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MONDAY, 21 SEPTEMBER 2020, 08:06

South Africa

VIDEO | COVID-19 In Numbers : Level 1

Today at 07:43 AM, via SABC News

This week, we look at the coronavirus (COVID-19) alert level 1 in numbers as South Africa sets to move to alert level 1 on 24 September.  

South Africa

SA moves to Alert Level 1

Today at 06:04 AM, via SABC News

South Africa has officially entered alert level-one of the nationwide lockdown.

World

Who will succeed Ginsburg on the US Supreme Court?

Today at 06:17 AM, via News24

The death of Ginsburg will offer Trump an opportunity to nominate a third jurist to the Supreme Court. Earlier this month, the US President announced a list of 20 potential contenders he would tap into, should a vacancy on the nine-justice court emerged. This is an insight into some names that are being considered.

World

Briton and Australian mapping unexploded bombs killed

Today at 05:28 AM, via CNN

A British man and his Australian colleague who worked for an non-governmental organization that mapped unexploded ordnance have been killed in an explosion in the Solomon Islands.

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

5 important things happening in South Africa today

Today at 07:51 AM, via BusinessTech

South African banks listed among global suspicious transactions leak; Sanral urges government to make up its mind on e-tolls; SARS slaps the Guptas and linked companies with a tax bill; and more dodgy Covid contracts come under the spotlight.

Education

Support for mental health is vital | Letters

Yesterday at 18:16 PM, via The Guardian

The effect of lockdown on disabled people and the need for suitable housing is highlighted by Celia Thomas, while Barbara Davey points to the help available for students from university chaplains

Your article (Stress, anxiety and depression levels soar under UK Covid-19 restrictions, 16 September) is right to highlight the impact of lockdown measures on people’s mental health. The effect on...

Education

Kenya: Learners to Be Back in Class On October 19

Yesterday at 12:19 PM, via AllAfrica

[Nation] Schools will open on October 19 while Standard Eight and Form Four learners will sit their national exams in April 2021 if the government adopts proposals by a committee appointed by Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha.

Lifestyle

Race superhero series ‘Watchmen’ wins big at ‘remote’ Emmys

Today at 04:24 AM, via Eyewitness News

With four victories in major categories, ‘Watchmen’ ended up with a total of 11 Emmys – television’s equivalent of the Oscars. Its creators dedicated their win for best limited series to African-American victims of the 1921 Tulsa massacre.

Entertainment

Emmys style: gowns, pyjamas and… hazmat tuxedos

Today at 06:44 AM, via The Citizen

Cult favourite “Schitt’s Creek” cleaned up in the comedy awards, taking home a total of nine prizes, including four for creator and star Daniel Levy.

Entertainment

Duo behind Room Rater Twitter account rates the rooms at the Emmys

Today at 06:32 AM, via CNN

Sunday night marked the first time the Emmy Awards went virtual and until red carpets make a comeback, all eyes are on backgrounds. That’s why CNN enlisted the help of Claude Taylor and Jessie Bahrey, the duo behind the popular and endlessly entertaining Twitter account @ratemyskyperoom, to share their thoughts on celebrity set-ups during the Emmys.

Science/Tech

From Climate Change to the Dangers of Smoking: How Powerful Interests ‘Made Us Doubt Everything’

Today at 07:19 AM, via Slashdot

BBC News reports:In 1991, the trade body that represents electrical companies in the U.S., the Edison Electric Institute, created a campaign called the Information Council for the Environment which aimed to “Reposition global warming as theory (not fact)”. Some details of the campaign were leaked to the New York Times. “They ran advertising campaigns designed to undermine public support, cherry...