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South Africa

Dube-Ncube commends setting up of victim-friendly rooms at police stations

Yesterday at 15:11 PM, via SAnews

Dube-Ncube commends setting up of victim-friendly rooms at police stations

KwaZulu-Natal Premier, Nomusa Dube-Ncube, has commended the installation of victim-friendly rooms at 28 police stations, boreholes and streetlights at a gender-based violence and femicide (GBVF) hotspot in Nongoma.

The victim-friendly rooms were installed by lsibaya Casino, while Vodacom installed the...

Business

Top-line growth boosts FirstRand profit

Yesterday at 20:56 PM, via Moneyweb

‘A decent return on equity – we could pass a dividend back to our shareholders’: outgoing CEO Alan Pullinger.

Politics

News24 | Community members protest for tar road

Yesterday at 10:00 AM, via News24

KHASA LOCALITY community members in Elliotdale threatened the government that they would not vote if their road is not maintained, and tarred.

Sport

Learmonth demands meeting over World Indoors snub

Yesterday at 20:46 PM, via BBC News

Guy Learmonth demands a meeting with British Athletics about what he believes are “discrepancies” leading to his exclusion from their World Indoor Championships team.

Education

Parents in England: have you recently switched to home education?

Yesterday at 19:40 PM, via The Guardian

We would like to hear from parents who began home schooling their child in the last year. What was the main reason for the change?

The number of children being homeschooled in England rose by nearly 14% last autumn, official figures show, with parents increasingly citing mental health as the main reason for home education.

Department for Education (DfE) statistics showed that 92,000 children...

Education

The value of studying alongside international students | Letter

Yesterday at 19:13 PM, via The Guardian

Dr Angus Holford, Dr Greta Morando and Dr Julián Costas-Fernández respond to news about falling numbers of overseas students coming to Britain

The focus of recent articles on international student numbers (Warnings of economic damage to UK as international student numbers fall by a third, 29 February; Are international students taking over UK universities? No – in fact, they’re propping...

Education

Number of children home schooled in England rises by more than 10,000

Yesterday at 18:35 PM, via The Guardian

Mental health being increasingly cited as main reason for parents choosing home education, official figures find

The number of children in England being home schooled increased by more than 10,000 last autumn, with mental health being increasingly cited by parents as the main reason, according to official figures.

The statistics published by the Department for Education (DfE) showed that 92,000...

Science/Tech

Cheap Doorbell Cameras Can Be Easily Hijacked, Says Consumer Reports

Today at 00:02 AM, via Slashdot

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: Video doorbell cameras have been commoditized to the point where they’re available for $30-$40 on marketplaces like Amazon, Walmart, Temu, and Shein. The true cost of owning one might be much greater, however. Consumer Reports (CR) has released the findings of a security investigation into two budget-minded doorbell brands, Eken and Tuck,...

Science/Tech

Google is Making Search Suggestions in Chrome More Helpful

Yesterday at 23:22 PM, via Slashdot

An anonymous reader shares a report: Google is introducing improvements to search suggestions in Chrome, the company announced today. As part of the changes, users will start to get more helpful search suggestions in Chrome based on what others are searching for, see more images for suggested searches and find search suggestions even with a poor connection. Search suggestions are the drop-down...

Science/Tech

Popular Video Doorbells Can Be Easily Hijacked, Researchers Find

Yesterday at 22:41 PM, via Slashdot

Several internet-connected doorbell cameras have a security flaw that allows hackers to take over the camera by just holding down a button, among other issues, according to research by Consumer Reports. From a report: On Thursday, the non-profit Consumer Reports published research that detailed four security and privacy flaws in cameras made by EKEN, a company based in Shenzhen, China, which...