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OPINION | Heritage Day is not about braaing

Today at 05:01 AM, via News24

We should use this Heritage Day to contemplate the effects of historical injustices, especially where people lost their homes due to their race, writes Siona O’Connell.

Politics

LIVE | State Capture Inquiry pt 2, 23 September 2020

Yesterday at 14:10 PM, via SABC News

Former head of the Free State Department of Human Settlements Mpho Mokoena is expected to conclude his testimony on Wednesday afternoon at the Commission of Inquiry into State Capture in Johannesburg. Below is the live stream:  

Politics

LIVE | State Capture Inquiry, 23 September 2020

Yesterday at 09:15 AM, via SABC News

Former head of the Free State Department of Human Settlements Mpho Mokoena is on Wednesday morning expected to conclude his testimony at the Commission of Inquiry into State Capture in Johannesburg.

Sport

Athletes express disappointment over Breonna Taylor decision

Today at 04:07 AM, via CNN

Athletes — many who have used their platforms to take stances against police brutality over the past few months — expressed their disappointment Wednesday after a grand jury in Louisville, Kentucky, decided not to charge officers with killing Breonna Taylor.

Education

Nigeria: ‘University Libraries Suffer From Govt, ASUU Power Play’

Today at 06:36 AM, via AllAfrica

[Daily Trust] A former vice-chancellor of Usmanu Danfodiyo University Sokoto, Prof. Nuhu Yaqub, has said the power competition between the government and the Academic Staff Union of Universities has badly affected the effort at solving the ‘wicked problems’ facing Nigerian libraries.

Education

Australian universities cautious on government plan to bring forward funding to help with Covid crisis

Today at 03:17 AM, via The Guardian

Labor slams government plan to bring forward funding for universities with no increase in total spending

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The Group of Eight universities has cautiously welcomed a plan that could see hundreds of millions of dollars of...

Education

London maths teacher shortlisted for $1m teaching prize

Today at 01:01 AM, via The Guardian

Dr Jamie Frost’s tuition website went viral during lockdown, helping millions of pupils around the world with their studies

A London mathematics teacher has been shortlisted for a $1m (£780,000) international teaching prize after his tuition website went global during lockdown, helping millions of pupils in the UK and around the world to continue their maths studies at home.

Dr Jamie Frost, who...

Education

UK universities recruit record numbers of international students

Today at 01:01 AM, via The Guardian

Ucas says institutions have seen a 9% increase, as 44,300 students are set to start studies

UK universities are on course to recruit record numbers of international students during the global pandemic, defying predictions of financial disaster, the latest admissions figures reveal.

The Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (Ucas) said UK universities enjoyed a 9% increase in the number...

Lifestyle

Meet the woman riding a motorbike taxi in eastern Congo

Yesterday at 20:07 PM, via SABC News

Wearing leather leggings under her dress, Imelda Mbambu weaves her motorcycle taxi through the city of Beni in north east Congo, a handbag slung across her side and a happy customer perched on the back.

Science/Tech

The Short Weird Life — and Potential Afterlife — of Quantum Radar

Today at 05:30 AM, via Slashdot

sciencehabit writes: A mini-arms race is unfolding in the supposed field of quantum radar, spurred by press reports in 2016 that China had built one — potentially threatening the ability of stealthy military aircraft to hide from conventional radars. Governments around the world have tasked physicists to look into the idea. Whereas a conventional radar searches for objects by detecting pulse of...

Science/Tech

Blizzard Co-Founder Mike Morhaime Launches New Gaming Endeavor Dreamhaven

Today at 04:02 AM, via Slashdot

Mike Morhaime, the cofounder of Blizzard Entertainment, has launched a new game company called Dreamhaven, and it has established two new game studios: Moonshot and Secret Door. VentureBeat reports: The Irvine, California-based company is a pretty good clue that Morhaime and his wife Amy Morhaime weren’t quite done with games when they left Activision Blizzard in 2018. Mike will be the CEO of...

Nature

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

17 September 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 […]