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South Africa

Two Vaal Dam sluice gates closed

Today at 14:35 PM, via SAnews

The Department of Water and Sanitation has closed two sluice gates that were opened at the Vaal Dam after the water levels reached better manageable volumes due to previous releases into the dam.

Education

‘There is absolutely systemic racism’: BAME headteachers share their views

Today at 15:57 PM, via The Guardian

Four headteachers describe the obstacles they have had to overcome to reach senior leadership roles

School governors in England to be offered anti-racism training

Josephine Okokon, head of St Martins-in-the-Field high school for girls, London

My race became an issue very early in my career as a teacher and I began to discover these subtle, covert barriers. I was often the only female teacher of...

Education

Gambia: Ex-Teacher of GRA Boss Extols His Leadership Quality

Today at 15:29 PM, via AllAfrica

[The Point] Ernest Aubee, a proud former class teacher of the Commissioner General of The Gambia Revenue Authority (GRA), Yankuba Darboe, has expressed delight over his ex-student’s laudable leadership qualities.

Education

School governors in England to be offered anti-racism training

Today at 15:21 PM, via The Guardian

Move to change recruitment culture comes amid concerns about lack of racial diversity among headteachers

Free online anti-racism training is to be made available for the first time for the 300,000 governors and trustees who control recruitment of senior staff across maintained schools, academies and multi-academy trusts in England.

The move comes amid concerns about a stark lack of racial...

Science/Tech

Why Cyril is going after Telkom

Today at 15:19 PM, via TechCentral

President’s Cyril Ramaphosa’s surprise instruction to the Special Investigating Unit to probe Telkom is very likely all about ANC politics. By Duncan McLeod.

Health

What NYC Dog Owners Should Know About Leptospirosis

Today at 12:00 PM, via New York Times

The Health Department could not confirm reports of an outbreak of the bacterial disease, which is spread by rats, linked to McCarren Park, but said it was working with the Parks Department to keep rats out.