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FRIDAY, 25 SEPTEMBER 2020, 08:50

South Africa

Parliament not set to fully open

Today at 07:49 AM, via SAnews

Parliament has dismissed the Citizen newspaper’s claims that it will fully open for physical meetings on 5 October 2020.

Africa

WATCH | West African bloc may lift Mali sanctions soon, says envoy

Yesterday at 19:47 PM, via News24

West African leaders may lift painful economic sanctions against Mali once an interim president is inaugurated on Friday in the wake of the Aug. 18 military coup, the bloc’s envoy said, praising the junta’s leadership.

Business

Oppo launches smartphones in South Africa

Today at 08:20 AM, via BusinessTech

Chinese smartphone manufacturer Oppo has officially landed in South Africa, offering a number of devices in the country.

Politics

Mosebenzi Zwane, advisor to testify at State Capture Commission

Today at 07:00 AM, via SABC News

The State Capture Commission will on Friday hear the testimony of former Free State MEC for Human Settlements, Mosebenzi Zwane as well as his former Advisor, Mmuso Tsoametsi on the 2010 housing scheme in the province.

Politics

The ANC’s clean-up mission is causing a standoff

Yesterday at 21:00 PM, via Mail & Guardian

ANC factions in several provinces are failing to abide by the dictates of the NEC’s decision that leaders who face corruption charges step aside from state and party posts

Politics

Acting NMB mayor to continue fight against placing metro under administration

Yesterday at 18:12 PM, via SABC News

The acting mayor of the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Municipality, Tshonono Buyeye, says he will now turn to the Constitutional Court after the Grahamstown High Court dismissed his application to prevent the Eastern Cape Cogta MEC, Xolile Nqatha, from placing the Metro under administration.

Sport

Nadal eyes Federer record, 15 years after first Roland Garros title

Today at 08:10 AM, via News24

The undisputed king of clay, Rafael Nadal is one title away from matching Roger Federer’s all-time Grand Slam record, but 15 years on from the Spaniard’s first French Open triumph he appears more vulnerable than ever at his beloved Roland Garros.

Education

South Africa: Case Law Suggests South Africa Must Do More About Disrupted Schooling

Today at 08:25 AM, via AllAfrica

[The Conversation Africa] Since the first case of COVID-19 was reported in South Africa, the question of how to manage the country’s schools has been top of mind. Schools were closed in March and, as part of a phased approach, began returning from June. The risks associated with the pandemic mean the situation could change at any moment.

Education

Students wrongly accused of cheating in visa test take fight to Downing Street

Yesterday at 19:03 PM, via The Guardian

International students who lost right to live and study in UK fight to clear names

International students who lost their right to live and study in the UK after being wrongly accused of cheating in an English language test sent a letter to Downing Street on Thursday, as part of an ongoing campaign to clear their names.

The 200 students are some of about 34,000 accused by the Home Office of...

Science/Tech

Apple critics form coalition to challenge App Store fees

Today at 08:26 AM, via TechCentral

A group of Apple’s critics, including Spotify and Epic Games, have joined a non-profit group that plans to advocate for legal and regulatory action to challenge the iPhone maker’s App Store practices.

Health

Novavax Enters Final Stage of Coronavirus Vaccine Trials

Yesterday at 22:53 PM, via New York Times

The Maryland company, which has never brought a vaccine to market, has started its Phase 3 trial in the United Kingdom, with plans to begin in the United States in October.

Health

Covid-19 Live News

Yesterday at 22:51 PM, via New York Times

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo of New York said his state would conduct its own review of vaccines authorized by the federal government amid concern that the approval process has become politicized.

Nature

Kogelberg’s Palmiet Honeymoon Studio is now open for bookings!

17 September at 10:28 AM, via CapeNature

There are exciting developments underway at Kogelberg Nature Reserve. CapeNature is delighted to announce the opening of a new one-bedroom unit, the Palmiet honeymoon studio which is just perfect for for couples seeking privacy and romance. The glass-fronted eco-cabin is designed to offer guests unparalleled 360-degree breath-taking views of the reserve. The building work was meticulously […]