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South Africa

Gauteng becomes SA’s new epicentre

Today at 00:05 AM, via SABC News

Gauteng Province has now overtaken Western Cape as the province with the highest numbers of COVID-19 cases cumulatively.

Politics

Maimane calls for a national school stay-away

Yesterday at 20:35 PM, via SABC News

Leader of the One South Africa Movement Musi Maimane is calling for teachers and learners to stay home on Friday in protest of government’s decision to reopen schools.

Education

Mozambique: Limited Re-Opening of Schools As From 27 July

Yesterday at 19:46 PM, via AllAfrica

[AIM] Maputo — The Mozambican government announced on Tuesday that the re-opening of schools, closed since March because of the Covid-19 pandemic, will begin on 27 July – but only for the 12th (pre-university) grade of secondary education, and for teacher training colleges.

Education

South Africa: The Mandela Rhodes Foundation Could Remain As a Symbol of the Magnanimous Spirit in Which It Was Founded

Yesterday at 17:49 PM, via AllAfrica

[Daily Maverick] Universities and governments are now grappling with the challenge of structural change to undo racist and colonial attitudes, discrimination and injustice. Cecil John Rhodes was an arch colonialist and mining magnate in southern Africa who was associated with the harshest aspects of imperial rule. Yet, the Mandela Rhodes Foundation should stand tall.

Education

Namibia: Smooth Return to Schools

Yesterday at 16:33 PM, via AllAfrica

[New Era] Despite some challenges, it was relatively a smooth return to the classroom for lower primary pupils after months of closure intended to curb the spread of the coronavirus.

Lifestyle

Yummy Yoghurt Fridge Tart made in the microwave

Yesterday at 21:21 PM, via The South African

This simple and yummy yoghurt fridge tart only takes three ingredients: yoghurt, biscuits and condensed milk and it is a breeze to make.

Science/Tech

Google Open Sources Trademarks With the Open Usage Commons

Today at 00:02 AM, via Slashdot

An anonymous reader quotes a report from ZDNet: Google has announced it is launching a new organization, Open Usage Commons (OUC), to host the trademarks for three of its most important new open-source projects. These are Angular, a web application framework for mobile and desktop; Gerrit, a web-based team code-collaboration tool; and Istio, a popular open mesh platform to connect, manage, and...

Science/Tech

Indigenous Americans had contact with Polynesians 800 years ago, DNA reveals

Yesterday at 23:42 PM, via The Guardian

Study shows groups crossed vast ocean in about the year 1200 Proof of encounter found in DNA of present-day populations

Indigenous Americans and Polynesians bridged vast expanses of open ocean around the year 1200 and mingled, leaving incontrovertible proof of their encounter in the DNA of present-day populations, new studies have revealed.

Whether peoples from what is today Colombia or...

Science/Tech

Google Scrapped Cloud Initiative in China, ‘Sensitive Markets’

Yesterday at 23:25 PM, via Slashdot

Google abandoned plans to offer a major new cloud service in China and other politically sensitive countries due in part to concerns over geopolitical tensions and the pandemic, Blloomberg reported Wednesday, citing two employees familiar with the matter, revealing the challenges for U.S. tech giants to secure business in those markets. From a report: In May, the search giant shut down the...

Motoring

RS battle: Audi RS7 vs Audi RS4 in a drag race

Yesterday at 16:45 PM, via Wheels24

A bit of sibling rivalry never hurt anyone, perhaps one or two bruised egos. You’ll have to wait and see which RS-badged model is left battered in this drag race.

Health

Coronavirus Live News and Updates

Yesterday at 15:11 PM, via New York Times

Amid a push to reopen schools, a Trump administration directive would require in-person classes.

Nature

Everything you need to know about renewing or purchasing a Wild Card during lockdown

Monday at 20:20 PM, via CapeNature

What is a Wild Card? The Wild Card is a loyalty programme that makes tourism to national parks and nature reserves in southern Africa more accessible and rewarding than ever before. With a Wild Card membership you receive one year’s unlimited access to the most beautiful nature reserves and parks with superb picnic spots, natural […]