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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.

South Africa

Suspect appears in court for Normandien farm murders

Today at 11:58 AM, via SABC News

The 29-year-old man accused of killing the Normandien farm couple outside Newcastle in the northern KwaZulu-Natal has appeared at the local magistrate’s court.

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 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.

Entertainment

Lebo M gets new reality show

Today at 11:39 AM, via The Citizen

Previously extremely private about his personal life, Grammy award-winning producer Lebo M will finally be giving the public a glimpse into his personal life.

Entertainment

Five things you missed from Emmys last night

Today at 11:11 AM, via The Citizen

At 24, Zendaya on Sunday became the youngest winner in the lead actress in a drama series category for her searing breakthrough turn on “Euphoria.”

Science/Tech

How to Watch WIRED25 2020

Today at 13:00 PM, via Wired

Join us at 12 pm ET on Wednesday for the next installment of WIRED25, and check out the replay of our opening night events.

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.