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South Africa

ANC slams racist effigy of Lesufi

Today at 08:31 AM, via eNCA

A group hung an effigy of Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi with a message on a placard accusing him of raping Afrikaans.

World

Flashes of past paradise as Philippines’ Boracay empties for makeover

Today at 08:39 AM, via Reuters

BORACAY, Philippines (Reuters) – Volunteers combed near-empty beaches and workers boarded up shops on the island of Boracay on Thursday, as the Philippines’ top tourist hotspot closed for a six-month makeover aimed at rescuing it from ruin.

Africa

Top Africa stories: Mugabe, SADC, gays in Kenya

Today at 08:33 AM, via News24

A Zimbabwean soldier has denied stealing from the country’s former president Robert Mugabe, and SADC Chairperson Cyril Ramaphosa, has expressed satisfaction that peace and security are being consolidated in the region.

Politics

Rasool to lead ANC election campaign in the Western Cape

Monday at 17:56 PM, via News24

Former premier Ebrahim Rasool, tarnished by the brown envelope scandal, will head the ANC’s election campaign in the Western Cape, says the party’s elections head Fikile Mbalula.

Politics

North West chaos shows the ANC is nowhere near unity

Monday at 14:00 PM, via News24

The standoff between North West Premier Supra Mahumapelo and those who are calling for his resignation is a clear indication that the ANC is nowhere near unity, writes Ralph Mathekga.

Education

The Language of Kindness by Christie Watson review – what it means to be a nurse

Today at 08:29 AM, via The Guardian

Nurses are often underappreciated. There are laughter and tears in this remarkable account that immerses the reader in their world

Since my own medical memoir was published last September, I have received – at the time of writing – 57 other medical memoirs by post and email. From publishers requesting cover quotes, newspapers requesting reviews and self-published authors requesting advice....

Entertainment

Cosby jurors ask to hear repeat of star defense witness testimony

Today at 04:40 AM, via Reuters

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (Reuters) – Jurors deliberating the fate of comedian Bill Cosby on Wednesday asked to hear once again the testimony of the star defense witness and Cosby’s interview with the police who investigated the 2004 incident that led to his sexual assault trial.

Science/Tech

ESA Releases Largest Star Map Ever Online

Today at 09:00 AM, via Slashdot

S810 writes: The European Space Agency (ESA) has released a treasure trove of data from its Gaia Spacecraft; totaling around 1.7 billion stars. This star map is the largest of its kind to date. In addition to the star map, the data also contains motion and color data of 1.3 billion stars relative to the Sun. Furthermore, it includes “radial velocities, amount of dust, and surface temperatures...

Science/Tech

OnePlus 6 launch date revealed

Today at 08:53 AM, via MyBroadband

OnePlus has revealed the launch date of its upcoming flagship smartphone, the OnePlus 6.

Health

New Glucose Monitoring Patch Avoids the Prick

Today at 09:00 AM, via eHealth News

A multidisciplinary team of scientists at the University of Bath in the UK have developed a non-invasive, adhesive patch that can measure glucose levels through the skin without a finger-prick blood test.

This new invention is great news for people living with diabetes because it could enable them to do away with painful blood tests that they are required to do numerous times a day to monitor...

Health

MEDITECH South Africa Appoints New Sales and Marketing Executive

Today at 09:00 AM, via eHealth News

Integrated software solutions company, MEDITECH South Africa has announced the appointment of Dr Ntombi Mutshekwane as their new Sales and Marketing Executive.

Dr Mutshekwane will assume responsibilities on the 2nd of May 2018 and will be leading the company’s effort to bring MEDITECH Expanse, their latest web-based platform, to the Africa and Middle-East markets.

“MEDITECH South Africa is...

Nature

AfricanX TrailRun is coming to Jonkershoek

16 April at 13:39 PM, via CapeNature

by Alexis Olds – Scientific Services, CapeNature The very popular 3-day trail running stage race, AfricanX, is moving to the Cape Winelands. The event will be held from 27 – 29 April 2018 and the race village will be based at Boschendal Estate between Stellenbosch and Franschhoek. The event promises spectacular views, plenty of climbing […]

Nature

Workplace Integrated Learning (WIL) Internships

11 April at 14:43 PM, via CapeNature

CapeNature offers a 12-month residential WIL internship in the conservation sector to a limited number of students who have successfully completed the theoretical portion of the National Qualification in Nature Conservation. The successful interns are mentored by experienced, competent and professional CapeNature staff for the duration of the internship. Training commences at selected...

Nature

World Water Day 2018: Nature for Water

22 March at 15:26 PM, via CapeNature

The 22nd March, is World Water Day and the theme for 2018 is ‘Nature for Water’ which encourages us to find solutions in nature to the challenges we face with water shortages. In South Africa, this day forms part of National Water Week which is from 18 March to 24 March in 2018. In this […]