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South Africa

Findings implicating ANC’s Danny Msiza in VBS theft set aside

Today at 14:45 PM, via SABC News

Limpopo’s ANC Treasurer Danny Msiza has been cleared of any wrongdoing in the VBS looting and collapse. The High Court in Johannesburg set aside the adverse findings and remarks against Msiza, which are contained in the Reserve Bank’s report, “The Great Bank Heist” on Tuesday.

South Africa

NYDA is the ANC’s patronage vehicle – DA

Today at 13:10 PM, via News24

The DA says appointments to the board of the National Youth Development Agency were decided long before official processes started.

Politics

LIVE | State Capture Inquiry, Part 2

Today at 14:03 PM, via SABC News

Former finance minister Des van Rooyen testifies at the State Capture Commission of Inquiry on Tuesday afternoon. Earlier, he cross-examined former Treasury Director General Lungile Fuzile. Van Rooyen was appointed finance minister by then-president Jacob Zuma, following the shocking removal of Nhlanhla Nene. His appointment however lasted four days due to a nationwide #ZumaMustFall protest, […]

Sport

Sri Lanka postpones cricket league over quarantine rules

Today at 14:47 PM, via News24

Sri Lanka’s cricket board ndefinitely postponed the new premier league tournament scheduled for later this month as health authorities insisted on a two-week quarantine for foreign players.

Education

Dan Snow sells History Hit network to Little Dot Studios

Today at 13:47 PM, via The Guardian

Podcast and video business with more than 100,000 subscribers sold to All3Media-owned firm

Broadcaster Dan Snow has sold his Netflix-style streaming service and popular podcast business to Little Dot Studios, the digital content firm owned by Fleabag and 1917 producer All3Media.

Snow, a favourite among history enthusiasts for programmes including Battlefield Britain, The Vikings Uncovered and...

Education

Ghana: 13 Riotous Students to Write Exams Under Guardian Escort

Today at 13:35 PM, via AllAfrica

[Ghanaian Times] The 13 riotous students who were banned from further taking part in the ongoing West African Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (WASSCE) will now be allowed to write the examinations after the Ghana Education Service (GES) reviewed its decision.

Education

UK coronavirus live: pressure on England over A-level results after Scotland exams U-turn

Today at 13:31 PM, via The Guardian

Scottish education secretary to make emergency statement as pressure grows in England over A-level results

Pressure grows on ministers over England A-level results ‘mess’Do teenagers spread coronavirus more than young children?Eat out to help out used 10.5m times in scheme’s first weekGlobal coronavirus updates – live

12.31pm BST

Sturgeon notes that schools are starting to return today, which...

Education

England’s exam results fiasco has exposed its flawed education system | Melissa Benn

Today at 12:46 PM, via The Guardian

By ignoring teachers and downgrading results, Ofqual has highlighted the deep inequalities between our schools

There is nothing a politician fears more than the organised public wrath of a group of articulate parents, headteachers and the ex-chief inspector of schools. The approaching furore over A-level and GCSE results, when up to 40% of teacher predictions in England are likely to be...

Science/Tech

Best Unlimited Data Plans: T-Mobile, AT&T, Verizon

Today at 15:00 PM, via Wired

All the major US carriers have options that let you stream as much as you want. We’ve laid out how they work, and which will give you the most bang for your buck.

Science/Tech

‘As the tundra burns, we cannot afford climate silence’: a letter from the Arctic | Victoria Herrmann

Today at 14:34 PM, via The Guardian

I study the Arctic. The decision to withdraw from the Paris climate accord is reprehensible – but we can’t give up hope

When you stand facing an exposed edge of permafrost, you can feel it from a distance.

It emanates a cold that tugs on every one of your senses. Permanently bound by ice year after year, the frozen soil is packed with carcasses of woolly mammoths and ancient ferns. They’re...

Science/Tech

The problem with herd immunity and COVID-19

Today at 14:28 PM, via MyBroadband

The question of herd immunity — specifically, whether some cities and regions are acquiring it sooner than expected and thus have higher than expected protection against Covid-19 — has been attracting more attention lately.

Nature

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

05 August 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 […]