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South Africa

North West 13-year-old girl raped on her way from school

Today at 20:53 PM, via SABC News

Learners from three schools  in Mmukubyane village in Moretele in the North West, have not been attending school for the past three days, after a 13-year-old learner was attacked and raped on her way home from school.


Long Covid should be ‘clear priority’ for authorities: WHO

Today at 19:54 PM, via News24

The World Health Organization urged national authorities to make a priority of understanding the consequences of long-term coronavirus infections to help those suffering from worrying symptoms after many months.


Gold Fields granted go-ahead to generate solar power

Today at 20:43 PM, via Fin24

Gold Fields CEO Nick Holland hailed the move as a positive message to miners and investors. Companies have been exploring self-generation amid load shedding and rising tariffs.


Uproar over eNCA political reporter’s perceived racism

Today at 18:30 PM, via SABC News

In a series of videos that have gone viral on social media, Lindsey Dentlinger can be seeninterviewing ignoring the fact that the White parliamentarians she was interviewing weren’t wearing masks, while reminding their Black counterparts to wear theirs before they can respond to questions posed to them.


North West to establish a provincial forensic investigation unit

Today at 16:21 PM, via SABC News

North West Premier, Professor Job Mokgoro, says his administration will establish a provincial forensic investigation unit to probe allegations of fraud, corruption, and maladministration within government departments and municipalities.


Root says England will come back stronger

Today at 20:33 PM, via News24

England are “hurting” after their crushing third-Test defeat to India inside two days but the tourists will come back stronger in the final game says captain Joe Root.


How will teachers decide exam grades in England this summer?

Today at 19:52 PM, via The Guardian

What we know so far about the plan to replace in-person exams with teacher assessments

After cancelling this summer’s A-level, GCSE, BTec and vocation qualifications, the government in England has finally confirmed that teachers will award final grades.

Why has it taken so long?

Continue reading…


Nigeria: Covid-19 – Lagos Starts Safe School Clearance Visit

Today at 17:06 PM, via AllAfrica

[Vanguard] The Office of Education Quality Assurance, OEQA, Ministry of Education, Lagos State has commenced safe school clearance visits to public and private schools below tertiary level in the state to ensure they are safe to remain open for academic activities.


Nigeria: Why Yobe Govt Promoted 2,800 Teachers

Today at 17:00 PM, via AllAfrica

[Vanguard] Alhaji Baba Maidala, Executive Chairman, Yobe Teaching Service Board, on Thursday said over 2,800 secondary school teachers in the state were promoted to the next grade levels from January 2020 to February 2021.


Lady Gaga offers $500 000 reward for two stolen dogs

Today at 20:30 PM, via SABC News

Pop superstar Lady Gaga is offering a$500 000 reward for the return of her French bulldogs Koji and Gustav that were stolen in Hollywood, a source familiar with the matter said on Thursday, after reports that her dog walker was shot.


Lawmaker Proposing ‘Grand Theft Auto’ Ban Says Video Game Contributes To Carjackings

Today at 20:00 PM, via Slashdot

Koreantoast writes: With the number of carjackings more than doubling in the city of Chicago during 2020, one lawmaker knows who to blame: the video game “Grand Theft Auto.” According to Chicago ABC 7, Democratic State Representative Marcus Williams believes the video game is causing the rise in carjackings, stating that “Grand Theft Auto’ and other violent video games are getting in the minds...


Facebook, WhatsApp and Twitter Face New Rules in India

Today at 19:07 PM, via Slashdot

India is establishing new rules to govern internet firms like Facebook, WhatsApp and Twitter, a fresh challenge for the American giants in a huge market that is key to their global expansion. From a report: The new guidelines, unveiled Thursday, say that in order to counter the rise of problematic content online like false news and violent material, intermediaries must establish “grievance...


Vaccine Hesitancy in Cancer Patients

Today at 12:00 PM, via New York Times

“If I accept the vaccine,” one cancer patient says, “it will be with a strong feeling of guilt that at best I will be prolonging my life for a few months or years.”


Learning to Listen to Patients’ Stories

Today at 12:00 PM, via New York Times

Narrative medicine programs teach doctors and other caregivers “sensitive interviewing skills” and the art of “radical listening” to improve patient care.


Water quality and quantity the key to healthy estuaries

Tuesday at 16:19 PM, via CapeNature

The health of on estuary is a description of the condition of an estuary and are driven by two key drivers, water quality and quantity. Rain falling on the land eventually makes its way to a lake, river, stream, estuary, or ocean. Some rainwater flows slowly, in a thin layer called sheet flow across the […]