Skip to Content

SATURDAY, 04 JULY 2020, 14:43

South Africa

Mogoeng recommends tribunal to investigate Hlophe

Today at 13:10 PM, via SABC News

The Chairperson of the Judicial Conduct Committee, Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng has recommended that a tribunal be established to investigate Western Cape Judge President John Hlophe.

Africa

Amadou Diallo will never be forgotten

Today at 12:00 PM, via Mail & Guardian

Amadou Diallo, a Guinean man, was killed by NYPD officers 21 years ago. Today protesters still invoke his name as they fight for justice

Africa

Armed men kill 30 villagers in Mali attacks

Today at 08:45 AM, via The Citizen

The conflict has since swept into the centre of Mali and spilled into neighbouring Burkina Faso and Niger, inflaming ethnic tensions.

Business

4 things government can do to lift South Africa’s growth rate post-lockdown

Today at 13:00 PM, via BusinessTech

It was never going to be pretty. Investors braced themselves for bad news from the finance minister’s Supplementary Budget, and bad news is what they got, say Old Mutual Investment Group’s investment strategists Izak Odendaal and Dave Mohr. But there are some silver linings.

Politics

Ramaphosa commends Mpumalanga’s COVID-19 response strategy

Yesterday at 16:29 PM, via SABC News

President Cyril Ramaphosa says the government is concerned with the job losses in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Ramaphosa was speaking during his visit to assess Mpumalanga province’s response to the coronavirus in Mbombela. 

Education

‘It’s not over’: intimate diaries from the eye of the UK’s coronavirus storm

Today at 10:00 AM, via The Guardian

From an intensive care nurse to a homeless restaurant worker, four people changed by Covid-19 reflect on the most intense chapter of their lives

On 21 February, McFarlane, 57, was on her way back to Bangkok airport with her husband, Archie. The couple had been visiting their son, who works at an international school. “We felt apprehensive because the virus was starting to hit the news,” she...

Education

Making EU students pay higher fees is a blow for social mobility

Today at 09:00 AM, via The Guardian

A post-Brexit rise in fees for European students is an academic injustice

On 24 June, universities minister Michelle Donelan announced that, as a consequence of Brexit, EU and EEA students would be classified as overseas students starting from the 2021/22 academic year. They will be charged full tuition (up to £20,000 in some cases), lose access to the tuition fee loan, and no longer be...

Education

One school, 25 bereavements: Essex head fears emotional impact of Covid-19

Today at 09:00 AM, via The Guardian

Vic Goddard is one of many school leaders daunted by the burden of supporting pupils and staff through their grief

Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverage

Vic Goddard is trying not to cry. The headteacher of Passmores academy in Harlow and star of the 2011 TV series Educating Essex is thinking about the 23 pupils and two staff at his school who have been bereaved during the...

Education

Malawi: Teachers and Mothers Join Forces to Keep Girls in School in Malawi

Yesterday at 17:27 PM, via AllAfrica

[UNFPA] Lilongwe -Isaac Zatha, the headmaster of Chapita Primary School in the Malawian district of Salima, spent years watching his girl students disappear from class when they were married off or became pregnant. “Every month, I would receive a report of a girl dropping out and by the end of the term, the numbers were significant,” he recounted.

Lifestyle

Recipe: How to make a Caramel Amarula Fridge Tart

Today at 13:49 PM, via The South African

This creamy South African liqueur makes a fridge tart that doesn’t need to be baked. It will satisfy that craving for a deliciously sweet dessert!

Entertainment

Megan Thee Stallion won’t stay quiet

Yesterday at 20:00 PM, via IOL

Megan Thee Stallion will “always” speak up on topics she believes in, as she isn’t worried about “saying the wrong thing”.

Science/Tech

Ubisoft CEO Lays Out a Plan To Change the Company’s Toxic Culture

Today at 14:00 PM, via Slashdot

A week after launching investigations into many claims of harassment and misconduct, Ubisoft’s CEO gave an update on what the company is doing to change things. From a report: In a letter posted on its website and emailed to employees, Yves Guillemot said “the types of inappropriate behavior we have recently learned about cannot and will not be tolerated.” That’s sharply in contrast to reports...

Motoring

Hamilton leads Bottas in Mercedes one-two in final practice

Today at 14:21 PM, via Wheels24

Lewis Hamilton and his Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas continued their total dominance with another one-two to top the times in the third and final free practice at the belated season-opening Austrian Grand Prix.

Motoring

Green light for Formula 1 after negative Covid-19 tests

Today at 12:52 PM, via Wheels24

Formula 1’s travelling circus was given a medical thumbs-up on when organisers announced that everyone involved at this weekend’s season-opening Austrian Grand Prix had tested negative for the COVID-19 virus.

Health

11 of Our Best Weekend Reads

Yesterday at 20:01 PM, via New York Times

The tragic history of “I can’t breathe.” Why you can have a kid or a job right now, not both. How Brooklyn Drill went global. Farewell, Carl Reiner. And more.

Nature

Sinking of the MV Treasure – marking South Africa’s worst environmental disaster

23 June at 13:09 PM, via CapeNature

By Kevin Shaw, Team Leader: Ecology | Biodiversity Intelligence The 23rd of June 2020 marks the 20th anniversary of the sinking of the MV Treasure between Robben and Dassen Island.  The Treasure was a bulk ore iron carrier that had suffered structural damage in storms and when it sank on the morning of the 23rd it leaked about […]