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Business

Mkhize admits ‘glorified wheelbarrows’ are not suitable ambulances: DA

Today at 15:26 PM, via BusinessTech

The Democratic Alliance (DA) has called into question a multi-million rand medical scooter project launched by the Eastern Cape Department of Health, following admission by health minister, Dr Zweli Mkhize that scooters do not meet the basic Emergency Medical Services (EMS) regulations.

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.

Sport

A-League to resume after Melbourne teams cleared to travel

Today at 14:44 PM, via News24

Australia’s premier football league was finally set to resume competition after its three Melbourne teams were cleared to leave virus-plagued Victoria state to play the delayed season in neighbouring New South Wales.

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...

Education

Ghana: KNUST SHS Headmistress Interdicted Over Death of Student

Today at 14:10 PM, via AllAfrica

[Ghanaian Times] Kumasi — The Ghana Education Service (GES), yesterday interdicted the headmistress of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) Senior High School (SHS), Felicia Asamoah Dankwaa.

Science/Tech

New Study Detects Ringing of the Global Atmosphere

Today at 15:00 PM, via Slashdot

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Phys.Org: A ringing bell vibrates simultaneously at a low-pitched fundamental tone and at many higher-pitched overtones, producing a pleasant musical sound. A recent study, just published in the Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences by scientists at Kyoto University and the University of Hawai’i at Mnoa, shows that the Earth’s entire atmosphere vibrates in...

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 […]