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THURSDAY, 02 DECEMBER 2021, 08:59

South Africa

Omicron COVID variant likely present in all provinces, MPs told

Today at 05:29 AM, via Eyewitness News

Deputy Health Minister Dr Sibongiseni Dhlomo and infectious diseases specialists briefed Parliament’s Health Committee on Wednesday night about the new variant and the country’s preparations to deal with the fourth wave of infections.

World

Omicron rapidly dominating in South Africa; US reports first case

Today at 07:55 AM, via News24

Omicron is rapidly becoming the dominant variant of the coronavirus in South Africa less than four weeks after it was first detected there, and the United States on Wednesday became the latest country to identify an Omicron case within its borders.

Education

Uganda: Education Is Key in HIV/Aids Fight

Yesterday at 19:19 PM, via AllAfrica

[Monitor] In the fight against HIV/Aids , Uganda is at a crucial stage. With the massive scale-up of anti-retroviral treatment, we are saving millions of lives, but the total number of new HIV infections is still unacceptably high.

Education

On the picket line at Leeds University: ‘I will strike for as long as it takes’

Yesterday at 19:01 PM, via The Guardian

Academics share stories of job insecurity and poor working conditions on first day of industrial action

“I do not feel secure at all,” said Mattia Dossi, a third-year PhD student, on the picket line outside the University of Leeds on the first of three days of a strike by staff over pensions changes, low pay and precarious working conditions.

“The only thing I can do is to hope that I will...

Science/Tech

Lexmark commits to carbon neutrality by 2035

Today at 08:46 AM, via ITWeb

Since 2005, Lexmark has lowered emissions by 62% globally, and is on track to meet a 40% reduction target from 2015 levels by 2025.

Science/Tech

You’re in the cloud! Now what?

Today at 08:44 AM, via ITWeb

The next step in the journey is about making sure your environment continues to operate as efficiently and cost-effectively as you planned for in the beginning.

Health

The first Omicron case has been detected in the U.S.

Yesterday at 20:58 PM, via New York Times

Much remains unknown about the new variant of the coronavirus. But with cases being detected in more countries, experts had said it was only a matter of time before the variant showed up in the United States.