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FNB dragged into bribery claims

Today at 21:00 PM, via Mail & Guardian

Allegations of bribery against the bank’s chief executive, Jacques Celliers, thrown up in a separate court case

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This is how the SIU catches crooks

Today at 21:00 PM, via Mail & Guardian

Athandiwe Saba talked to the Special Investigating Unit’s Andy Mothibi about its caseload, including 1 000 Covid contracts

South Africa

63-year-old male nabbed with bags of dagga

Today at 19:47 PM, via SABC News

A sixty-three-year old man has been arrested after allegedly being found with bags of dagga, to the value of R85 000 at Kanana informal settlement in the Northern Cape. Police Spokesperson Mashay Gemeldien says police were responding to a tip off. “The members acted on information regarding dagga allegedly being sold at a shack in […]

Education

Gavin Williamson in Eton mess as he pitches into ‘no girls’ policy

Today at 19:55 PM, via The Guardian

Education secretary’s nod to ending single-sex rule crosses college and adds to row over patriarchy lecture

The British education secretary, Gavin Williamson, has called for girls to be allowed in to Eton after reluctantly being drawn into an argument over the dismissal of a teacher at the exclusive Berkshire school.

Williamson was taking part in an interview about plans for next year’s...

Education

The IHRA antisemitism definition is a useful guide, not a legal tool | Letters

Today at 19:42 PM, via The Guardian

Dave Rich of the Community Security Trust, Danny Stone of the Antisemitism Policy Trust, and Jennifer Hornsby respond to an article by David Feldman saying that the IHRA definition should not be imposed on universities

Prof David Feldman’s critique of the IHRA’s working definition of antisemitism (The government should not impose a faulty definition of antisemitism on universities, 2...

Education

Uganda: Covid – Makerere Adjusts Academic Calendar, Teaching Methods

Today at 18:53 PM, via AllAfrica

[Observer] Uganda’s biggest and oldest university, Makerere University has revised its academic calendar, adjusting major events including semester period and duration, graduation dates, holidays and recess term. The move follows the unprecedented nationwide closure of academic institutions due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which affected the academic calendar.

Lifestyle

Snoop Dogg launches new boxing league

Today at 18:45 PM, via The South African

Snoop Dogg has teamed up with the brains behind Mike Tyson’s recent comeback fight – to launch a new boxing league, The Fight Club.

Science/Tech

China Stakes Its Claim to Quantum Supremacy

Today at 21:00 PM, via Wired

Google trumpeted its quantum computer that outperformed a conventional supercomputer. A Chinese group says it’s done the same, with different technology.

Science/Tech

Dell Announces New Solutions For Its Supply Chain’s Security

Today at 20:48 PM, via Slashdot

PC maker powerhouse Dell announced today a flurry of new enterprise security solutions for the company’s line of enterprise products. From a report: The new services can be grouped into two categories, with (1) new solutions meant to protect the supply chain of Dell products while in transit to their customers and (2) new features meant to improve the security of Dell products while in use....

Nature

Beach Litter at Walker Bay – study results

Today at 12:36 PM, via CapeNature

CapeNature staff facilitated entry into the Die Kelders section of the Walker Bay Reserve, where Peter Ryan and Coleen Moloney, senior researchers from UCT supervising the Conservation Biology Masters group, together with Grootbos Foundation representative as well as group co-ordinator, Paula Strauss participated in a beach clean-up. The area has been plagued by miniature plastic items […]

Nature

Be the hero this summer – report fire and smoke quickly

Yesterday at 22:19 PM, via CapeNature

  The Western Cape is one of the areas most affected by veldfires where these are a natural phenomenon during the hot, windy, dry summers. This is exacerbated by infestations of alien vegetation and increased hot, dry periods as a result of climate change.  As we enter fire season, CapeNature would like to urge the […]