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Rassie could call on forgotten Bok duo

Today at 09:22 AM, via News24

Forgotten Springboks Gio Aplon and Cobus Reinach could make a return to the international fold on the team’s year-end tour to Europe.

South Africa

Lebelo scheduled to testify at Nugent Inquiry today

Today at 09:55 AM, via Eyewitness News

On Friday, the commission heard how Lebelo briefed a private law firm to prepare documents for his submission despite such services being offered to staff internally for free.

South Africa

Family vows to get justice for Ahmed Timol’s murder

Today at 09:29 AM, via Eyewitness News

The family of the late Ahmed Timol says it’s shocked that legal representatives of the police officer implicated in his murder plan to argue that he shouldn’t be prosecuted due to his age.

Africa

At least 14 killed in violence in eastern Congo’s Ebola zone

Today at 09:38 AM, via Reuters

KINSHASA (Reuters) – Unidentified gunmen killed at least 14 people, including two health workers, on Saturday in an area of eastern Democratic Republic of Congo where militia violence has hampered efforts to contain an Ebola outbreak, authorities said.

Business

Why the kingpins who looted SA may get off

Today at 09:24 AM, via IOL

Scepticism is mounting that the alleged masterminds of South Africa’s biggest-ever embezzlement of state funds will ever be held to account.

Education

Malawi:Cambridge University Hail Chilima for ‘Inspiring and Insightful’ Speech

Today at 09:17 AM, via All Africa

[Nyasa Times] Vice-President Saulos Chilima on Saturday addressed the world famous university Cambridge to warp up his private visit to the United Kingdom and was hailed by the President of the Cambridge University African Caribbean Society Toni Fola – Alide for delivering an “inspiring and insightful” speech.

Education

Uganda:Museveni Sacks Six Over Rot in Education Ministry

Today at 09:10 AM, via All Africa

[Monitor] President Museveni has directed that six senior government officials in the Ministry of Education be relieved over their duties. The directive is in relation to a series of scandals which this newspaper has reported about in the recent past.

Science/Tech

A Device That Can Pull Drinking Water From the Air Just Won the Latest XPrize

Today at 09:30 AM, via Slashdot

Two years ago, XPrize, which creates challenges that pit the brightest minds against one another, announced that it would give any startup or company $1 million that can turn thin air into water. This month, it announced that the challenge has been concluded. From a report: A new device that sits inside a shipping container can use clean energy to almost instantly bring clean drinking water...

Health

Roche lands Tecentriq trial win, still trails Merck in lung cancer

Today at 09:22 AM, via Reuters

Roche’s Tecentriq plus chemotherapy boosted lung cancer patients’ survival by nearly five months, study data released on Monday showed, underscoring benefits of the Swiss group’s immunotherapy but still leaving it trailing a rival’s drug.

Health

South Africans Urged to Regularly Check Blood Pressure

Today at 09:00 AM, via eHealth News

Commonly referred to as ‘the silent killer’, high blood pressure (or hypertension) often has no symptoms and greatly increases the risk of heart attack and stroke.

South Africa has the highest prevalence of hypertension in southern Africa, and also has the largest number of people whose blood pressure is still not controlled, even while on treatment.

With National Stroke Week (28 October – 3...

Nature

CapeNature supports Marine Month

Today at 09:33 AM, via CapeNature

CapeNature currently manages six Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) on behalf of the Department of Environmental Affairs: Oceans and Coast, namely Robberg, Goukamma, Stillbaai, De Hoop, Betty’s Bay and Rocherpan. Marine protected areas aim to conserve marine life and promote the conservation and effective management of biodiverse marine areas. They are an example of successful collaboration […]

Nature

Hermanus Whale Festival 2018

04 October at 15:13 PM, via CapeNature

Whale watchers descended on Hermanus this past weekend from all parts of the country for the town’s whale festival which was on from 28 -30 September 2018 and they certainly weren’t disappointed as large numbers of southern right whales played up to the crowd, frolicking in the tranquil waters of Walker Bay. From June until […]

Nature

Don’t Be Trashy!

27 September at 15:33 PM, via CapeNature

Nature offers so much and it is the responsibility of us all to conserve the unique natural heritage resources of the Western Cape for the benefit of future generations. Nature works like a natural factory to provide us with clean, fresh water and other natural ecosystem services.  Water travels all the way from our majestic […]