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#SouthAfrica #Capetown #Coronavirus

After about six months of blocking its airspace to regular international air traffic, South Africa will gradually open again to travel from abroad this Thursday.
However, tourists from countries that are considered to be high-risk areas are still excluded. On a list announced by the government on Wednesday, Switzerland, the USA, Russia and Great Britain were named, but Germany was not.
However, entry is still subject to certain conditions, including a negative corona test and travel insurance
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#SouthAfrica #Capetown #Coronavirus

During one of the world's strictest corona restrictions, around 2.2 million people lost their jobs in South Africa.
The official unemployment rate for this period fell in the second quarter compared to the previous quarter from 30.1 to 23.3 percent, the statistics agency Stats SA announced on Tuesday.
The reason lies in the definition of the quota: It refers to people who are actively looking for a job - which was temporarily impossible.
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#SouthAfrica #Capetown #Coronavirus

In view of the falling number of infections, South Africa is loosening its corona restrictions. In a speech to the nation on Wednesday evening, President Cyril Ramaphosa said restrictions would be lowered to the lowest level on Monday.
Although the virus continues to rage, the worst is over. "We are ready to open our gates to the world again." For this purpose, the airspace is to be reopened for international flights from October 1, after almost six months of closure.
However, the easing is still tied to certain restrictions - such as freedom of assembly or for air travelers. Negative corona tests immediately before departure are part of this. The night curfew is shortened to the time between midnight and four in the morning.
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With this glorious @CopernicusEU #Sentinel2 🇪🇺🛰️ image of the area of #Capetown, in which Robben island is clearly visible among the swirls and eddies, we pay tribute to #Madiba on #MandelaDay and salute our African colleagues, friends and followers! Image
Connoisseurs will have spotted our typo... This is obviously a #Sentinel3 🇪🇺🛰️ acquired on 17 July.
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Avec ma fille (@m3and_myart sur #instagram), nous nous lançons un petit défi journalier pendant le #confinement du #COVID19: un bricolage de #science #toy #lowtech avec les moyens du bord.
Défi #1 - On commence par une activité que l'on avait montée pour le Festival de Fleurance astrojeune 2013 @FermedesEtoiles
Défi #2 - Tout simple pour comprendre comment augmenter la résistance d'un matériau, regarder les ponts et les toits différemment....
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Mercury will pass between Earth & Sun on afternoon, 11 Nov 2019 Monday. Most of #MercuryTransit2019 can be seen from all of Africa, till local sunset. @SKA_Africa @SAAOOutreach @AfricaAstronomy @Astro4Dev & others are coordinating a Africa-wide campaign for #ToM2019 #ToMAfrica
It is VERY dangerous to look at the Sun directly using telescope binoculars or naked eyes. Looking at Sun's image projected onto a sheet of paper by a telescope is safe. There r a few public events by science centres etc in Africa where u can see #ToM2019 safely (pic @samyukta_m)
An interactive map of public events in Africa for #ToMAfrica, transit timings, a free handbook on #ToM2019, posters, and a podcast on #MercuryTransit2019 are at…,… and
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Today is #WorldCitiesDay.
Cities have a critical role in supporting better health.

Have your city do any of these actions?

@WHO_Europe @WHOEMRO @WHOAFRO @WHOSEARO @WHOWPRO @pahowho From anti-tobacco actions in Beijing to road safety initiatives in Accra, a bike sharing scheme in Fortaleza, creating walkable streets for seniors in New York City: New WHO report how cities are driving progress in health

#WorldCitiesDay #Cities4Health
@WHO_Europe @WHOEMRO @WHOAFRO @WHOSEARO @WHOWPRO @pahowho @MikeBloomberg @BloombergDotOrg @VitalStrat London. Bangkok. Beijing. Accra. NYC.
#DYK: Over half of the world’s population now lives in cities. By 2050, two-thirds of the planet will be urban dwellers, and 90% of the shift will happen in Africa 🌍 and Asia 🌏

#WorldCitiesDay #Cities4Health
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October @stratisplatform node map is surprising and possibly a bit 👻.

1) 2,586 nodes 🔥🔥 🔥
2) #Brazil 🇧🇷 is highest growth - 1025%!
3) #China 🇨🇳 say “Hi!” with one #Csharp node.
4) New countries - 🇭🇺 🇮🇷 🇱🇦 🇨🇳 🇹🇼
Germany 🇩🇪 continue to dominate Europe in this #DigitalTransformation. Hungary is new. While smaller countries like Portugal, Greece, Bulgaria, Croatia, Ireland, Malta, and Spain continues their explosive growth! Please join $stratis #hackathon @devpost @EUBlockchain
Middle East has a slight uptick. Bahrain 🇧🇭, Turkey 🇹🇷, and Saudi Arabia 🇸🇦 maintain their lead and continue their growth. Iran is new. I suspect we will hear some news from #Bahrain and #Turkey in 2020. Please join $stratis #hackathon @devpost
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Er ... save this article, ja.
Historical Harbour Pier Discovered Beneath CTICC
It’s surprisingly hard to find pics/details about Foreshore in Cape Town; ie the reclaimed land from the beach at the star fort? (Another WORLDWIDE trend. Incl. under the Statue of Liberty!🤷🏻‍♀️) See it? Interesting❗️This is what it’s still meant to have looked like, 30yrs after it!
Yoh. So how do Tsotsis steal history❓Easy Peasy: 💁🏻‍♀️

1) Create #RaceWars so no one notices.
2) Ala group areas act so they can demolish #DistrictSix & erase proof of an older city than #FakeJanVanRiebeeck & it’s meant to be. Etc.
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How Democracy Created Barriers to Freedom, Happiness, and Prosperity

🔹I read back in 2012, that Zuma earned more than David Cameron and François Hollande did, and that his salary cost #SouthAfrica five times what Obama’s did the US❗️😳…
🔹Why was that? Could we peg ourselves against America, France, or England? Hardly.
🔹Time Magazine recently showcased the abhorrent divide between the have & have nots in #SouthAfrica. So isn't it despicable? That our leaders...
... are paid above their international pay grade, in the face of their voters’ poverty and misery?
🔹The Uruguayan President, (In Uruguay GDP per capita is almost 3 times that of RSA, whereas GDP in RSA is 6 times that of Uruguay) José Mujica, lived to serve; even standing...
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Tohira Kerrike (also spelt Kherekar) has been selling flowers at Silwood Centre in #Rondebosch for the past 45 years. She talks about her childhood in "Untold Stories: Memories of growing up in a different era," a book by @CTchildhood. (1/14)
Her family owned a small farm in #Constantia at the top of Ladies Mile Road. On the farm, they grew vegetables and #flowers. Her mother sold the flowers that were grown on the farm. Tohira started helping her mother with the selling of flowers. (2/14)
#CapeTown has a long history of flower selling. @meboehi writes in “The flower sellers of Cape Town – a history”, that the cut flower trade began as an activity of #slaves in early colonial Cape Town and that flower selling began in the mid-1880s. (3/14)
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