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Thailand’s Cannabis Revolution

Today at 07:12 AM, via Al Jazeera

In the first country in Asia to legalise medical marijuana, some promise it will alleviate poverty and even cure cancer.

South Africa

SA records 2 128 new COVID-19 cases

Today at 08:31 AM, via SAnews

South Africa now has 655 572 confirmed COVID-19 cases after 2 128 infections were reported on Thursday.

Africa

‘Hotel Rwanda’ hero denied bail in terrorism trial

Yesterday at 17:40 PM, via News24

A Kigali court on Thursday denied bail to Paul Rusesabagina, whose actions during the 1994 Rwandan genocide inspired the Oscar-nominated film “Hotel Rwanda”, ahead of his trial on numerous charges including terrorism.

Politics

More North West mayors face recall

Yesterday at 21:00 PM, via Mail & Guardian

The ANC is wielding its axe to clear out ineffective councillors and those facing criminal charges

Education

Student finance: everything you need to know about managing your money

Today at 08:00 AM, via The Guardian

Our student finance expert answers your most commonly asked questions about money and university

Is it too late to apply for student finance?

No – but you’d better get a move on! You can apply for student finance up to nine months after you start your course but your application could take up to six weeks to process.

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Education

England’s state schools suffering biggest fall in funding since 1980s, says IFS

Today at 01:01 AM, via The Guardian

Report shows schools in the most deprived areas worst affected by government’s austerity policy

State schools in England have suffered their worst decline in funding since the 1980s, with secondary schools and those in the most deprived areas the worst affected by the era of austerity, according to analysis by the Institute for Fiscal Studies.

The decline that began after the Conservative-led...

Lifestyle

Level 1 will help arts, entertainment sectors to recover: Winde

Today at 08:34 AM, via SABC News

Western Cape Premier Alan Winde says President Cyril Ramaphosa’s announcement that South Africa will be moving to level one of the lockdown with effect from Sunday at midnight will help arts, entertainment and tourism sectors to recover.

Science/Tech

ByteDance plans TikTok IPO to win US deal: sources

Today at 08:32 AM, via TechCentral

China’s ByteDance is planning a US initial public offering of TikTok Global, the new company that will operate the popular short-video app, should its proposed deal be cleared by the US government

Motoring

WATCH | Why is the world so obsessed with SUVs?

Today at 07:30 AM, via Wheels24

What is the reason behind the huge popularity of SUVs? Deutsche Welle investigates why carmakers won’t stop manufacturing them and why a part of our brain may be the reason we like them.

Nature

Long-term biomonitoring: A typical day of training and sampling

Tuesday at 19:35 PM, via CapeNature

By Jeanne Gouws, CapeNature Ecologist Long-term monitoring of species of ecosystems is important for tracking changes related to many factors, including the impacts of climate change. CapeNature conducts long-term monitoring activities for various creatures and ecosystems, great and small. One of these projects is the monitoring of three sites on the Eerste River in Jonkershoek, […]