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We Looked At the Link Between Sexual Violence and Unintended Pregnancy

[The Conversation Africa] Early unintended pregnancy can have negative consequences for adolescent girls and young women. Not only may their health be at risk; so may their education, economic mobility and productivity. (AllAfrica)

Covid-19 and Rural South Africa

[MSF] The media's focus as COVID-19 has washed over the globe has largely concentrated on urban centers, a preoccupation that is justified by the high case numbers in cities. Yet, as the pandemic slows, it is increasingly clear that COVID-19 has not been a solely urban public health phenomenon. In September, photographer Chris Allen and writer Sean Christie documented the experiences, successes and lessons learned in the rural hinterland of South Africa's KwaZulu-Natal province, where a community ban (AllAfrica)

Nehawu Free State Disappointed By Utterances Made By Minister Employment and Labour

[COSATU] The National Education, Health and Allied Workers' Union [NEHAWU] in Free State notes with disappointment the utterances made by the Minister of Employment and Labour, Thulas Nxesi, in a media statement dated September 23, 2020. (AllAfrica)

Western Cape Police Confiscates Drugs Worth R340 000 On Passenger Bus At Beaufort West

[SAPS] A joint operation by various units of the police yielded positive results when drugs with an estimated street value of R340 000 was confiscated on the N1 near Beaufort West at about 06:00 on Thursday, 24 September 2020. (AllAfrica)

Dear Careless Restaurateur - Screw You and Your Stairs

[Daily Maverick] When you have mobility issues, the message from most eateries is clear: you're not wanted here. (AllAfrica)

Beyond the Stainless Blue - Out of Africa, Into the Rabbit Hole

[Daily Maverick] Even being the child of British parents is not enough to understand what it is like to live among the English, eat their food and observe their puzzling ways, like rhyming yoghurt with doggett and not eating gem squash. (AllAfrica)

President Cyril Ramaphosa - United Nations Security Council Virtual Summit On "Global Governance and Post Covid-19"

[Govt of SA] Address by President Cyril Ramaphosa on the occasion of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) Virtual Summit on "Global Governance and Post COVID-19 (AllAfrica)

Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams Finally Officially Informs Parliament of SABC Board Member's Resignation After Months of Secrecy

[DA] Note to Editors: Please find attached soundbite from Phumzile Van Damme MP. (AllAfrica)

Through the Lens and Under the Knife

[Daily Maverick] Sebastian Nico has turned two hobbies inspired by time spent in restaurant kitchens into his profession - food photography and crafting kitchen knives. (AllAfrica)

DStv Sponsorship Won't Affect PSL Viewership for South Africans Without Cable Television - Irvin Khoza

[Daily Maverick] South Africa's top flight football league finally has a new headline sponsor following the exit of Absa earlier this year. It will now be known as the DStv Premiership after broadcasting company MultiChoice took over the reins. (AllAfrica)

Minister Jackson Mthembu - Multi-Dimensional Poverty Peer Network - High Level Side Event

[Govt of SA] Input by the Minister in The Presidency, Jackson Mthembu (MP) during the Multi-dimensional Poverty Peer Network (MPPN) - High Level Side Event at the United Nations General Assembly (AllAfrica)

Drug Dealer Bust With Stolen Property

[SAPS] A 23-year-old man is expected to appear in the Ntuzuma Magistrates Court today after police officers from the Provincial Organised Crime Investigation arrested him on 23 September 2020. (AllAfrica)

Kinnear Suspect, Zane Kilian, Believed to Have Played a Key Role in Assassination Plot, Charged With Murder

[Daily Maverick] The addition of murder to the charge sheet that faces former pro rugby player Zane Kilian, arrested in connection with the murder of Anti-Gang Unit section head, Lieutenant-Colonel Charl Kinnear, is an indication that Killian's role is thought to be central to the assassination plot. (AllAfrica)

Thumbs Up for Northern Cape Education

[] Basic Education Deputy Minister Dr Reginah Mhaule has commended the Northern Cape Education Department for its commitment towards improving learning outcomes. (AllAfrica)

What the Tourism Sector Can Learn From Cape Town's Drought

[The Conversation Africa] Extreme weather events have been topical in the southern African region and beyond in the past decade or so. Prior to tropical cyclones Idai and Kenneth, no major extreme weather event had attracted such international media attention as the Cape Town drought popularly dubbed Day Zero did. Day Zero was the day the taps of Cape Town were anticipated to run dry. (AllAfrica)

Why South African Opposition's Policy On Racial Inequality Is Out of Sync With Reality

[The Conversation Africa] Claiming, as South Africa's official opposition the Democratic Alliance (DA) does, that policy must ignore race in South Africa, is like insisting that economic inequality should have been ignored in nineteenth century Europe. (AllAfrica)

South Africa Turns Covid-19 Corner, but Crisis Far From Over

[Nation] Economic necessity having forced South Africa to open up to 'near-normal', 180 days after the country entered a damaging lockdown, Covid-19 infection and death rates appeared to be trending steadily down. (AllAfrica)

Case Law Suggests South Africa Must Do More About Disrupted Schooling

[The Conversation Africa] Since the first case of COVID-19 was reported in South Africa, the question of how to manage the country's schools has been top of mind. Schools were closed in March and, as part of a phased approach, began returning from June. The risks associated with the pandemic mean the situation could change at any moment. (AllAfrica)

Mkhize Confirms Total of 667 049 Cases of Covid-19

[Govt of SA] As of today, the cumulative number of detected COVID-19 cases is 667 049 with 1 861 cases identified. (AllAfrica)

Unions Welcome Compensation for Domestic Workers At Last

[GroundUp] Proposed changes to the Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act to include domestic workers have been welcomed by unions. (AllAfrica)

Citizen Newspaper's Claims That Parliament Will "Reopen in October" Are Absurd

[Parliament of South Africa] Parliament has noted with concern the Citizen newspaper's story, which is replete with blatant falsehoods and fictitious references, claiming that Parliament will fully open for physical meetings in Cape Town on 5 October. (AllAfrica)

UCT MOOCs in the Top 200 - Again

[UCT] Five University of Cape Town (UCT) massive open online courses (MOOCs) have been included on the 2020 Class Central Best Online Courses of All Time list, which ranks the top 200 online courses from across the globe. (AllAfrica)

A Heritage to Call Our Own

[New Frame] Blessed with many peoples, cultures and languages, South Africa can mould a heritage that takes the best from the past, nurtures it in the present and preserves it for the future. (AllAfrica)

Cabinet Welcomes Arrests in Train Infrastructure Vandalism

[] Cabinet has welcomed the recent arrests of suspects in Johannesburg and Cape Town allegedly involved in the theft of copper cables and train signal cables. (AllAfrica)

How Football Helped Thinasonke Mbuli Grieve

[New Frame] The Banyana Banyana assistant coach defied her mother's wishes when she pursued a career in sport. But football has kept Mbuli sane through tragedy, and it's a choice she would make again. (AllAfrica)

Family Mourns Alleged Carolina Spar Beating Victim

[New Frame] The Sibanyoni family in Carolina, Mpumalanga, is mourning the death of Thulani, who was allegedly beaten and severely wounded along with his friend by local Spar managers in a storeroom. (AllAfrica)

Covid-19 Has Posed the 'Wicked Problem' of How to Maintain Internationalisation in Higher Education

[Daily Maverick] International collaboration is a critical aspect of university research and of academic rankings, amplified by the urgency to develop responses to cross-cutting global challenges. Southern African universities must rethink their internationalisation strategies to remain globally competitive and succeed after Covid-19. Key will be interventions that do not require the physical mobility of staff and students. (AllAfrica)

Cabinet Reiterates Determination to Win GBVF Fight

[] Cabinet has reiterated its determination to fight gender-based violence and femicide (GBVF) by strengthening the law, and providing psychosocial support and advocacy programmes within communities. (AllAfrica)

SA Records 667 049 Covid-19 Cases

[] South Africa recorded 1 861 new COVID-19 cases, while 77 more people succumbed to the disease on Thursday. (AllAfrica)

Rugby Championship Dates Set, but Uncertainty Remains

[Daily Maverick] The 2020 Rugby Championship schedule was released on Thursday, but it is far from guaranteed that the Springboks and the All Blacks will be in Australia for the tournament. (AllAfrica)

Eightfold rise in Covid-19 hospital staff infections in KZN

Premier Sihle Zikalala said on Sunday that 1557 health workers were infected, about 60% being nurses. So far 12 health workers have died in KZN. (