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South Africa

LIVE | Announcement on Mandela Day 2022

Today at 18:06 PM, via SABC News

To kick off Mandela Month, the Nelson Mandela Foundation is making an announcement regarding this year’s Mandela Day.

Politics

My rights were fundamentally violated: Ndlozi

Today at 10:23 AM, via SABC News

EFF Member of Parliament, Mbuyiseni Ndlozi, has testified that that he felt his rights had been fundamentally violated when he was refused entry into the Fourways Memorial Park to bury struggle stalwart Winnie Madikizela Mandela in April 2018.

Politics

LIVE : Malema and Ndlozi’s assault case resumes

Today at 09:13 AM, via SABC News

The assault trial of Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema and Member of Parliament Dr. Mbuyiseni Ndlozi resumes in the Randburg Magistrate’s Court on Friday.

Education

Teaching unions warn of strikes in England despite reports of improved pay offer

Today at 15:54 PM, via The Guardian

Review body said to have told DfE 3% rise is inadequate, and has instead recommended 5%

Teaching unions have warned that strikes may still be called in England despite reports of an improved offer being considered by the Treasury.

Mary Bousted, the joint general secretary of the National Education Union (NEU), welcomed suggestions of a 5% pay rise but feared it still amounted to a pay cut after...

Education

Ghana: 50 Girls From Nadowli Schools Acquire ICT Skills

Today at 14:56 PM, via AllAfrica

[Ghanaian Times] Papu — Fifty young girls from two schools in the Nadowli/Kaleo District of the Upper West Region have been trained in Information Communication and Technology (ICT)to help enhance their skills in the field.

Education

‘It will always have value’: readers on whether English lit is worthwhile

Today at 12:03 PM, via The Guardian

Graduates respond to the scrapping of Sheffield Hallam’s degree and the governments stance on ‘low-value’ courses

This week, the news that Sheffield Hallam University is to scrap its standalone English literature degree from next year triggered an outcry, following the government’s decision to end funding for degrees where less than 40% of graduates find “highly skilled” employment within...

Entertainment

‘Stranger Things’ plays the too-long game in its super-sized season finale

Today at 15:41 PM, via CNN

“Stranger Things” has taken the idea of playing the long game to heart a bit too literally, capping its super-sized fourth season with two sprawling episodes that total nearly four hours. Whether that’s a reward to fans or self-indulgence by the producers rests in the eye of the beholder, but after this, it’s hard to imagine many concluding that ending things with season five qualifies as...

Science/Tech

Facebook Groups Are Being Revamped To Look Like Discord

Today at 18:01 PM, via Slashdot

Facebook Groups are about to get some big changes, and if you’ve used Discord, the new approach should seem pretty darn familiar. From a report: Meta is testing a new left-aligned sidebar and channels list for Groups, and the changes are giving me some serious Discord vibes. Meta is even evoking Discord with a purple accent color. Central to the changes is a new sidebar that lists your groups...

Science/Tech

ADT Is Betting Google Can Drag It Into the Future

Today at 17:22 PM, via Slashdot

The century-old security giant best known for its octagonal blue logo is banking on a smart-home partnership with a company that’s also one of its biggest threats. From a report: Kneeling beneath a framed print of Thomas Kinkade’s painting A Peaceful Retreat, Roli Chiu, alarm system installer, began his work one day in March by unpacking boxes of devices inside a new customer’s living room. It...

Science/Tech

Whose Rocket Hit the Moon?

Today at 16:40 PM, via Slashdot

An anonymous reader shares a report: The short version of this story is that skywatchers led by Bill Gray had been tracking an object for months that, based on their calculations, would soon impact the moon. It was obviously a piece of rocket trash (rockets produce a ton of trash), but no one stepped up to say “yes, that’s ours, sorry about that.” Based on their observations and discussions,...

Science/Tech

Microsoft Cloud Computing System Suffering From Global Shortage

Today at 16:02 PM, via Slashdot

Due to a confluence of crises, the second-largest cloud provider has been operating in the yellow zone, meaning its data centers have a less-than-normal level of servers available. From a report: In March 2020, Microsoft’s Azure cloud buckled under the strain of companies around the world shifting to remote work, causing service outages and forcing some customers to wait to launch and update...

Motoring

No more Vitara as Suzuki reveals new Brezza

Today at 16:20 PM, via The Citizen

Model that gave rise to the Toyota Urban Cruiser has been redesigned with standard mild-hybrid system, plus a new automatic gearbox.