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MONDAY, 10 AUGUST 2020, 06:30

Politics

Herman Mashaba wants you to forget

Yesterday at 21:00 PM, via Mail & Guardian

When considering Herman Mashaba’s new political plans, the South African public must reckon with the former mayor of Johannesburg’s actual record

Politics

Buthelezi doing well after testing positive for COVID-19

Yesterday at 20:31 PM, via SABC News

Former Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) leader Mangosuthu Buthelezi says he is doing well and is in good spirits after testing positive for the coronavirus. Buthelezi is currently self-isolating at home as he is asymptomatic.

Education

University clearing set to be the busiest ever, experts warn

Today at 01:01 AM, via The Guardian

‘Pressure cooker’ A-level results day expected as Ucas predicts 80,000 students will use clearing

A sharp rise in students applying to UK universities through clearing – months later than the traditional admissions cycle – is paving the way for the biggest-ever scramble for places, with A-level results this week set to become a “pressure cooker” day, experts have warned.

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Science/Tech

Richard Stallman Discusses Privacy Risks of Bitcoin, Suggests ‘Something Much Better’

Today at 05:34 AM, via Slashdot

Richard Stallman gave a new interview to the site Cointelegraph, which asked him his feelings about cryptocurrencies. “I’m not against them,” Stallman answers “I’m not campaigning to eliminate them, I just don’t particularly want to use them.” Cointelegraph then asks Stallman how he feels about tests underway for the Chinese government’s own central bank digital currency: Richard Stallman:...

Science/Tech

New Free Software Foundation Video Mocks Proprietary Remote-Learning Software

Today at 02:34 AM, via Slashdot

“Computer user freedom is a matter of justice,” argues a new video released Friday by the Free Software Foundation:The University of Costumed Heroes is an animated video telling the story of a group of heroes falling prey to the powers of proprietary software in education. The university board acquires cutting-edge remote learning software that enables them to continue their operations online,...

Science/Tech

Coronavirus live news: Global infections near 20m as Greece sees highest daily case rise

Today at 01:07 AM, via The Guardian

US cases pass 5m; French virus ship passengers sue cruise company; UK daily infections pass 1,000 for first time since June. Follow the latest updates

Global infections near 20mAmerica’s midwest braces for ‘unstoppable’ Covid-19 surgeUS passes 5m Covid-19 cases as Joe Biden says pandemic ‘breaks heart’Brazil scientist’s despair as coronavirus deaths hit 100,000See all our coronavirus coverage

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Science/Tech

Some Cities are Combining Basic Incomes with Local Currenices

Today at 00:58 AM, via Slashdot

Bloomberg looks at some interesting local currency programs that have been implemented around the world. And in at least one case money “is literally being made from trees” — the wooden dollars being printed in a small city in the northwest U.S. and distributed to the needy in monthly stipends. “We preach localism and investing in our local community,” says mayor Wayne Fournier, “and the idea...

Motoring

Hamilton compares tyres to ‘balloons’, feared explosion

Yesterday at 18:55 PM, via Wheels24

Lewis Hamilton compared his Pirelli tyres to balloons on Sunday after he and his Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas suffered serious blistering problems at the 70th Anniversary Grand Prix.

Health

Yet another study finds vaccines to be safe

Yesterday at 15:00 PM, via Health24

A new review shows that ‘vaccines are remarkably safe, and that the current vaccine approval and post-marketing surveillance processes are robust and effective’.

Nature

CapeNature reserves now open for overnight bookings ahead of the long weekend

Wednesday at 21:31 PM, via CapeNature

Just in time to take advantage of the upcoming long weekend, CapeNature is pleased to announce the reopening of overnight stays for self-catering accommodation, camping, selected overnight hiking trails and eco-venues from Friday, 7 August 2020. This comes of the announcement by Tourism Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane’s that South Africans will be allowed to travel for leisure […]

Nature

Overnight stays at CapeNature reserves – What YOU need to know before packing your overnight bag

04 August at 09:30 AM, via CapeNature

We are very excited about the announcement made on the 30 July by Tourism Minister, Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane when she stated that “On accommodation for leisure, cabinet has agreed to ease the restrictions for leisure travel. Currently, individuals are not allowed to leave their homes for leisure purposes, but they now are allowed to do so […]