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South Africa

443 new COVID-19 cases reported

Today at 08:51 AM, via SAnews

South Africa has recorded 443 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 3 993 444.

South Africa

All Enyobeni Tavern tragedy victims have been identified

Today at 08:13 AM, via SABC News

The Eastern Cape Health Department has confirmed that the last body of the 21 victims of the Enyobeni Tavern tragedy has been identified. Health spokesperson Yonela Dekeda says this means all bodies have been identified and released to families.

Education

Oxford university urged to reject donation from Russian-British businessman

Today at 07:00 AM, via The Guardian

Ministers have imposed sanctions on Said Gutseriev, who donated £2.6m to university in 2019

The University of Oxford has come under renewed pressure to reject a £2.6m donation from a Russian-British businessman after he was designated for sanctions by the UK government.

Ministers imposed sanctions on Said Gutseriev on Wednesday for “obtaining a benefit from or supporting the government of...

Education

The Guardian view on the arts and humanities: under threat on campus | Editorial

Yesterday at 19:41 PM, via The Guardian

The decision by Sheffield Hallam University to drop its standalone English literature course must be a wake-up call

The study of literature allows us to glimpse universal truths as well as encounter the diversity of human experience in all its fascinating particularity. With expert guidance, an immersion in great novels, plays and poems can deliver a sense of spiritual headroom and wellbeing...

Education

Ex-education secretary Gavin Williamson takes job with education firm

Yesterday at 18:30 PM, via The Guardian

Exclusive: former minister is new £50,000-a-year chair of the advisory board of RTC Education

Gavin Williamson has taken a £50,000-a-year second job as an adviser to a firm that runs private schools, university courses and education investments – less than a year after leaving the role of education secretary.

The former chief whip has taken a job as chair of the advisory board of RTC Education...

Science/Tech

MIT Proposes Brazil-Sized Fleet of ‘Space Bubbles’ To Cool the Earth

Today at 09:00 AM, via Slashdot

A group of MIT researchers is exploring a radical idea for reversing global warming: using a raft of “space bubbles” to reflect sunlight away from our planet. Freethink reports: The copious amounts of greenhouse gasses humans have been releasing into the air ever since the Industrial Revolution are forming a sort of blanket around our planet, trapping heat in the atmosphere and causing global...

Science/Tech

A game-changing TV experience

Today at 08:42 AM, via MyBroadband

How Samsung’s QN90B Neo QLED TV gives smart gamers a winning edge.

Science/Tech

Bitcoin just had its worst quarter in a decade

Today at 08:40 AM, via TechCentral

Bitcoin is on track for its worst quarter in more than a decade, but experts believe the bottom may be near for the world’s biggest cryptocurrency.