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South Africa

Gauteng becomes SA’s new epicentre

Today at 00:05 AM, via SABC News

Gauteng Province has now overtaken Western Cape as the province with the highest numbers of COVID-19 cases cumulatively.

Politics

Maimane calls for a national school stay-away

Yesterday at 20:35 PM, via SABC News

Leader of the One South Africa Movement Musi Maimane is calling for teachers and learners to stay home on Friday in protest of government’s decision to reopen schools.

Education

UK universities receive record number of applications in lockdown

Today at 01:01 AM, via The Guardian

More than four in 10 18-year-olds applied by 30 June, with biggest rise at peak of Covid-19 crisis

A record 40.5% of all 18-year-olds in the UK have applied to go to university, with numbers rising significantly during lockdown, according to the university admissions service Ucas.

It is the first time that more than four out of 10 students (40.5%) had applied by 30 June to go to university and...

Education

UK universities urged to adopt risk management strategy with China

Today at 01:01 AM, via The Guardian

Accusations of self-censorship regarding work on China have intensified in recent years, say academics

Universities in the UK have been urged to adopt a risk management strategy for any dealings with China amid concerns that academics are self-censoring because of fears about the consequences of offending the Chinese authorities.

Kerry Brown, professor of Chinese studies at King’s College...

Education

Mozambique: Limited Re-Opening of Schools As From 27 July

Yesterday at 19:46 PM, via AllAfrica

[AIM] Maputo — The Mozambican government announced on Tuesday that the re-opening of schools, closed since March because of the Covid-19 pandemic, will begin on 27 July – but only for the 12th (pre-university) grade of secondary education, and for teacher training colleges.

Lifestyle

Yummy Yoghurt Fridge Tart made in the microwave

Yesterday at 21:21 PM, via The South African

This simple and yummy yoghurt fridge tart only takes three ingredients: yoghurt, biscuits and condensed milk and it is a breeze to make.

Science/Tech

Qualcomm Announces Snapdragon 865+: Breaking the 3GHz Threshold

Today at 00:40 AM, via Slashdot

Today, Qualcomm is announcing an update to its extremely successful Snapdragon 865 SoC: the new Snapdragon 865+. AnandTech reports: The new Snapdragon 865+ is a new binned variant of the [Snapdragon 865] with higher peak frequencies on the part of the “prime” CPU as well as the GPU, promising +10% performance on both aspects. Whilst in relative terms the new chipset’s +10% clock improvement...

Science/Tech

Google Open Sources Trademarks With the Open Usage Commons

Today at 00:02 AM, via Slashdot

An anonymous reader quotes a report from ZDNet: Google has announced it is launching a new organization, Open Usage Commons (OUC), to host the trademarks for three of its most important new open-source projects. These are Angular, a web application framework for mobile and desktop; Gerrit, a web-based team code-collaboration tool; and Istio, a popular open mesh platform to connect, manage, and...

Science/Tech

Indigenous Americans had contact with Polynesians 800 years ago, DNA reveals

Yesterday at 23:42 PM, via The Guardian

Study shows groups crossed vast ocean in about the year 1200 Proof of encounter found in DNA of present-day populations

Indigenous Americans and Polynesians bridged vast expanses of open ocean around the year 1200 and mingled, leaving incontrovertible proof of their encounter in the DNA of present-day populations, new studies have revealed.

Whether peoples from what is today Colombia or...

Motoring

RS battle: Audi RS7 vs Audi RS4 in a drag race

Yesterday at 16:45 PM, via Wheels24

A bit of sibling rivalry never hurt anyone, perhaps one or two bruised egos. You’ll have to wait and see which RS-badged model is left battered in this drag race.

Health

Coronavirus Live News and Updates

Yesterday at 15:11 PM, via New York Times

Amid a push to reopen schools, a Trump administration directive would require in-person classes.

Nature

Everything you need to know about renewing or purchasing a Wild Card during lockdown

Monday at 20:20 PM, via CapeNature

What is a Wild Card? The Wild Card is a loyalty programme that makes tourism to national parks and nature reserves in southern Africa more accessible and rewarding than ever before. With a Wild Card membership you receive one year’s unlimited access to the most beautiful nature reserves and parks with superb picnic spots, natural […]