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MONDAY, 21 SEPTEMBER 2020, 07:18

South Africa

SA moves to Alert Level 1

Today at 06:04 AM, via SABC News

South Africa has officially entered alert level-one of the nationwide lockdown.

South Africa

Suspect in murder of KZN farming couple to appear in court

Today at 05:47 AM, via SABC News

A 29-year-old man will appear in the Newcastle Magistrate’s Court in KwaZulu-Natal on Monday in connection with the murder of farming couple Glenn and Vida Rafferty three weeks ago.

World

Who will succeed Ginsburg on the US Supreme Court?

Today at 06:17 AM, via News24

The death of Ginsburg will offer Trump an opportunity to nominate a third jurist to the Supreme Court. Earlier this month, the US President announced a list of 20 potential contenders he would tap into, should a vacancy on the nine-justice court emerged. This is an insight into some names that are being considered.

World

Briton and Australian mapping unexploded bombs killed

Today at 05:28 AM, via CNN

A British man and his Australian colleague who worked for an non-governmental organization that mapped unexploded ordnance have been killed in an explosion in the Solomon Islands.

World

China prepares to count 1.3B people

Today at 04:36 AM, via CNN

How do you count 1.3 billion people amid a pandemic? China will be finding out as the world’s most populous country launches its seventh national census on November 1.

Africa

Fire ravages Uganda’s top university

Yesterday at 13:37 PM, via The Citizen

Makerere University was established in 1922 as a humble technical school, but today is one of Africa’s oldest and most prestigious English universities.

Sport

DeChambeau wins US Open to capture first major victory

Today at 03:39 AM, via Eyewitness News

The 27-year-old American, who bulked up during the coronavirus lockdown in a bid to add power to his game, eagled the par-5 ninth from just inside 40 feet and rolled to a six-stroke victory over 21-year-old countryman Matthew Wolff.

Education

Support for mental health is vital | Letters

Yesterday at 18:16 PM, via The Guardian

The effect of lockdown on disabled people and the need for suitable housing is highlighted by Celia Thomas, while Barbara Davey points to the help available for students from university chaplains

Your article (Stress, anxiety and depression levels soar under UK Covid-19 restrictions, 16 September) is right to highlight the impact of lockdown measures on people’s mental health. The effect on...

Education

Kenya: Learners to Be Back in Class On October 19

Yesterday at 12:19 PM, via AllAfrica

[Nation] Schools will open on October 19 while Standard Eight and Form Four learners will sit their national exams in April 2021 if the government adopts proposals by a committee appointed by Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha.

Lifestyle

Race superhero series ‘Watchmen’ wins big at ‘remote’ Emmys

Today at 04:24 AM, via Eyewitness News

With four victories in major categories, ‘Watchmen’ ended up with a total of 11 Emmys – television’s equivalent of the Oscars. Its creators dedicated their win for best limited series to African-American victims of the 1921 Tulsa massacre.

Entertainment

Emmys style: gowns, pyjamas and… hazmat tuxedos

Today at 06:44 AM, via The Citizen

Cult favourite “Schitt’s Creek” cleaned up in the comedy awards, taking home a total of nine prizes, including four for creator and star Daniel Levy.

Entertainment

Duo behind Room Rater Twitter account rates the rooms at the Emmys

Today at 06:32 AM, via CNN

Sunday night marked the first time the Emmy Awards went virtual and until red carpets make a comeback, all eyes are on backgrounds. That’s why CNN enlisted the help of Claude Taylor and Jessie Bahrey, the duo behind the popular and endlessly entertaining Twitter account @ratemyskyperoom, to share their thoughts on celebrity set-ups during the Emmys.

Science/Tech

Smokers urged to join ‘Stoptober’ as quitting rate in England rises

Today at 07:00 AM, via The Guardian

Coronavirus pandemic has changed public attitudes to health, experts say

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The proportion of people who have successfully quit smoking this year is at its highest in more than a decade, new figures show.

Data from the UCL Smoking Toolkit Study shows that in England in 2020 there has been an increase of almost two-thirds in the quitting...