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South Africa

Officer Mabunda lauded for compiling solid investigation to convict Ndlovu

Today at 19:06 PM, via SABC News

Investigating officer, Sergeant Keshi Mabunda has been lauded by the judge for his outstanding work in compiling a solid investigation that secured the conviction in the Nomia Ndlovu murder case at the High Court sitting at the Palm Ridge Magistrates Court in Johannesburg.

Politics

ANC will regain control of Mandela Metro: Ramaphosa

Today at 12:56 PM, via SABC News

The African National Congress (ANC) president Cyril Ramaphosa has told the small community of Kuyga in Gqeberha that his party will regain control of the Nelson Mandela Bay Metro in the next local government elections on November 1. 

Education

English schools struggle to cope as Covid wreaks havoc

Today at 18:33 PM, via The Guardian

Despite government narrative of a return to normality, schools in areas with high Covid rates lack support

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Schools in England hit by high numbers of Covid-19 cases among staff and pupils have been forced to reinstate mask wearing, send whole year groups home to study online and in some cases close early for half-term as the pandemic...

Education

South Africa: Mental Health Awareness Month – Psychosocial Skills Injection for Teachers

Today at 15:59 PM, via AllAfrica

[UCT] The slogan on the young matriculant’s T-shirt stood out: “Online Class of 2020”. The message was clear; it had been a year like no other for her and fellow learners. But others were not as successful. Unable to cope with class rotation, digital literacy and the complex psychosocial challenges wrought by COVID-19, learners across the country carried their problems into classrooms, creating...

Entertainment

‘Becoming Cousteau’ sings an ode to the ocean explorer and his 20th-century climate warnings

Today at 15:45 PM, via CNN

Jacques Cousteau was a man ahead of his time in multiple respects, which provides the backbone of “Becoming Cousteau,” a documentary devoted to both the ocean explorer’s life and his early environmental advocacy. Brought to life by his own words and appearances, the film touches on various themes while letting its lovely images and music wash over you.

Science/Tech

Epic Games Ends Alternate-Friday Vacation Policy, Angering Staff

Today at 20:03 PM, via Slashdot

Epic Games is ending a pandemic-inspired policy of granting every other Friday off, sparking an uproar among staff. From a report: An internal Slack channel was filled with pleas from employees for the game publisher to reconsider. Several people said the extra vacation days had helped their mental health, allowed them to be better parents and even improved their productivity while working on...

Science/Tech

Internet Service Providers Collect, Sell Horrifying Amount of Sensitive Data, Government Study Concludes

Today at 19:25 PM, via Slashdot

An anonymous reader shares a report: Over the last few years the justified fixation on the bad behavior of Google, Amazon, Facebook and other Silicon Valley giants has let the abuses of the telecom sector fly under the radar. But a new FTC report showcases how when it comes to consumer privacy, broadband providers are every bit as terrible as you thought they were. The new FTC report studied...

Health

U.S. Warns of Efforts by China to Collect Genetic Data

Today at 16:56 PM, via New York Times

The National Counterintelligence and Security Center said American companies need to better secure critical technologies as Beijing seeks to dominate the so-called bioeconomy.