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South Africa

Tshegofatso Pule’s murder case postponed

Today at 15:11 PM, via SABC News

The murder case against Muzikayise Malephane, the man accused of killing 28-year-old Tshegofatso Pule, has been postponed in his absentia at the Roodepoort Magistrates court, west of Johannesburg.

Business

Mkhize admits ‘glorified wheelbarrows’ are not suitable ambulances: DA

Today at 15:26 PM, via BusinessTech

The Democratic Alliance (DA) has called into question a multi-million rand medical scooter project launched by the Eastern Cape Department of Health, following admission by health minister, Dr Zweli Mkhize that scooters do not meet the basic Emergency Medical Services (EMS) regulations.

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

Ministers to ditch target of 50% of young people in England going to university

Today at 14:37 PM, via The Guardian

Education secretary sets out plans to abandon target introduced by Tony Blair in 1999

The goal to have at least half of England’s young people going on to higher education is to be “torn up” by the government, the education secretary, Gavin Williamson, has said, ending a policy first pledged by Tony Blair in the 1990s.

The Department for Education said Williamson “will tear up the target to...

Science/Tech

UK Universities Comply With China’s Internet Restrictions

Today at 16:41 PM, via Slashdot

UK universities are testing a new online teaching link for students in China — which will require course materials to comply with Chinese restrictions on the internet. From a report: It enables students in China to keep studying UK degrees online, despite China’s limits on internet access. But it means students can only reach material on an “allowed” list. Universities UK said it was “not aware...

Science/Tech

Exclusive | Minister questions suitability of Icasa council nominees

Today at 16:10 PM, via TechCentral

Communications minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams has thrown a spanner in the works over the appointment of six new councillors to Icasa at a critical juncture for the regulator as gears up to license new broadband spectrum.

Science/Tech

South African online stores targeted by hackers

Today at 16:02 PM, via MyBroadband

The “Keeper” Magecart Group targeted at least six South African ecommerce websites as part of attacks conducted between 1 April 2017 and 7 July 2020, a report from Gemini Advisory has stated.

Science/Tech

Smartwatch Hack Could Trick Patients To ‘Take Pills’ With Spoofed Alerts

Today at 16:00 PM, via Slashdot

Security researchers say a smartwatch, popular with the elderly and dementia patients, could have been tricked into letting an attacker easily take control of the device. From a report: These watches are designed to help patients to easily call their carers and for carers to track the location of their patients. They come with their own cellular connection, so that they work anywhere. But...

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 […]