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MONDAY, 18 JANUARY 2021, 11:58

South Africa

Condolences for arts and culture legends

Today at 10:27 AM, via SAnews

The nation has been struck by the loss of prominent figures within an already volatile arts and culture industry that has been the hardest hit by the impact of COVID-19, said Arts and Culture Minister Nathi Mthethwa.

World

Facing Biden, Erdogan extends olive branch to EU

Today at 11:46 AM, via News24

Facing a potentially hostile US administration, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is trying to break his isolation by mending EU relations, torn by what the bloc views as his bellicose foreign policy.

Africa

Zim journalist, MDC leaders denied access to lawyers

Today at 07:00 AM, via The Citizen

Journalist Hopewell Chin’ono, opposition MDC leader Sikhala and party spokesman Mahere, were arrested on charges relating to “publishing or communicating false statements prejudicial to the state” arising from a Twitter post.

Africa

Covid-19 on the rise in Zimbabwe

Yesterday at 21:00 PM, via Mail & Guardian

The South African variant of the virus is ‘clinically present’, while a lockdown tries to limit new infections

Business

Tokyo stocks close lower

Today at 11:34 AM, via Fin24

Tokyo stocks closed lower Monday on profit-taking after falls on Wall Street with US President-elect Joe Biden’s $1.9-trillion stimulus plan largely priced in.

Sport

Three talking points from the Premier League

Today at 10:11 AM, via News24

Manchester City were the big winners of the Premier League weekend after Manchester United’s trip to Liverpool failed to live up to the hype in a 0-0 draw.

Education

South Africa: As Painful As It Gets – the Great School Reopening Debate

Today at 11:30 AM, via AllAfrica

[Daily Maverick] The decision by the Department of Basic Education to delay the reopening of government schools has been supported, but at the same time harshly criticised. In reality, making such a difficult choice during the second wave was always going to lead to high temperatures and sharpening divisions.

Entertainment

Babes Wodumo’s reality show shelved due to Covid-19

Today at 05:28 AM, via SowetanLIVE

Controversial couple Babes Wodumo and Mampintsha’s reality show, Uthando Lodumo, set to follow the next step in their volatile romance, has been put on ice due to the adjusted level 3 national lockdown regulations preventing them from having their dream wedding.

Science/Tech

Live DStv channels launched on Showmax

Today at 11:33 AM, via MyBroadband

Showmax has begun testing the live streaming of two channels which were previously only available on DStv.

Science/Tech

Jo’burg looks set to get shorter load-shedding blocks

Today at 11:14 AM, via TechCentral

Residents and businesses in Johannesburg may soon find load-shedding times reduced from the current four-hour blocks, possibly to the two-hour blocks imposed elsewhere in South Africa.

Nature

World facing ‘catastrophic’ temperature rises: UN

Thursday at 20:28 PM, via News24

The world is on course for a “catastrophic” temperature rise this century, the United Nations said as it confirmed that 2020 rivalled 2016 as the hottest year on record.