In South Africa, some students moved in with teachers to keep up with lessons amid coronavirus lockdowns

South Africa has more coronavirus cases than any other country in Africa, with almost 640,000 reported. Students there started returning to school weeks ago, but it’s been a huge challenge, partly due to the deeply unequal society. During the country’s hard lockdown, online learning was impossible for thousands of children because of a lack of access to technology. So, for many students in South Africa, going back to school was the only solution. Access to resources may differ from school to school, but protocols are the same: temperature checks, masks,…

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Ian McRae, Who Brought Electricity to Black South Africa, Dies at 90

Ian Campbell McRae was born on Sept. 24, 1929, in Germiston in the East Rand region just east of Johannesburg. He was a grandson of a railroad engineer who had immigrated from Scotland. His father, George, was a fitter who built and repaired machinery for the Victoria Falls Power Company, the same type of job that Ian would take as an apprentice for Eskom. His mother, Netta McRae, was a homemaker. After earning a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Witwatersrand in 1953, Mr. McRae…

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Paving the way in Botswana for Khoemacau copper project

The scope of Concor’s work at the Boseto process plant includes earthworks and concrete civils to the existing and for the new process plant structures for the crushing, milling, flotation and concentrate handling circuits The company is also busy with constructing a parallel haul road, as well as conducting earthworks and concrete civils at the Khoemacau Boseto processing plant. The Khoemacau copper project, located in the central Kalahari copper belt some 65 km south-west of Maun, is developing underground operations at its flagship Zone 5 deposit. The mine plan involves…

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I came to Ghana to shoot ‘Already’ music video with Shatta Wale- Beyonce

The Queen of music, Beyoncé has opened up on how she secretly came to Ghana with her crew to shoot the music video for her song with Shatta Wale. Speaking in an exclusive interview, Beyoncé revealed she started the video shoot from just her backyard but she ended up traveling to Ghana to meet King Wale. She also visited Johannesburg, Belgium, London, Grand Canyon, etc to finish the music video shoot for the songs on the Lion King album. But Beyonce kept herself from the public space and avoided being…

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‘We have now reached the surge’: South Africa braces for deadly impact of coronavirus COVID-19

In a country named by the World Bank as the most unequal place on earth, the coronavirus has ripped open old wounds in South Africa. Despite the end of white minority rule more than two decades ago, some experts suggest a recent lockdown has highlighted how urban areas are still divided along racial lines. As predominantly white South Africans isolated themselves in suburban compounds with gardens and space, community advocate Edward Molopi says many black people didn’t have that luxury. “Data from the Western Cape demonstrates that black townships have…

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