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Thailand’s Cannabis Revolution

Today at 07:12 AM, via Al Jazeera

In the first country in Asia to legalise medical marijuana, some promise it will alleviate poverty and even cure cancer.

South Africa

Former ANC councillor Andile Lungisa spends first night in jail

Today at 06:23 AM, via Eyewitness News

Lungisa was convicted of the assault of a fellow councillor in 2016. He handed himself over to authorities on Thursday and was greeted by a crowd of supporters outside the North End Prison in Port Elizabeth.

South Africa

Alchol sector welcomes level 1 move, worried about off-consumption restrictions

Today at 06:02 AM, via Eyewitness News

CEO of the South African Liquor Brandowners Association, Kurt Moore, said that the extension of trading days was a step in the right direction but not far enough for the sector that was struggling to recover from the two waves of bans on sales during the lockdown.

Africa

‘Hotel Rwanda’ hero denied bail in terrorism trial

Yesterday at 17:40 PM, via News24

A Kigali court on Thursday denied bail to Paul Rusesabagina, whose actions during the 1994 Rwandan genocide inspired the Oscar-nominated film “Hotel Rwanda”, ahead of his trial on numerous charges including terrorism.

Politics

More North West mayors face recall

Yesterday at 21:00 PM, via Mail & Guardian

The ANC is wielding its axe to clear out ineffective councillors and those facing criminal charges

Sport

Azarenka shocks Kenin with double bagel in Rome

Today at 07:18 AM, via News24

Victoria Azarenka switched with ease from her impressive form on the hard court in the United States last week to clay in Rome sweeping past third seed Sofia Kenin.

Education

Student finance: everything you need to know about managing your money

Today at 08:00 AM, via The Guardian

Our student finance expert answers your most commonly asked questions about money and university

Is it too late to apply for student finance?

No – but you’d better get a move on! You can apply for student finance up to nine months after you start your course but your application could take up to six weeks to process.

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Education

Disadvantaged students narrow GCSE attainment gap in England

Today at 01:01 AM, via The Guardian

Analysis shows improved results despite fears of bias in teacher assessments

Disadvantaged students in England improved their results at GCSE this summer, narrowing the attainment gap with their peers, according to an analysis.

After summer exams were cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic, there were fears that disadvantaged students could lose out from results based on teacher assessments...

Science/Tech

Nvidia Broadcast is now available

Today at 07:53 AM, via MyBroadband

Nvidia has officially rolled out its new Broadcast application, which allows you to turn your home gaming setup into a professional streaming studio.

Motoring

WATCH | Why is the world so obsessed with SUVs?

Today at 07:30 AM, via Wheels24

What is the reason behind the huge popularity of SUVs? Deutsche Welle investigates why carmakers won’t stop manufacturing them and why a part of our brain may be the reason we like them.

Nature

Long-term biomonitoring: A typical day of training and sampling

Tuesday at 19:35 PM, via CapeNature

By Jeanne Gouws, CapeNature Ecologist Long-term monitoring of species of ecosystems is important for tracking changes related to many factors, including the impacts of climate change. CapeNature conducts long-term monitoring activities for various creatures and ecosystems, great and small. One of these projects is the monitoring of three sites on the Eerste River in Jonkershoek, […]