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South Africa

NSFAS finalising checks on funding applications

Today at 09:37 AM, via SAnews

Higher Education, Science and Innovation Minister, Dr Blade Nzimande, says the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) is currently finalising the due diligence and quality checks of the application information received.

Business

Liberty sees full-year loss

Today at 12:07 PM, via Moneyweb

After the Covid-19 pandemic hammered its insurance operations in SA.

Politics

Mkhize innocent until proven guilty: ANC

Today at 06:06 AM, via SABC News

The African National Congress (ANC) says Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize is innocent until proven guilty. This comes after reports that the Special Investigating Unit (SIU) was probing a complaint about a multi-million-rand tender that was awarded to a communications company in KwaZulu-Natal.

Education

UK Covid live news: PM should drop ‘extravagant’ spending promises due to pandemic, says former Tory chancellor

Today at 11:49 AM, via The Guardian

Latest updates: Philip Hammond says the government needs to tell the public ‘some difficult home truths’ about economy

Covid tests and masks will not be compulsory at English schools, says ministerCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverage

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Outsourcing giant Serco will start paying a dividend to shareholders due to soaring profits and a post-Covid outlook that...

Education

Gambia: LSTA Graduates 19

Today at 11:44 AM, via AllAfrica

[The Point] Latrikunda Sabiji Tailoring Association (LSTA) recently held a graduation for its second batch of trainees at a ceremony held Latrikunda market.

Education

How will you be affected by the change in exam results in England?

Today at 11:38 AM, via The Guardian

We would like to hear from school and college students on how they feel about teacher assessed grades replacing most exams

The education secretary Gavin Williamson announced on Wednesday that algorithms will not be used to decide exam results in England this year. Instead, A-level, GCSE and vocational grades will be teacher assessed, however exams and external assessments will continue in...

Health

Vaccine Hesitancy in Cancer Patients

Today at 12:00 PM, via New York Times

“If I accept the vaccine,” one cancer patient says, “it will be with a strong feeling of guilt that at best I will be prolonging my life for a few months or years.”

Health

Learning to Listen to Patients’ Stories

Today at 12:00 PM, via New York Times

Narrative medicine programs teach doctors and other caregivers “sensitive interviewing skills” and the art of “radical listening” to improve patient care.

Nature

Water quality and quantity the key to healthy estuaries

Tuesday at 16:19 PM, via CapeNature

The health of on estuary is a description of the condition of an estuary and are driven by two key drivers, water quality and quantity. Rain falling on the land eventually makes its way to a lake, river, stream, estuary, or ocean. Some rainwater flows slowly, in a thin layer called sheet flow across the […]