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South Africa

Art library in honour of Raymond Mhlaba officially opened in Eastern Cape

Today at 19:28 PM, via SABC News

A state-of-the-art library has been officially opened in Alice in the Eastern Cape in honour of liberation struggle stalwart Raymond Mhlaba. He was the first premier of the province between 1994 and 1997. The multimillion-rand library also caters for visually impaired individuals.

Politics

ANC’s top brass to meet with Zuma regarding Zondo Commission issue: Ramaphosa

Today at 18:40 PM, via SABC News

President Cyril Ramaphosa has told editors that the African National Congress’ top leadership will meet with former President Jacob Zuma any day soon to discuss among others his defiance of the Constitutional Court order that he appears before the State Capture Commission.

Politics

ANCWL to also visit Zuma

Today at 17:34 PM, via SABC News

The ANC Women’s League says it will visit former president Jacob Zuma at his Nkandla Homestead in KwaZulu-Natal, at a date to be announced soon.

Education

Imaginative lessons and teacher-awarded exam grades | Letters

Today at 19:13 PM, via The Guardian

Rob Watling thinks an education secretary with imagination could transform this summer for children, while Philip C Stenning calls for moderation. Plus letters from Dr Cary Bazalgette and Sarah James

If we had someone with imagination as secretary of state for education, we would be looking forward to a summer of active, creative and inspiring activities for our youngsters. They would harness...

Education

Man who dropped out of college due to high cost donates $20m, 60 years on

Today at 17:43 PM, via The Guardian

Calvin Tyler, who left Morgan State University, a historically Black college, in 1963, worked his way up to become a UPS board member

A man who dropped out of college because he couldn’t afford tuition costs and became a UPS driver has pledged $20m in scholarships to his former university nearly 60 years on.

Related: Democrats’ $15 minimum wage rise under threat after Senate parliamentarian...

Education

England’s teachers will feel the pressure over student grades this summer | Anonymous

Today at 16:46 PM, via The Guardian

I’ve seen firsthand how damaging exams can be. But they may be fairer than teacher-assessed grades

The author is a maths teacher at a state school in Nottinghamshire

After working as a maths and physics teacher for four years, I decided I wanted a change of career. I spent four years in cancer screening and diagnosis before returning to teaching in 2019. Much of that time was spent discussing...

Entertainment

‘The United States vs. Billie Holiday’ lets Andra Day deliver its high notes

Today at 16:16 PM, via CNN

Almost 50 years after “Lady Sings the Blues,” “The United States vs. Billie Holiday” revisits the singer’s career, through the lens of the feds hounding her. The result is a disjointed, oddly structured movie, which derives its high notes from Andra Day’s showstopping performance in the title role.

Entertainment

‘The Father’ showcases Anthony Hopkins as a man in the throes of dementia

Today at 16:14 PM, via CNN

“The Father” will affect people in different ways, and the movie remains a somewhat claustrophobic adaptation of the stage play. Yet there have been few better attempts on screen to capture dementia — both for those trapped within it, and those grappling with how to handle them — punctuated by a staggering performance from Anthony Hopkins, a brilliant cherry on top of the 83-year-old actor’s...

Science/Tech

Can Tech Break Us Out of Our Bubbles?

Today at 19:51 PM, via New York Times

We need more ways to find new movies, books and activities — especially those that challenge us.

Science/Tech

Biden Lifts Trump-Era Ban Blocking Legal Immigration To US

Today at 19:00 PM, via Slashdot

President Joe Biden has lifted a freeze on green cards issued by his predecessor during the pandemic that lawyers said was blocking most legal immigration to the United States. From a report: Former President Donald Trump last spring halted the issuance of green cards until the end of 2020 in the name of protecting the coronavirus-wracked job market — a reason that Trump gave to achieve many of...

Nature

Water quality and quantity the key to healthy estuaries

Tuesday at 16:19 PM, via CapeNature

The health of on estuary is a description of the condition of an estuary and are driven by two key drivers, water quality and quantity. Rain falling on the land eventually makes its way to a lake, river, stream, estuary, or ocean. Some rainwater flows slowly, in a thin layer called sheet flow across the […]