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South Africa

NSFAS finalising checks on funding applications

Today at 09:37 AM, via SAnews

Higher Education, Science and Innovation Minister, Dr Blade Nzimande, says the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) is currently finalising the due diligence and quality checks of the application information received.

Politics

Mkhize innocent until proven guilty: ANC

Today at 06:06 AM, via SABC News

The African National Congress (ANC) says Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize is innocent until proven guilty. This comes after reports that the Special Investigating Unit (SIU) was probing a complaint about a multi-million-rand tender that was awarded to a communications company in KwaZulu-Natal.

Education

Covid tests and masks will not be compulsory at English schools, says minister

Today at 11:15 AM, via The Guardian

Nick Gibb says he hopes most pupils will opt for both voluntarily

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It will not be compulsory for school pupils to take Covid tests twice a week, nor wear face coverings in class, the schools minister Nick Gibb has confirmed.

But Gibb said he hoped that most students would wear masks and volunteer to take tests twice a week in school,...

Nature

Water quality and quantity the key to healthy estuaries

Tuesday at 16:19 PM, via CapeNature

The health of on estuary is a description of the condition of an estuary and are driven by two key drivers, water quality and quantity. Rain falling on the land eventually makes its way to a lake, river, stream, estuary, or ocean. Some rainwater flows slowly, in a thin layer called sheet flow across the […]