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South Africa

Naptosa calls “anti-vaxers” to reconsider the vaccine’s safety

Today at 07:15 AM, via SABC News

The National Professional Teacher’s Organisation, Naptosa, has called on educators who are so-called “anti-vaxers” – or have doubts over the efficacy of the coronavirus vaccines – to reconsider the vaccine’s safety.

Africa

SADC to deploy troops to Mozambique 

Yesterday at 17:41 PM, via The Citizen

A document leaked earlier this year recommended sending around 3,000 soldiers to insurgent-hit Cabo Delgado.

Business

5 important things happening in South Africa today

Today at 08:07 AM, via BusinessTech

New report calculates R1.5 trillion lost to corruption in South Africa; doctors and advisors say the government failed to heed warnings about South Africa’s third wave; the SIU moves to freeze assets of Digital Vibes showrunners; and Gigaba says state capture taking place under his watch was just a coincidence.

Business

MTN Group, ZTE accused in US lawsuit of aiding Iraq terror

Today at 07:46 AM, via BusinessTech

Africa’s largest wireless carrier MTN Group Ltd and Chinese technology company ZTE Corp were accused in a US lawsuit of indirectly supporting an Iranian terrorist campaign that resulted in Americans being injured and killed in Iraq.

Politics

ANC, Magashule to go head-to-head in court

Today at 05:00 AM, via SABC News

The ANC Secretary-General wants the High Court in Johannesburg to nullify his suspension and the party’s step-aside resolution.

Education

Half of UK university students think degree is poor value for money

Today at 01:01 AM, via The Guardian

Survey sheds light on level of anger at higher education institutes’ response to pandemic

Nearly half of all students thought their degree offered poor value for money this year, according to a survey that sheds light on the scale of student anger with their universities’ response to the pandemic.

Twice as many students thought their courses offered poor value (44%) than in 2019-20, despite...

Education

Unions press for swift decision on vaccinating children in England

Yesterday at 19:39 PM, via The Guardian

No 10 said to be leaning in favour of vaccinating older children to allow for minimal disruption over winter

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Ministers could take another fortnight before decisions are made on whether to vaccinate teenagers, as education unions called for a swift outcome to ensure some older children could get jabs before September.

A quarter of a...

Entertainment

Loki might be a hedonist, but so far ‘Loki’ remains a bit of a bore

Today at 02:04 AM, via CNN

The Marvel/Disney+ strategy of slowly building stories is becoming a bit of a bore with the third episode of “Loki,” a protracted escape scenario that gave fans lots of time to luxuriate in the title character — and his new variant — while doing precious little to advance the overarching plot.

Science/Tech

MTN, ZTE accused in US lawsuit of aiding Iraq terror

Today at 07:37 AM, via TechCentral

South Africa’s MTN Group and Chinese technology company ZTE have been accused in a US lawsuit of indirectly supporting an Iranian terrorist campaign that resulted in Americans being injured and killed in Iraq.

Science/Tech

Anti-virus software pioneer John McAfee dies

Today at 07:07 AM, via ITWeb

McAfee’s lawyer, Javier Villalba, says the anti-virus software pioneer died by hanging as his nine months in prison brought him to despair.