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South Africa

SIU freezes luxury property linked to former NLC chairperson

Today at 11:25 AM, via SAnews

The Special Investigating Unit (SIU) has obtained a preservation order to freeze a luxury property owned by Vhuthanda Investment, whose sole director is former National Lotteries Commission board chairperson, Prof Alfred Nevhutanda.

South Africa

New Umalusi council appointed

Today at 11:01 AM, via SAnews

Education quality assessor, Umalusi, has announced the appointment of its sixth council.

World

As US undoes abortion rights, Chile works to enshrine them

Today at 13:48 PM, via News24

As the United States loses a five-decade-old right to abortion, Chile – long one of Latin America’s most conservative countries – is gearing up to enshrine the same right in its constitution.

Africa

Well run by Nigeria’s Eroton spills oil and gas for over a week

Yesterday at 22:57 PM, via News24

A well at a site operated by local Nigerian firm Eroton Exploration and Production Limited has been spilling oil and gas into the Niger Delta for more than a week, the company and an agency responsible for detecting oil spills said.

Education

Sheffield Hallam University suspends English literature degree

Today at 13:59 PM, via The Guardian

Fears grow for job losses in arts and humanities departments after government crackdown on ‘low value’ courses

Concern is mounting about the fate of the humanities in higher education after Sheffield Hallam University announced that it would be suspending its degree in English literature.

A university spokesperson confirmed that English literature is among a small number of courses which are...

Education

Africa: Min. Sonii – ‘Quality Education, Good Governance and Food Security Are Guarantor to End Poverty, Ignorance in Africa’

Today at 13:15 PM, via AllAfrica

[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia — Liberia’s education Minister Dr. Ansu Sonii has underscored the need for leaders across Africa, especially in Liberia, to prioritize education, good governance and guarantee for food security if the high rate of poverty, ignorance and instability must be curtailed or eradicated from the continent.

Science/Tech

Eskom gives update on worker strike and available capacity

Today at 14:04 PM, via MyBroadband

“Disciplinary processes will commence once the situation is under control,” Eskom said. “At this point in time our efforts and resources are directed at keeping the lights on.”

Science/Tech

How a Turkish Municipal District Switched to GNU/Linux

Today at 13:34 PM, via Slashdot

Today I learned Turkey’s Scientific and Technological Research Council has a subsidiary developing a GNU/Linux distro called Pardus, “redesigned to be used in accordance with the practices and habits of users in Turkey.” And this week the Free Software Foundation published a post from the proud project leader of Pardus, explaining exactly why open source was chosen in the district of...

Science/Tech

Prosus nets R58-billion in JD.com stake sale

Today at 13:13 PM, via TechCentral

The arm of South African Internet giant Naspers sold almost $4-billion worth of stock in JD.com that it got as dividends from investee Tencent.

Health

In Light of Roe v. Wade Ruling, Men Share Their Abortion Stories

Saturday at 11:00 AM, via New York Times

In light of the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, advocates from all sides of the issue have called for men to be part of the conversation. The Times heard from hundreds who wanted to share their stories.