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South Africa

More health care workers are needed in Gauteng: Makhura

Today at 04:47 AM, via SABC News

Gauteng Premier David Makhura says more health care workers are needed in the province. Makhura says all health care personnel from the now closed Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Hospital, have been deployed to different health facilities across the province.

World

Palm Jumeirah, Dubai’s iconic man-made islands, turns 20

Today at 02:46 AM, via CNN

From a vantage point more than 50 stories high, Ali Mansour looks down on the islands he helped build nearly two decades ago. “It was a great challenge,” he says. “A (once-in-a) lifetime experience.”

Africa

Chad accuses CAR of killing six of its soldiers

Yesterday at 16:00 PM, via News24

The Chad government has accused the Central African Republic of killing six of its soldiers in an attack on an outpost in the south of the country.

Business

EU data watchdogs want ban on AI facial recognition

Today at 00:20 AM, via Fin24

The EU’s data protection agencies on Monday called for an outright ban on using artificial intelligence to identify people in public places, pointing to the “extremely high” risks to privacy.

Politics

DA calls on Motsoaledi to update Parliament on Bushiris

Yesterday at 16:51 PM, via SABC News

The Democratic Alliance (DA) has called on Home Affairs Minister Aaron Motsoaledi and law enforcement agencies to update Parliament on the progress of investigations into how the Bushiris escaped from South Africa.

Education

Nigeria: Buhari Approves 5 New Varsities, With N5b Take-Off Grant

Today at 07:06 AM, via AllAfrica

[Daily Trust] President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the establishment of five new universities specialised in technology and health to close the huge gap in the doctor-patient ratio as well as in medical research and production of pharmaceutical products.

Education

Terms like ‘white privilege’ may alienate people facing hardship, report says

Yesterday at 23:19 PM, via The Guardian

Commons committee says term ‘fails to acknowledge damaged caused by other forms of discrimination’

In one of the most provocative sections of the Government’s landmark report on racial disparity this year, it argued that education has been the single most emphatic success story of the British ethnic minority experience.

The Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities (CRED) report stated that...

Education

Tory MPs accused of adding fuel to ‘culture war’ in education report

Yesterday at 23:00 PM, via The Guardian

Conservative-dominated committee warns schools could be breaking the law by promoting terms like ‘white privilege’

White working-class pupils have been let down by decades of neglect in the English education system, according to a controversial MPs’ report which warns that schools could be breaking the law by promoting “divisive” terminology like “white privilege”.

MPs on the...

Lifestyle

Your daily Horoscope for 22 June 2021

Today at 01:00 AM, via The South African

Wondering what the day has in store for your star sign? Here’s a quick glance at horoscopes and more for today – completely free!

Lifestyle

Steven Spielberg’s studio to make films for Netflix

Today at 00:50 AM, via SABC News

Netflix Inc (NFLX.O) added acclaimed filmmaker Steven Spielberg to its roster with a joint announcement on Monday of a deal for his Amblin Partners production company to supply multiple movies a year for several years.

Science/Tech

I do love getting older. Here are five infuriating reasons why

Today at 07:00 AM, via The Guardian

A new scientific study has revealed what we all knew, deep down – you can’t stop the ageing process. But it does come with some serious benefits

Apparently – brace yourselves – we can’t stop ageing. Time to pack up my crucible and robes and cancel my subscription to Practical Alchemy for Beginners. A newly published international study has concluded, in essence, that biological factors...