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WEDNESDAY, 20 OCTOBER 2021, 08:41

South Africa

Nathaniel Julies’ murder trial continues

Today at 07:48 AM, via SABC News

The trial of the three police officers accused of killing 16- year-old Nathaniel Julies in Eldorado Park last year is expected to continue on Wednesday.

South Africa

Ex-SSA head Fraser objects to Zondo’s nomination as ConCourt Chief Justice

Today at 05:48 AM, via Eyewitness News

In a letter to the panel assisting President Cyril Ramaphosa with the shortlist process, Arthur Fraser raised what he said was Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo’s bias and lack of independence while he was chairing the state capture commission inquiry.

Business

5 important things happening in South Africa today

Today at 08:13 AM, via BusinessTech

Vaccinations open for children aged 12 – 17 today; Mkhize responds to the Digital Vibes scandal; how do coalition governments compare?; and Zuma ally and former spy boss Athur Fraser has his say on chief justice candidate Raymond Zondo.

Politics

Mkhize demands Digital Vibes SIU findings against him be set aside

Today at 06:50 AM, via SABC News

The Special Investigating Unit has confirmed that former Health Minister Doctor Zweli Mkhize has served it with court papers, as Mkhize demands that its findings on his involvement in the Digital Vibes contract be set aside as well as declared unlawful and unconstitutional.

Politics

ANC councillor candidates sign pledge to end corruption

Yesterday at 21:31 PM, via SABC News

African National Congress (ANC) President Cyril Ramaphosa has led a roll-out call event for councillors in which nearly 10 000 candidates have signed a pledge ahead of the November local government elections.

Education

Kenya: Kwale TTC Officially Opens Doors for Students

Today at 08:29 AM, via AllAfrica

[Nation] The education sector in Kwale County has received a major boost after the Sh300 million Kwale Teachers Training College (KTTC) opened its doors for students.

Education

Nigeria: U.S. Strengthens Capacity of 50 Lagos Teachers in Teaching Methods

Today at 06:40 AM, via AllAfrica

[This Day] Fifty teachers from the Lagos State Education District One have completed a five-day STEM training workshop tagged “Global Air Drone Challenge for Teachers,” which was organised by the United States of America’s government as part of its contribution to strengthen the capacity of teachers in Lagos State in STEM teaching methods.

Education

Texas schools are being told to teach ‘opposing views’ of the Holocaust. Why? | Francine Prose

Yesterday at 17:03 PM, via The Guardian

The question of what specific books and topics can and can’t be taught is linked to a disturbing new law in Texas

I’ve been trying to imagine what Gina Peddy could have been thinking when, on 8 October, she informed a group of Southlake, Texas, elementary school teachers that, if their classroom libraries included books about the Holocaust, students should also be steered toward books with...

Entertainment

‘Four Hours at the Capitol’ grimly recounts the events of Jan. 6 in a taut HBO documentary

Yesterday at 20:32 PM, via CNN

As the Jan. 6 Committee continues its work, “Four Hours at the Capitol” presents a methodical, up-close-and-personal tick-tock of the insurrection, exposing what a chaotic, strange and yes, violent day that was. Interviewing members of Congress, police and protestors/rioters, it’s a visceral account of what transpired through the eyes — and cameras — of those swept up in the moment.

Entertainment

‘Queens’ gets the band back together for a soapy ABC drama

Yesterday at 19:09 PM, via CNN

“Queens” is an extremely familiar idea, elevated not quite to the level of royalty by being slickly cast, packaged and produced. Like Peacock’s “Girls5eva,” the concept hinges on an all-girl group reunited and again pursuing stardom 20 years later, rediscovering the spotlight and its perils after years spent braiding hair and burning breakfast.

Science/Tech

The techno-anarchists of crypto were dead wrong

Today at 08:19 AM, via TechCentral

The techno-anarchist pioneers of cryptocurrencies believed they were creating a new form of unregulated, decentralised money. They couldn’t have been more wrong.

Science/Tech

Facebook is said to be changing its name

Today at 08:10 AM, via TechCentral

Facebook, facing intense scrutiny over its business practices, is planning to rebrand the company with a new name that focuses on the metaverse, according to The Verge.