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South Africa

SABC should explore all avenues before deciding on retrenchments: Minister

Today at 15:57 PM, via SABC News

Minister of Communications and Digital Technology Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams says the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) should ensure that it has explored all avenues before reaching a decision on Section 189. The SABC plans to cut 600 permanent jobs and 1 200 freelance posts.

World

Back clean energy post-virus, UN chief urges leaders

Today at 16:38 PM, via News24

United Nations chief Antonio Guterres urged world leaders to favour clean energy solutions as they pour money into their economies to save them from a coronavirus-induced meltdown.

Politics

Maimane calls for a national school stay-away

Yesterday at 20:35 PM, via SABC News

Leader of the One South Africa Movement Musi Maimane is calling for teachers and learners to stay home on Friday in protest of government’s decision to reopen schools.

Education

Sudan: South Darfur Teachers Down Chalk Over Unpaid Dues

Today at 17:18 PM, via AllAfrica

[Radio Dabanga] Nyala — On Wednesday, dozens of teachers who were appointed within the National Project for the Employment of Graduates in Nyala, capital of South Darfur, organised a vigil in front of the state Ministry of Finance in protest against the non-payment of their increased salaries for June.

Education

Ministers to ditch target of 50% of young people in England going to university

Today at 14:37 PM, via The Guardian

Education secretary sets out plans to abandon target introduced by Tony Blair in 1999

The goal to have at least half of England’s young people going on to higher education is to be “torn up” by the government, the education secretary, Gavin Williamson, has said, ending a policy first pledged by Tony Blair in the 1990s.

The Department for Education said Williamson “will tear up the target to...

Lifestyle

3 healthier ways to bake without butter

Today at 17:00 PM, via IOL

Butter is a much-loved ingredient and is a highlight in many baking recipes. But too much of it can cause a problem. Here are healthier ways to use it.

Science/Tech

Microsoft’s New KDP Tech Blocks Malware By Making Parts of the Windows Kernel Read-Only

Today at 17:22 PM, via Slashdot

Microsoft today published technical details about a new security feature that will soon be part of Windows 10. From a report: Named Kernel Data Protection (KDP), Microsoft says this feature will block malware or malicious threat actors from modifying (corrupting) the operating system’s memory. According to Microsoft, KDP works by giving developers access to programmatic APIs that will allow...

Science/Tech

Canon launches 2 new mirrorless cameras

Today at 17:08 PM, via MyBroadband

Canon has unveiled two new mirrorless cameras – the EOS R5 and EOS R6 – featuring its next-generation sensor technology, industry-leading image stabilisation, and the world’s fastest autofocus capability.

Science/Tech

Number of positive Covid-19 tests remains stable in England

Today at 17:05 PM, via The Guardian

An estimated 14,000 people had infection over past two weeks, according to ONS data

Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverage

The number of people testing positive for Covid-19 has remained stable in England over the past two weeks, according to the Office for National Statistics, with an estimated 14,000 people having the infection.

Test results from the coronavirus...

Motoring

Smaller Isuzu SUV not happening

Today at 16:44 PM, via The Citizen

Model positioned below it won’t be happening soon due to “Isuzu’s core focus [being] on light commercial vehicles and trucks”.

Nature

Everything you need to know about renewing or purchasing a Wild Card during lockdown

Monday at 20:20 PM, via CapeNature

What is a Wild Card? The Wild Card is a loyalty programme that makes tourism to national parks and nature reserves in southern Africa more accessible and rewarding than ever before. With a Wild Card membership you receive one year’s unlimited access to the most beautiful nature reserves and parks with superb picnic spots, natural […]