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South Africa

VIDEO | COVID-19 In Numbers : Level 1

Today at 07:43 AM, via SABC News

This week, we look at the coronavirus (COVID-19) alert level 1 in numbers as South Africa sets to move to alert level 1 on 24 September.  

South Africa

SA moves to Alert Level 1

Today at 06:04 AM, via SABC News

South Africa has officially entered alert level-one of the nationwide lockdown.

World

Who will succeed Ginsburg on the US Supreme Court?

Today at 06:17 AM, via News24

The death of Ginsburg will offer Trump an opportunity to nominate a third jurist to the Supreme Court. Earlier this month, the US President announced a list of 20 potential contenders he would tap into, should a vacancy on the nine-justice court emerged. This is an insight into some names that are being considered.

Africa

Fire ravages Uganda’s top university

Yesterday at 13:37 PM, via The Citizen

Makerere University was established in 1922 as a humble technical school, but today is one of Africa’s oldest and most prestigious English universities.

Business

South African bank accounts linked in ‘dirty money’ report

Today at 08:05 AM, via BusinessTech

A number of global banks moved large sums of allegedly illicit funds over a period of nearly two decades, despite red flags about the origins of the money, BuzzFeed and other media reported on Sunday, citing confidential documents submitted by banks to the US government.

Business

5 important things happening in South Africa today

Today at 07:51 AM, via BusinessTech

South African banks listed among global suspicious transactions leak; Sanral urges government to make up its mind on e-tolls; SARS slaps the Guptas and linked companies with a tax bill; and more dodgy Covid contracts come under the spotlight.

Education

Children urged to strike against lack of action on climate emergency

Today at 08:00 AM, via The Guardian

Schoolchildren to protest on Friday in first such action since coronavirus pandemic struck

Schoolchildren around the world are being urged to go on strike to protest against a lack of action on the climate crisis.

Children and their supporters are invited to take to the streets on Friday, if it is safe to do so, or to go online with their protests “in whatever way suits you best”, according...

Education

Support for mental health is vital | Letters

Yesterday at 18:16 PM, via The Guardian

The effect of lockdown on disabled people and the need for suitable housing is highlighted by Celia Thomas, while Barbara Davey points to the help available for students from university chaplains

Your article (Stress, anxiety and depression levels soar under UK Covid-19 restrictions, 16 September) is right to highlight the impact of lockdown measures on people’s mental health. The effect on...

Lifestyle

Race superhero series ‘Watchmen’ wins big at ‘remote’ Emmys

Today at 04:24 AM, via Eyewitness News

With four victories in major categories, ‘Watchmen’ ended up with a total of 11 Emmys – television’s equivalent of the Oscars. Its creators dedicated their win for best limited series to African-American victims of the 1921 Tulsa massacre.

Entertainment

Emmys style: gowns, pyjamas and… hazmat tuxedos

Today at 06:44 AM, via The Citizen

Cult favourite “Schitt’s Creek” cleaned up in the comedy awards, taking home a total of nine prizes, including four for creator and star Daniel Levy.

Entertainment

Duo behind Room Rater Twitter account rates the rooms at the Emmys

Today at 06:32 AM, via CNN

Sunday night marked the first time the Emmy Awards went virtual and until red carpets make a comeback, all eyes are on backgrounds. That’s why CNN enlisted the help of Claude Taylor and Jessie Bahrey, the duo behind the popular and endlessly entertaining Twitter account @ratemyskyperoom, to share their thoughts on celebrity set-ups during the Emmys.

Science/Tech

ByteDance asserts control over TikTok Global

Today at 08:15 AM, via TechCentral

ByteDance has emphasised it will remain in control of a hived-off TikTok Global business, appearing to contradict US President Donald Trump’s statements about how the new entity will be directed by Americans.

Science/Tech

Can you solve it? Puzzlebombed!

Today at 08:10 AM, via The Guardian

Bamboozling bars and brain busting bees

Today’s problems are from Puzzlebomb, a monthly sheet of word, logic and number puzzles whose first issue came out earlier this month.

The first teaser – a meta-puzzle about bar graphs inspired by this xkcd cartoon – may well explode your head.

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