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TUESDAY, 25 JANUARY 2022, 15:23

South Africa

Two Vaal Dam sluice gates closed

Today at 14:35 PM, via SAnews

The Department of Water and Sanitation has closed two sluice gates that were opened at the Vaal Dam after the water levels reached better manageable volumes due to previous releases into the dam.

South Africa

SA condemns military takeover in Burkina Faso

Today at 14:29 PM, via SAnews

The South African government has condemned the coup d’état in Burkina Faso and is calling on the military to return to their barracks and restore democracy.

Business

Petrol price hike warning for South Africa

Today at 14:35 PM, via BusinessTech

While a January petrol price decrease softened the blow for motorists at the start of the work year, the nature of fuel price fluctuations suggests that it is only a matter of time before the R20/litre barrier is breached again, warn analysts at professional services firm PwC.

Sport

Condoms available but hugs discouraged at Beijing Winter Olympics

Today at 15:09 PM, via CNN

Beijing Olympics organizers are keeping up with the tradition of making condoms available to athletes, despite detailed social distancing guidelines intended to curb the spread of COVID-19 within the “closed loop” in which the Games will take place.

Education

The SAT Will Go Completely Digital by 2024

Today at 15:00 PM, via New York Times

The SAT will go completely digital by 2024 amid questions about whether college admissions tests are fair, or even necessary.

Education

Ghana: Adopt Policies That Improve Basic Education

Today at 13:23 PM, via AllAfrica

[Ghanaian Times] On January 14, this year, the Ghana Education Service (GES) announced the introduction of a semester-based academic calendar for all basic schools, including kindergarten and primary schools.

Science/Tech

Why Some Animals Can Tell More From Less

Today at 15:00 PM, via Wired

Researchers find that densely packed neurons play an outsize role in quantitative skill—calling into question old assumptions about evolution.

Health

What NYC Dog Owners Should Know About Leptospirosis

Today at 12:00 PM, via New York Times

The Health Department could not confirm reports of an outbreak of the bacterial disease, which is spread by rats, linked to McCarren Park, but said it was working with the Parks Department to keep rats out.