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South Africa

Africa will continue to face COVID-19 aftermath head on

Today at 09:27 AM, via SAnews

Africa has laid down good economic fundamentals that will enable the continent to rapidly rebuild economies after the losses suffered due to COVID-19, believes Health Minister, Dr Zweli Mkhize.

South Africa

SACU backs proposals to advance industrialisation

Today at 08:36 AM, via SAnews

The Southern African Customs Union (SACU) Ministers of Finance and Trade support the proposal of working together, through a regionally coordinated approach, to advance industrialisation, trade market access regionally and continentally, and to strengthen resource mobilisation.

World

First man to climb Everest 10 times dies at 72

Today at 05:17 AM, via CNN

Ang Rita Sherpa, the first man to climb Mount Everest 10 times, died of a lengthy illness on Monday, his family said, an event that fellow sherpas called a major loss to Nepal and the climbing community.

Education

Jamaican director of UCL’s slavery research centre: British racism is ‘clear and sharp’

Today at 09:00 AM, via The Guardian

The UK continues the fiction that racial exploitation is in the past, says Matthew Smith. He hopes his London appointment will help change that

Matthew Smith did not plan to quit Jamaica. Until last year the historian, who previously headed the history and archaeology department of the University of the West Indies at Mona, near Kingston, had made a point of staying. “I wanted my career to be...

Education

I could lose my child if Covid closes her special needs school again | Beverley Cohen

Today at 09:00 AM, via The Guardian

Parents like me need more help. I couldn’t cope with having my severely disabled daughter back at home full time

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Like most parents, I love my child with all my heart. Unlike most parents, if there’s a Covid-19 case at her school and it has to close again, I could lose her.

My daughter Liora Sangeeta is 14, she has complex needs:...

Education

Keir Starmer has to abandon Corbyn’s promise on student fees | Steven Fielding

Today at 08:00 AM, via The Guardian

Sooner or later, the Labour leader will realise that spending at least £6bn a year on free tuition won’t break down inequality

As he makes his first leader’s speech in the unusual context of an online Labour party conference, Keir Starmer’s position is rock solid. Since his election, the party has pulled almost level with the Conservatives in the polls, and more Britons think he would make...

Entertainment

Emmy ratings fall again to record low, as streaming becomes the new normal

Yesterday at 20:01 PM, via CNN

What if you threw a party — one generally praised by critics, presented with no serious glitches in the midst of a pandemic — and relatively speaking, nobody showed up? That’s the puzzle facing the Television Academy, in the wake of another year of record-low ratings for the Emmy Awards.

Science/Tech

Airbus Reveals Plans For Zero-Emission Aircraft Fueled By Hydrogen

Today at 09:00 AM, via Slashdot

Airbus has announced plans for the world’s first zero-emission commercial aircraft models that run on hydrogen and could take to the skies by 2035. The Guardian reports: The European aersospace company revealed three different aircraft concepts that would be put through their paces to find the most efficient way to travel long distances by plane without producing the greenhouse gas emissions...

Motoring

WATCH | The new Audi E-Tron S Sportback

Today at 09:00 AM, via Wheels24

Audi is launching its first two fully electric S models, of which the E-tron S Sportback is being featured, in Europe and gives us a look at what the German brand is busy with on the electric car front.

Nature

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

Thursday 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 […]