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I sought help and I’m no longer a racist – Angelo Agrizzi

Today at 04:16 AM, via Times Live

Responding on whether, in his earlier testimony at the commission, where he admitted to being a racist was “in the present or past tense”, Agrizzi said that he had since sought help and even visited Alexandra township in the pursuit of change.

South Africa

City of Johannesburg health MMC contracts Covid-19

Yesterday at 23:25 PM, via News24

The City of Johannesburg’s health and social development MMC, Eunice Mgcina, has urged people who came into contact with her in the past few days to isolate themselves after she contracted Covid-19.

Africa

EU may help quell Mozambique attacks

Today at 05:15 AM, via The Citizen

‘While this is quite historic within the SADC, the funding of the operation, as well as who takes charge of command and control of the forces, is quite crucial.’

Business

Kumba appoints Terence Goodlace as board chair

Yesterday at 22:30 PM, via Fin24

The veteran mining executive has an extensive experience in leading underground and open-pit mining operations in Africa, South America and Australia.

Politics

Ace Magashule’s court case resumes on Friday

Today at 05:00 AM, via SABC News

The case in which Ace Magashule is seeking to have his suspension from the African National Congress (ANC) set aside will continue on Friday at the High Court in Johannesburg.  

Education

Ofsted boss warns ‘militant’ activism in schools is a threat to education

Yesterday at 19:44 PM, via The Guardian

Amanda Spielman, head of schools watchdog in England, says disputes over issues are leading to abuse of children and teachers

The head of the schools watchdog in England has denounced a “militant” new brand of activism in school communities, which she warned was leading to confrontation within and outside the school gates and having a potentially limiting effect on education.

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Education

Nigeria: People Plan ‘Robbery Attack’ to Access JAMB Questions – Registrar

Yesterday at 16:36 PM, via AllAfrica

[Daily Trust] The challenge of examination malpractices in Nigeria seems to have taken a new dimension as the Registrar of the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, has said that desperate ad-hoc staff connive with people to “plan armed robbery attack” in order to access its questions.

Entertainment

‘F9’ adds John Cena, but ‘The Fast Saga’ feels like it’s just spinning its wheels

Yesterday at 23:31 PM, via CNN

Marking the ninth movie in 20 years, “F9: The Fast Saga” finally speeds into theaters, with its bloated mayhem serving as an invitation to return to — mindless fun! Come share with others! Even allowing for the goofy nature of the franchise, the latest edition tries too hard to up the ante, which won’t stop Universal from revving up “F:X” (or some equally clever title) as soon as possible.

Science/Tech

How the pandemic got us addicted to longing – and why it’s bad for us

Today at 06:00 AM, via The Guardian

I learned first-hand about longing through decades of celibacy – but why do we do it, and how can we stop?

I was a 35-year-old virgin when I realized I was addicted to longing. I got off on the high of anticipating sex I knew I wasn’t going to have, and then masochistically wallowed when letdown inevitably followed.

My crushes were the popular guys in high school, the elusive seat-mate on an...

Science/Tech

New album, Celestial Incantations, captures the ‘sounds’ of space – video

Today at 05:34 AM, via The Guardian

It’s true that sound wavescan’t travel in space. However electromagnetic and gravitational waves can. Now, a new album, Celestial Incantations, hasturned these signals such as the oscillations of a comet, radiation from a galactic pulsar and the merger of two black holes intomusical tracks. The album is a collaboration between Kim Cunio, an associate professor and convenor of musicology at the...