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South Africa

Matric class of 2021 commended for perseverance

Today at 10:27 AM, via SAnews

The Portfolio Committee on Basic Education has commended the Matric Class of 2021 for their perseverance through very difficult times in South Africa’s education system to complete the National Senior Certificate (NSC) examinations.

South Africa

SA’s cream of the crop

Today at 10:20 AM, via SAnews

While COVID-19 may have impacted the academic programme, the top achievers kept their heads up and fought through the roughest of circumstances to be the best of the best in the country.

Africa

‘Second-class citizens’? Namibia rules against gay couples

Yesterday at 22:27 PM, via News24

Namibia’s High Court ruled against two gay couples fighting for recognition of their marriages, with the judge saying she agreed with them but was bound by the nation’s prohibition of same-sex relations.

Business

New school certificate to be introduced in South Africa from 2022

Today at 10:34 AM, via BusinessTech

The Department of Basic Education will pilot the new General Education Certificate (GEC) at hundreds of South African schools in 2022, with plans to roll out the certificate to all schools in the country by the 2024 school year.

Politics

Parliament fire report update, security issues under the spotlight

Today at 06:25 AM, via SABC News

The City of Cape Town’s Chief Fire Officer Ian Schnetler and Police Commissioner Khehla Sitole are expected to appear virtually before the Joint Standing Committee on the Financial Management of Parliament on Friday regarding the National Assembly fire.

Sport

India win the toss and bat in second ODI against South Africa

Today at 10:16 AM, via The South African

India captain KL Rahul won the toss and elected to bat in the second ODI against South Africa, being played at Boland Park in Paarl. It is a scorching hot day in the Western Cape Winelands and the decision to bat first is a no-brainer. Rahul bats Rahul said: “It’s pretty straightforward. Second game on […]

Education

Ghana: UESD Holds Thanksgiving Service to Usher in Academic Year

Today at 10:58 AM, via AllAfrica

[Ghanaian Times] Somanya — The University for Environment and Sustainable Development (UESD) at Somanya in the Eastern Region has held its second commencement lecture and thanksgiving service to usher in the new academic year with the call on management of the University to make learning and research programmes relevant to help reverse the adverse effect of climate change.

Education

Ghana: Govt to Fund Simon Diedong Dombo Varsity to Operate At Full Capacity – President

Today at 10:58 AM, via AllAfrica

[Ghanaian Times] Wa — President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo yesterday gave the assurance that the Simon Diedong Dombo University of Business and Integrated Development Studies (SDD-UBIDS) would soon receive a seed capital to enable it operate at full capacity and also acquire basic logistics needed for the running of the institution.

Lifestyle

England to ban loudspeaker ‘spam’ on trains

Today at 10:44 AM, via The South African

UK transport chiefs on Friday said that bothersome on-board train announcements would be cut in a bid to offer more peaceful journeys, a move it dubbed a “bonfire of the banalities”.

Entertainment

Palesa Madisakwane makes comeback to the small screen

Today at 07:23 AM, via SowetanLIVE

Actor and businesswoman Palesa Madisakwane is an unforgettable face on SA TV. After two decades of roles in television drama productions and presenting stints, a career which started when she was 16, Madisakwane is plotting a major acting comeback.

Entertainment

Still hot and slaying with summer bodies after 40

Today at 06:56 AM, via SowetanLIVE

Staying fit, young and sexy at 40 or above is a challenge. It gets even harder once you hit the stage when your metabolism starts to slow down.