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SUNDAY, 20 SEPTEMBER 2020, 15:00

Africa

Fire ravages Uganda’s top university

Today 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

SANRAL urges toll decision, Sunday Times says

Today at 14:35 PM, via Fin24

According to Sunday Times Sanral CEO Skhumbuzo Macozoma said the decision on whether to keep the system or scrap it rests with President Cyril Ramaphosa’s cabinet.

Politics

DA calls for Parliament to fully resume business

Today at 13:49 PM, via SABC News

The Democratic Alliance (DA) wants Parliament to fully resume business as the country starts to ease COVID-19 lockdown regulations to Alert Level 1.

Sport

Disgruntled former Cheetahs want team to remain in PRO14

Today at 14:16 PM, via News24

With rumours circulating that four South African franchises might join an expanded version of the PRO14 tournament, a number of disgruntled ex-Cheetahs players have written an open letter to SA Rugby.

Education

Kenya: Learners to Be Back in Class On October 19

Today at 12:19 PM, via AllAfrica

[Nation] Schools will open on October 19 while Standard Eight and Form Four learners will sit their national exams in April 2021 if the government adopts proposals by a committee appointed by Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha.

Lifestyle

Tsitsikamma National Park showcases SA’s natural heritage

Today at 03:19 AM, via SABC News

This month marks tourism month and a domestic travel campaign is underway. As South Africa moves to level one of the national lockdown, there is a big push to get the tourism industry up to speed. It’s also Tourism Month, and the Department of Tourism activated its domestic travel campaign in the Eastern Cape.

Lifestyle

Your daily Horoscope for 20 September 2020

Today at 01:00 AM, via The South African

Wondering what the day has in store for your star sign? Here’s a quick glance at horoscopes and more for today – completely free!

Science/Tech

US Teens Are Being Paid to Spread Disinformation on Social Media

Today at 13:01 PM, via Slashdot

The Washington Post covered “a sprawling yet secretive campaign that experts say evades the guardrails put in place by social media companies to limit online disinformation of the sort used by Russia” during America’s last presidential campaign in 2016. According to four people with knowledge of the effort, “Teenagers, some of them minors, are being paid to pump out the messages…”The campaign...

Science/Tech

My search for life on other planets kept me going when my husband died

Today at 13:00 PM, via The Guardian

For Sara Seager, star-gazing offered a sense of perspective when tragedy struck

Fifteen years ago, I started my job at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. As an astrophysicist and planetary scientist, my job is to search for alien life. Not little green humanoids like ET, but signs of life on planets orbiting other stars. Every star is a sun and if our sun has planets (Mercury, Venus,...

Science/Tech

As Trump Squeezes China, Alipay’s Star Rises

Today at 13:00 PM, via Wired

Chinese consumers tap the fintech app to pay bills, order in restaurants, and book appointments. Now it’s preparing for an IPO that could value it at $200 billion.