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South Africa

Level 3 remains with tighter regulations

Today at 21:50 PM, via SAnews

While the country will remain on lockdown level 3 amid a rapid rise in COVID-19 infections, President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced drastic measures in an effort to preserve lives and limit the rise in infections.

World

The orchestrators of the world’s worst humanitarian crisis in Yemen

Today at 21:00 PM, via Mail & Guardian

As the crisis continues to unfold, the biggest threat may be the vested interest in maintaining the civil war Therefore, with no end in sight to the conflict plaguing the nation, the question worth asking is: who benefits from a Yemen at war?

Africa

Mali president tries to calm unrest with court dissolution

Today at 10:22 AM, via News24

Mali’s embattled president announced the dissolution of the constitutional court in an attempt to calm the major civil unrest gripping the vulnerable African country, as more opposition leaders were arrested.

Business

Eskom stage 2 load shedding on Monday

Today at 19:22 PM, via BusinessTech

Power utility, Eskom says it will implement stage 2 load shedding on Monday 13 July, with next week’s outlook remaining bleak.

Politics

LIVE: President Ramaphosa addresses the nation

Today at 19:58 PM, via SABC News

President Cyril Ramaphosa is addressing the nation. It is expected that the President will outline government’s strategy with regards to the coronavirus pandemic.

Education

Florida wrestles with impossible question: when can schools reopen safely?

Today at 12:00 PM, via The Guardian

Broward county, the nation’s sixth-largest school district, is trying to work out a reopening plan – but no one is quite sure how, and when, it will happen

Broward county, Florida, is America’s sixth largest school district, where more than 10,000 teachers are tasked with educating more than 270,000 students. Now, it is also a Covid-19 hotbed.

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Education

For years we have failed those going to university. We have to get it right this time | Will Hutton

Today at 08:45 AM, via The Guardian

A promised revolution in further education and apprenticeships is an admirable goal

Britain has been lauding Germany’s approach to education and training ever since a Royal Commission report in 1888. Illiteracy and innumeracy were far too widespread here, it mourned, and there was no German-style national framework to ensure high-level skills and apprenticeships in the industries of today and...

Lifestyle

Refreshing tequila cocktails to try at home

Today at 17:30 PM, via IOL

Current global tequila trends are moving into a space that allows a premium tequila liquid to be enjoyed in a long serve as a cocktail or with a simple mixer.

Science/Tech

WSJ: ‘Quit Chrome. Safari and Edge Are Just Better Browsers’

Today at 23:43 PM, via Slashdot

The Wall Street Journal’s senior personal tech columnist just published an article urging readers to “quit Chrome. Safari and Edge are just better browsers.” It begins with the reporter pretending to break up with Chrome, adding “I’d say I’ll remember the good times — your speed, your superb handling of Gmail — but your RAM hoovering, battery draining and privacy disregarding make it easy...

Science/Tech

Starwatch: Jupiter at its brightest in opposition

Today at 22:30 PM, via The Guardian

Jupiter is at its closest to Earth and directly opposite the sun – so will be conspicuous for its brightness

On 14 July at 09:00 BST, Jupiter will be directly opposite the sun in the sky. Known as opposition, it marks the middle of the weeks when the planet is at its best for observing because it is closest to Earth. From Jupiter’s perspective, our world will be at inferior conjunction,...

Science/Tech

Should We Plan For a Future With Fewer Cars?

Today at 22:05 PM, via Slashdot

The New York Times ran a detailed piece (with some neat interactive graphics) arguing “cities need to plan for a future of fewer cars, a future in which owning an automobile, even an electric one, is neither the only way nor the best way to get around town…” It asks us to imagine a world where there’s suddenly more room for two-way bike lanes, wider sidewalks, and car-free bus lanes. But also...

Health

Coronavirus Live Updates: Trump Wears Mask Publicly for First Time

Today at 17:44 PM, via New York Times

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos pushes for U.S. schools to reopen. Louisiana’s governor orders bars to close. Pittsburgh and Corpus Christi offer cautionary tales. And India’s latest surge includes a top Bollywood star.

Nature

Everything you need to know about renewing or purchasing a Wild Card during lockdown

06 July at 20:20 PM, via CapeNature

What is a Wild Card? The Wild Card is a loyalty programme that makes tourism to national parks and nature reserves in southern Africa more accessible and rewarding than ever before. With a Wild Card membership you receive one year’s unlimited access to the most beautiful nature reserves and parks with superb picnic spots, natural […]