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South Africa

Protect children, urges Premier

Today at 12:53 PM, via SAnews

Free State Premier Sefora Ntombela has made a plea to parents to ensure that children are safe at all times.

South Africa

Number of COVID-19 positive learners rises to 102 in E Cape

Today at 12:02 PM, via SABC News

The Department of Basic Education in the Eastern Cape says the number of learners – to have tested positive for the coronavirus at Ethembeni High School in Burgersdorp – has risen to 102.

Business

South Africa does not have a viable economic recovery plan: analyst

Today at 12:34 PM, via BusinessTech

Despite talking up compacts and agreements around South Africa’s Covid-19 economic recovery plan, there is little to actually show for it beyond grand speeches – something that has long been a government trend, says Intellidex analyst Peter Attard Montalto.

Politics

LIVE: State Capture Commission

Today at 10:20 AM, via SABC News

The State Capture Commission will hear R1 billion Housing Free State Project-related evidence from Head of Department: Human Settlements, Free State Provincial Government, Nthimotse Mokhesi on Monday.

Education

Tanzania: Quartet Lose Examination Results Appeal

Today at 12:48 PM, via AllAfrica

[Daily News] FOUR students at St John’s University of Tanzania in Dodoma have lost their appeal they had lodged to challenge nullification of some examination results.

Education

Tanzania: Serengeti Gets 6.2bn/ – for Free Education in State Policy

Today at 12:48 PM, via AllAfrica

[Daily News] A total of 6.2bn/- had been distributed to 156 schools in government’s initiatives of implementing free education policy in Serengeti District Mara region over the past five years, CCM Central Committee member, Kassim Majaliwa has said.

Education

Uganda: Uganda Reopens Schools Amid Spike in Covid-19 Cases

Today at 12:17 PM, via AllAfrica

[Citizen] At Least 1 — 2 million learners are to return to school in Uganda next month after President Museveni on Sunday said his government had decided to further relax Covid-19 restrictions.

Science/Tech

Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Apple Urged to Stop Advertising to Minors

Today at 13:34 PM, via Slashdot

The BBC reports:Tech firms have been urged to stop advertising to under-18s in an open letter signed by Members of Parliament, academics and children’s-rights advocates. Behavioural advertising not only undermines privacy but puts “susceptible” youngsters under unfair marketing pressure, the letter says. It is addressed to Google, Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Microsoft. In a separate move...

Health

Defying the Family Cycle of Addiction

Today at 12:48 PM, via New York Times

In a family plagued by addiction, I was determined to help my teen recover from surgery without opiates.