin De Bruyne starred in a straightforward 3-0 win at Marseille on Tuesday.

Education

Sharon Hunt, Teacher for a Quarter-Century, Dies at 65

Yesterday at 22:58 PM, via New York Times

After a career in the classroom, she died before she could spend her first retirement check. Her battle with Covid-19 taught family and friends a lesson in fortitude.

Education

The need to improve access to universities | Letters

Yesterday at 19:42 PM, via The Guardian

Richard Wilkinson and Kate Picket on recognising where social division and discrimination stems from, and Dr Nicola Scott on the lack of diversity among economists at top universities

It would be wonderful if the growing protests against class, ethnic and gender discrimination are the start of a transition to a radically better society (UK’s top universities urged to act on classism and...

Education

Indian child poverty charity offers free school meals in UK

Yesterday at 17:48 PM, via The Guardian

Akshaya Patra, which feeds millions in India, opens first of three planned kitchens in England

A charity that feeds millions of poor children in India has joined the drive to end holiday hunger in the UK and distributed its first meals from a new kitchen in Watford.

Hot vegetarian dishes cooked for less than £2 each using a model developed to feed the hungry in cities such as Mumbai and...

Education

South Africa: Major Decline in Matric Stem Subject Enrollment

Yesterday 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.

Lifestyle

How to make a Jack-o’-lantern in six easy steps

Today at 05:00 AM, via Times Live

Fancy carving a pumpkin for Halloween? You’ll now find these large gourds at SA food stores – but they aren’t cheap, so you don’t want to mess it up. Follow these tips.

Entertainment

‘This is Us’ veers into current events, while introducing a new twist

Today at 04:49 AM, via CNN

“This is Us” pivoted directly into current events, tackling the pandemic and, more pointedly, the fallout from the killing of George Floyd and subsequent Black Lives Matter protests. Yet the show also closed its two-hour premiere with another major twist in the Pearson family history, potentially adding a new long-lost relative to its ranks.

Science/Tech

Dell EMC PowerStore – Book a live demo today

Today at 07:29 AM, via MyBroadband

Dell EMC PowerStore combines the advantages of cutting-edge storage hardware with the flexibility and simplicity of modern software design.

Science/Tech

Eskom needs R178 billion to switch to renewables – Study

Today at 07:14 AM, via MyBroadband

South Africa needs a climate finance transaction of R178 billion ($11 billion) to help the country transition from coal to renewable energy and to soften the blow for communities dependent on the mining and use of the fossil fuel, a University of Cape Town study said.

Nature

A journey to Keurbooms Nature Reserve – by Scott Ramsay

Monday 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

22 October 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 […]