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South Africa

LIVE | Announcement on Mandela Day 2022

Today at 18:06 PM, via SABC News

To kick off Mandela Month, the Nelson Mandela Foundation is making an announcement regarding this year’s Mandela Day.

Politics

My rights were fundamentally violated: Ndlozi

Today at 10:23 AM, via SABC News

EFF Member of Parliament, Mbuyiseni Ndlozi, has testified that that he felt his rights had been fundamentally violated when he was refused entry into the Fourways Memorial Park to bury struggle stalwart Winnie Madikizela Mandela in April 2018.

Politics

LIVE : Malema and Ndlozi’s assault case resumes

Today at 09:13 AM, via SABC News

The assault trial of Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema and Member of Parliament Dr. Mbuyiseni Ndlozi resumes in the Randburg Magistrate’s Court on Friday.

Education

Where will future Tracey Beakers go after arts and humanities courses are axed? | Letters

Today at 18:48 PM, via The Guardian

Tim Atkins derides the cultural and human vandalism in higher education, and Susan Anderson defends the choices made at Sheffield Hallam University

Your editorial on the threat to the arts and humanities (29 June) hits the nail on the head in its analysis of what’s wrong with both government and university policy. However, while it discusses Sheffield Hallam University closing its English...

Education

Teaching unions warn of strikes in England despite reports of improved pay offer

Today at 15:54 PM, via The Guardian

Review body said to have told DfE 3% rise is inadequate, and has instead recommended 5%

Teaching unions have warned that strikes may still be called in England despite reports of an improved offer being considered by the Treasury.

Mary Bousted, the joint general secretary of the National Education Union (NEU), welcomed suggestions of a 5% pay rise but feared it still amounted to a pay cut after...

Entertainment

‘Stranger Things’ plays the too-long game in its super-sized season finale

Today at 15:41 PM, via CNN

“Stranger Things” has taken the idea of playing the long game to heart a bit too literally, capping its super-sized fourth season with two sprawling episodes that total nearly four hours. Whether that’s a reward to fans or self-indulgence by the producers rests in the eye of the beholder, but after this, it’s hard to imagine many concluding that ending things with season five qualifies as...

Science/Tech

Scientists are still fleshing out Darwin’s theory of evolution | Letters

Today at 18:49 PM, via The Guardian

There can be no one unifying theory, writes Prof Jonathan Bard, while Nicholas Maxwell looks to the role of purposive actions and Pete Bibby says the fittest theory will survive

Stephen Buranyi misses some key points in his article (Do we need a new theory of evolution?, 28 June). Darwin saw novel speciation as resulting from natural selection acting on anatomical variants, but that simple...

Science/Tech

EU Moves To Rein in ‘Wild West’ of Crypto Assets With New Rules

Today at 18:40 PM, via Slashdot

The EU has moved to rein in the “wild west” of crypto assets by agreeing a groundbreaking set of rules for the sector, adding to pressure on the UK and US to introduce their own curbs. From a report: Representatives from the European parliament and EU states inked an agreement late on Thursday that contains measures to guard against market abuse and manipulation, as well as requiring that...

Science/Tech

Facebook Groups Are Being Revamped To Look Like Discord

Today at 18:01 PM, via Slashdot

Facebook Groups are about to get some big changes, and if you’ve used Discord, the new approach should seem pretty darn familiar. From a report: Meta is testing a new left-aligned sidebar and channels list for Groups, and the changes are giving me some serious Discord vibes. Meta is even evoking Discord with a purple accent color. Central to the changes is a new sidebar that lists your groups...

Science/Tech

ADT Is Betting Google Can Drag It Into the Future

Today at 17:22 PM, via Slashdot

The century-old security giant best known for its octagonal blue logo is banking on a smart-home partnership with a company that’s also one of its biggest threats. From a report: Kneeling beneath a framed print of Thomas Kinkade’s painting A Peaceful Retreat, Roli Chiu, alarm system installer, began his work one day in March by unpacking boxes of devices inside a new customer’s living room. It...

Motoring

No more Vitara as Suzuki reveals new Brezza

Today at 16:20 PM, via The Citizen

Model that gave rise to the Toyota Urban Cruiser has been redesigned with standard mild-hybrid system, plus a new automatic gearbox.