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SUNDAY, 20 SEPTEMBER 2020, 10:20

South Africa

Six killed in Limpopo accident

Today at 09:26 AM, via SABC News

Six people have been killed and four others seriously injured in a collision between two cars on the Matlala road outside Polokwane in Limpopo.


Trump’s Supreme Court push roils US election

Today at 07:04 AM, via News24

US President Donald Trump on Saturday urged Republican lawmakers to back his upcoming nomination for the Supreme Court “without delay” as the issue upended the election only a day after the death of liberal stalwart Ruth Bader Ginsburg.


ANC provincial secretary laments COVID-19 corruption

Today at 04:08 AM, via SABC News

African National Congress (ANC) provincial secretary David Khawe says it’s disappointing that the corruption allegations have come during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. “The ANC has to rise and be with the people and in this instance as the ANC we must lower our arrogance. We are saying to the people of South Africa, that this […]


Rory McIlroy likes his US Open chances after strong 68

Today at 09:16 AM, via News24

Four-time major champion Rory McIlroy likes his chances of capturing his first major title since 2014 after firing a two-under 68 Saturday to jump into contention at the US Open.


England’s Reid rolls to LPGA Portland lead

Today at 08:59 AM, via News24

Mel Reid fired seven birdies in a seven-under par 65 on Saturday to take a two-stroke lead over defending champion Hannah Green in the LPGA Portland Classic.


The restaurant chefs transforming school meals

Today at 10:00 AM, via The Guardian

In a new term after the challenges of lockdown, the charity Chefs in Schools is providing 11,000 London students with fresh, nutritious and creative food

It’s the first Monday of the new term at Woodmansterne School in Lambeth, south London, after a difficult summer. Head chefs Jake Taylor and Sam Riches and their team are preparing lunch for the primary kids. “Monday’s not our most...


Town v gown tensions rise over threat of Covid infection rate as new terms starts

Today at 09:33 AM, via The Guardian

Alarm rising among locals as they brace for a rise in coronavirus cases with the return of students, say surveys

Read more: Students have been sold lie of full university experience

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Fears of a growing “town v gown” divide have been sparked by a new poll showing the majority of residents in university towns do not want students to...


Students have been sold the lie they are able to have a full university experience. They can’t

Today at 09:30 AM, via The Guardian

The government and vice-chancellors have a duty of care, yet in too many colleges, Covid security is mere hygiene theatre

Read more: Town v gown tensions rise over threat of Covid infections

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With a new term already under way in many universities, the higher education sector has never felt more beleaguered – and most of the blame for...


David Hume was a complex man. Erasing his name is too simplistic a gesture | Kenan Malik

Today at 09:15 AM, via The Guardian

Taking the philosopher’s name off a tower ignores history and is no help to the present

“Learn, Mr Hume, to prize the blessings of Liberty and Education, for… had you been born and bred a slave, your Genius, whatever you may think of it, would never have been heard of.”

So wrote the members of the 18th-century Aberdeen Philosophical Society, one of the leading debating salons in Scotland, in...


Tsitsikamma National Park showcases SA’s natural heritage

Today at 03:19 AM, via SABC News

This month marks tourism month and a domestic travel campaign is underway. As South Africa moves to level one of the national lockdown, there is a big push to get the tourism industry up to speed. It’s also Tourism Month, and the Department of Tourism activated its domestic travel campaign in the Eastern Cape.


Your daily Horoscope for 20 September 2020

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!


Susan Michie: ‘Bars and pubs and other high-risk places should not be open’

Today at 10:00 AM, via The Guardian

The psychologist and member of Independent Sage on the flaws in the Conservative government’s response to Covid-19, and its failure to build trust through honest communication

Susan Michie, 65, is a professor of health psychology at University College London and leader of the Human Behaviour Change project funded by the Wellcome Trust. She has been part of the Covid-19 behavioural science team,...


Dismay as Britain faces up to prospect of new coronavirus lockdown

Today at 09:50 AM, via The Guardian

Boris Johnson under pressure as virus flares and experts despair at opportunities wasted during the summer

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With the days shortening and the prospect of a tighter local lockdown imminent, there was understandable dismay among residents and business owners in London on Saturday. Outside Blade Hairclubbing, on Frith Street, Soho, three...


Newly-Released Trove of Recordings from the 1980s Includes Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak

Today at 09:34 AM, via Slashdot

“Steve Jobs is now known for revolutionizing just about every part of the tech world, but back in 1988, he was perhaps best known for getting fired,” remembers SFGate:In his first product reveal since his dismissal from Apple in 1985, Jobs unveiled a new project called NeXT at a meeting of the Boston Computer Society. An audio recording of the event was unearthed and released as part of a trove...


Trump gives nod to Oracle, TikTok tie-up

Today at 08:49 AM, via TechCentral

US President Donald Trump said he supported a deal in principle that would allow TikTok to continue to operate in the US, even as it appeared to conflict with his earlier order for China’s ByteDance to divest the video app.