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MONDAY, 18 JANUARY 2021, 12:21

South Africa

LIVE: Dr Blade Nzimande updates on COVID-19 developments in Higher Education

Today at 12:05 PM, via SABC News

The Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation, Dr Blade Nzimande, hosts a media briefing on plans for the reopening of the Post School Education and Training Institutions, and the developments and contribution of Science and Innovation in the fight against COVID 19.

South Africa

Condolences for arts and culture legends

Today at 10:27 AM, via SAnews

The nation has been struck by the loss of prominent figures within an already volatile arts and culture industry that has been the hardest hit by the impact of COVID-19, said Arts and Culture Minister Nathi Mthethwa.

World

Facing Biden, Erdogan extends olive branch to EU

Today at 11:46 AM, via News24

Facing a potentially hostile US administration, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is trying to break his isolation by mending EU relations, torn by what the bloc views as his bellicose foreign policy.

Africa

Zim journalist, MDC leaders denied access to lawyers

Today at 07:00 AM, via The Citizen

Journalist Hopewell Chin’ono, opposition MDC leader Sikhala and party spokesman Mahere, were arrested on charges relating to “publishing or communicating false statements prejudicial to the state” arising from a Twitter post.

Africa

Covid-19 on the rise in Zimbabwe

Yesterday at 21:00 PM, via Mail & Guardian

The South African variant of the virus is ‘clinically present’, while a lockdown tries to limit new infections

Education

Nigeria: Anambra, Osun Reopen Schools Today

Today at 12:07 PM, via AllAfrica

[This Day] Awka and Osogbo — The governments of Anambra and Osun States have today reopened schools in their various states, with only teachers and school administrators directed to attend in Anambra State.

Science/Tech

Live DStv channels launched on Showmax

Today at 11:33 AM, via MyBroadband

Showmax has begun testing the live streaming of two channels which were previously only available on DStv.

Science/Tech

Jo’burg looks set to get shorter load-shedding blocks

Today at 11:14 AM, via TechCentral

Residents and businesses in Johannesburg may soon find load-shedding times reduced from the current four-hour blocks, possibly to the two-hour blocks imposed elsewhere in South Africa.

Nature

World facing ‘catastrophic’ temperature rises: UN

Thursday at 20:28 PM, via News24

The world is on course for a “catastrophic” temperature rise this century, the United Nations said as it confirmed that 2020 rivalled 2016 as the hottest year on record.