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Eastern Cape water crisis deepens

Today at 22:23 PM, via News24

The water crisis in the Eastern Cape is deepening as dam levels across the province drop drastically, with at least one metro and numerous towns at risk of running out of water.

Top Stories

Kim and Kanye name third baby

Today at 21:57 PM, via BBC News

The reality TV star says she felt an instant connection with Chicago, who was delivered by surrogate.

South Africa

Cape Town water crisis: WWF helps you understand the basics

Today at 22:26 PM, via News24

With only 39% of Capetonians having adhered to water restrictions in the month of January, making the water crisis even more urgent, the WWF has released an information pack detailing what residents can expect should the city’s taps run dry.

Business

Women catch up with men in wine drinking stakes

Today at 21:00 PM, via Fin24

Major shifts in the wine industry over the past 12 years include gender equity in terms of wine drinkers, according to an expert in wine business strategy.

Politics

Zuma files notice of appeal over appointment of NDPP

Yesterday at 20:37 PM, via News24

President Jacob Zuma has filed a notice of appeal in the Constitutional Court over the ruling that the deputy president should appoint a new National Director of Public Prosecutions

Politics

Leave Zuma to Ramaphosa – Magashule

Yesterday at 17:44 PM, via News24

The ANC has again dismissed reports that President Jacob Zuma’s fate will be discussed at the party’s two-day national executive committee meeting, currently underway in Irene.

Sport

Clever Boys sneak out the drop zone

Today at 22:42 PM, via News24

Bidvest Wits held off a late challenge from Bloemfontein Celtic at the Bidvest Stadium to record a narrow win and move out the relegation zone.

Education

East London primary school backs down over hijab ban

Today at 21:49 PM, via The Guardian

Chair of governors at St Stephen’s primary school in Newham resigns following complaints from parents

A primary school that controversially banned pupils from wearing hijabs appears to have backed down after the chair of governors announced his resignation following complaints from parents.

St Stephen’s primary school in Newham, east London, hit the headlines at the weekend after the Sunday...

Education

Tim Cook: ‘I don’t want my nephew on a social network’

Today at 20:29 PM, via The Guardian

Apple chief talks about tax affairs and overuse of tech at launch of school coding initiative

The head of Apple, Tim Cook, believes there should be limits to the use of technology in schools and says he does not want his nephew to use a social network.

Cook was talking at Harlow college in Essex, one of 70 institutions across Europe that will use Apple’s Everyone Can Code curriculum, it was...

Entertainment

Kim and Kanye name baby girl Chicago West

Today at 21:51 PM, via IOL

The couple took to Kim’s website and app on Friday to announce the name of their little one, who was born earlier this week.

Entertainment

Kim Kardashian names new baby girl Chicago

Today at 21:47 PM, via Reuters

Kim Kardashian’s new baby daughter with rapper husband Kanye West has been named Chicago, the reality star announced on her app on Friday.

Science/Tech

Top Bug Hunters Make 2.7 Times More Money Than an Average Software Engineer

Today at 22:30 PM, via Slashdot

An anonymous reader shares a report: A survey of 1,700 bug bounty hunters registered on the HackerOne platform reveals that top white-hat hackers make on average 2.7 times more money than the average salary of a software engineer in the same country. The reported numbers are different for each country and may depend on a bug bunter’s ability to find bugs, but the survey’s results highlight the...

Science/Tech

Buying Headphones in 2018 is Going To Be a Fragmented Mess

Today at 21:10 PM, via Slashdot

Vlad Savov, writing for The Verge: At CES this year, I saw the future of headphones, and it was messy. Where we once had the solid reliability of a 3.5mm analog connector working with any jack shaped to receive it, there’s now a divergence of digital alternatives — Lightning or USB-C, depending on your choice of jack-less phone — and a bunch of wireless codecs and standards to keep track of....

Science/Tech

A Cheap and Easy Blood Test Could Catch Cancer Early

Today at 20:31 PM, via Slashdot

A simple-to-take test that tells if you have a tumor lurking, and even where it is in your body, is a lot closer to reality — and may cost only $500. From a report: The new test, developed at Johns Hopkins University, looks for signs of eight common types of cancer. It requires only a blood sample and may prove inexpensive enough for doctors to give during a routine physical. “The idea is this...

Health

Delta Air to tighten rules for onboard service animals

Today at 22:39 PM, via Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Delta Air Lines is tightening the requirements for passengers traveling with onboard service and emotional support animals, the carrier said on Friday, following a sharp uptick in pet-related safety issues in recent years.

Health

Trump decries ‘permissive’ U.S. abortion laws at rally

Today at 20:51 PM, via Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump criticized U.S. abortion laws as among the most permissive in the world in a speech to anti-abortion activists at the annual March for Life on Friday, and pledged his administration would always defend “the right to life.”

Nature

WWF: It's time to prepare for Day Zero

Wednesday at 02:00 AM, via WWF

What is Day Zero? When is it likely to happen? What will happen on that day? Is it too late to start saving water?For the last few months, Capetonians have been talking about Day Zero, the day when the city's taps are expected to run dry but what does this really mean?In the first of a regular weekly update, WWF South Africa will be publishing a Wednesday Water File to help households and...

Nature

Valentine’s Day 2018 – Enjoy a romantic escape with CapeNature

Tuesday at 15:41 PM, via CapeNature

If you’re under pressure and not sure what do this Valentine’s Day, we’ve got you covered. Instead of rushing for those last minute overpriced gifts, why not book an affordable romantic stay in the wild with CapeNature and earn all the brownie points you deserve from your significant other! Here’s a list of romantic escapes […]

Nature

Shore fishing at Keurbooms Strand

12 January at 14:25 PM, via CapeNature

CapeNature’s Thobani N. Mbonane, Nature Conservator for the Robberg Marine Protected Area contributed the following fascinating insight into the history of fishing along the Keurbooms coastline. Fishing Along Keurbooms Strand: Rich in History TN Mbonane Are you looking to take on a new hobby this Summer? Fishing along the Keurbooms Strand has certainly become a […]