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FRIDAY, 30 JULY 2021, 04:01

South Africa

Religious leaders lament Phoenix killings, visit Zuma family

Yesterday at 21:07 PM, via SABC News

The South African Council of Churches General Secretary Bishop Malusi Mpumlwana says brutal accounts of the events that unfolded in Phoenix recently were brought to their attention. Mpumlwana says he was part of a two day provincial pastoral visit led by the KZN Council of Churches which ended on Wednesday.

South Africa

Stellenbosch University launches School for Climate Studies

Yesterday at 19:40 PM, via News24

Deputy Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation Buti Manamela said South Africa urgently needed expertise, knowledge and innovation to better understand and adapt to the complex results of climate change.

World

Dressage: How to make a horse dance

Today at 01:21 AM, via BBC News

For some, it’s an oddity to watch only at the Olympics… for others, it’s a lifetime of training.

Business

Is the crypto winter over?

Today at 00:43 AM, via Moneyweb

Several key indicators suggest the current bear market may be coming to an end, says Brett Hope Robertson, investment analyst at Revix.

Business

Is crypto making a comeback?

Today at 00:02 AM, via Moneyweb

The strong rally of the last week suggests the bear market may be coming to an end.

Politics

Ace claims the state’s witness

Yesterday at 21:15 PM, via Mail & Guardian

The ANC’s suspended secretary general believes the state’s witness is, in fact, the defence’s witness

Sport

GOLD! GOLD! GOLD!

Today at 03:51 AM, via The South African

Breaststroke queen Tatjana Schoenmaker has won South Africa’s first gold medal of the Tokyo Olympics!

Education

Kenneth Baker: plan to scrap BTecs is an act of vandalism

Yesterday at 19:30 PM, via The Guardian

Former Tory education secretary criticises overhaul of vocational and technical qualifications in England

The former Conservative education secretary Kenneth Baker has described the government’s overhaul of vocational and technical qualifications at schools and colleges in England as “an act of vandalism”.

Lord Baker, who initiated controversial school changes under Margaret Thatcher, said he...

Education

Kenya: Inside Uhuru’s Sh20bn Basket of Goodies From London

Yesterday at 15:57 PM, via AllAfrica

[Nation] Small businesses are some of the big winners in President Uhuru Kenyatta’s three-day visit to the UK where he is the co-host of the Global Education Summit with Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

Lifestyle

Harvey Weinstein loses bid to dismiss three LA sex crime charges

Today at 02:34 AM, via SABC News

A Los Angeles judge on Thursday rejected an attempt to throw out two sexual assault charges against former Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein,while prosecutors refiled a third charge that had also been challenged.

Lifestyle

Your daily Horoscope for 30 July 2021

Today at 01:00 AM, via The South African

Wondering what the day has in store for your star sign? Here’s a quick glance at horoscopes and more for today – completely free!

Entertainment

‘Stillwater’ stars Matt Damon as a dad crusading to free his daughter

Yesterday at 19:59 PM, via CNN

Anchored by an impressive performance from Matt Damon, “Stillwater” confounds expectations in mostly frustrating ways. Director/co-writer Tom McCarthy (the Oscar-winning “Spotlight”) has set up a movie about a father determined to help free his daughter, but unlike the usual can-do Americans in this sort of tale, he’s clearly in way over his head.

Entertainment

‘The Green Knight’ takes a dream-like trip through the Arthurian legend

Yesterday at 17:51 PM, via CNN

“The Green Knight” offers a reminder, if any were needed, why you don’t see many movies adapted from 14th-century poems. Even those intrigued by tales of King Arthur and his knights might find this ambitious film as impenetrable as armor, although the lush imagery and epic tone provide some compensation for embarking on this weird, hallucinatory trip.

Science/Tech

Estonia Says a Hacker Downloaded 286,000 ID Photos From Government Database

Today at 03:40 AM, via Slashdot

Estonian officials said they arrested last week a local suspect who used a vulnerability to gain access to a government database and downloaded government ID photos for 286,438 Estonians. From a report: The attack took place earlier this month, and the suspect was arrested last week on July 23, Estonian police said in a press conference yesterday, July 28. The identity of the attacker was not...

Science/Tech

Elon Musk’s Neuralink raises R3 billion

Today at 03:26 AM, via MyBroadband

Neuralink, the futuristic brain-computer interface company founded by Elon Musk, said it has raised $205 million in fresh venture backing.

Science/Tech

Ethereum getting a face-lift

Today at 03:17 AM, via MyBroadband

Ethereum — the second-biggest cryptocurrency and one that’s home to many new financial applications — is getting a face-lift, one that could potentially boost the coin’s price.

Science/Tech

Mexico Says Officials Spent $61 Million On Pegasus Spyware

Today at 03:00 AM, via Slashdot

Mexico’s top security official said Wednesday that two previous administrations spent $61 million to buy Pegasus spyware that has been implicated in government surveillance of opponents and journalists around the world. PBS reports: Public Safety Secretary Rosa Icela Rodriguez said records had been found of 31 contracts signed during the administrations of President Felipe Calderon in 2006-2012...