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TUESDAY, 07 DECEMBER 2021, 07:19

South Africa

Sadtu, Naptosa urge their members to get vaccinated

Today at 06:04 AM, via SABC News

The South African Democratic Teachers’ Union (Sadtu) and the National Professional Teachers Organisation of South Africa (Naptosa) have urged their members to get vaccinated.

Africa

Ethiopia government claims recapture of key towns

Today at 00:01 AM, via The Citizen

The latest territorial gains claimed by Abiy’s government mark another sharp shift in the 13-month war that has triggered a desperate humanitarian crisis in the north of Africa’s second most populous nation.

Africa

Zimbabwe court clears journalist Hopewell Chin’ono over tweets

Yesterday at 18:46 PM, via News24

A Zimbabwe court on Monday dropped a case against investigative journalist and government critic Hopewell Chin’ono, charged with inciting public violence last year for supporting banned demonstrations on Twitter.

Politics

Constitution 18th Amendment Bill to be brought before Parly on Tuesday

Today at 06:16 AM, via SABC News

The Constitution 18th Amendment Bill will be brought before the National Assembly on Tuesday. The Ad Hoc Committee to Amend Section 25 of the Constitution adopted the Bill which seeks to amend the property clause to facilitate land expropriation without compensation.

Education

Last Edward Colston school in Bristol to change its name

Yesterday at 18:45 PM, via The Guardian

Fee-paying Colston’s school to follow Colston primary and Colston’s girls’ school in ditching slave trader’s name

A fee-paying school in Bristol named after the slave trader Edward Colston is to change its name after a consultation attracted thousands of responses from the school and wider community.

Colston’s school was set up by the Bristol-born merchant in 1710 as Colston’s hospital and...

Education

Hundreds of calls made to UK helpline about sexual abuse in schools

Yesterday at 17:10 PM, via The Guardian

Demand for the Report Abuse in Education helpline means it will stay open, says NSPCC children’s charity

More than 850 calls, many alleging sexual abuse and harassment in schools, have been made to a national helpline set up after the Everyone’s Invited website revealed widespread sexism, misogyny and abuse in education.

A total of 150 were so serious that they have been referred to police and...

Education

Tanzania: Govt Vows to Educate All Children

Yesterday at 12:59 PM, via AllAfrica

[Daily News] MINISTER for Education, Science and technology, Prof Joyce Ndalichako has reiterated the government’s commitment to ensure that every child accesses secondary education.

Lifestyle

‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ advance ticket sales smash records at ODEON

Today at 01:19 AM, via SABC News

London-based ODEON Cinemas said on Monday it sold over 200,000 advance tickets of Marvel superhero movie “Spider-Man: No Way Home” in the first week, breaking a record held by “Avengers: Endgame” and indicating a good appetite for movie going this festive season despite Omicron concerns.

Lifestyle

Your daily Horoscope for 07 December 2021

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 your daily horoscope and more for today – completely free!

Science/Tech

Covid-19: How fast is the Omicron variant spreading? podcast

Today at 07:00 AM, via The Guardian

Over 40 countries have now confirmed the presence of Omicron. And, in the UK, scientists have been increasingly expressing their concern about the new variant. Some have speculated there could be more than 1,000 cases here already, and that it could become the dominant variant within weeks.

To get an update on what we know about the Omicron variant, and how quickly it might be spreading,...

Science/Tech

Intel Will Take Mobileye Public in 2022

Today at 05:31 AM, via New York Times

The chip maker’s Israeli subsidiary builds driver-assistance technology for major automakers and is now testing self-driving cars.

Science/Tech

SolarWinds Hackers Have a Whole Bag of New Tricks For Mass Compromise Attacks

Today at 05:30 AM, via Slashdot

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: Almost exactly a year ago, security researchers uncovered one of the worst data breaches in modern history, if not ever: a Kremlin-backed hacking campaign that compromised the servers of network management provider SolarWinds and, from there, the networks of 100 of its highest-profile customers, including nine US federal agencies. Nobelium...

Science/Tech

China ‘Modified’ the Weather To Create Clear Skies For Political Celebration, Study Finds

Today at 04:02 AM, via Slashdot

Chinese weather authorities successfully controlled the weather ahead of a major political celebration earlier this year, according to a Beijing university study. The Guardian reports: On 1 July the Chinese Communist party marked its centenary with major celebrations including tens of thousands of people at a ceremony in Tiananmen Square, and a research paper from Tsinghua University has said...