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South Africa

Yet another KwaZulu-Natal cop gunned down

Today at 14:50 PM, via News24

A KwaZulu-Natal police officer has been gunned down on his way to work, bringing to five the number of officers killed in the province recently.

Africa

At least 10 people killed South Sudan plane crash

Yesterday at 16:55 PM, via News24

At least 10 people, including the two pilots, have died when a plane crashed at an airstrip in South Sudan’s Jonglei state, the region’s governor and the airline has said.

Sport

Rory Kockott extends Castres stay by a year

Today at 14:41 PM, via News24

Castres’ South African-born scrum-half Rory Kockott has extended his contract with the Top 14 club by a year, meaning he will retire in 2022.

Education

Rise in food banks in UK schools highlights depth of Covid crisis – survey

Today at 14:30 PM, via The Guardian

Exclusive: third of teachers say schools have become key providers of support services for families in poverty

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One in five UK schools has set up a food bank since the start of the coronavirus pandemic to support struggling local families, according to a survey highlights how deeply the Covid crisis has hit living standards for many,...

Education

Zimbabwe: ‘Presidential Scholarships Cement Ties’

Today at 14:21 PM, via AllAfrica

[The Herald] SCHOLARSHIPS and student exchange programmes play an important role in cementing relations and mutual understanding between and among nation states, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Trade has said.

Education

Namibia: Pupils ‘Overwhelm’ Namcol

Today at 13:48 PM, via AllAfrica

[Namibian] THE Namibia College of Open Learning (Namcol) has been overwhelmed by pupils who are trying to make telephone bookings to register for the 2021 academic year.

Education

Botswana: Exceptional Masiapeto Secures Scholarship

Today at 13:18 PM, via AllAfrica

[Botswana Daily News] Francistown — When news of 2020 Junior certificate examinations results release trickled in, Ernest Masiapeto heard a whisper that he got merit and he sprung from his chair with one thing in mind that he has taken a second leap towards achieving his childhood dream of becoming a lawyer.

Entertainment

With ‘WandaVision’ and ‘The Mandalorian,’ Disney+ has found its magic spell

Today at 00:33 AM, via CNN

Hits are elusive in the entertainment industry, and the fact Disney+ has conjured two with “The Mandalorian” and now “WandaVision” speaks to a certain kind of Disney magic. Yet as the latter prepares to end its run, lessons have emerged about translating “Star Wars” and Marvel into this relatively new medium, as well as the spells they have cast for Disney+.

Science/Tech

Get the right chassis for your computing needs from CME

Today at 14:59 PM, via MyBroadband

Centurion Micro Electronics (CME) has a range of rugged industrial chassis as well as Mini-ITX solutions on offer – making them the quintessential partner for your system-building needs.

Science/Tech

SpaceX Launches 60 New Starlink Satellites

Today at 14:48 PM, via Slashdot

SpaceX has launched another batch of its Starlink satellites — the usual complement of 60 of the low Earth orbit spacecraft, which will join the more than 1,000 already making up the existing constellation. This is the fifth launch of Starlink satellites for SpaceX this year, and the 20th overall. From a report: Earlier this year, SpaceX opened up Starlink access to anyone in a current or...

Science/Tech

Farmers and rights groups boycott food summit over big business links

Today at 14:32 PM, via The Guardian

Focus on agro-business rather than ecology has split groups invited to planned UN conference on hunger

An international food summit to address growing hunger and diet-related disease is in disarray as hundreds of farmers’ and human rights groups are planning a boycott.

Related: ‘A shame for the world’: Uganda’s fragile forest ecosystem destroyed for sugar

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Nature

Celebrating World Wildlife Day at the Potberg Cape Vulture colony

Yesterday at 13:15 PM, via CapeNature

By Lusanda Gqaza and Yanga Mbatana (Environmental Education Officers, De Hoop Nature Reserve) On 20 December 2013, the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), proclaimed 03 March (the day of adopting the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora, CITES, in 1973), as World Wildlife Day. This is a day that […]

Nature

World Wildlife Day 2021

Yesterday at 12:12 PM, via CapeNature

World Wildlife Day is celebrated on 3 March every year as an opportunity to highlight the many beautiful and varied forms of wild fauna and flora and to raise awareness of the multitude of benefits that conservation provides to people. The Western Cape is a very special place with an abundance of unique and irreplaceable […]

Nature

The ‘LitterCam’ that’s watching you

Yesterday at 02:03 AM, via BBC News

AI software can now match footage of motorists throwing rubbish with their car’s number plate and issue an automatic fine .

Nature

Matrics in De Hoop – In their own words

Saturday at 23:05 PM, via CapeNature

On the weekend of 19-21 five 2020 Matric learners were hosted by CapeNature and world-renowned adventurer Riaan Manser at the De Hoop Nature Reserve. These five matriculants; Jama Paliso, Hannah Chetty, Abdullah Seedat, Silondukhule Nquma and Lucy can der Meulen were the runners up in a campaign that saw five other students join Manser on […]