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THURSDAY, 09 DECEMBER 2021, 15:42

South Africa

Finance Ministry appoints three women to key positions

Today at 15:07 PM, via SAnews

Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana has announced the appointment of three female, Black professionals to key positions in the Ministry and the Land and Agricultural Development Bank.

World

Western diplomatic boycott of Beijing Olympics widens

Today at 14:05 PM, via News24

Britain, Canada and Australia on Wednesday joined the United States in a diplomatic boycott of the Beijing Olympics in February, prompted by what the Western allies argue are widespread rights abuses by China.

Africa

Africa’s problem is vaccine access, not hesitancy

Today at 06:00 AM, via Mail & Guardian

Omicron has shown up the racism of the West and highlighted inequalities and failures in our own countries. We need to tackle these to get more people vaccinated

Business

Rand facing a difficult Christmas

Today at 15:17 PM, via BusinessTech

The discovery of the Omicron variant and the rapid implementation of travel bans has led to rand weakness in recent weeks, despite the fact that the Covid-19 variant has subsequently been found in many other places across the world, says Investec chief economist Annabel Bishop.

Education

Nigeria: Ondo State University of Medical Sciences Set for New Faculty of Pharmacy

Today at 14:37 PM, via AllAfrica

[This Day] The Governor of Ondo State, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, has flagged off the construction of the Olu Akinkugbe Faculty of Pharmacy (OAFoP), which will be housed within the Ondo State University of Medical Sciences, which was established in 2014 as the first university dedicated to the study and advancement of medicine in Nigeria.

Education

Columbia University threatens graduate workers with replacement if they continue strike

Today at 12:00 PM, via The Guardian

The students are striking over better and health care and third-party arbitration for harassment and discrimination complaints

Around 3,000 graduate workers at Columbia University in New York City, who have been on strike since 3 November, recently received an email from the university human resources department threatening the workers with replacement if they continue striking.

The strike is...

Science/Tech

South Africans should not be paying R850 for a Covid test

Today at 15:14 PM, via MyBroadband

The Progressive Health Forum says that private labs are making unjustifiably high profits on Covid–19 tests. The Competition Commission is still investigating a complaint into the pricing.

Science/Tech

Google launches Android12L beta

Today at 15:06 PM, via MyBroadband

Google has released the first beta of Android 12L, a version of its latest mobile operating system made for large-screen devices like tablets and foldables.