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Business

SA wealth tax could raise R160 billion

Today at 19:33 PM, via Fin24

An annual wealth tax on the net worth of South Africa’s richest people could raise as much as R160 billion and would narrow inequality, a study showed.

Politics

Naudé concedes Aggett may have been assaulted before he died

Today at 16:42 PM, via SABC News

Former security branch police officer, Martin Naudé, has conceded that it’s possible that anti-apartheid activist, Neil Aggett may have been assaulted a month before he died at the then John Vorster Square police station in Johannesburg, in the early 1980s.

Politics

EPWP recruitment process under scrutiny in Taung

Today at 16:04 PM, via SABC News

Some disgruntled residents of Taung village in the North West, have expressed concern at the process of recruitment for the Extended Public Works Programme.

Politics

Legal showdown between Bandile Masuku and SIU set for Thursday

Today at 11:42 AM, via Times Live

Former Gauteng health MEC Bandile Masuku will on Thursday attempt to convince the high court in Pretoria to declare the Special Investigating Unit’s findings against him unlawful, unconstitutional and invalid.

Education

Big Changes to the SAT

Today at 19:25 PM, via New York Times

Advanced Placement tests will take prominence as the college entrance exam phases out subject tests and the optional essay.

Education

Universities doing all they can for students | Letter

Today at 19:00 PM, via The Guardian

Dr Tim Bradshaw says Russell Group universities are working hard to provide a high-quality learning experience

It is wrong to suggest that universities have not put the interests of students at the heart of their response to the pandemic (The government has failed thousands of students in England. They deserve a refund, 14 January).

From the start, Russell Group universities have worked hard to...

Education

Music A-level: exam board says it was wrong to drop only black composer

Today at 18:46 PM, via The Guardian

Edexcel initially defended decision to cut British jazz artist Courtney Pine from course

An exam board has admitted it was wrong to drop the work of the British jazz artist Courtney Pine from its A-level music course, thereby leaving no black composers on the course’s syllabus.

The Guardian revealed this month that Edexcel had cut Pine’s compositions from the works in its jazz and popular...

Education

Rashford demands a ‘meal a day’ for all school pupils in need

Today at 16:56 PM, via The Guardian

Footballer says his campaign to end child food poverty in England still has a ‘million miles to go’

The footballer Marcus Rashford has called on ministers to offer a guaranteed “meal a day” to all school pupils in England in financially struggling families as he warned that his campaign to end child food poverty still had a “million miles to go”.

In a recorded video hearing with the Commons...

Science/Tech

Intel Outsources Core i3 To TSMC’s 5nm Process

Today at 20:00 PM, via Slashdot

TSMC is to start making Intel’s Core i3 on its 5nm process in 2H21 says TrendForce. From a report: Market analyst Trendforce reports that foundry TSMC is to start making Intel’s Core i3 process later in the year on a 5nm process. This follows Intel’s well documented problems with its leading edge process technology at 10nm and 7nm. The Core i3 move to a 5nm process is set to be followed by...

Science/Tech

QAnon believers struggle with inauguration.

Today at 19:20 PM, via New York Times

As President Biden took office, some QAnon believers tried to rejigger their theories to accommodate a transfer of power.

Science/Tech

President Biden’s Tech To-do List

Today at 19:17 PM, via New York Times

The new administration will try to restrain Big Tech, manage China and expand internet access.

Science/Tech

Biden Sworn In as 46th President

Today at 18:54 PM, via Slashdot

Joseph Robinette Biden Jr. was sworn in as the 46th president of the United States on Wednesday, taking office at a moment of profound economic, health and political crises with a promise to seek unity after a tumultuous four years that tore at the fabric of American society. New York Times: With his hand on a five-inch-thick Bible that has been in his family for 128 years, Mr. Biden recited...

Health

The Benefits of Moderate Exercise

Today at 12:00 PM, via New York Times

High-intensity workouts get a lot of attention and can be great for health. But moderate physical activity may have metabolic advantages.

Nature

Fish migrations: they would swim 500 miles and they would swim 500 more

Today at 18:23 PM, via CapeNature

By Nicole Horn and Alexis Olds Migration is a widespread but highly complicated and diverse component to many fish species lives.  Migration can be strenuous and often consists of extremely long journeys. The life history stages of certain species rely heavily on migration. Fish will migrate for several reasons including escaping unfavourable conditions, moving to […]