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South Africa

Tshegofatso Pule’s murder case postponed

Today at 15:11 PM, via SABC News

The murder case against Muzikayise Malephane, the man accused of killing 28-year-old Tshegofatso Pule, has been postponed in his absentia at the Roodepoort Magistrates court, west of Johannesburg.

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

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

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

Noise control: sound wave system cancels out drum of traffic

Today at 17:00 PM, via The Guardian

Windows can stay open say scientists behind speaker array that emits opposing pressure sound waves to counteract din

If the hum of passing cars and the clatter of trains drives you to slam windows shut on a hot day, a new noise cancelling system could be music to your ears.

Scientists have developed a sound control system that can be fitted on to an open window, allowing a breeze to waft in...

Science/Tech

UK Universities Comply With China’s Internet Restrictions

Today at 16:41 PM, via Slashdot

UK universities are testing a new online teaching link for students in China — which will require course materials to comply with Chinese restrictions on the internet. From a report: It enables students in China to keep studying UK degrees online, despite China’s limits on internet access. But it means students can only reach material on an “allowed” list. Universities UK said it was “not aware...

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 […]