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The hardships of Eastern Cape home schooling

Today at 05:00 AM, via Times Live

The recent surge in Covid-19 infections in the Eastern Cape has forced the province – like most places in the world – to adjust how it educates its children.

South Africa

SA’s COVID-19 infections rise by 4,400

Today at 03:31 AM, via Eyewitness News

As of Thursday, the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases is 800,872 and the total number of recoveries is 739,367.

Business

WATCH | An empty Paris hotel now shelters the homeless

Today at 07:00 AM, via Fin24

In normal times the Hotel Avenir Montmartre is a tourist magnet with its views of the Eiffel Tower and the Sacre Coeur church, but Covid-19 has scared off the usual guests. Instead, the hotel has opened its doors to the homeless.

Politics

ANC NEC to discuss its step-aside resolution

Today at 06:01 AM, via SABC News

The African National Congress’ National Executive Committee meeting today is set to discuss the party’s much talked about step-aside resolution.

Politics

Western Cape High Court orders reinstatement of PAC’s Nyhontso

Yesterday at 22:56 PM, via SABC News

Western Cape High Court has ordered the reinstatement of Mzwanele Nyhontso to the position of PAC’s representative in the National Assembly, pending a decision of the Court regarding the challenge of his recent removal by his party.

Education

Experts call for end of rapid Covid tests in universities and care homes in England

Today at 00:35 AM, via The Guardian

Government figures from programme revealed tests missed 30% of those with high viral load

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Experts have called for an end to the use of rapid coronavirus tests in universities and care homes, after government figures from the mass testing programme in Liverpool revealed the tests missed 30% of those with a high viral load.

The figures...

Education

Gavin Williamson in Eton mess as he pitches into ‘no girls’ policy

Yesterday at 19:55 PM, via The Guardian

Education secretary’s nod to ending single-sex rule crosses college and adds to row over patriarchy lecture

The British education secretary, Gavin Williamson, has called for girls to be allowed in to Eton after reluctantly being drawn into an argument over the dismissal of a teacher at the exclusive Berkshire school.

Williamson was taking part in an interview about plans for next year’s...

Education

The IHRA antisemitism definition is a useful guide, not a legal tool | Letters

Yesterday at 19:42 PM, via The Guardian

Dave Rich of the Community Security Trust, Danny Stone of the Antisemitism Policy Trust, and Jennifer Hornsby respond to an article by David Feldman saying that the IHRA definition should not be imposed on universities

Prof David Feldman’s critique of the IHRA’s working definition of antisemitism (The government should not impose a faulty definition of antisemitism on universities, 2...

Science/Tech

Government seeks R6 billion for stake in SAA

Today at 07:13 AM, via MyBroadband

South Africa is looking to raise about R6 billion from the sale of a stake in its bankrupt national airline, according to people familiar with the situation.

Nature

Beach Litter at Walker Bay – study results

Yesterday at 12:36 PM, via CapeNature

CapeNature staff facilitated entry into the Die Kelders section of the Walker Bay Reserve, where Peter Ryan and Coleen Moloney, senior researchers from UCT supervising the Conservation Biology Masters group, together with Grootbos Foundation representative as well as group co-ordinator, Paula Strauss participated in a beach clean-up. The area has been plagued by miniature plastic items […]