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South Africa

Elephant herd invades village in Musina

Today at 11:10 AM, via SABC News

The community of Ha-Gumbu village outside Musina in Limpopo says another group of elephants invaded the village and uprooted irrigation pipes, crops and fencing on Friday night.

South Africa

Two dead after bakkie falls into stream in Tembisa

Today at 10:51 AM, via SABC News

Two people have died after their bakkie fell into a stream in Tembisa, Ekurhuleni.  The Emergency Services team says a man and a woman succumbed to drowning.

Africa

Amadou Diallo will never be forgotten

Today at 12:00 PM, via Mail & Guardian

Amadou Diallo, a Guinean man, was killed by NYPD officers 21 years ago. Today protesters still invoke his name as they fight for justice

Africa

Armed men kill 30 villagers in Mali attacks

Today at 08:45 AM, via The Citizen

The conflict has since swept into the centre of Mali and spilled into neighbouring Burkina Faso and Niger, inflaming ethnic tensions.

Politics

Ramaphosa commends Mpumalanga’s COVID-19 response strategy

Yesterday at 16:29 PM, via SABC News

President Cyril Ramaphosa says the government is concerned with the job losses in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Ramaphosa was speaking during his visit to assess Mpumalanga province’s response to the coronavirus in Mbombela. 

Education

‘It’s not over’: intimate diaries from the eye of the UK’s coronavirus storm

Today at 10:00 AM, via The Guardian

From an intensive care nurse to a homeless restaurant worker, four people changed by Covid-19 reflect on the most intense chapter of their lives

On 21 February, McFarlane, 57, was on her way back to Bangkok airport with her husband, Archie. The couple had been visiting their son, who works at an international school. “We felt apprehensive because the virus was starting to hit the news,” she...

Education

Making EU students pay higher fees is a blow for social mobility

Today at 09:00 AM, via The Guardian

A post-Brexit rise in fees for European students is an academic injustice

On 24 June, universities minister Michelle Donelan announced that, as a consequence of Brexit, EU and EEA students would be classified as overseas students starting from the 2021/22 academic year. They will be charged full tuition (up to £20,000 in some cases), lose access to the tuition fee loan, and no longer be...

Education

One school, 25 bereavements: Essex head fears emotional impact of Covid-19

Today at 09:00 AM, via The Guardian

Vic Goddard is one of many school leaders daunted by the burden of supporting pupils and staff through their grief

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Vic Goddard is trying not to cry. The headteacher of Passmores academy in Harlow and star of the 2011 TV series Educating Essex is thinking about the 23 pupils and two staff at his school who have been bereaved during the...

Education

Malawi: Teachers and Mothers Join Forces to Keep Girls in School in Malawi

Yesterday at 17:27 PM, via AllAfrica

[UNFPA] Lilongwe -Isaac Zatha, the headmaster of Chapita Primary School in the Malawian district of Salima, spent years watching his girl students disappear from class when they were married off or became pregnant. “Every month, I would receive a report of a girl dropping out and by the end of the term, the numbers were significant,” he recounted.

Lifestyle

Sun City ready to welcome back holidaymakers

Today at 11:41 AM, via SABC News

Sun City Resort says they are ready to welcome back holidaymakers after it was closed due to national lockdown amid the COVID-19 global pandemic.

Entertainment

Megan Thee Stallion won’t stay quiet

Yesterday at 20:00 PM, via IOL

Megan Thee Stallion will “always” speak up on topics she believes in, as she isn’t worried about “saying the wrong thing”.

Science/Tech

Chrome for Android is Finally Going 64-bit, Giving it a Speed Boost in Benchmarks

Today at 12:01 PM, via Slashdot

An anonymous reader shares a report: The first Android version to support 64-bit architecture was Android 5.0 Lollipop, introduced back in November 2014. Since then, more and more 64-bit processors shipped, and today, virtually all Android devices are capable of running 64-bit software (excluding one or two or more oddballs). However, Google Chrome has never made the jump and is only available...

Motoring

Green light for Formula 1 after negative Covid-19 tests

Today at 12:52 PM, via Wheels24

Formula 1’s travelling circus was given a medical thumbs-up on when organisers announced that everyone involved at this weekend’s season-opening Austrian Grand Prix had tested negative for the COVID-19 virus.

Health

11 of Our Best Weekend Reads

Yesterday at 20:01 PM, via New York Times

The tragic history of “I can’t breathe.” Why you can have a kid or a job right now, not both. How Brooklyn Drill went global. Farewell, Carl Reiner. And more.

Nature

Sinking of the MV Treasure – marking South Africa’s worst environmental disaster

23 June at 13:09 PM, via CapeNature

By Kevin Shaw, Team Leader: Ecology | Biodiversity Intelligence The 23rd of June 2020 marks the 20th anniversary of the sinking of the MV Treasure between Robben and Dassen Island.  The Treasure was a bulk ore iron carrier that had suffered structural damage in storms and when it sank on the morning of the 23rd it leaked about […]