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South Africa

Anglican Church appeals for urgent completion of PPE corruption probe

Today at 06:47 AM, via SABC News

Dean Michael Weeder of the Anglican St George’s Cathedral in Cape Town has called for the urgent completion of investigations into alleged corruption, especially with regard to the procurement of Personal Protective Equipment during the COVID-19 pandemic.

World

Trump’s Supreme Court push roils US election

Today at 07:04 AM, via News24

US President Donald Trump on Saturday urged Republican lawmakers to back his upcoming nomination for the Supreme Court “without delay” as the issue upended the election only a day after the death of liberal stalwart Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Business

Government to help fund SAA rescue

Today at 07:33 AM, via BusinessTech

South Africa’s government will provide initial funding to cover certain restructuring costs for the country’s insolvent airline, said minister of Public Enterprises Pravin Gordhan.

Business

What to expect from South Africa’s new international travel list: minister

Today at 07:27 AM, via BusinessTech

Government faces a balancing act in the countries which will be allowed to travel to and from South Africa  for international travel as it weighs up safety concerns, existing trade relationships and which countries are most likely to bring the most tourists.

Business

Why Mauritius has become even more attractive for expats

Today at 07:00 AM, via BusinessTech

Mauritius has created a range of incentives that will effectively make it cheaper and easier than ever for investors and expatriates to live and work in the country, including reduced minimum investment limits and extending residency permits from three to 10 years.

Politics

ANC provincial secretary laments COVID-19 corruption

Today at 04:08 AM, via SABC News

African National Congress (ANC) provincial secretary David Khawe says it’s disappointing that the corruption allegations have come during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. “The ANC has to rise and be with the people and in this instance as the ANC we must lower our arrogance. We are saying to the people of South Africa, that this […]

Education

‘They see us as heavy-drinking nuisances’: students face Covid marshals

Today at 08:03 AM, via The Guardian

Patrols in cities and campuses aim to stop mass gatherings that flout pandemic regulations

Dancing, drinking and flirting at wild parties will be firmly off the student timetable this term – even for those tempted to attend an illegal event. Universities are paying for “Covid marshals” to break up mass gatherings and stop undergraduates flouting pandemic rules.

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Education

Hi, There. Want to Triple Voter Turnout?

Yesterday at 17:00 PM, via New York Times

Campaign volunteers go door to door to rouse voters on Election Day. Now some stay outside polling places, asking voters to text friends to join in.

Education

UK universities predict record student dropout rate

Yesterday at 09:00 AM, via The Guardian

Fears that young people have ‘lost the discipline of learning’ add to students’ money worries as part-time jobs dry up

Record numbers of young people in the UK are starting a university course this autumn, with many anxious to escape a collapsing employment market. But as students embark on a very different university experience, vice-chancellors are worried that many may not last the...

Education

‘Seeing my son’s development was incredible’: the parents sticking with home schooling beyond lockdown

Yesterday at 07:00 AM, via The Guardian

For many, the lack of formal education was tough. But some families are choosing not to go back to the school gate

It’s no secret that imposed home schooling during lockdown was tough on many parents. By June, one in three women and one in five men reported difficulties to the Office for National Statistics. They also said that a child in their house was struggling to continue their education...

Lifestyle

Tsitsikamma National Park showcases SA’s natural heritage

Today at 03:19 AM, via SABC News

This month marks tourism month and a domestic travel campaign is underway. As South Africa moves to level one of the national lockdown, there is a big push to get the tourism industry up to speed. It’s also Tourism Month, and the Department of Tourism activated its domestic travel campaign in the Eastern Cape.

Science/Tech

Trump Told Oracle, Walmart has wants US paid in TikTok deal

Today at 08:17 AM, via TechCentral

US President Donald Trump told Oracle’s Larry Ellison and Walmart’s Doug McMillon that he still wants the government to receive a payment as part of a deal for the US operations of TikTok.

Science/Tech

The search for life – from Venus to the outer solar system

Today at 08:06 AM, via The Guardian

While the discovery of the normally microbe-produced phosphine on our toxic neighbour is astonishing, other candidates for life are more promising

It remains one of the most unexpected scientific discoveries of the year. To their astonishment, British scientists last week revealed they had uncovered strong evidence that phosphine – a toxic, rancid gas produced by microbes – exists in the...

Science/Tech

Moment of truth for e-tolls

Today at 07:19 AM, via MyBroadband

Sanral CEO Skhumbuzo Macozoma has said that the government must make a decision on e-tolls soon to save the struggling company.