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South Africa

All Enyobeni Tavern tragedy victims have been identified

Today at 08:13 AM, via SABC News

The Eastern Cape Health Department has confirmed that the last body of the 21 victims of the Enyobeni Tavern tragedy has been identified. Health spokesperson Yonela Dekeda says this means all bodies have been identified and released to families.

World

Ferdinand Marcos Jr. sworn in as Philippines’ new President

Today at 06:21 AM, via CNN

Ferdinand Marcos Jr. was sworn in as the 17th President of the Philippines on Thursday, restoring one of the country’s most notorious political dynasties to the Malacañang Palace 36 years after his father was ousted in a popular uprising.

Business

5 important things happening in South Africa today

Today at 08:07 AM, via BusinessTech

Ramaphosa wants to give the government emergency powers to stop load shedding. Government scraps deadlines to fix schools; Billions of rands in tenders meant to fix roads have been cancelled; and SARS is getting tougher on tax practitioners.

Education

Oxford university urged to reject donation from Russian-British businessman

Today at 07:00 AM, via The Guardian

Ministers have imposed sanctions on Said Gutseriev, who donated £2.6m to university in 2019

The University of Oxford has come under renewed pressure to reject a £2.6m donation from a Russian-British businessman after he was designated for sanctions by the UK government.

Ministers imposed sanctions on Said Gutseriev on Wednesday for “obtaining a benefit from or supporting the government of...

Education

The Guardian view on the arts and humanities: under threat on campus | Editorial

Yesterday at 19:41 PM, via The Guardian

The decision by Sheffield Hallam University to drop its standalone English literature course must be a wake-up call

The study of literature allows us to glimpse universal truths as well as encounter the diversity of human experience in all its fascinating particularity. With expert guidance, an immersion in great novels, plays and poems can deliver a sense of spiritual headroom and wellbeing...

Education

Ex-education secretary Gavin Williamson takes job with education firm

Yesterday at 18:30 PM, via The Guardian

Exclusive: former minister is new £50,000-a-year chair of the advisory board of RTC Education

Gavin Williamson has taken a £50,000-a-year second job as an adviser to a firm that runs private schools, university courses and education investments – less than a year after leaving the role of education secretary.

The former chief whip has taken a job as chair of the advisory board of RTC Education...

Science/Tech

The NFT party is over

Today at 07:52 AM, via TechCentral

The market for non-fungible tokens has been spiralling downward after sales sank sharply and the prices of popular NFTs plummeted over the last few weeks.

Science/Tech

Power cuts hit small businesses hard

Today at 07:36 AM, via TechCentral

Small businesses, still reeling from the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and squeezed by inflation at a five-year peak, are now under further strain during the worst power cuts in over two years. Eskom implemented stage-6 outages, meaning at least six hours of power cuts a day for most South Africans, for the first time […]

Science/Tech

Samsung beats TSMC to 3nm chip production

Today at 07:31 AM, via TechCentral

Samsung Electronics has begun mass-producing chips with advanced 3-nanometre technology, the first to do so globally.

Science/Tech

New call for TikTok ban in the US

Today at 07:28 AM, via MyBroadband

A member of the US Federal Communications Commission will have a tough time getting Apple Inc. and Google to remove the popular Chinese-owned video app TikTok from their app stores.