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Africa

Amadou Diallo will never be forgotten

Yesterday 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

Politics

Officers involved in Khayelitsha forced evitions will be dealt with: Cele

Yesterday at 15:16 PM, via SABC News

Police Minister Bheki Cele says the officers involved in the forceful evictions that took place in Khayelitsha will be dealt with as their conduct during the operation was unacceptable. Cele has visited the area to meet with the community and Bulelani Qhalani, the man who was evicted with no clothes on while his shack was being broken down.

Education

Teachers urge suspension of English school league tables in 2021

Today at 06:32 AM, via The Guardian

Unions and headteachers say it would be unfair to compare performance next year because of lockdown’s effects on pupils

Teachers and headteachers are calling on the government to suspend league tables for schools in England next year, arguing they are unfair and will place too much pressure on staff and pupils whose routine has been disrupted by lockdown.

It would be meaningless and...

Education

Lib Dems accuse Tories of ‘stealing’ pupil premium policy

Yesterday at 14:30 PM, via The Guardian

Ex-education secretary Michael Gove said the reform was one of his proudest achievements while in coalition government

Michael Gove has reopened old wounds from the coalition government by claiming one of his proudest achievements is introducing the pupil premium – a policy the Liberal Democrats insist was their signature education reform, which has since been underfunded by the Tories.

In a...

Education

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

Yesterday 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

Yesterday 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...

Lifestyle

Political parties pay tribute to Twala-Mhlongo

Yesterday at 22:09 PM, via SABC News

Political parties have paid tribute the late actress, Mary Twala-Mhlongo. Twala-Mhlongo passed on at Parklane Hospital in Johannesburg at the age of 80.

Science/Tech

Rocket Lab Loses Seven Satellites After ‘Something Went Wrong’

Today at 07:49 AM, via Slashdot

An anonymous reader quotes Ars Technica:On Sunday morning, local time in New Zealand, Rocket Lab launched its 13th mission. The booster’s first stage performed normally, but just as the second stage neared an altitude of 200km, something went wrong and the vehicle was lost… “We lost the flight late into the mission,” said Peter Beck, the company’s founder and chief executive, on Twitter. “I am...

Science/Tech

ANC warns SABC to stop jobs bloodbath – Report

Today at 07:03 AM, via MyBroadband

The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) has been warned by the ANC against proceeding with its planned job cuts, according to a report by the City Press.

Motoring

F1 drivers may not all take knee at Austrian Grand Prix

Yesterday at 20:46 PM, via Wheels24

Formula One drivers will make a collective show of their opposition to racism before Sunday’s Austrian Grand Prix but may not all take a knee to back the Black Lives Matter campaign.

Motoring

Leclerc admits Ferrari struggles ‘crazy’

Yesterday at 19:58 PM, via Wheels24

Twelve months after claiming a dramatic pole position at the Red Bull Ring, Charles Leclerc struggled to secure seventh on the grid for Ferrari – and admitted it was “crazy”.

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 […]