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Joburg’s new reduced tariffs come into effect

Today at 18:06 PM, via The Star

The City of Joburg has announced that new tariff increases, which were reduced from the proposed percentages to cushion residents from the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and lockdown, were set to come into effect today.

Africa

Why Uganda needs a Stella Nyanzi in Parliament

Today at 17:05 PM, via Mail & Guardian

Many Ugandans find Stella Nyanzi’s mode of protest, including vulgar insults and stripping to make a point, unsettling. But her challenge to the country’s patriarchy could bring much-needed reform

Business

Eskom moves to stage 1 load shedding on Wednesday

Today at 18:26 PM, via BusinessTech

Power utility, Eskom says it will implement stage 1 load shedding on Wednesday (15 July) as it has successfully been able to restore some of its power generating units.

Business

Good corporate governance key for SOEs

Today at 18:00 PM, via IOL

We need to find a system of governance at our state-owned enterprises that fits the country’s economic and political environment.

Education

School reopenings: what can the US learn from other countries’ experiences?

Today at 16:43 PM, via The Guardian

Emerging evidence suggests those under 18 are less likely to contract coronavirus but outbreaks have occurred at schools

As the Trump administration pushes for schools to reopen even as the US records daily record new infections, the experience of other countries where classes have resumed seems ever more important. So what lessons have been learned?

Is it safe?

Continue reading…

Education

Somalia: Federal Government in Stand Off With Puntland Over Examination Results

Today at 15:31 PM, via AllAfrica

[Dalsan Radio] More than 1600 students who sat for their exams their final secondary school certificates in Puntland will not be given their national examination after the education minister has ruled out the government will not recognize the students who have not sat for the official standardized tests.

Education

South Africa: UCT Student Entrepreneurs Head to National Finals

Today at 15:24 PM, via AllAfrica

[UCT] The University of Cape Town’s (UCT) student entrepreneurs pulled out all the stops during the regional round of the Entrepreneurship Intervarsity competition, topping three of the four categories and heading to the national final later this year.

Science/Tech

Microsoft Adds Support For Custom ‘+’ Email Addresses in Office 365

Today at 18:11 PM, via Slashdot

Microsoft is adding support for custom email addressing to Office 365 email services, a feature it hopes to complete in Q3 2020. From a report: Custom email addresses are an optional feature that some email providers can support. The feature is described in the RFC 5233 internet standard. Officially known as subaddressing, this standard allows users to extend their email address using “tags” or...

Motoring

REVIEW | We drive the new BMW 320i

Today at 14:00 PM, via Wheels24

Sean Parker gets behind the wheel of the new BMW 320i and goes for a drive, not to anywhere, not for anything, just the journey.

Health

Why We’re Losing the Battle With Covid-19

Today at 11:00 AM, via New York Times

The escalating crisis in Texas shows how the chronic underfunding of public health has put America on track for the worst coronavirus response in the developed world.

Nature

Everything you need to know about renewing or purchasing a Wild Card during lockdown

06 July at 20:20 PM, via CapeNature

What is a Wild Card? The Wild Card is a loyalty programme that makes tourism to national parks and nature reserves in southern Africa more accessible and rewarding than ever before. With a Wild Card membership you receive one year’s unlimited access to the most beautiful nature reserves and parks with superb picnic spots, natural […]