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Politics

Minister Lamola calls for all injustices to be eradicated

Today at 21:33 PM, via SABC News

Justice Minister Ronald Lamola has challenged those in authority, including himself, to honour the legacy of the late Human Rights Lawyer, Advocate George Bizos through making sure that injustices are eradicated across all spheres of society.

Politics

LIVE: State Capture Inquiry Part 2

Today at 14:17 PM, via SABC News

The Commission of Inquiry into State Capture is hearing testimony related to the Free State housing project.

Sport

Norway 1-0 Wales

Today at 19:59 PM, via BBC News

A disciplined display was not enough to prevent Wales going down to a 1-0 defeat to runaway Euro qualifying Group C leaders Norway in Oslo.

Education

University of Liverpool confirms 87 Covid cases in week before start of term

Today at 20:32 PM, via The Guardian

Other campuses face outbreaks as Boris Johnson calls for universities to stay open

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Pressure is mounting on UK universities to cancel face-to-face teaching and move all studies online as cases multiply on campuses, including the University of Liverpool where almost 90 students and staff have already tested positive.

Students have...

Education

Christian not sacked by UK school for LGBTQ+ ‘beliefs’, tribunal hears

Today at 19:42 PM, via The Guardian

Kristie Higgs dismissed after sharing social media posts about relationship education

A secondary school headteacher has denied that a member of staff was suspended because she was a Christian who raised concerns about teaching LGBTQ+ relationships to young children, an tribunal has heard.

Kristie Higgs, 44, was dismissed for gross misconduct by Farmor’s school in Fairford, Gloucestershire,...

Education

Mozambique: Tete School Managers Accused of Diverting Funds

Today at 18:23 PM, via AllAfrica

[AIM] Maputo — The Mozambican government’s National Inspectorate of Economic Activities (INAE) in the western province of Tete has denounced the undue use of funds allocated to secondary schools for use in preventive measures against the Covid-19 pandemic.

Education

Malawi: Govt Commits to Promote Sign Language

Today at 16:52 PM, via AllAfrica

[Malawi News Agency] Lilongwe — Minister of Gender, Community Development and Social Welfare, Patricia Kaliati, says government is committed to promoting sign language as one way of addressing communication challenge among the deaf in the country.

Lifestyle

What the tourism sector can learn from Cape Town’s drought

Today at 19:14 PM, via SABC News

Extreme weather events have been topical in the southern African region and beyond in the past decade or so. Prior to tropical cyclones Idai and Kenneth, no major extreme weather event had attracted such international media attention as the Cape Town drought popularly dubbed Day Zero did. Day Zero was the day the taps of Cape Town were anticipated to run dry.

Entertainment

‘Enola Holmes’ showcases Millie Bobby Brown as Sherlock’s brilliant sister

Today at 16:42 PM, via CNN

Permutations on Sherlock Holmes have a long and spotty cinematic history, which makes “Enola Holmes” — a vehicle for “Stranger Things'” Millie Bobby Brown, who doubled as its producer — such a pleasant surprise. Adapted from the young-adult books, it’s a lovely production that reinforces the sense Brown, if there were any doubts, is a major star in the making.

Science/Tech

Microsoft Is Bringing Edge To Linux

Today at 21:30 PM, via Slashdot

Krystalo writes: Edge is finally coming to Linux. At Ignite 2020 today, Microsoft announced that Edge for Linux will be available in the Dev preview channel starting in October. Linux users will be able to download the preview from the Microsoft Edge Insider website or from their native Linux package manager. Microsoft will start with the Ubuntu and Debian distributions, with support for Fedora...

Science/Tech

Microsoft Gets Exclusive License For OpenAI’s GPT-3 Language Model

Today at 20:52 PM, via Slashdot

Microsoft today announced that it will exclusively license GPT-3, one of the most powerful language understanding models in the world, from AI startup OpenAI. From a report:> In a blog post, Microsoft EVP Kevin Scott said that the new deal will allow Microsoft to leverage OpenAI’s technical innovations to develop and deliver AI solutions for customers, as well as create new solutions that...

Nature

Kogelberg’s Palmiet Honeymoon Studio is now open for bookings!

Thursday at 10:28 AM, via CapeNature

There are exciting developments underway at Kogelberg Nature Reserve. CapeNature is delighted to announce the opening of a new one-bedroom unit, the Palmiet honeymoon studio which is just perfect for for couples seeking privacy and romance. The glass-fronted eco-cabin is designed to offer guests unparalleled 360-degree breath-taking views of the reserve. The building work was meticulously […]